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Meet Dr. Parker

DeAnsin Goodson Parker

Private Office:
14 East 60th Street Suite 403
New York, NY 10022
Tel 212.988.0898

Current Appointments:
Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Psychiatry
Mt. Sinai Hospital
New York, NY 10128

Developmental / Supervising Psychologist
Therapeutic Nursery
Mt. Sinai Hospital
New York, NY 10128

Member of Preferred Mental Health Providers In Child Custody Evaluations
State of NY Appellate Division
Manhattan, NY

Previous Appointments:
Director of Mind / Body Treatment Center
Goodson Parker Wellness Center
30 East 76th Street
New York, NY 10021 (1996-2006)

Neuropsychologist, Consultant
Lenox Hill Hospital
Center for Learning Disorders
New York, NY (2009-2010)

Veterans Administration
Traumatic Brain Injury Team
New York, NY (2008-2009)

Developmental Psychologist
Genetic Department
Long Island Jewish Hospital
Affiliated with Queens General Hospital
Long Island, NY (1976-1984)

Develpmental Psychologist
Therapeutic Nursery
Karen Horney Clinic
New York, NY (1985-1986)

M.A. & Ph. D. Columbia University
New York, NY (1973)

Post Doctoral Certification
American Institute for Psychoanalysis
New York, NY (1990)

Post Doctoral Certification
Fielding Institute
Manhattan Cluster
New York, N.Y. (2007)

Specialized Training:
Nerofeedback and Biofeedback Training
American Biotec
Tarrytown, NY (1990)

Hypnosis Training
American Institute for Hypnotherapy
New York, NY (1980)

Rational Emotive Therapy
Albert Ellis Institute
Two Year Training Program
New York, NY (1980-1984)


Diplomate in Forensic Evaluation in Child Custody
American College of Forensic Examiners

Expert Witness in Child Custody and Neuropsychological Evaluations


  • Individual, Family, Child and Adolescent Therapy
  • Forensic Work in Child Custody and Neuropsychology
  • Neuropsychological Evaluation with Evidence Based Cognitive Rehabilitation and Educational Placement
  • Mind/Body Treatment with Hypnosis, Pain Management, Habit Cessation, Guided Visual Imagery

Hypnosis for Habit Control / Pain Management
Mind / Body Work through Hypnosis
Guided Visual Imagery
Forensic Evaluations
Neuropsychological / Educational Evaluations
Meditation Training

Major Research Interests:
Basic Research: Cognitive development with particular emphasis on development of effective intervention strategies
Applied Research: Socio-emotional development of children and parent-child relationships with emphasis on families, particularly where divorce, separation and / or loss are involved with a special focus on brain development.

Yogababy TM exercises to Help You Bond with Your Baby Physically, Emotionally, Spiritually. Broadway Books, 2000. This is a mind / body Program developed by Dr. Parker

Other Writings:
"Sourcebook for Services to Young Handicapped Children"
Institute for he Development of Human Resources Random House, New York, 1976

"Needs Assessment of Day Care / Day Training Centers Service Preschool Handicapped Children in Wyoming"
Institute for the Development of Human Resources Random House, New York, 1976

"Executive Summary of Report on Wyoming's Day Care / Day Training Centers Serving Preschool Handicapped Children"
Institute for the Development of Human Resources Random House, New York, 1976

"The Goodson Parker Wellness Center's Summer Foods," Goodson Parker Wellness Center, NY, NY, 2002

"The Goodson Parker Wellness Center's Spring Detox Progran," Goodson Parker Wellness Center, NY, NY, 2003

"The Goodson Parker Wellness Center's Winter Detox Program," Goodson Parker Wellness Center, NY, NY, 2004.

"The Goodson' Parker Wellness Center's Autumn Detox Program," Goodson Parker Wellness Center, NY, NY, 2005

"The Goodson Parker Wellness Center's Nutrition Booklet," Goodson Parker Wellness Center, NY, NY, 2001

"Yogababy Training Manual," Goodson Parker Wellness Center, NY, NY, 2004

"Pilates Plus Training Program," Goodson Parker Wellness Centpr, NY, NY, 2003

"Learning Disabilities and the Dyslexic Brain," Human Resource Development Group, NY, NY, 2006

"The Neuropsychology of Mathematics Disorders," Human Resouice Development Group, NY, NY, 2007

"The Neuropsychology of Written Language Disorders," Human Resource Development Group, NY, NY, 2007

Performance in a Pilot Program for Dream Analysis In 1990. (the pilot was never purchased by a network)

Presentation to various television networks as an Expert in holistic care and wellness, including:
Fox's Judith Regan Show
Fox's Dream Analysis segment with call-ins inquiring about the meaning of their dreams
NBC's Dream Analysis segment on the Today Show

Mother / Child Bonding program through
demonstrating Yogababy program
ABC's Good Morning America Show
NBC's Today Show
CBS's Good Morning Show
CNN's Morning New Program (carried nationally) Discovery Channel's Health Program
ABC's Regis and Kelly Live Show

Speaking Engagements:
Presentation to Moms and Babies Clubs in Manhattan about "Mom and Baby Bonding" and "Temperamental Differences in Children,"
2000 — 2004

Presentation on "Stress Factor and Disease" at The Women and Heart Disease Conference in East Hampton, August 2003

Presentation at Lord & Taylor's Wellness Program on "Optimism and Health"
2000 and 2003

Presentation to Preschools in Manhattan on "Adoption and Bonding with Adoptive Children" 2000 to 2005

Books of Interest:
"The Developing Mind," Dan Siegel

"Affect Regulation," "Affect Dysregulation," and "Affect Regulation and the Origin of Self," by Allan Schore

"Symbols of Transformation," and "The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious," C. G. Jung

"Neurosis and Human Growth," Karen Homey

Quotes of Interest:
"He who would fathom the psyche must not Confuse it with consciousness, else he veils From his own sight the object he wishes to Explore," C. G. Jung

"The most invisible creators I know are those artists whose medium is life itself... They are the artists of being alive," J. Stone

"So watch every movement or thought, never letting one thought go without realizing what it is. Try it. Do it and you will see what takes place. This gives muscle to the brain," J. Krishnamurti

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