Dr. Regina Koepp is a board certified Clinical Psychologist, Professor of Gerontology, and Assistant Professor at Emory University School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She has been a staff Psychologist at the Atlanta VA Health Care System (VAHCS) since 2010 and currently provides direct patient care and consultation on the Gero-Psychiatry Outpatient Mental Health team. In 2015, she developed the Mental Health Gero-Champions Program at the Atlanta VAHCS program aimed at deepening multidisciplinary providers' knowledge and skills related to older adults and families. In 2016 & 2017, Dr. Koepp was the recipient of national innovation grants to develop a family/couples program at the Atlanta VAHCS, where she also serves as the Co-Director on the Family/Couples Intervention Team.
As a professor of Gerontology and of Psychology, Dr. Koepp teaches about the psychology of aging, therapy in the context of neurocognitive disorders, family therapy, ethics, multicultural humility, supervision and training, and many other topics. Over the past decade, Dr. Koepp has developed training programs in Gero-Psychology and Complex Medical Problems and has provided in-depth training and supervision to dozens of Pre-doctoral Psychology Interns, Psychology Post-doctoral Fellows, Psychiatry Medical Residents, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellows.
Dr. Koepp serves on several national, regional, and institutional committees aimed at enhancing care and services for older adults and their families, as well as providing ethical care. These include the Georgia Psychological Association's Ethics Committee, the Geriatric Mental Health Field Advisory Committee of the VA Central Office in Washington, DC. The Atlanta VAHCS’ Clinical Advisory Workgroup, Family/Couples Services Committee, and the Dementia Committee. Additionally, she has served as Chair of the Atlanta VAHCS Psychology Professional Standards Board since 2014. At Emory University School of Medicine's Brain Health Center, she serves on the Faculty Development Committee.
Dr. Koepp is dedicated to providing multiculturally informed and humble care. She serves as a founding member of the Diversity Education Committee for Psychology Training at the Atlanta VAHCS, where she developed and facilitated a multicultural seminar series for several years and served as Chair from 2016-2018. In 2017, she created the Atlanta VAHCS Mental Health Service Line Multidisciplinary Diversity Education Committee and frequently provides trainings on deepening a practice of multicultural humility to mental health, medical, and community-based providers. At Emory University School of Medicine's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, she serves on the Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee (DISC).
Dr. Koepp specializes in the aging process, care of older adults and their families, as well as individuals and families experiencing life-altering conditions, chronic & terminal illness, dementia disorders, caregiving, the sandwich generation, traumatic loss, loss & transitions, end of life, and grief & bereavement. Other specialties include multicultural psychology, program development, and training and supervision.
To enhance access to education related to the complex issues families face with providing care to older adults, Dr. Koepp created The Caring for Aging Parents Show in 2019, followed by the Psychology of Aging Podcast scheduled for launch in Spring 2020. These shows help to manage the most complicated situations with older adults (like dementia, illness, mental health concerns).
She is a frequent presenter and lecturer in healthcare, academic, community-based, corporations, and professional conferences alike. She brings a sense of humor & meaning to each workshop.
Dr. Koepp earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the PGSP-Stanford PsyD Consortium and completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Emory School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences/Grady Health System, where she won the Richard W. Morrell Community Commitment Award.
Koepp is pronounced "kep", the "o" is silent. CV is available upon request.
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