A Human Connection
A professional counselor can play many roles: A mental health practitioner, a researcher, an administrator, a social justice advocate. But above all, a counselor is a person. A counselor’s area of expertise is building human connection.
This takes practice.
Students in our program receive hands-on learning experiences working with hired actors playing the role of their clients. They practice counseling skills first in a safe environment, one in which they can learn from their triumphs and mistakes. They receive consistent feedback and instruction from professors actively involved in the field.
They learn to connect, human to human.
Dr. John Dewell received the University Senate Award for Community Service, recognized for his work as clinical director of the Loyola Center for Counseling & Education (LCCE).
Students Kelly Bojan and Maria Klaffky presented with Dr. Christine Ebrahim at the annual conference of the Louisiana Counseling Association: “Suicide or Autonomy: Navigating Our Own Values when Working with Clients Contemplating End of Life Decisions.” Congratulations, Kelly and Maria!