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Gilbert Parra

Parra, Gilbert
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Contact Information:
Office: 402-472-0572
Home University:

University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies
135 Mabel Lee Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588

University Profile

Programs involvement
Family & Community Services Graduate Programs - Instructor
Youth Development Graduate Programs - Instructor, Advisor


Gilbert Parra received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from New Mexico State University and his Master of Arts and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He completed a clinical internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Pittsburgh, PA.

He has held faculty positions at the University of Memphis and the University of Southern Mississippi and was a research scientist at Boys Town in Omaha, Neb. Currently, he is an associate professor in the Department of Child, Youth, and Family Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

His work focuses on the complex interrelations between family factors and processes and the emotional health of youth. He is particularly interested in emotional injuries, relationship repair processes, and forgiveness in families.


Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2004
M.A. in Clinical Psychology, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1999
B.A. in Psychology, New Mexico State University, 1996