George Patrick Alexander Parris

George Patrick Alexander Parris
Coordinator and Assistant Professor Clinical for Rehabilitation Counseling
323 College of Education

Office Hours: Thursday 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. or by appointment.

(313) 577-1619
(313) 577-5235

  • PhD in Rehabilitation Counseling (Michigan State University)
  • MA in Rehabilitation Counseling (Wayne State University)
  • BA Honors in Psychology and Religion (University of Windsor)
  • Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CCRC)
  • License Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • Senior Disability Analyst and Diplomate (ABDA)


  • Coordinate Rehabilitation Counseling Program
  • Advise students
  • Principal Investigator for the Rehabilitation Services Administration Long-Term Training Rehabilitation Grant
  • Teach courses in Rehabilitation Counseling and Counselor Education programs

Courses Taught

  • Assessment for Counselors and Rehabilitation Professionals
  • Master Seminar Essay Project
  • Psychology of Addictive Behavior
  • Rehabilitation and Treatment Planning for Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities
  • Special Topics in Rehabilitation Counseling: Integrating Hope and Positive Psychology into Therapy
  • Special Topics in Rehabilitation Counseling: The Impact of Trauma on Disability Adjustment and Coping
  • Techniques of Rehabilitation Counseling



  • ¬†Treating Trauma and PTSD: Integrating Narrative Therapy and Motivational Interviewing
    Parris, G. 4 2012 National Council on Rehabilitation Educators