Cassandra D. Page, PsyD

Virginia Beach, Virginia

Title (academic and/or clinical):
Assistant Dean and Program Director

MA (2011) and PsyD (2014) in Clinical Psychology from Rosemead School of Psychology

Professional Memberships:

Member of CAPS: Yes

General Bio
Dr. Cassandra D. Page is an early career professional beginning her 10th year of service to academia at Regent University and clinical practice to the Black American community of Hampton Roads, Virginia.  Cassandra’s academic service as mentor, administrator, professor, and encourager has brought added value to her life.  As an attachment-informed and dynamically interpersonal psychologist, she thrives when clients pursue questions of identity and purpose as they navigate issues of attachment, intersectionality, and adjustment.  Since earing her PsyD, her scholarship has helped forage spaces of social justice pursuits, mentorship, and addressing gaps of multicultural training for pastoral members, students pursuing clinical psychology, and peers.

As Assistant Dean to the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences and Program Director and Associate Professor in our School of Psychology and Counseling, Cassandra revels in each dynamic interaction held with administrators, students, faculty, and staff, to create potential avenues for unvoiced stories, advocacy, and change.  The faculty advisor to two research teams, ABPsi (Association of Black Psychologists, Student Circle) and AMIDA (the Academy of Minority Identity Development and Advocacy), her pursuits with multicultural students are housed in the intersectional spaces of racial identity development, professional identity development, and advocacy, particularly from a Christian lens.

Outside of the above, Cassandra truly enjoys reading memoirs, taking long walks around bodies of water, photography, bowling, bi-weekly Zoom family calls with her immediate family, and dreaming of additional home renovation projects to conquer.

Vision Statement for your engagement with CAPS in the coming year

I have been honored to participate in the CAPS community over the last 10 years—actively in 2017, 2019, and more consistent recent activity with my involvement in our McNeil Scholar’s initiative.  Our longstanding pillars are most evident, and I have been very encouraged in recent years by the openness demonstrated by the Board to become an organization more representative of God’s creation.  However, as a Black women oft on the outskirts of such conversation, I recognize more labor is required.

Participating as a McNeil scholar has challenged and changed me significantly.  It has made our organization more accessible to other Black female students and colleagues.  It has created treasured space for unvoiced stories to be shared.  It has cemented community for me in CAPS.  I am excited for the vision of this project that has been cast, and I would be honored to continue widening the net of inclusivity and accessibility to our BIPOC student and professional members in partnership with the Board so this remains a shared venture and vision, rather than a burden for a few to carry.