Nikki Piazza presented her research on Modernizing Sex and Drug Education.
Dylan Kolesa presented his research on Discrimination and Victimization of Transgender Women: Implications for Counseling and Research.
Jibri Parker presented her research on Race Related Psychological Distress Among African Americans.
Tatiana Pino presented her research on Physical Abuse in Immigrant Minors: Ethics and Cultural Differences.
Claire Kohne (pictured) and Laura Mattingly presented their research on The Use of Community Genograms in Counseling People with Chronic Illness.
Sarah DeMarais, graduating this spring, and Dr. John Dewell were both published in the fall 2018 Louisiana Journal for Counseling. Practicing What We Preach: Faculty Level Factors Impact on Service Learning, by John A. Dewell and Yu-Yun Liu, and Shaping Trauma-Responsive Schools with Relational-Cultural Theory, by Sarah C. DeMarais, can be found at https://www.lacounseling.org/images/lca/Newsletter/LJC%20Fall%202018r.docx
From left to right: Oriel Romano and Ida Ansell pictured with Vinetta Frie (LCA president) after receiving the Graduate Student Award at the Louisiana Counseling Association Conference for their development of Students Addressing Race and Privilege (SARP) at Loyola University New Orleans, research efforts and receipts of grant funding, commitment to multicultural issues, and overall dedication to their profession.
First year graduate student Sarah Hollows will be attending CULTURE///SHIFT 2018 from November 1-3 in Albuquerque, NM. Put on by the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture, a grassroots action network, Culture///SHIFT is a national convening of artists, organizers, healers, policy-makers, students, dreamers and allies joining to incite creativity and social imagination to shape a culture of empathy, equity, and belonging.
More information on this convening and the USDAC can be found at https://usdac.us/about/
Graduate student Ida Ansell and Professor Kevin Foose lead a discussion at the Louisiana Counseling Association's (LCA) annual conference on the forgotten legacy of Alfred Adler’s theory of the Masculine Protest and the implications of our field’s collective amnesia. They gave an introduction to the historical context in which Adler came to his ideas about the debilitating consequences of Western society’s construction of the gender binary and its preference for aggression and exploitation.
Second year counseling student, Sarah Zoghbi, has been named Director of Care for Creatives. Care for Creatives represents a unique partnership between Southern Rep Theatre and the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic. The programs unite New Orleans’ creative community with mental health practitioners in a sanctuary space to promote resilience through enriching workshops and engaging events.