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Christine Park

Contributing Faculty

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

School of Counseling

Degree Program M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Dr. Christine Park is from Hawaii and currently lives on the island of Oahu. She received her PhD from Walden University in Counselor Education and Supervision. Dr. Park is licensed Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and a certificated teacher in the state of Hawaii to teach general education and special education in grades K-12. She is also a trainer of Motivational Interviewing and a Mandala Assessment Research Instrument (MARI) practitioner. Her professional experience includes teaching at-risk adolescents in an alternative learning setting and providing counseling to elementary and high school students who received special education services and required emotional and behavioral support to access their education. She also has experience as a coordinator of a transition program that works with dislocated, marginalized, and disadvantaged adults who wish to attend college and obtain employment. As a coordinator, she also works with workforce and career and technical education partners to expand and establish pathway opportunities for students in adult education. She was selected as a Doctoral Fellow for the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Minority Fellowship Program and an Emerging Leader for the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES). She is passionate about multicultural competence, social justice, and addressing mental health disparities amongst disadvantaged and marginalized communities. Some of her professional memberships include the American Counseling Association, and the Associations for Counselor Education and Supervision, Humanistic Counseling, Multicultural Counseling, and Counselors for Social Justice.

Education

PhD, Walden University

MA, University of Hawaii at Hilo

BEd, Gonzaga University

Public Service

Oahu Service Area Board on Mental Health and Substance Abuse , Board Member - , HI

American Red Cross , Volunteer - , HI

Awards / Honors

Doctoral Fellowship, National Board for Certified Counselors Minority Fellowship Program, 2017

Emerging Leader , Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, 2019

Emerging Leader , Western Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, 2018

Fellowship, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, 2018

Publications

Park, C. M. Indigenous, Native, & First Nations Groups.

Park, C. M. Cultural Appropriation.

Park, C. M. Cultural Pluralism.

Park, C. M. Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander.

Park, C. M. Motivational Interviewing.

Park, C. M. Egalitarianism.

Presentations

Park, C. M. (2021). How to be Ant-racist in the Digital Era: Inclusive Counseling and Supervision (Ethics Edition). .

Park, C. M. (2020). Using Mindfulness and Motivation to Address the Impacts of Trauma and Adverse Experiences on School Completion.

Park, C. M. (2020). Understanding the Barriers Surrounding Dropout: Emotional and Psychological Experiences of Noncompleters.

Park, C. M. (2021). Embrace the Alarm: Reframing Trauma to support Diverse Youth.

Park, C. M. (2019). Beyond barriers: Equipping high school non-completers for post-secondary transition.

Park, C. M. (2020). Bridging the generational gap in adult education: The whats, whys, and hows of generations X, Y, and Z.