Megan Parmenter, PhD
Dr. Meg Parmenter is a Psychology Fellow in the Home Base Program and is focused primarily on providing treatment for PTSD. Dr. Parmenter received her B.A. in Psychology from College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, MA) and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Adelphi University (Garden City, NY). She completed her internship at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven on the General Mental Health/PTSD Track and a clinical practicum at Northport VAMC in the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars Readjustment Program. These experiences solidified Dr. Parmenter’s long-term interest in working with Veterans and Service Members.
Dr. Parmenter is trained in a variety of evidence-based assessment methods and cognitive behavioral therapies for PTSD, including Cognitive Processing Therapy and Prolonged Exposure Therapy. Regardless of treatment type, she values the therapeutic relationship and attends to interpersonal processes that underlie the formation and maintenance of the relational dyad.
In terms of research, Dr. Parmenter’s experiences lie broadly in the domain of interpersonal interactions and focus on two main topics: (1) bidirectional violence in intimate partner relationships; and (2) social support, social strain, and coping across stressful life transitions. She is also interested in PTSD treatment outcomes, as well as factors that facilitate or inhibit recovery (e.g., sleep disturbance).
Outside of Home Base, Dr. Parmenter is always looking for a good book or restaurant recommendation and enjoys spending time with friends and family – including her three-legged dog, Dudley.