Hope Project Research 

The Hope team at the MMATE (Marriage and Ministry Assessment Training and Empowerment) Center is a research and community outreach team at Regent University.  We are a research center approved by Academic Council of Regent University and housed within the American Psychological Association approved Doctor of Clinical Psychology Program.  We work in partnership with the Psychological Services Center at Regent University in providing on-campus clinical services.

Research is a vital part of the the Hope Couples' Project.  Over the past 10 years, Dr. Ripley and associates have conducted studies in order to better and advance the Hope Couples' Project's purpose and vision.

Our sister organization, the MATE Center at Virginia Commonwealth University, directed by Everett L. Worthington, Jr., Ph.D., has a summary of their research studies of Hope-focused related articles.

Currently, the MMATE Center at Regent University has been hosting the Hope Project's clinical trial study in conjunction with Regent University's Psychological Services Center.  In this research, trained doctoral students of psychology conduct eight sessions of Hope Focused Marital Therapy with community couples who volunteer to participate in the study.  

Dr. Ripley's ResearchGate link, where her publications are updated regularly.

Dr. Worthington's ResearchGate link.


Research presentations and papers on the Hope Approach to Couples Counseling.  All information here should be properly and ethically cited if used.


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b0/Microsoft_PowerPoint_2013_logo.svg/2000px-Microsoft_PowerPoint_2013_logo.svg.png APA 2014 HOPE POSTER (Rev 4 - 06-26-2014).ppt

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 APA Working Alliance Poster.pdf

 APA SOFTA RDAS SRS ORS Poster.pdf

 CAPS National 2013 Proposal- eHOPE Cases.docx

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 APA 2010 San Diego poster.pdf

 Hope_for_Couples_CAPS_2009.pdf

 Why is the Hope Couples Approach Effective article.pdf

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b0/Microsoft_PowerPoint_2013_logo.svg/2000px-Microsoft_PowerPoint_2013_logo.svg.png CAPS 2007 apologies study.ppt

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 Hope for Couples clinical presentations for CAPS Natl 2008.doc

 Prayer as Coping.pdf