Get to know Dr. Parker
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.
- 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
Parker, M. L. & Killian, M. (2020). Autism Spectrum Disorder and Complex Healthcare Needs: The Role of Healthcare Experiences. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 73. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rasd.2020.101535
Parker, M. L., Diamond, R., & Auwood, L. (2019). Exploring exceptions and discovering solutions: A
case presentation of autism and the family. Family Process. https://youtu.be/5HchZ1ZZRiU
Parker, M. L., Diamond, R., & Del Guercio, A. (2019). Family care coordination of Autism
Spectrum Disorder: A solution-focused approach. Issues in Mental Health Nursing.
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. & Campbell, K. (2017). Infidelity and attachment: The moderating role of race/ethnicity.
Contemporary Family Therapy, 39(3). 172-183.
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.
Parker, M. L., Pocchio, K., & Grzywacz, J. (2019). Parenting children with disabilities: The effects on
health outcomes. Presentation at American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Annual
Conference. Austin, TX.
Parker, M. L., Diamond, R., & Roohr, M. (2018). Autism and the family: A solution-focused approach.
Clinical presentation at American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Conference.
- Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
- Certified Divorce Mediator
- Approved Supervisor of Marriage and Family Therapy
A DAY IN MY LIFE
“If I have seen further than others, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.”
– Isaac Newton
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.
WORDS TO LIVE BY
“Kites fly highest against the wind, not with it.”
– Winston Churchill