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Randolph Walters, Psy.D.

Randolph Walters, Psy.D.Associate Professor, Counseling Psychology Department

Contact Information

Phone: 610.341.4360
Email: rwalters@eastern.edu

Education

  • Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, Immaculata University
  • M.A. in Theological Studies, Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • M.A. in Counseling Psychology, Eastern University
  • B.A. in Sociology and History (Honors)
  • Dip.Ed., University of the West Indies
  • Advanced Leadership Training, Haggai Institute for Advanced Leadership Training, Singapore

Licenses/Certifications

  • PA Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
  • PREPARE/ENRICH Certification
  • PREP Certification

Research Interests

  • Fathering and the Father-daughter relationship
  • Male psychology and men's issues
  • Attachment theory and Trauma
  • Spirituality and mental health

Clinical Interests

  • Trauma-informed treatment
  • Psychoanalytically oriented treatment
  • Integration of Cognitive Behavioral and Systems approach to treatment
  • Couples Therapy
  • Integration of Spirituality and Clinical practice

Publications

Publications

  • Walters, Randolph (2014). "Daddy's Girl”: A Psychological Examination of the Father-Daughter Bond.”

Manuscripts in Progress

  • Walters, Randolph "Made for Significance: Finding Your Place in the World" (Book manuscript in progress).
  • James Paul & Walters, Randolph "The Five Stages of Becoming." (Book manuscript in progress).

