Bruce A. Copeland, Ph.D., is a 30-year career professional in the field of clinical social work practice. Dr. Copeland holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Social Work from Norfolk State University (NSU). Dr. Copeland's research and interest have centered on parental involvement among African American fathers. In 1995, he became licensed by the Virginia Board of Health Professions (Board of Social Work) as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), and in 1999, he also became licensed by the Board of Psychology as a Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider (CSOTP).
Dr. Copeland is a highly skilled psychotherapist who provides mental health services for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of mental, behavioral, and emotional disorders in individuals, families, and groups. Dr. Copeland has demonstrated those skills in a variety of settings to including outpatient, acute care, residential, and private practice. Currently, Dr. Copeland is an administrator for Hampton City Schools where he is Coordinator of School Social Worker Services and is an adjunct professor at NSU, School of Social Work. Dr. Copeland is also an independent contractor providing clinical supervision, training, and assessment for various agencies in the Hampton Roads community.
In the community, Dr. Copeland is a volunteer at the Western Tidewater Free Clinic, where he has provided pro-bono outpatient mental health care to indigent residents in the local community since 2007. In 2012, he was appointed by the City Council of Suffolk, Virginia to serve on the Department of Human Services Advisory Board. In 2013, he was also appointed by the Virginia State Human Rights Committee to serve on the Local Human Rights Committee (LHRC). Dr. Copeland is a Life Member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., where he has served as Polemarch (President) at both the collegiate and alumni chapter levels. He is also a member of the Fathers Auxiliary of Jack and Jill of America, Inc.