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Loyola Center for Counseling and Education (LCCE) will be the recipient of a 2.5 million dollar grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of HRSA.


With support from this grant, the LCCE aims to improve outcomes for children from birth to 12 years of age by developing, maintaining, and enhancing infant and early childhood mental health promotion, intervention, and treatment services. Providing services to this target population will be addressing a significant need in the community. 


Dr. LeAnne Steen recently held a continuing education (CE) entitled “Expressive Play Therapy for Mental Health Professionals: Drama, Movement, Art” on June 9th, 2023. 

Our adjunct Professor, Dr. Mary Hermann, presented the keynote address at the annual Law and Ethics in Counseling Conference this past January.

Counseling graduates Stephanie Robinson (’11), Jordan Esfeld (’20), Kathryn Pennings (’20), Annie Rooney (’20) published an article titled Integrating trauma-Informed Yoga into Addiction Treatment. Read the full article here


Student Mya Sherman published an article with Dr. John Dewell in the Louisiana Counseling Journal: “Addressing Climate Trauma Among Adolescents: Process-Oriented Group Therapy as a Way Forward.” Congratulations, Mya!

Dr. T'Airra Belcher and Dr. Christine Ebrahim presented on Ethical Practices in LPC Supervision at the annual conference of the Louisiana Counseling Association in Baton Rouge, LA.   

Student group Students Addressing Race & Privilege (SARP) continues to promote antiracist and social justice values within the counseling department through facilitation of new student orientation, regular meetings, sharing and creation of resources, and open forums for community building and conversation. 

Dr. Christine Ebrahim has been asked to serve a 2 year term as a journal reviewer for the LCA Journal.

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!

Dr. Christine Ebrahim serves as President of the Louisiana Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (LACES) and Dr. T'Airra Belcher as the President Elect.


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