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Dr. Jan Parker

Professor College of Letters and Sciences
Psychology

Dr. Jan Parker is a Professor of Psychology specializing in clinical psychotherapy. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 25 years of clinical experience. She is also a Certified Bioenergetic Therapist, a type of relational psychotherapy. She has taught at National University since 1986, beginning as an adjunct professor and becoming a full time faculty member in 1994. Her areas of teaching expertise include beginning and advanced clinical skills, diagnostic assessment, personality theory, and diagnosis and treatment of addictions at the graduate level and abnormal psychology, developmental psychology, and personality theory at the undergraduate level.

Dr. Parker’s areas of research interest include diagnosis and treatment of multiple types of addictions, body-oriented psychotherapy treatment, law and ethics in psychotherapy, and the effects of compulsive use of social media. Prior to teaching at National University Dr. Parker was in private practice as a Marriage and Family Therapist and was a psychiatric nurse.

BOOKS

Parker, J. and Guest, D. (2002) The integration of psychotherapy and 12-step programs in sexual addiction treatment. in Carnes, P. and Adams, K. (Eds.).The Clinical Management of Sex Addiction. NY,NY: Brunner-Routledge.

Parker, J. and Guest, D. (1999) A clinician’s guide to 12-step programs: How when and why to refer a client. Westport, CT.: Auburn House.

ARTICLES PUBLISHED
Robbins, R,. Parker, J., & Tatum, C. (2015). A One session treatment protocol for panic attacks. Psychology 25.

Shook, B., Parker, J., & Williams, Susan. (2013). Assessing counseling students’ knowledge of sexual compulsivity: Implications for training curricula. Journal of Innovative Teaching 6(1).

Parker, J. (2012). Grounded communication. Conference Proceedings: United States Association for Body Psychotherapy. 7th conference. Boulder, CO.

Parker, J. & Guest, D. (2011). The use of touch in psychotherapy. The Therapist. Mar/Apr, 2011.

Parker, J. & Guest, D. (2010). The impact of developmental trauma on the development of chemical dependency: Implications for treatment. Conference Proceedings: United States Association for Body Psychotherapy, 6th conference. Pleasant Hill, CA.

Parker, J., & Guest, D. (2008) A bioenergetic characterological model of addiction. The European Journal of Bioenergetic Analysis and Psychotherapy 4(1).

Tatum, B., Shook, B., Parker, J., and Alexander, V. (2007). Clinical attributes fora psychometric and empirical investigation. Journal on Innovative Teaching. 1(1).

Parker, J. & Shook, B. (2007). MFT educators and clinical supervisors: Gatekeepers for the profession. The Therapist. 19(2), 68-71.

Parker, J., Tatum, C., Shook, B., and Alexander, V. (2004) Evaluation of student effectiveness for the profession of Marriage and Family Therapy. Family Therapy. 30(3). 143-150.

Parker, J. and Guest, D. (2003) Individualized treatment of sexual addiction from a developmental perspective. Journal of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity 10(1). 13-23.

Parker, J. and Guest, D. (2001) Individualized alcoholism/other drug use treatment: A developmental perspective. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly. 19(2). 75-84.

Parker, J. and Clevenger, J. (1998). Psychotherapist privilege in group psychotherapy. Journal of Group Psychotherapy,Psychodrama,and Sociometry. 49(4). 157-162.

GRANTS FUNDED
Hawaiian Community Foundation, (2015). Treatment of PTSD using Trauma Releasing Exercises.

Humanity United, (2015). Treatment of PTSD using Trauma Releasing Exercises.

Hawaiian Community Foundation, (2014). Treatment of PTSD using Trauma Releasing Exercises.

Humanity United, (2014). Treatment of PTSD using Trauma Releasing Exercises.

RECENT CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Parker, J. (2015). Adolescent chemical dependency treatment: An object relations perspective. 28th Annual Northwest Conference on Behavioral Health and Addictive Disorders. Seattle, WA.

Shepherd, C., and Parker, J. (2015). The overuse of social media and its detrimental effects on individuals. International Journal of Arts and Sciences International Conference for Technology and Science. Vienna, Austria.

Parker, J. (2014). Adolescent chemical dependency treatment: An object relations perspective. 12th National Conference on Adolescents and Young Adults. Las Vegas, NV.

Parker, J. (2014). How to identify, express, and contain emotions in early recovery using the body. 12th National Conference on Adolescents and Young Adults. Las Vegas, NV.

Parker, J. (2013). Bioenergetic chemical dependency treatment: Coming back into the body. 22nd International Conference for Bioenergetic Analysis. Scily, Italy.

Parker, J. (2012). Character and addiction. 1st NANZIBA Symposium (North America and New Zealand Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis). Essex, MA.

Parker, J. (2012) Grounded connection. 7th National United States Association for Body Psychotherapy Conference. Boulder, CO.

Parker, J. (2011) Characterlogical issues in chemical dependency: Assessment and treatment. 21st International Conference for Bioenergetic Analysis. San Diego, CA.

Fleck, R., & Parker, J. (2011). Using motivational interviewing with sexual compulsivity. The 25th National Conference on the Self and the Family. Santa Fe, NM.

Parker, J. & Fleck, R. (2011). Key ethical considerations for clinicians. The 25th National Conference on the Self and the Family. Santa Fe, NM.

Parker, J. (2010). The impact of developmental trauma on the development of chemical dependency: Implications for treatment. United States Association for Body Psychotherapy, 6th conference. Pleasant Hill, CA.

Contact Details

College of Letters and Sciences
jparker@nu.edu
(858) 642-8348