Providing therapy to children is a sacred calling. Dr. Walker is honored to work with high-caliber professionals-in-training. He works closely with students to provide them with a myriad of opportunities.
First and foremost, students conduct original research individually or on research teams organized around specific projects. Students are currently completing dissertations involving faith and child abuse, presenting papers at national conferences, and co-authoring journal articles and book chapters.
Students also receive supervised clinical training while providing therapy services in clinical trials. They are currently conducting SO-TF-CBT in collaboration with Genesis Counseling Center. We plan to conduct clinical trials of parenting programs, as well as SO-CPT, in the next two years.
Many students eventually provide training to other therapists locally, nationally, and internationally. Last year, two students assisted in training therapists in Port Au Prince, Haiti, in SO-TF-CBT. We plan to conduct similar trainings in Togo, Africa, and other international venues in upcoming years.
Finally, students have the opportunity to collaborate on the development and implementation of externally funded grants related to faith and child abuse.