Dr. Parsons Speaks
In Fall 2014, Dr. Parsons was chosen by Rotary International and endorsed by the Obama Administration as one of 10 "Rotary Women of Action" and was honored at the White House.
Articles on Dr. Parsons as one of Rotary's "Women of Action":
Article on Dr. Parsons as a WNBA "Inspiring Women" Honoree
About Dr. Parsons…..
Licensed Professional Counselor, State of Texas (License # 64989)
Advocate for Special Needs community
-Dr. Parsons and her son, Adam - Public Service Video about Paratransit
Spoke at White House in 2014 on her humanitarian projects:.
http://vimeo.com/108412550 Parsons' speech - 1:02:32 - 1:07:44
Research areas include trauma, relational neuroscience, motherhood, LGBTQ+ community, victims and survivors of modern slavery/human trafficking, First Responders and families, special needs families, and military service members and families.
Published and presented on both counseling and neurofeedback extensively- both nationally and internationally
Former State President of the Texas Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling (a division of the Texas Counseling Association)
*** Organization’s first Straight President ***
Worked as an Emergency Room Psychiatric Consultant for a number of hospitals in several South Texas counties, assessing patients for homicidal, suicidal, or psychotic behavior.
Active volunteer in the community:
Charter President of the Rotary Club of D 5840 to Combat Human Trafficking -2022-present
Board of Directors member - Family Violence Prevention Services 2021-Present
Vice Chair, Board of Directors - Del Shores Foundation's www.delshoresfoundation.org/jackie-parsons
Fiesta Cornyation Medal Sales Team Captain 2005-Present
St. Mary's University
PhD - Counselor Education and Supervison 2008
Dissertation -The efficacy of integrating neurofeedback and Relational -Cultural Theory -based counseling in working with mothers and their special needs children: A phenomenological study.
Post Doctoral Studies - Wellesley College-Jean Baker Miller Training Institute
University of Georgia
M.Ed - Special Education – Emotionally Disturbed/Behavior Disordered 1986
BA - Speech and Dramatic Arts 1984