Our Educators

                       Dr. Kathie Erwin, Center Director

                       Dr. Kathie Erwin, Center Director

 

Dr Kathie Erwin is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (FL), National Certified Counselor, National Certified Gerontological Counselor and Diplomate in Clinical Mental Health. She is an Associate Professor in School of Psychology & Counseling at Regent University and chosen for the Faculty Award for Excellent in Teaching. Her degrees include BA from Eckerd College, Masters in Counseling from Liberty University and Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from University of Sarasota (now Argosy). Dr Erwin was named to serve for three years on the prestigious Fulbright Specialist Roster (2017) with plans underway for international research. 

As a Certified Field Traumatologist and trainer, Dr Erwin serves on the Board of Green Cross Academy of Traumatology. She has deployed with the international team in Trinidad and India as well as teaching trauma courses as part of the ongoing with the Ukraine Project in Kiev, Ukraine. Her research interests include traumatology, trauma impact on older adults, group counseling and multigenerational family counseling. She is a guest faculty lecturer in the NordMag Gerontology Intensive at University of Iceland. Dr Erwin is the author of five professional counseling books, an ethical thriller novel and an award winning psychological thriller screenplay. 

Currently Dr Erwin is an Associate Professor at Regent University and Associate Coordinator of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. She is a Quality Matters Certified Reviewer and specialist in online course design.


Dr. Benjamin Keyes’ specialties include dissociative disorders, domestic violence, child abuse, addictions, and mood and anxiety disorders.  Dr. Keyes received his Doctorate in Rehabilitation Counseling in 1985 from International College and his most recent in Counseling Psychology from the University of Sarasota in 2003.  He also has Doctoral Degrees in Theology, Divinity and Ministry.

Dr. Keyes has worked extensively with hospitalization programs, private practice, and has established himself as one of the leading program innovators for partial hospitalization programs. Dr Keyes has been in Private Practice for over thirty five years and has been a researcher in the area of Trauma and Dissociation for the last twenty years.

Dr Keyes and his colleagues have received the Richard A. Kluft Research Award from People’s Republic of China from the Journal of Trauma and Dissociation and the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. His work dispelled the Cultural Model of Dissociation and has resulted in Dissociative Disorders being treated throughout mental health facilities in China. Dr Keyes has also received The Hope Award from Restoration Ministries for his work in establishing  trauma model for working with Trafficked Survivors and severe trauma.

Currently Dr. Keyes is an Associate Professor, Director of Training and Internship and Director for the Center for Trauma and Resiliency Studies at Divine Mercy University in Arlington, VA..As head of the Center for Trauma and Resiliency Studies, Dr Keyes supervises the developing and training of graduate students in First Response and Chronic Trauma. The Trauma Team plans to deploy to Developing Nations over the next few years to teach and work with trauma survivors; the Team also plans to train and do research with the HEART(Healing Emotional/Affective Responses to Trauma) Model (Keyes, 2009,2010,2011) in treating trauma from a Spiritual perspective. The HEART Model is currently being researched for efficacy in Shelter Programs throughout the United States associated with Hope for Justice aimed at survivors of Human Trafficking.

Dr Keyes is also the Executive Director of The Green Cross Academy for Traumatology.

Dr. Benjamin Keyes, LMHC, NCC  Ed.D

Dr. Benjamin Keyes, LMHC, NCC  Ed.D