Conference Presentations

  • Lee, D., Walters, R. & Peterson, A. (1998). "The Dual-Worker Model in Child Protective Services" paper presented at the Conference of Mid-Atlantic Consortium for Human Services, Community College of Philadelphia, April 1998
  • Walters. R (1999). "Reducing Violence in the Family and Community" United Methodist 'Toolkit' Regional Conference, February 1999 
  • Walters. R  (2002). “Incarceration: Attachment and Detachment" paper presented at Man Focus Conference 2002, Arch Street Meeting House, Philadelphia, PA, February, 9th, 2002 
  • Walters. R (2003). “Spirituality and Mental Health: Is it well with your soul?" presented at Mental Health Association in Delaware Second Annual People of Color Mental Health Conference, Wilmington, DE, November 8th, 2003 
  • Walters. R (2004) "The Intimate Journey for Christian Singles", Conference presentation, Holiday Inn Hotel, Philadelphia, PA, sponsored by Pastoral Counseling Network, February 7th, 2004.
  • Chung, W. Moore, D. & Walters. R  (2004). "Christian Fathers: Characteristics and Predictors of Active Involvement" paper presented at the Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS).International Conference on Christian Psychology & Counseling at St. Petersburg Hilton, St. Petersburg, Florida, March 26th 2004.
  • Walters. R (2004). “Brain Drain” presented at the West Indian Student Establishment (W.I.S.E) 2004 Northeastern Regional Caribbean Students' Conference at Drexel University, Philadelphia, April 10th 2004. 
  • Walters. R (2004). “Examining the relationship between Father-Daughter Attachment and a daughter's Object Relations" paper presented at the Sunday Brunch Series of the Philadelphia Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology, Narberth, PA., April 25th 2004
  • Walters. R (2004). “Insights into Masculinities, Men's Health, and Help Seeking: implications for Prevention and Treatment" presented at the Delaware Children's Department 14th Annual Prevention and Early Intervention Forum at the DuPont Country Club, Wilmington, Delaware, April 27th 2004 
  • Walters. R (2004). “Spirituality and Mental Health” presented at the Mental Health Association in Delaware Third Annual People of Color Mental Health Conference, Wilmington, DE, November 6, 2004
  • Chung W & Walters. R  (2004). “Christian Fathers: Characteristics and Predictors of Active Involvement.” presented at the Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS). Eastern Regional Conference, at the Rhodes Grove Conference Center, Chambersburg, PA, November 13th, 2004.
  • Walters. R (2005). “Father-Daughter Attachment, and a Daughter’s Object Relations” paper presented at the Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS). International Conference on Intimacy & Knowing at Marriott Quorum by the Galleria, Dallas, Texas, April 8, 2005
  • Walters. R (2005). “Spirituality and Mental Health” presented at the Delaware Children's Department Prevention and Early Intervention Conference at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center, Dover, Delaware, May 24th 2005. 
  • Walters. R (2007). “Building Resilience in Children” presented at "Youth Empowerment Solutions" National Conference, Anguilla, British West Indies, February 22, 2007
  • Walters. R (2007). “Boys to Men: the Development of Manhood and Identity” presented at "Youth Empowerment Solutions" National Conference, Anguilla, British West Indies, February 23, 2007
  • Walters. R (2007). Discussant for paper entitled, "Addressing ultimate concerns in the culture and the Church" presented by Terri Watson, Psy.D, Ted Kahn, & Toussaint Whetstone of Wheaton College. The Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS).International Conference at the Crowne Plaza Valley Forge Hotel, King of Prussia, PA, March 24, 2007
  • Walter Chung, Ph.D., Mike McFee, Psy.D, Susan Edgar-Smith, Ph.D., & Randolph Walters, Psy.D. (2007). “Depression: Perception of Etiology and Treatment Among Christians." Poster session presented at The Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS).International Conference at the Crowne Plaza Valley Forge Hotel, King of Prussia, PA, March 24, 2007
  • Walter Chung, Ph.D., Randolph Walters, Psy.D, Michael McFee, Psy.D., Susan Edgar-Smith, Ph.D., & Lori Lorraine, M.A. (2007). “Perfectionism, Religiosity and Self-Esteem: Implications for Pastoral Care.” Poster session by The Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS).International Conference at the Crowne Plaza Valley Forge Hotel, King of Prussia, PA, March 24, 2007
  • Walters. R (2008). “Building Resilience in Children” presented at "Protecting Delaware’s Children” A Multidisciplinary Conference on Child Protection in Delaware. Dover Downs Hotel and Casino, DuPont Highway, DE, May 2, 2008
  • Walters. R (2008).“The Impact of Childhood Sexual Abuse on Spirituality.” presented at "Protecting Delaware’s Children” A Multidisciplinary Conference on Child Protection in Delaware. Dover Downs Hotel and Casino, DuPont Highway, DE, May 2, 2008
  • Walters. R (2010). “Exploring a Framework for the Inclusion of Spirituality as Coping in Mental Health Practice among people of Color.” presented at 24th Annual Conference Counseling & Treating People of Color: An International Perspective, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, December 2, 2010
  • Walters. R (2013) “Exploring a Framework for the Inclusion of Spirituality in Mental Health Practice Among People of Color," Delaware Prevention & Behavioral Health Forum, Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center, Dover, DE, May 1, 2013
  • Walters. R (2013) "The Significance and Impact of the Father-Daughter Relationship.” Delaware Family and Fatherhood Coalition (DFFC) Delaware Devoted Dads Summit on November 1, 2013, Dover Downs Conference, Dover, DE.
  • Walters. R (2013) "Parental Alienation Syndrome: Implications for Caregivers & Professionals” Delaware Family and Fatherhood Coalition (DFFC) Delaware Devoted Dads Summit on November 1, 2013, Dover Downs Conference, Dover, DE. Keynote address at Hautewives “Let’s Stay Together” Marriage Conference November 2, 2013, Hilton Hotel, City Ave, Philadelphia, PA.

