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Dr. Regina Koepp - Official Bio


 

Dr. Regina Koepp is a clinical geropsychologist, and founder and director of the Center for Mental Health & Aging: the “go to” place online for mental health and aging.

She is Vice Chair of the Georgia Psychological Association Ethics Committee and serves on the Diversity Committee of the Georgia Gerontology Society.

Dr. Koepp is creator and host of the Psychology of Aging Podcast, and is a contributing writer at Psychology Today, where she discusses mental health and aging. She has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, and Insider.

Prior to founding the Center for Mental Health & Aging, Dr. Koepp was an assistant professor at Emory University School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and former staff psychologist at the Atlanta VA Health Care System, where she provided direct patient care and consultation on the Geropsychiatry Outpatient Mental Health team for more than a decade.

Dr. Koepp was a professor of Gerontology at Brenau University's Applied Gerontology Master's program for more than 5 years  where she taught about the psychology of aging, social and cultural aspects of aging, gero-pharmacology, and physical aspects of aging. As a clinical assistant professor of psychology at Emory University  Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences/ Atlanta VA Health Care System, she taught therapy in the context of neurocognitive disorders, family therapy, couples therapy, ethics, multicultural humility, supervision and training, and many other topics. Over the past decade, Dr. Koepp has developed training programs in geropsychology 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 has served 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 served as Chair of the Atlanta VAHCS Psychology Professional Standards Board from for several years. At Emory University School of Medicine's Brain Health Center, she served on the Faculty Development Committee.

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Dr. Koepp is dedicated to providing multiculturally informed and humble care. She served 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 formed the Atlanta VAHCS Mental Health Service Line Multidisciplinary Diversity Education Committee. At Emory University School of Medicine's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, she served on the Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee (DISC), and currently serves on on the Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee of the Georgia Gerontology Society. Dr. Koepp frequently provides trainings on deepening a practice of multicultural humility to mental health, medical, and community-based providers.

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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 cultural equity and multicultural psychology, program development, and training and supervision. 

 

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.

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Koepp is pronounced "kep", the "o" is silent. CV is available upon request.

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