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Reginald Parquet, PhD, LCSW-BACS
Reginald Parquet, PhD, LCSW-BACS
Areas of Expertise:
- PhD from Tulane University School of Social Work
- MSW from Tulane University School of Social Work
- BA in Sociology from Xavier University of Louisiana
Dr. Parquet is a Professor at the Tulane University School of Social Work where he has taught for the past 19 years. He has taught graduate courses in research, professional development, advanced practice methods, human behavior theory, youth violence, diversity and social justice, capstone, and field practicum. Dr. Parquet also teaches two undergraduate courses, “Guns and Gang” and “Booze, Pot, Coke, Crystal Meth: PolyDrug Abuse among College & Inner-City Residents,” that are the two largest classes on Tulane’s campus. Dr. Parquet has served as Superintendent of Louisiana Training Institute-East Baton Rouge, the largest juvenile correctional facility in the state of Louisiana, Director of the Division of Institutions, Office of Juvenile Justice and statewide Director of the Mental Health Rehabilitation Program. He is a licensed clinical social worker, board approved clinical supervisor, and has over thirty-eight years of experience in the field of behavioral health providing clinical, administrative, and programmatic leadership. He has been designated a court expert witness in mental health and substance abuse. He serves on numerous boards and committees and has had multiple program responsibilities for designing, implementing, evaluating, managing, and overseeing statewide programs. His current research interests are in community mental health, substance abuse, youth violence, and mental health issues affecting at-risk populations utilizing a strengths perspective and capacity building.
Title: Louisiana Says Yes to Children’s Mental Health-Extension. *Louisiana Dept. of Health and Hospitals, Office of Behavioral Health. Funding source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA), $1,500,000
Title: C. J. Peete Drug Elimination Grant. Funding Agency: Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development. Principal author. Amount: $25,000. Period covered: 8/98-7/99
Title: C. J. Peete Drug Elimination Grant. Funding Agency: Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development. Principal author. Amount: $25,000. Period covered: 8/99-7/00
Ager, R. D., Parquet, R. A. (2008) Public Housing Residents Making Their Community Safe from Drugs. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions.
Ager, R. D., Parquet, R. A. (2008) The Youth Video Project: An Innovative Program for Substance Abuse Prevention. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions.
Parquet, R. A., (March 2016). “Intersection of Gun Violence and Public Health.” Conducted a presentation for the first-year medical students at the Tulane Medical School, March 3, 2016.
Parquet, R. A., (October 2014). “Vicarious Trauma among Helping Professionals and Self-Care.” Conducted workshop for Children’s Hospital clinical staff, October 14, 2014.
Community Involvement / Board Positions
- Behavioral Health consultant to Voices of Experience (community based program providing behavioral health services to at-risk youth), 2014 – present.
- New Orleans Welcome Table member (City of New Orleans sponsored program designed to address challenging diversity issues in the city), 2014 – present.
- Commissioner for the Louisiana Justice Commission, 2013 – present.
- Board of Directors, Greater New Orleans Chapter of the American Federation of Suicide Prevention Board member Community Collaborative Institute of Louisiana, a nonprofit community mental health intervention/social policy program 2005, - present
- Board of Directors of the Greater New Orleans Chapter of the American Federation of Suicide Prevention.
- Executive Director of Louisiana Youth Enhanced Services, a nonprofit community-based behavioral health program for children and families.
- Director of the Community Collaborative Institute of Louisiana, a nonprofit community mental health intervention/social policy program.
- Former member of the board of directors at Odyssey House, an inpatient substance abuse treatment program.