Seminars, Workshops, & Presentations

  • Walters, R. (1994). "Man-Styles: Identifying your Character" Seminar, New Jersey. June, 1994
  • Walters. R (1994). "Man-styles: Identifying your character" Seminar, New Jersey. June, 1994 
  • Walters. R (1995) Family Life Conference, Keynote Speaker. St. George, Barbados, July 9 -13, 1995. Lectures on "Empowering the Family as an Agent of change." "Manhood, Womanhood and the Biblical Text.” "Understanding and Parenting Adolescents." "Conflict Resolution: Changing the Patterns of your Relationships." "Secrets about Men every Women needs to Know." "Understanding and Healing your 'father wounds'."
  • Walters. R (1995) Family Life Conference, Keynote Speaker Grenada, West Indies, July 16 -21, 1995. Lectures on "Empowering the Family as an Agent of change." "Manhood, Womanhood and the Biblical Text.” "Understanding and Parenting Adolescents." "Conflict Resolution: Changing the Patterns of your Relationships." "Secrets about Men every Women needs to Know." "Understanding and Healing your 'father wounds'."
  • Walters. R (1995) "Reconcile on the Inside," Eastern College  
  • Walters. R (1997) Couples Workshop: "How to talk so that your partner will listen and how to listen so that you partner will talk” Neighborhood Parenting Program, Philadelphia, February, 1997
  • Walters. R (1995) “Empowering the Family" - Call in program on Grenada Broadcasting Corporation (GBS) - Grenada, July 19, 1995  
  • Walters. R (1997) Workshop on "Peace in the Family," Spiritual Life Retreat, Pocono Plateau, October 1997
  • Walters. R (1997) Workshop on "Handling Difficult People" Neighborhood Parenting Program, Philadelphia, November 1997 
  • Walters. R (1997) "Alcoholism and Family Pathology: A clinical perspective" Neighborhood Parenting Program, Philadelphia,
  • Walters. R (1998) "Counseling Troubled Boys" Project Manhood Training, 1998  
  • Walters. R (1998) "Ethics and self-awareness" Frankford Group Ministry, Philadelphia, September 1998
  • Walters. R (1998) "Use of Supervision in case management" Frankford Group Ministry, Philadelphia, September 1998 
  • Walters. R (1998) Workshop on "Understand and handling anger" Neighborhood Parenting Program, Philadelphia, October 1998 
  • Walters. R (1998) Workshop on "Joy in the Family," Spiritual Life Retreat, Pocono Plateau, October 1998 
  • Walters. R (1998) "Stress Management" Frankford Group Ministry, Philadelphia, November 1998
  • Walters. R (1999) Workshop on “Helping Children manage their Anger” Neighborhood Parenting Program, Philadelphia, March 1999
  • Walters. R (1999) “Ethical Decision making in Family Services” Frankford Group Ministry, Philadelphia, April 1999
  • Walters. R (1999) Workshop on "Handling Difficult People," & "Conflict Resolution" Summer Career Exploration Program, Frankford Group Ministry, Philadelphia, June 1999
  • Walters. R (1999) Workshop on "Safety in the Workplace" Frankford Group Ministry, Philadelphia, September 1999
  • Walters. R (1999) Workshop on "Child Abuse and secondary traumatization" Frankford Group Ministry, Philadelphia, October 1999
  • Walters. R (2000) “A cross-cultural model for psychological assessment and training: The case of Rwanda” presented to the Graduate Counseling Faculty, March 2000
  • Walters. R (2000) "The African-American Male and the struggle with Intimacy" presented at Seminar, Man Focus, July 8, 2000
  • Walters. R (2001) “Understanding Personality Disorders: implications for Rehabilitation Practice." presented to the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, January 18 & 19 2001
  • Walters. R (2001) "Developing Principled-centered Manhood" &" Developing Principled-centered Family leadership," Seminar conducted for male inmates at the Curran Fromhold Prison Facility, N.E Philadelphia, PA, April 7, 2001
  • Walters. R (2001) "Authentic Manhood" &" Reconnection," Seminar conducted for male inmates at the Curran Fromhold Prison Facility, N.E Philadelphia, PA, May 5, 2001
  • Walters. R (2001) "Men and the Psychological barriers to prayer" presented at Manfocus Retreat, Sandy Cove, Maryland, December 7 – 8, 2001
  • Walters. R (2002) "Understanding Diagnoses: Implications for Treatment" Seminar conducted at Girard Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, October 24, 2002
  • Walters. R (2002) "Understanding Personality Disorders: Implications for Clinical Practice" Seminar conducted at Girard Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, November 21, 2002
  • Walters. R (2003) "Understanding and Ministering to difficult children and adolescents" Seminar conducted at the Tasker Street Memorial Baptist Church, Philadelphia, PA, June 11, 2003
  • Walters. R (2003) “Shaping the destiny of your family: does spirituality matter?" Seminar conducted at the Ashford Family Reunion 2003, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA, August 9th, 2003.
  • Walters. R (2004) "Abuse in the Family" Seminar conducted for the Eastern District Congress School of Christian Education 2004 Annual Mission Conference, White Rock Baptist Church, Philadelphia, PA, February 28, 2004
  • Walters. R (2004) “Barriers to Intimacy” Conference presentation, Holiday Inn Hotel, Philadelphia, PA, sponsored by Pastoral Counseling Network, May 22, 2004
  • Walters. R (2005) “Building the Mentoring Relationship” Training Seminar conducted for Mentors working with children of incarcerated parents at the St. Matthews Baptist Church, Williamstown, New Jersey, May 7, 2005
  • Walters. R (2005) “Collaborating with Colleagues in Research” workshop conducted at the Spring Faculty Workshop, Eastern University, St. Davids, May 17, 2005
