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Initially I began theological studies three years ago in order to increase my awareness of God. Throughout the reflective process, now so well instilled in me by Loyola, I have come to the conclusion I also desired at the beginning stages of studies to attain the joyous spirituality I saw radiating from the Dominican priests in my parish of Holy Ghost in Hammond

Steve Doody, MPS ’09, of Baton Rouge offers some reflections on what he, as a full-time lawyer, is doing with his Master of Pastoral Studies degree from the Loyola Institute for Ministry.

Graduates in Raleigh, NC, receive recognition for years of service in lay ministry. These include:

  • Veronica Archambault, 30 years, M.P.S. ‘07
  • Marion Danforth, 40 years, M.P.S. ‘93
  • Joan Rose, 10 years, M.P.S. ‘01

and two have taken LPLC courses

  • James Hynes, 10 years LPLC
  • Cathy Rusin, 20 years LPLC

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Dr. Thomas Foster presented about constructing gerocounseling specialization programs within counselor education programs at this years ACES conference. 

Dr. Thomas Foster presented on combining Reminiscence Therapy with Play Therapy at this years LCA conference.

Dr. Thomas Foster was invited by the Assocaiation for Counsleor Education and Supervision (ACES) and the Louisiana Counseling Association (LCA) to present the Wellness Cube Model (WCM) at their 2009 conference.  The WCM is an intervention model that integrates wellness content and exercises into a masters-level counselor training program that will increase the wellness levels of students and faculty. There are three parts to the presentation. First, Dr. Foster will briefly review the literature on graduate student stressors and student impairment.

Dr. Thomas Foster has an article being published in the journal 'Gerontology and Geriatrics Education' in 2009.  The article is a survey study that looks at current counseling student interests in gerocounseling topics and specializing in gerocounseling education. The article is titled 'Counseling Students’ Interest in Gerocounseling: A Survey Study'.

Christine Holbrook Ebrahim, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, 2004, is now a faculty member in the Department of Counseling at Loyola University New Orleans. Christine earned her Ph.D. from the University of New Orleans, where she received the Outstanding Doctoral Graduate Award at graduation. She is currently the President-Elect of the Louisiana Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors (L.A.C.E.S.) and will assume the office of President in July, 2009. Additionally, she serves on the Executive Board of the Alpha Eta chapter of Chi Sigma Iota.

Tamara Wejnert Claverie, M.S., NCC, LPC, Class of 2004, is now a School Counselor at St. George Episcopal School (pre-School through 8th grade) in New Orleans. She was previously was employed as a Child Specialist at Jewish Family Services in New Orleans.

Brian R. McNulty, M.S.'99, has changed positions from being the Clinical Services Director of Townsend’s Covington Clinic to becoming a Co-Owner of Addiction Evaluation, Education Treatment (A.E.E.T.) and the Clinical Director of A.E.E.T.’s Mandeville Clinic of Louisiana. He is also an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Counseling at Loyola University, New Orleans.


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