Dr. Karen Leesa Parsonson
B.A. (Hons.), M.A., Ph.D.
School of Medicine
Dr. Parsonson publishes and presents extensively in the areas of cross-cultural psychology, forensic psychology, and ethics. Her publications include national and international peer-reviewed journal articles, a reference/textbook, invited book chapters, self-help books, and empowering novels. In addition, she provides peer reviews for a number of forensic journals. Her most recent publication, “International Psychology Ethics: Codes and Commentary from Around the World”, published by Routledge, was in collaboration with mental health professionals in 13 countries on 5 continents around the world. She is currently working on several books with her editor/publisher: one on the impact of the media on vicarious trauma, as well as another on mental health issues among healthcare professionals.
Dr. Parsonson is passionate about research, primarily in the areas of cross-cultural, forensic, and ethics. She loves teaching and received highest student evaluations for every course taught. Dr. Parsonson also has a professional website, where she provides information on lifespan development and psychological issues.
1985-1989 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Fellowship, Queen’s UniversityFellow, Canadian Federation of Clinical Hypnosis – Alberta Division