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Optimizing Human Performance


Michele Parker, PhD, LMFT

Assistant Professor

 mparker5@fsu.edu    SAN 212    Vita

Get to know Dr. Parker

Interests

My research agenda is focused on evaluating the effectiveness of couples and family therapy as a means of treating clinical concerns. I am specifically interested in family therapy approaches that benefit families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in collaborative care settings. By extension, I am interested in the role of the supervisory relationship and self-of-therapist development in the effectiveness of couples and family therapy.

Education

  • Ph.D., Child and Family Development (emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy), University of Georgia
  • M.S., Marriage and Family Therapy, Oklahoma Baptist University
  • B.A., Criminology/Sociology, University of Oklahoma

Publications and Other Scholarly Activities

Diamond, R. & Parker, M. L. (2018). Assessing divorce initiator status using the Divorce Initiator Inventory. Contemporary Family Therapy.

Parker, M. L. & Campbell, K. (2017). Infidelity and attachment: The moderating role of race/ethnicity. Contemporary Family Therapy, 39(3). 172-183.

Parker, M. L. & Molteni, J. (2017). Structural family therapy and autism spectrum disorder: Bridging the disciplinary divide. The American Journal of Family Therapy, 45(3). 135-148.

Parker, M. L. & Rose, A. (2016). Person of the therapist. In J. Carlson & S. Dermer (Eds.).   Encyclopedia of Marriage, Family, and Couples Counseling. Sage Publications, Inc.

Accomplishments

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Certified Divorce Mediator
  • Approved Supervisor of Marriage and Family Therapy

A DAY IN MY LIFE

LIFE PHILOSOPHY

“If I have seen further than others, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.”
– Isaac Newton

STRENGTHS

Clinical Research MFT Supervision Crisis Intervention Student Development Family Therapy

FAMILY

My mother lives in Oklahoma, where I was raised. She frequently visits my younger brother and sister in law in Texas to see my niece and two nephews.

LANGUAGES

English

WORDS TO LIVE BY

“Kites fly highest against the wind, not with it.”
– Winston Churchill

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