Abigail H. Conley, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Counseling and Special Education
- Ph.D. in counseling and counselor education, North Carolina State University
- M.A. in counseling psychology, Lewis & Clark College
- B.A. in psychology and religion, Wake Forest University
- Interpersonal Violence (IPV) prevention, survivorship and healing
- Wellness, resilience and contemplative practice
- Spiritual diversity and spiritual development
- Appointed editor-in-chief of Counseling and Values: Spirituality, Ethics and Religion in Counseling
- Received the 2019 Survivor Solidarity Award
- Received the 2016 SOE Outstanding Community Engagement Award
- Received the 2015 Charles P. Ruch Award for Excellence in Teaching
- Received the 2015 SOE Distinguished Junior Faculty Award
- Ohrt, J.H., Clarke, P., & Conley, A.H. (2018). Wellness Counseling: A Holistic Approach to Prevention and Intervention. Alexandria, VA: ACA.
- Carlyle, K.E., Conley, A.H., & Guidry, J.P.D. (in press). Development and evaluation of the Red Flag Campaign for the primary prevention of sexual and dating violence on college campuses. Journal of American College Health.
- Bayne, H., Conley, A.H., & Colburn, A. (in press). Counselor empathy, religiosity, and lesbian, gay, and bisexual perspectives. Counseling and Values.
- Caamano-Isorna, Adkins, A., Moure-Rodriguez, L., Conley, A.H., & Dick, D. (2018). Alcohol use and sexual assault victimization among university students: Three years of follow-up. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Advance online publication doi: 10.1177/0886260518780413
- Grimmett, M., Conley, A.H., *Clark, C., & *Foster, D. (2018). A thematic analysis of the impact of MY MASCULINITY HELPS as a tool for sexual violence prevention. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0886260518772106
- *Hawn, S.E., *Lind, M.J., Conley, A.H. *Overstreet, C.M. Kendler, K.S., Dick, D.M., & Amstadter, A.B. (2018). Effects of social support on the association between pre-college sexual assault and college-onset victimization. Journal of American College Health. doi: 10.1080/07448481.2018.1431911
- Conley, A.H., *Overstreet, C., *Hawn, S.E., Kendler, K.S., Dick, D.M., & Amstadter, A.B. (2017). Prevalence and predictors of sexual assault among a representative college sample. Journal of American College Health, 65(1), 41-49.
- Conley, A.H. & *Griffith, C. (2016). Trauma-informed response in the age of Title IX: Considerations for college counselors working with survivors of power-based personal violence. Journal of College Counseling, 19(3), 276-288.
- Barden, S.M., Conley, A.H. & Young, M.E. (2015). Integrating health and wellness in mental health counseling: Clinical, educational and policy implications. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 37(2), 152-163.
Dr. Abigail H. Conley is an associate professor of counselor education in the School of Education at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is the master’s program coordinator and track coordinator for the College Counseling and Student Affairs M.Ed. program, and a research scientist in the IPV/SV workgroup with VCU’s Institute for Women’s Health. Dr. Conley works closely with VCU’s Office of Equity and Access Services, and oversees the development, implementation and dissemination of the annual VCU Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Violence and Bystander Behavior. She serves as editor-in-chief for Counseling and Values, the official journal of the Association of Spiritual, Ethical and Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC), a division of the American Counseling Association (ACA). She is also co-author of the book, Wellness Counseling: A Holistic Approach to Prevention and Intervention.