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Lindy Parker

Director of Accreditation and Evaluation
Education

Ph.D., 2014, Georgia State University, Counselor Education and Practice
Ed.S., 2009, Georgia State University, Professional Counseling
M.S., 2008, Georgia State University, Professional Counseling
B.A., 2005, Baylor University, Psychology

Biography

Dr. Lindy Parker serves on the faculty of School of Public Health, where she is the Director of Accreditation and Evaluation. Prior to joining the School of Public Health, Dr. Parker worked for the Department of Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) at GSU, where she managed multiple accreditation and reaccreditation processes, led curriculum revision proposals in order to align academic programs with accreditation standards, and created graduate and undergraduate program policies and procedures. Dr. Parker also coordinated the CPS department’s student advisement efforts. She has served as an instructor, advisor, researcher, manager, and accreditation specialist during her time at GSU. Dr. Parker is a nationally certified counselor and a licensed professional counselor in the State of Georgia. Her research interests include the impact of accreditation standards on student success, student advising and career counseling, professional counselor education, and policies affecting K-12 schools and universities. She has been honored for her work at both the school- and international-level, including the Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award, Outstanding Service Award for the International level of Chi Sigma Iota, Outstanding Research Award, and Outstanding Counseling Practitioner Award for the Chi Epsilon Chapter-Level of Chi Sigma Iota International.

Publications

Parker, L. K., Chang, C. Y., Corthell, K. K., Walsh, M. E., Brack, G. L., & Grubbs, N.K.. (2014). A grounded theory of counseling students who report problematic peers. Counselor Education and Supervision, 53(2), pp. 111-125.

Stewart, L. A., Dispenza, F., Parker, L. K., Chang, C. Y., & Cunnien, T. (2014). A pilot study assessing the effectiveness of an animal-assisted outreach program. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 9(3).

Parker, L. K., O’Hara, C. L., & Chang, C. Y. (in press). Theories of human development: Cognitions, morality and faith, and the human experience.. In Erford, B. T (Eds.), The Odyssey: An Advanced Life Span Adventure for Counseling Professionals. Boston, MA: Cengage.

O’Hara, C. L., Parker, L. K., & Chang, C. Y. (in press). Theories of human development: Psychosocial, sociocultural, multicultural, biological, and learning theories. In Erford, B. T (Eds.), The Odyssey: An Advanced Life Span Adventure for Counseling Professionals. Boston, MA: Cengage.

Chang, C. Y., O’Hara, C. L., & Parker, L. K., (2015). The supervision process. In Erford, B. T (Eds.), Clinical Experiences in Counseling. Columbus, OH: Pearson.

Corthell, K. K., Parker, L. K., & Morillas, C. (2013). Counselors in alternative schools: The last line of defense. In Erford, B. T., & Byrd, R. J. (Eds.), Applying Techniques to Common Encounters in School Counseling: A Case-Based Approach. Columbus, OH: Pearson.

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