Shawntres Parks, PhD, LMFT is a Core Faculty in the CFT Program. Shawntres has a combined 15yrs of clinical and teaching experience. She graduated with her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Azusa Pacific University in 2014 and her Doctorate in Psychology with an emphasis in Transpersonal Psychology in 2020. In June 2020 Shawntres co-founded a virtual group therapy practice called Parks and Powers Psychotherapy. Shawntres’ clinical interests are working with individuals and couples with growth opportunities stemming from lived experiences of racial oppression and sexual violence. Shawntres has diverse clinical experience including work in community-based mental health, school-based, hospital, forensic, and private practice settings. Shawntres’ research interests are Women of Colors’ posttraumatic growth experiences following lived encounters with sexual violence, code-shifting, and racial oppression. Shawntres’ dissertation research investigated the posttraumatic growth journeys of Black women sexual violence victim/survivors using qualitative methods.