Curriculum Vitae

 

Jacqueline P Parsons, PhD, LPC (Texas)

(210) 865-4783

jparsonsphd@gmail.com

EDUCATION

St. Mary’s University (CACREP Accredited)

Doctor of Philosophy, Counselor Education and Supervision 2008 

Dissertation – The Efficacy of Integrating Neurofeedback and Relational-Cultural Theory-Based Counseling when Working with Mothers of Special Needs Children

-Post Doctoral Training - Jean Baker Miller Training Institute, Wellesley College

University of Georgia

Master of Education, Special Education (Emotionally Disturbed/Behavior Disorders) 1986

Mercer University 

Bachelor of Arts, Speech and Drama 1984

PROFESSIONAL LICENSE

Licensed Professional Counselor (License # 64989) – Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Private Practice

Counseling - 2012-Present

Neurofeedback - 2008-Present

Out in SA Magazine

Parent/Ally Columnist 2014 – 2015

University of Texas at San Antonio

Adjunct Faculty, 2010 - 2015

Walden University

Contributing Faculty, 2010 - 2015

St. Mary’s University

Adjunct Faculty, 2012 - 2014

Adjunct Faculty, Fall 2010

Adjunct Faculty, Fall 2009

Grant Writer/Graduate Assistant, August 2006 - July 2007

• Assisted Director of Academic Services in researching and writing grants for the Department of Counseling and Human Services, found and performed preliminary work for Triad Foundation Grant Award of $284,000 for Military Family Counseling Clinics

Webster University

Adjunct Faculty, 2010 – 2011

Nix Hospital

Mobile Assessment Team/Emergency Room Psychiatirc Assessments 2009 - 2013

Robert E. Lee High School

Special Education Teacher & Debate Coach, August 1992 – May 1993

• Taught in a resource classroom

• Taught speech and debate in general education classroom, coached debate and individual events students

o Team was number three in Texas for Debate, number one in Texas for Oral Interpretation and Extemporaneous Speaking

Bates College

Director of Debate, Summer Institute, June 1992 – August 1992

Hart County High School

Special Education Teacher & Debate Coach, August 1989 - June 1992

• Taught in a self-contained & resource classroom for behavior disordered/emotionally disturbed students

• Taught speech and debate in general education classroom

• Coached debate and individual events students

o Debate team was number one in the region in 1990, 1991, & 1992, and number seven in the state of Georgia

Franklin County High School

Special Education Teacher, August 1988 - June 1989

• Taught in a self-contained/resource classroom for behavior disordered/emotionally disturbed students 

King’s College

Assistant Director of Debate, January 1987 - June 1988

• Coached debaters; debate team was number three nationally at the Cross-Examination Novice Debate National Championship in 1988

St Mary's University

Neurofeedback-Intern, January 2006 - November 2008

Jewish Family Services

Counselor-Intern, January 2006 - December 2008

RE/MAX Real Estate 

Real Estate Agent, September 1994 - May 2005

• Sold residential and commercial real estate

o Top Commercial Agent in Texas, 2000

o Top Commercial Agent in San Antonio, 1999, 2000, 2001

Franklin/Hart Counties Special Olympics

County Coordinator, August 1988 - June 1991

• Planned and coordinated Special Olympics events for Franklin County and Hart County  

• Spearheaded fundraising (approximately $75,000 raised through grants, monetary and in-kind donations)

PUBLICATIONS

Journal Articles

Comstock, D.L., Hammer, T., Strentzsch, J., Cannon, K., Parsons, J. & Salazar, G. (2008). Relational-Cultural Theory: A framework for bridging relational, multicultural and social justice competencies. Journal of Counseling and Development, 86, 279-287. 

Book Chapters and Articles

Parsons, J.  (2015). Trauma isn't confined to the battlefield, Family Columnist- Out in SA magazine, March 19, 2015.

