Karena Heyward

Education

PhD, MS, The College of William & Mary; BS, Virginia Commonwealth University

Research Interests

Military culture and the experiences of military families, live supervision, the transpersonal, cognitive development, international perspectives on the counseling profession

Background

As a firm believer in the importance of service to the profession, Dr. Heyward is a co-chair of the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision’s Supervision Training Committee, the treasurer for the Virginia Association for Couples and Family Counseling, and a member of the Membership Committee for the Association for Counselors and Educators in Government. She is an editor for the Journal of Military and Government Counseling and is a CACREP site team member. Before joining academia, Dr. Heyward worked in various community agencies seeing couples, families, and individual clients. Most recently, she worked as the co-director of a university-based marriage, couple, and family counseling center, overseeing the clinical work of master’s-level graduate students. Dr. Heyward became a contributing faculty member in Walden’s School of Counseling in 2013.

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