About Dr. Regis
Dr. Allyson Regis is a New York State Licensed Psychologist, professor, and editor of "Career Development Interventions for Social Justice: Addressing Needs Across the Lifespan in Educational, Community, and Employment Settings." She began her pursuit in higher education at Stony Brook University where she earned a B.A. with a double major in Psychology and Sociology, and a minor in Business Management. She earned both her M.S.Ed. in Mental Health Counseling and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Fordham University, along with a Certificate in Diversity & Inclusion from Cornell University. Her clinical training was completed with diverse clientele throughout various settings including Queens Hospital Center, LaGuardia Community College, SUNY College at Old Westbury, Stony Brook University, and Cornell University.
Coaching & Professional Development
Dr. Regis has worked in several clinical settings and particularly enjoys working with first-generation college students who have difficulty navigating the college environment. Over the past 10 years, she has been able to help students reach their full potential through activities including resume review, interview preparation, transferrable skills identification, graduate school application assistance, clinical field placement preparation, dissertation conceptualization, case presentation feedback, and much more.
As a coach, she helps clients tackle issues head-on by generating problem-solving strategies and solutions. Through her experience as a psychologist, she is deftly able to get to the root of an issue and work together with her clients to address those areas. Particularly for those who work (or are training to work) in the mental health field, she offers years of experience as a professor in a mental health counseling program and as a coordinator and supervisor of a graduate counseling internship program where she trains students to improve their clinical and cross-cultural counseling skills.
Consultation & Public Speaking
Dr. Regis has presented and published research in multicultural psychology and career development. Her scholarship is grounded in values of social justice advocacy and holistic and strength-based approaches to wellness. Some of her professional interests include career development advocacy, professional developmental speedbumps, cultural mistrust, and constructive responses to subtle racial bias. Her passion for these areas is evident in her dissertation, "Racial Microaggressions, Racial Identity, Social Support, and Belonging of Black Psychology Doctoral Students" which examined the experiences that many students of color face when navigating higher education.
Dr. Regis currently serves on the CUNY Office of Special Programs' Mental Health Committee and CUNY Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Incubator. She has previously served as the Student Affairs Chair for the New York Association of Black Psychologists and as a Diversity Committee representative for the American Psychological Association Division 49: Society of Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, National Career Development Association, and American Counseling Association.
Please be sure to visit Dr. Regis' Public Speaking page to see the full extent of her expertise and how to schedule her consulting and/or speaking services.