Parsons, J, Pender, R., Parsons, L. (2015). Refugee mothering, resettlement, and mental health. In T. Takseva & K. Sgoutasg (Eds.) Mothers Under Fire: Mothering in Conflict Zones. Toronto, ON Canada: Demeter Press.

 

Parsons, J. (2015). Herbal Medicine. In E. Neukrug (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Theory in Counseling and Psychotherapy. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishing.

 

Parsons, J. (2015). President’s Message. TALGBTIC Newsletter, Fall.

 

Parsons, J. (2015). Homeopathy. In E. Neukrug (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Theory in Counseling  and Psychotherapy. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishing.

Parsons, J. (2014). Coming out for the Holidays, Family Columnist- Out in SA magazine, November 19, 2014.

Parsons, J. (2014). Difficult Dialogues. ALGBTIC Newsletter, Summer.

 

Parsons, J. & Munsey, R. (Not accepted). Indigenous lesbian, transgendered and gender-variant mothers throughout the motherhood process. In K. Anderson (Ed.), Indigenous Mothering. Bradford, ON Canada: Demeter Press.

 

Parsons, J. (2011). Save the mothers. In A. O'Reilly (Ed.), Motherhood movement. Bradford, ON Canada: Demeter Press.

Parsons, J. (2011). Anxiety disorders. In M. Stange, C. Oyster, & J. Sloan (Eds.), Multimedia encyclopedia of women in today's world. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishing.

Parsons, J. (2011). Women in biology. In M. Stange, C. Oyster, & J. Sloan (Eds.), Multimedia encyclopedia of women in today's world. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishing.

 

Parsons, J. (2010). Elizabeth, Queen Mum. In A. O’Reilly (Ed.), Encyclopedia of motherhood. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishing.

 

Parsons, J. (2010). Mothers & multiple partners. In A. O’Reilly (Ed.), Encyclopedia of motherhood. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishing.

 

Parsons, J. (2010). Special needs. In S. Goldstein & J. Naglieri (Eds.), Encyclopedia of child behavior and development. New York, NY: Springer Publishing. 

 

Parsons, J. (2010). Prematurity. In S. Goldstein & J. Naglieri (Eds.), Encyclopedia of child behavior and development. New York, NY: Springer Publishing. 

Parsons, J. (2010). Childhood Schizophrenia. In S. Goldstein & J. Naglieri (Eds.), Encyclopedia of child behavior and development. New York, NY: Springer Publishing.

 

Parsons, J. (2010). Cerebral Palsy. In S. Goldstein & J. Naglieri (Eds.), Encyclopedia of child behavior and development. New York, NY: Springer Publishing.

White Papers

Munsey, R., Harper, F., Parsons, J., Pearson, L., Warren, A. (2014).  Texas Counseling Association. White Paper on Sexual Orientation Change Efforts. 

Parsons, J. (2014). Texas Counseling Association. Executive Summary White Paper: Sexual Orientation Change Efforts.

Other Publications

Parsons, J. (2008).  National Center for Learning Disabilities. (2007).  Diagnosed freedom. 30 Voices of learning disabilities. New York, NY

Parsons, J. (2006). St. Mary’s University. Grant opportunities guide. San Antonio, TX

 (2004). Membership recruitment and retention manual. San Antonio, TX. 

Parsons, J. (1995-1998). Great Northwest Neighborhood Association real estate column, Great Northwest passages monthly newspaper, San Antonio, TX

MEDIA PRESENTATION

Parsons, J. & Strentzsch, J. (2014). Integrating Neurofeedback and Counseling for Successful Client Outcomes. Texas Counseling Association Annual Conference. San Antonio, TX, Recorded November, 2013.

PRESENTATIONS

Parsons, J. (2020). Addressing Mental Health Needs of Individuals over the age of 64 through Telehealth, Georgia Elder Rights Taking Elder Abuse Seriously (TEAS) October Virtual Meeting, October, 2020.

