Ms. Parker has worked in the field of children’s mental health since 1970. After completing her B.A. in Political Science and Sociology at Simon Fraser University, she trained as a child care worker and helped develop a program for working with troubled children in their homes. While raising her own three children she worked part-time on a number of research projects related to children’s issues. In 1988, she completed a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology and then trained as an Infant Mental Health Specialist and Day Care Consultant at the Hincks Centre for Children’s Mental Health. At the present time, she is completing a doctoral dissertation on the effectiveness of parent-child psychotherapy. Aside from her clinical work, Ms. Parker maintains an interest in politics and environmental issues, and enjoys the theatre, long walks with her dog, and wilderness camping and canoeing.
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