  • Walters. R (2005) Presented a paper entitled "Response to Poverty: a Christian Social Workers’ Perspective"  to a group of Christian social workers at a forum at the Salvation Army, Center City Philadelphia on Thursday September 22, 2005
  • Walters. R (2005) Men’s seminar entitled "Men connecting with men: the truth behind the myths" at Fresh Anointing Christian Center in Upper Darby, PA, On Saturday September 24, 2005
  • Walters. R (2006) "Empowering the Family as an Agent of Change," Office of Prevention and Early Intervention, Delaware State University, Dover, Delaware, July 12, 2006 
  • Walters. R (2006) Keynote speaker, Men's Conference, Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Twin Oaks, PA, September 30, 2006 
  • Walters. R (2006) "Towards a Framework for the Inclusion of Spirituality in Mental Health Practice," School of Social work, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA, December 1, 2006 
  • Walters. R (2006) "Welcome to a Journey: Am I a Lion or a Pussy Cat." Presented at Men's Forum, Bible Way Baptist Church, Philadelphia, PA, December 2, 2006
  • Walters. R (2006) Workshops for Mentors for "Mentoring Children of Prisoners program" and "Sexual Abstinence program" Institute for Christian Counseling (ICC), Eastern University, June 2006 – May 2007 
  • Walters. R (2007) "Men connecting with men: the truth behind the myths" presented at Bible Way Baptist Church, Philadelphia, PA, April 7, 2007
  • Walters. R (2007) "The Psychology of Success," workshop conducted at Double Tree Hotel, Wilmington, DE, April 21, 2007 
  • Walters. R (2007) "Black Men, Sex and the Church," Faith Forum, Mt. Olivet Tabernacle Baptist Church, Philadelphia, PA, June 26, 2007
  • Walters. R (2007) Seminar "The Impact of Father-Absence on Children," Office of Prevention and Early Intervention, Delaware State University, Dover, Delaware, June 29, 2007
  • Walters. R (2007) "The Black Male and Anger Management" a seminar conducted at Bible Way Baptist Church, Philadelphia, PA, July 21, 2007
  • Walters. R (2007) "The Dance of Anger" a workshop presented to a group of Christian women's book club, Philadelphia, PA, August 26, 2007
  • Walters. R (2007) "Maintaining Christian Standards in a Consumer Driven Environment," Workshop conducted at the CCGPS Adjunct Faculty Conference, Eastern University, St. Davids, PA, September 29, 2007
  • Walters. R (2008) "Relationships are Hard, Stop Trying to Turn the Over Easy" a seminar conducted at Bible Way Baptist Church, Philadelphia, PA, February 23, 2008
  • Walters. R (2008) "The Psychological Impact of Social Issues on the Individual" Roundtable, Department of Counseling Psychology, Eastern University, St. Davids, PA, March 27, 2008
  • Walters. R (2008) Seminar entitled “Understanding your Adolescent” presented at the  O’ YES Conference Eastern University, Philadelphia, PA, August 16, 2008
  • Walters. R (2008) Keynote speaker, Family and Youth Day, Philadelphia Prison System, Philadelphia, PA, August 23, 2008 
  • Walters. R (2008) “What you don’t know can hurt you: When our stuff blocks our spiritual growth.” Training Seminar (Parts I & II) presented at CareView Community Church, Lansdowne, PA,, September 27 & November 22, 2008 
  • Walters. R (2008) “What you see is not always what you get: Cultivating a teachable Spirit.” Keynote speaker, Youth Education Forum, Mt. Olivet Tabernacle Baptist Church, Philadelphia, PA,, October 25, 2008 
  • Walters. R (2008) “The Audacity of Hope: Some thoughts on Reclaiming our Men.” Keynote speaker, Men’s Forum, Gospel Spreading Church, Philadelphia, PA,, November 15, 2008 
  • Walters. R (2008) “Psychological Interventions for the Treatment of Trauma & Genocide: An International Perspective with special emphasis on Rwanda" a Lecture presented at Doctoral Psychology Intern Consortium, Immaculata University, Immaculata, PA, December 9, 2008 
  • Walters. R (2009)  “Incarceration: Attachment and Detachment" presented at People for People Institute Symposium entitled, “A Three-Tired Conversation on the Prison Industrial Complex,” Philadelphia, PA,, April 4, 2009  
  • Walters. R (2009) “Working with Clients with Borderline Personality" a Training Workshop conducted at Daemion Counseling Center,  Malvern, PA,, April 9, 2009   
  • Walters. R (2009) “Self-Regulation" a Lecture presented at Build-a-bridge Institute, Bryn Mawr College, June 6, 2009 
  • Walters. R (2010) “Self-Regulation and Character Development" a Lecture presented at Build-a-bridge Institute, Eastern University, Philadelphia, June 5, 2010 
  • Walters. R (2010) “Ethical Challenges: Cultural Competency in Social Work & Healthcare practice.” Philadelphia, PA, December 17, 2010  
  • Walters. R (2011) “Ethics and Cultural Competency in Healthcare.” Philadelphia, PA, February 3, 2011
  • Walters. R (2011 “Mental Health & the Church.” Philadelphia, PA, June, 2011  
  • Walters. R (2011) “Bipolar Disorder and the Elderly." Devon, PA, December 5, 2011
  • Walters. R (2012) “Ethics &: Cultural Diversity.” Philadelphia, PA, May 8, 2012
  • Walters. R (2012) “Bipolar Disorder: Diagnosis and Treatment in the Older Adult.” Sunrise of Lafayette Hill, 429 Ridge Pike, Lafayette Hill, PA, June 7, 2012
  • Walters. R (2012) Seminar entitled “Raising a Teenager” presented at the O’YES Conference Eastern University, Philadelphia, PA, June 30, 2012
  • Walters. R (2013) “Understanding Your Man.” Family Center, 835 Houston Run Drive, Gap, PA, April 6, 2013
  • Walters. R (2013) "Fatherhood: Inside-Out" Forum for Fathers, Tindley Temple United Methodist Church, Philadelphia, PA, June 29, 2013

Media Interviews

  • July 19, 1995: Grenada Broadcasting Radio, “Empowering the Family” Call in Program, Grenada, West Indies 
  • September 11, 2005: WHAT 1340 AM Radio Philadelphia “Trauma and how to respond to the hurricane Katrina Crisis” Discussion and Call in Program, Philadelphia, PA
  • October 2006 – May 2007: COM CAST Channel 28 television, Delaware, "Life Worth Living" Co-host of half-an-hour long weekly television show with focus on marriage and relationship skills training.
  • February 21 – 23, 2007: Anguilla Radio, “Youth Violence in Anguilla” Discussion and Call in Program, promoting the Youth Empowerment Solutions National Conference, Anguilla, British West Indies
  • August 8, 2008: Appeared as the guest expert for the nationally televised, Emmy Award winning Tyra Banks talk show.  "What’s wrong with me,” New York, NY. 
  • October 21, 2010: Appeared as the guest expert for Internet Radio talk show.  "Overcoming Destructive Anger.” 

Popular & Alternative Media

  • July 2, 2011: Featured in an article "Christians not exempt from divorce epidemic." The Philadelphia Tribune. Dr. Walters was invited to discuss Christian marriage and divorce.

Professional Associations

  • International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP)
  • Christian Association of Psychological Studies (CAPS)
  • Philadelphia Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology (PSPP)
  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Pennsylvania Counseling Association (PCA)
  • Pennsylvania Association of Counselor Education & Supervision (PACES)

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