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Counseling Master's Degree

Graduate Counseling Faculty

Judith Harrington, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Graduate Counseling
Dr. Harrington coordinates the Couples and Family Counseling major within the department. Her professional interests include suicide prevention, suicide bereavement, trauma, loss and grief, crisis intervention, clinical supervision and the training of clinical supervisors, including having co-edited Critical Incidents in Clinical Supervision. She was in private practice full time for many years and has extensively functioned in elected and appointed roles in service to the profession at the state, regional and national levels. Currently, she serves as the Chair of the Advancement for Clinical Practice Committee for the American Mental Health Counselor’s Association and served for five years on the Standards, Training and Practices Committee for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a SAMHSA sponsored national network of 160 crisis centers.
Dr. Harrington’s CV
jharrington@montevallo.edu
(205) 665-6358

James L. Jackson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Graduate Counseling
Dr. Jackson is the Counseling Program Coordinator at the University of Montevallo as well as the coordinator for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling major. He earned his Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision at The University of Alabama. James is a National Certified Counselor, a Licensed Professional Counselor and Counseling Supervisor, and a Registered Play Therapist – Supervisor. His professional experiences include serving as a training clinic director, school counselor, outpatient therapist, group and foster home therapist, and he continues to serve clients through his private practice in Montevallo, Alabama. James’ interests include identity development, social justice, trauma work, creative arts and play therapy, and self-care, and he integrates creative work in his teaching and practice with students and clients.
Dr. Jackson’s CV
jjackson1@montevallo.edu
(205) 665-6362

Latofia Parker, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Graduate Counseling
Dr. Parker joined the University of Montevallo Counseling Program faculty in the fall of 2015. Prior to coming to Montevallo, Dr. Parker was an Assistant Professor of Counselor Education at Troy University Montgomery. She has many years of experience as a Rehabilitation Counselor and has been a longtime advocate for clients who experience intellectual and physical disabilities. Dr. Parker earned a B.S. in Psychology from Xavier University of Louisiana, a M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling at Troy University and a Ph.D. in Counselor Education at the University of Alabama. She is an active member of many professional organizations and currently serves on the Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling. In the fall of 2016, Dr. Parker oversaw the successful implementation of the University of Montevallo Community Counseling Clinic, a center where clients from underserved populations can receive free counseling from supervised counseling interns.
Dr. Parker’s CV
lparker12@montevallo.edu
(205) 665-6377