Harper, F, Parsons, J. (2018). Gender Dysphoria, Body Dysmorphia, & Sexual Intimacy, Contemporary Relationships Annual Conference, Houston, Texas, May, 2018.

Parsons, J., Trevino, D., Vance, L, Walsh, S. (2017). Transgender Kids in Divorce Panel Presentation with Q&A, Kids First Parents Second Seminar, San Antonio, Texas, October, 2017.

Parsons, J. (2016). Relational Neuroscience in the LGBTQ Community-Celebrating Courage, New Jersey School Counselor Annual Conference, Union, New Jersey, 2016.

Parsons, J. (2016). Working with Transgender Teens, New Jersey School Counselor Annual Conference, Union, New Jersey, 2016.

Parsons, J., Broyles, C., Novian, A. (2016). Neuroscience, LGBT Community & the Brain, Human Rights Committee’s “Time to Thrive” LGBTQ Youth Annual Conference, Dallas, Texas, February, 2016.

 

Parsons, J., Harper, F., Broyles, C. (2016). Working with LGBT Youth, Texas School Counselor Annual Conference, Dallas, Texas, February, 2016

 

Harper, F., Parsons, J. (2015). Brain Development in Youth, Recovery Capital Conference, Austin, Texas, September, 2015.

 

Parsons, J., Harper, F. (2015). Mental Health and Transitioning Youth in LGBTQ Community, Recovery Capital Conference, Austin, Texas, September, 2015.

 

Parsons, J, Parsons, L., Sturgill, K., McCarthy, J. (2014). Our Family’s Coming Out Story, Texas Counseling Association Annual Conference, Dallas, Texas, November, 2014.

 

Parsons, J. (2014). Rotary Women of Action White House Speech. Rotary Day at the White House, Washington, D.C., October, 2014. http://vimeo.com/108412550 Parsons' speech - 1:02:32 - 1:07:44

 

Parsons, J, Pender, R, Munsey, R., Parsons, L. (2014). Relational Neuroscience and the LGBT Community- Celebrating Courage. Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Issues in Counseling Inaugural Conference, New Orleans, LA, September, 2014.

Harper, F., Warren, A., Parsons, J., Munsey, R. (2014). LGBTQ Youth and Family Systems Ethical Standards of Care Panel Presentation with Q&A, Texas Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling Annual Summer Workshop, San Antonio, TX, May, 2014.

Parsons, J. (2013). Motherhood and the Relational Brain. Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement Mega Motherhood Conference. Toronto, ON Canada, June 2013.

 

Parsons, J., Strentzsch, J., Sloan, D., & Munsey, R. (2013). Counseling and the Relational Brain. Texas Counseling Association Annual Conference. San Antonio, TX, November, 2013.

 

Parsons, J., Cannon, K., & Strentzsch, J. (2013). Integrating Neurofeedback and Counseling for Successful Client Outcomes. Texas Counseling Association Annual Conference. San Antonio, TX, November, 2013.

 

Parsons, J., & Parsons, L. (2012). Counseling Military Families. Texas Counseling Association Annual Conference. Galveston, TX, November 2012.

 

Parsons, J., & Sloan E. (2012). Counseling And the Relational Brain. Texas Counseling Association Annual Conference. Galveston, TX, November 2012.

 

Parsons, J., Sloan E., & Pender, R. (2012). The Joys and Challenges of Practicum and Internship Students. Southern Association of Counselor Educators Bi-Annual Conference. Williamsburg, VA, September 2012.

 

Parsons, J., & Sloan E. (2011). Counseling and the Relational Brain. Texas Counseling Association Annual Conference.  Fort Worth, TX, November 2011.

 

Pender, R., & Parsons, J. (2011). Body Image and College-Aged Hispanic American Females. Association of Counselor Education and Supervision Annual 

Conference. Nashville, TN, October 2011.

