Michele Parker, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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Get to know Dr. Parker


My research agenda is focused on evaluating the effectiveness of couples and family therapy as a means of treating clinical concerns. I am specifically interested in family therapy approaches that benefit families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in collaborative care settings. By extension, I am interested in the role of the supervisory relationship and self-of-therapist development in the effectiveness of couples and family therapy.


  • Ph.D., Child and Family Development (emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy), University of Georgia
  • M.S., Marriage and Family Therapy, Oklahoma Baptist University
  • B.A., Criminology/Sociology, University of Oklahoma

Publications and Other Scholarly Activities

Parker, M. L. & Mosley, M. (2021). Therapy Outcomes of Neurodiverse Couples: Exploring a Solution-Focused Approach. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy. https://youtu.be/BxLvq7DHYr8

Mosley, M., Parker, M. L., Call, T. (2021). MFT Supervision in the Era of Telehealth: Attachment, Tasks, and Ethical Considerations. Journal of Family Therapy.

Parker, M. L. & Killian, M. (2020). Autism Spectrum Disorder and Complex Healthcare Needs: The Role of Healthcare Experiences. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 73. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rasd.2020.101535

Parker, M. L., Diamond, R., & Auwood, L. (2019). Exploring exceptions and discovering solutions: A

case presentation of autism and the family. Family Processhttps://youtu.be/5HchZ1ZZRiU

Parker, M. L., Diamond, R., & Del Guercio, A. (2019). Family care coordination of Autism

Spectrum Disorder: A solution-focused approach. Issues in Mental Health Nursing.

Parker, M. L. & Molteni, J. (2017). Structural family therapy and autism spectrum disorder: Bridging the

disciplinary divide. The American Journal of Family Therapy, 45(3). 135-148.

Parker, M. L. & Campbell, K. (2017). Infidelity and attachment: The moderating role of race/ethnicity.

Contemporary Family Therapy, 39(3). 172-183.

Parker, M. L. & Rose, A. (2016). Person of the therapist. In J. Carlson & S. Dermer  (Eds.).

Encyclopedia of Marriage, Family, and Couples Counseling. Sage Publications, Inc.

Parker, M. L., Pocchio, K., & Grzywacz, J. (2019). Parenting children with disabilities: The effects on

health outcomes. Presentation at American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Annual

Conference. Austin, TX.

Parker, M. L., Diamond, R., & Roohr, M. (2018). Autism and the family: A solution-focused approach.

Clinical presentation at American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Conference.

Louisville, KY.


  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Certified Divorce Mediator
  • Approved Supervisor of Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant