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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.

New Orleans, LA—The NBCC Foundation, an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), recently selected Oriel Romano of New Orleans, Louisiana, for the NBCC Minority Fellowship Program-Youth (MFP-Y). As an NBCC MFP-Y Fellow, Romano will receive funding and training to support her education and facilitate her service to underserved minority populations, with a specific focus on transition-age youth (ages 16–25).

Graduate student Lauren Dayan was accepted to the 2018 Association of Adult Development and Aging (AADA) conference to present a poster titled “The Existential Trifecta of Counseling”. 

Graduate students Bryn Hickey and Lauren Dayan presented a poster titled “When Counselors Find Themselves Being a Secret Keeper in Couples Counseling” at the 2018 Law and Ethics in Counseling Conference.

Several graduate students from the Counseling Program have recently been accepted into / working in doctoral programs:

Dev Noel is entering her third year at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Xavier University of Louisiana in their Psychology PsyD program.

Claudia Fletcher was accepted into University of South Carolina's Ph.D program in Counselor Education.

Patty Hickman was accepted into University of North Carolina Greensboro's Ph.D program in Counselor Education.


Several articles from students, faculty and alumni have recently been accepted for publication or presentation:

Robino, A., & Foster, T. (2018). Psychosocial predictors of wellness in college students. ADULTSPAN, 17(1), 3-13.

DeMarais, S. (2018, April). Displaced Persons & Sacred Spaces: Catholic Sisters Respond to Crisis. Presented at Loyola University New Orleans Student Peace Conference. New Orleans, LA.

This year our Admissions & Clinical Coordinator as well as Adjunct Faculty, Stephanie Robinson, was interviewed by Sheba Turk on WWL. Stephanie was featured in two segments: one covered Sex Addiction warning signs and treatment while the other featured Internet Gaming warning signs and treatment. Stephanie is nationally recognized as a Subject Matter Expert in the area of Addictions. 

As President of the Louisiana Counseling Association, Dr. Christine Ebrhaim created the Leadership Development and Mentoring Institute (LDMI). The LDMI connects new counseling professionals and Counselor Educators with less than 5 years of experience as well as graduate counseling students to mentors who will work together over the course of a year to collaborate on anything the mentee finds valuable to their professional development.

This year Loyola Faculty and Students have been accepted to present at the ACA 2017 Conference in San Francisco, California. We would like to congratulate these individuals for their hard work and dedication to the field.       

Student led poster board presentation accepted:
Integrating Gestalt Play Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing in the Treatment of Traumatized Children, by Patricia M. Hickham

Dr. Thomas Foster and Counseling Student Patty Hickham recently were selected to lead a roundtable presentation at the upcoming 2017 American Counseling Association national conference, which will be held in March 2017 in San Francisco, Calif.

The topic of the roundtable will be "Difficult Cases with EMDR: Collective Supervision using Multiple Trauma Theories."

Three Graduate students from the Counseling Program presented the following poster sessions at the 2016 Annual Association for Play Therapy International Conference in Louisville, Kentucky:

Integrating Gestalt Play Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing in the Treatment of Traumatized Children, by Patricia M. Hickham

Play Therapy Interventions for Children with ADHD and Accompanying Anxiety Symptoms, by Ashley Lopez and Catherine Schully


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