 

Parsons, J., & Parsons, L. (2010). Counseling Military Families. Texas Counseling Association Annual Conference. Austin, TX, November 2010.

Parsons, J. (2010). Students with Learning Disabilities and Graduate School. Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Annual Conference. Austin, TX, February 2010.

Parsons, J., Pender, R., & Sloan, E. (2010). Counseling Families of the Chronically Mentally Ill (Poster). Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Annual Conference. Austin, TX, February 2010.

 

Parsons, J., Pender, R., & Sloan E. (2009). Counseling Families of the Chronically Mentally Ill. Texas Counseling Association Annual Conference. Dallas, TX, November 2009. 

Parsons, J., Strentzch, J., & Hammer, T. (2009). The Relational Brain. Texas Counseling Association, 53rd Annual Professional Growth Conference. Dallas, TX, November 2009.

 

Parsons, J., & Hammer, T. (2009). Counseling and the Relational Brain (Poster). Association for Counselor Educators and Supervisors Annual Conference. San Diego, CA, October 2009.

Parsons, J., & Pender, R. (2009). Working with Families of Newly Diagnosed Children with Special Needs. Nix Behavioral Hospital CEU Monthly Breakfast. San Antonio, TX, August 2009.

 

Parsons, J., & Hammer, T. (2009). Counseling and the Relational Brain. Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Annual Conference. Austin, TX, February 2009.

 

Parsons, J., & Hammer, T. (2009). The Relational Brain. South Texas Counseling Association Midwinter Conference. Austin, TX, January 2009.

 

Parsons, J., & Swope, C. (2009). Introduction to Neurofeedback. Nix Behavioral Health Systems, Workshops for Professional CEU’s for Counselors, Social Workers, & Psychologists. San Antonio, TX, January 2009.

Parsons, J., & Saldana, G. (2008). Integrating Neurofeedback and Counseling. Texas Counseling Association 52nd Annual Professional Growth Conference. Houston, TX, November 2008.

 

Parsons, J., & Munsey, R. (2008). Counseling Special Needs Families. Texas Counseling Association, 52nd Annual Professional Growth Conference. Houston, TX, November 2008.

 

Parsons, J., & Swope, C. (2008). Introduction to Neurofeedback. Laurel Ridge Treatment Center Workshops for Professional CEU’s for Counselors, Social Workers, & Psychologists. San Antonio, TX, October 2008.

 

Parsons, J., & Lyle, R. (2008). Integrating Neurofeedback and Talk Therapy in the Treatment of Mothers and Their Special Needs Sons (Poster presentation). 16th Annual Conference of the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research. San Antonio, TX, August 2008.

 

Parsons, J. (2008). Counseling Special Needs Families, Jewish Family and Children’s Services Staff Development. San Antonio, TX, March 2008. 

 

Parsons, J., & Comstock, D. (2007). ABC’s of Successful Grant Writing. Association for Counselor Educators and Supervisors Bi-Annual Conference. Columbus, OH, October 2007.

BLOGS

AboutMurder.org 2019 - Present

the-mental-health-doctor.com 2020 - Present

 

SERVICE to the COUNSELING COMMUNITY – NATIONAL AND STATE

 

President, Texas Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling (TALGBTIC), a division of the Texas Counseling Association, 2015 - 2016.

 

President-Elect, Texas Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling (TALGBTIC), a division of the Texas Counseling Association, 2014 - 2015.

 

Proposal Reviewer, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, 2013.

 

Co-Chair, Exhibition Hall Committee, Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, 2012.

 

Proposal Reviewer, Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, 2012.

 

Proposal Reviewer, Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, 2012.

 

Proposal Reviewer, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, 2011.

 

Grants Reviewer, Association for Creativity in Counseling, 2011.

 

Scholarship Chair, Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, 2010, 2011.

