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Shawn P. Parmanand, Ph.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor and Professional Development Coordinator

Office: Garrison 717

(208) 282-1431


Specialty Areas: Couples Counseling; Clinical Mental Health Counseling; Infertility Counseling and Support; Gatekeeping and Remediation in Counselor Education

Ph.D., 2010, Idaho State University
M.Coun., 2007, Idaho State University
B.A., 2004, Idaho State University

Hi, I’m Shawn Parmanand. I have been a full time Counselor Educator for over ten years, working full time in a Marriage, Couple, and Family program along with a new faculty appointment in an online Mental Health Counseling program. I am excited for the opportunity to join the Idaho State University Counseling Department as Clinical Director and coordinator for the department’s professional development workshops on a part-time basis.

I derive a lot of personal meaning in being both an educator and practicing clinician. In additional to the above roles, I enjoy most being a father and husband. Many of my self-care activities revolve around engaging in family activities including camping, attending concerts, and less structured time together spent playing and watching movies.  I look forward to contributing to the growth of the Pocatello Counseling Clinic and to connecting with students and clinicians in the surrounding region.


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