The Presenter

Lance Parks, LCSW has a rich and diverse history of educational, clinical, training and administrative experience. Mr. Parks is a certified Short Term Residential Therapeutic Program Administrator in the state of California and serves as an Associate Director, Mental Health Head of Service, and Licensed Clinical Social Worker at a residential placement facility for adolescents ages 13-18. Mr. Parks' counseling experience includes the following populations and settings: HIV positive inmates at CIM in Chino, California, outpatient Spanish speaking clinic, private psychiatric hospital, skilled nursing facilities (nursing homes), private family counseling clinic, and adolescent residential placement. This experience has included such treatment areas as Trauma-informed care, substance abuse, Bereavement, Aging, HIV/AIDS, Substances Abuse amongst others. Many of the counseling experiences has included the need to assess and provide interventions for clients with increased suicide risk.

In addition, Mr. Parks has helped plan, develop and/or present training programs and conferences for the following personnel: group home staff, state certified group home administrators, probation officers, social workers, mental health personnel, LCSWs and MFTs. Since 1999 Mr. Parks has served on the continuing education committee, residential care committee and juvenile justice committee for a statewide association of private nonprofit child and family serving agencies. He continues so supervise Social Work graduate students as a Field Instructor for the University of Southern California and undergraduate students from various other universities.

Mr. Parks received his Bachelor of Science in Family Sciences with a minor in Spanish from Brigham Young University, and his Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California.