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE

 

Vice Chair Board of Directors, Del Shores Foundation 2019-Present

 

Assistant Governor, Rotary International District 5840, July 1, 2009-Present

 

Foundation Chairperson, Stone Oak Rotary Club, July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017.

 

Board of Directors, Stone Oak Rotary Club, July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017.

 

Lieutenant Governor, Rotary International District 5840, July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015.

 

District Governor’s Special Representative, Rotary International District 5840, 2008 - 2009.

 

District Treasurer, Rotary International District 5840, 2008 – 2009.

 

District Rotaract Chairperson, Rotary International District 5840, 2007 – 2008.

 

Board of Directors, Stone Oak Rotary Club, 2002 - 2007.

 

President and Chairperson of the Board of Directors, Stone Oak Rotary Club, 2005-2006.

 

President Elect, Stone Oak Rotary Club, 2004 – 2005.

 

Vice President, Stone Oak Rotary Club, 2004 – 2005.

 

Sergeant at Arms, Stone Oak Rotary Club, 2002 - 2004.

 

Volunteer, Alamo Heights Night – Alamo Heights Rotary, 2002 – 2014.

 

Volunteer, Medal Sales, Fiesta Cornyation, 2004-Present.

 

Honorary Judge, Poteet Strawberry Festival, Poteet Rotary Club, 2013.

 

Grant Writing Advisory Committee, National Military Family Association, 2010-2011.

 

Scholarship Committee, National Military Family Association, 2010.

 

Board of Directors, Any Baby Can Alliance, 2002 – 2004.

 

Vice President, Any Baby Can Alliance, 2002 – 2004.

 

Vice President, National Organization of Rare Disorders, Texas Chapter, 1998 – 2000.

 

Special Olympics County Coordinator, 1988 - 1991.

 

DISSERTATION COMMITTEES

 

2013 - 2015 - Jessica Molberg, Alpha Stim, anxiety, and test-re-test in a community college setting. Dissertation Committee Outside Member, St. Mary's University.

 

2013 - Present - Melissa Petit, Grief and the substance abuse counselor. Dissertation Committee Outside Member, St. Mary's University.

 

2009 - 2011- Elizabeth Kjellstrand, (Completed) Quantitative study of resiliency factors of single mothers. Dissertation Committee Outside Member, St. Mary's University.

 

2009 - Present- Denise Fanucchi, Case studies of parents of adult students with special needs. Dissertation Committee Outside Member, St. Mary's University.

 

AWARDS

 

Bexar County Commissioner’s Court Hidalgo Award, Bexar County Commissioner’s Court November meeting, 2014

 

San Antonio City Council & Mayor’s Citation for Outstanding Achievement by a San Antonio Citizen, San Antonio City Council October meeting, 2014

 

Rotary International Women of Action, White House Rotary Day, October 7, 2014

https://www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/white-house-honors-rotary-women-their-humanitarian-service?fb_action_ids=10205031414043939&fb_action_types=og.shares

 

Women’s National Basketball Association Inspiring Woman Award, Women’s National Basketball Association Inspiring Women’s Luncheon, 2008. http://www.wnba.com/cares/inspiringwomen_080730.html 

 

Joanne Holbrook Patton Military Spouse Scholarship, 2006.

 

Mother of the Year Award, Brooks City Base, 2005. 

 

Service Above Self Award, Stone Oak Rotary Club, 2004.

 

Top Commercial Agent, RE/MAX State of Texas, 2000.

 

Top Commercial Agent, RE/MAX San Antonio Area, 1999, 2000, 2001.

 

W.G. Lee Debate Scholarship, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984.

 

HONOR SOCIETIES

 

Chi Sigma Iota National Counseling Honor Society

 

Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa National Forensic Honor Society

 

 

TEACHER CERTIFICATION

 

Generic Special Education (Grades PK - 12) – Lifetime, Texas.

 

Secondary Speech Communications (Grades 6 - 12) – Lifetime, Texas.

 

 

 

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