About Dr. Regis
Dr. Allyson Regis is a 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, 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' scholarship focuses on multicultural psychology and career development, guided by social justice principles and holistic, strength-based approaches. Her professional interests encompass career development advocacy, addressing professional challenges, cultural mistrust, and responses to subtle racial bias. Her dissertation, "Racial Microaggressions, Racial Identity, Social Support, and Belonging of Black Psychology Doctoral Students," delves into the experiences of students of color in higher education, reflecting her passionate commitment to these areas.
Dr. Regis has actively contributed to various committees and associations, including the CUNY Office of Special Programs' Mental Health Committee, CUNY Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Incubator, New York Association of Black Psychologists (Student Affairs Chair), and the American Psychological Association Division 49 (Diversity Committee representative).
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.