Dr. Parent has served as a counselor educator for more than twenty years. Prior to coming to Trinity in 1993, she taught at Liberty University in the School of Religion. Dr. Parent is a licensed clinical psychologist. She practiced full-time for several years prior to teaching; since then she has maintained a counseling practice providing individual and marital counseling, as well as diagnostic evaluation and assessment. Over the years her speaking and writing have focused on areas such as spiritual formation, stress management, burnout, and ministry and professional ethics. She also enjoys speaking in women’s groups and church retreats on a variety of Bible and counseling topics. Her areas of interest include professional ethics, diagnosis and treatment planning, stress management, women’s issues, and spiritual formation.
Recent presentations and articles include Gender Issues in the Use of Spiritual Disciplines in Therapy; Christian Spirituality and Counseling: Ethical Concerns; Diagnostic Interviewing; Boundaries and Roles in Ministry Counseling and Christian Formation and Cultural Identity. Dr. Parent’s articles have been published in such periodicals as Christian Counseling Today, Professional Psychology, and American Journal of Pastoral Counseling.
Awards, Affiliations, and Achievements
She is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, the American Counseling Association, and the Christian Association for Psychological Studies.