CalSouthern Faculty Mentors

CalSouthern’s faculty mentors are talented, highly credentialed educators who are also experienced practitioners in the subject areas in which they teach—and they use that practical experience to help learners apply the concepts they learn to current, real-world issues.

A common misconception about online learning is that it is impersonal, that learners are on their own. At CalSouthern, that could not be further from the truth. Faculty mentors get to know their students and provide one-on-one, personalized feedback on their assignments. They are also available by email, phone or Skype to answer their questions or provide any additional support or guidance they might need.

To learn more about CalSouthern’s faculty mentors, their professional and academic backgrounds and research areas of interest, please use the directory below.


Parul Patel, PsyD

Faculty Mentor, Behavioral Sciences

Areas of Interest and Expertise
Couples psychotherapy, trauma recovery, therapeutic hypnosis, past-life regression

Dr. Parul Patel is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. In addition to directing the Clinical Training aspect of the Practicum experience for Psychology Learners and being a Mentor at CalSouthern, Dr. Patel works with Survivors of Domestic Violence and other Trauma at a Community based Non-Profit Organization in CA. Treating adults, couples and families, Dr. Patel specializes in the treatment of depression, anxiety, trauma, and relationship challenges. She also leads groups for adult survivors of Trauma.

Her interests include spending time with her daughter, reading, writing, classical vocal music and travel.

Educational Background

PsyD Marriage and Family Therapy, MS Marriage and Family Therapy, Alliant International University, California; MA Human Development, Pacific Oaks College, Florida