​​Dr. Twinet Parmer

Professor, Counselor Education
Director of Global Campus M.A. in Counseling
Counseling and Special Education
EHS 354
(989) 774-3776

​Spring 2014 Office Hours:
Tuesday 9:00am-11:00am & 6:00pm-7:00pm
Wednesday 11:00am-1​:00pm

​Educational Background:
Ph.D. The University of Iowa, Counselor Education 
Specializations: Couple and Family Therapy and Family Studies
 Graduate training in human sexuality and sex therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor
AASECT Certified Sex Therapist
Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist-1
Domestic Family Mediator

​Research Interests:
My research interest focus on work/career, sexuality issues, and marriage and family relationships with a special focus on African American families. The research on these topics is based on the premise that in order to have a quality of life, individuals must be understood within the context of holistic wellness. 

​Recent Publications:

Parmer, T. (2013). The Intersection of Culture and Sex in Sexuality Counseling (You Want Sex and I Want You). [DVD and manuscript]. NY: Insight Media.

Parmer, T., Pimpleton, A., Drake, J. R. (2013). Hope, locus of control, and beliefs about HIV/AIDS prevention among African American high school students. Manuscript in preparation.

​​Recent Presentations:

Parmer, T. (2013). The disproportionate attack of HIV/AIDS on African Americans: A call to action. National Black Family Conference, Louisville, KY.

​Parmer, T. & Coleman, V. (2012). Sexual attitudes and perceptions of African American boys and girls: Implications for prevention and wellness. The CFLE National Sex Education Conference, Somerset, NJ.

Parmer,T. & Coleman, V. (2012).  Synergy and continuity in African American sexuality: A multicultural perspective. American Association Sexuality Education Counselors Therapists 44th Annual Conference, Austin, TX.

Parmer, T. (2012). Holistic wellness in African American communities: Seeking a new paradigm for self-management. National Black Family Conference, Louisville, KY.

Favorite Quote:
Do it right. Do it once. My dad.​
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