Dr. Joshua Parmenter is an assistant professor in the Counseling Psychology program. They received their Ph.D. in Combined Clinical/Counseling Psychology from Utah State University and completed their clinical internship at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. Dr. Parmenter’s research uses an intersectional lens to qualitatively and quantitatively examine how systems of oppression (e.g., racism, White supremacy, heterosexism, cisgenderism, homonormativity, transnormativity) and protective factors (e.g., community resilience, identity-based strength) influence identity and health among LGBTQ+ Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). Their research not only seeks to inform psychotherapy, but also ways psychologists and their communities can transform oppressive social structures and racist policies that perpetuate health disparities among LGBTQ+ BIPOC. Dr. Parmenter also has clinical experience in trauma, substance use, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), gender affirming care, and sexual health.
Dr. Parmenter will be accepting new doctoral students in the Counseling Psychology program for the 2024-2025 school year.
Areas of Expertise
- LGBTQ+ Mental Health
- Resistance and Social Justice
- Qualitative Methods
- Measure Development