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Achievements

Recent graduates of Loyola's Counseling program have gotten jobs at agencies, schools, and organizations across Louisiana and beyond. Below is a sampling of recent alumni job placements:

Kristen Centanni '16, School Counselor
Kenner Discovery Health and Sciences Academy, Kenner, LA

Benjamin Ng '16, Substance Abuse Counselor
Addiction Counseling and Educational Resources (ACER), Metairie, LA

Melody Marks '13, School Counselor
KIPP McDonogh 15 Middle School

Viveca Johnson '12, Career Counselor
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

Recent graduates have accepted offers of admission from doctoral programs around the country. We know they will be well-prepared for this next phase of their training and education, and we wish them the best of luck!

Devin Leivo ('16) was recently accepted to the PsyD program at Xavier University in New Orleans. 

Laura Pignato ('16) was recently accepted to the PhD program at the College of William and Mary. 

Sarah Finney, President of CSI and Spring 2016 Graduate, receives the Alumni Association Graduation Award. This award will be presented to her at the College of Social Sciences Honors Convocation in May 2016.

We are excited to share that two tenure faculty members, Thomas Foster, Ph.D., LPC-S and LeAnne Steen, Ph.D., LPC-S, along with Alumna Ariann Evans, MS, NCC, PLPC, and student Laura Pignato presented at The 2016 ACA Conference in Montereal, Canada. They reported their studies' results that examined how the first six psychological stages of development predicted wellness in college students.

Sarah Cline, a current student, was recently named Program Director of Boys Hope Girls Hope of Greater New Orleans. Boys Hope Girls Hope helps academically capable and motivated children-in-need to meet their full potential and become men and women for others by providing value-centered, family-like homes, opportunities and education through college. We are extremely proud of Sarah and wish her much success!  

Current students Cassidy Fischer and Emily Jasper, along with professor Christine Ebrahim, made a total of 4 presentations to 5th graders at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School in Kenner in March. They discussed issues related to both physical bullying and cyberbullying, as well as what to do if students see others being bullied.

On February 2016, Kristen Centanni and Maddie Schultz presented at the Louisiana Play Therapy Conference in New Orleans, LA. They presented on "Military Families and Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT): Adaptive Models for use during Deployment and Reintegration."

On February 2016, Renee Floer presented at the Louisiana Play Therapy Conference in New Orleans, LA. She presented on "Adapting Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT) Model to treat Children of Alcoholics and Addicts." 

Dr. Thomas Foster and Dr. LeAnne Steen's manuscript, Examining how the Adlerian Life Tasks Predict Anxiety in First-Year Counseling Students, has been accepted for publication by the Journal of Individual Psychology. The issue should be in print later this year. Congratulations to our distinguished faculty members!

Please congratulate the following professors for their research contribution and representation of Loyola Counseling Department!

Dewell, J.A. (2015). Unique AggressionPresented at the Louisiana Counseling Association annual conference. 

Foose, K., Levitov, J., & Cicio, M. (2015). Differentiation the Lens of Mindfulness. Louisiana Counseling Association annual conference. 

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