Abigail H. Conley, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Counseling and Special Education

Abigail H. Conley, Ph.D.


  • 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

Research interests

  • Interpersonal Violence (IPV) prevention, survivorship and healing
  • Wellness, resilience and contemplative practice
  • Spiritual diversity and spiritual development

Career highlights

Selected publications/projects


  • Ohrt, J.H., Clarke, P., & Conley, A.H. (2018). Wellness Counseling: A Holistic Approach to Prevention and Intervention. Alexandria, VA: ACA.

Peer-reviewed publications


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.

Curriculum Vitae

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