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The Play Therapy Center for Education & Research at Loyola University New Orleans has earned a three-year designation as an Approved Center of Play Therapy Education from the Association for Play Therapy (APT). This designation recognizes the Center's leadership in the field of Play Therapy, highlighting their role in generating research, publications, instruction, clinical experience, and continuing education in the field of Play Therapy.

Dr. Thomas Foster has been awarded tenure and a promotion to Associate Professor. Congratulations!

 

In addition to being accepted into UNO's PhD Program in Counselor Education starting in the Fall, Nasima Khan was also granted The Privateer Graduate Award, which will cover her tuition costs. Congratulations on this amazing accomplishment!

Dr. Justin Levitov, Prof. Kevin Foose, and Maria Cicio received LCA’s 2014 Best in Show for their presentation “Differentiation Through the Lens of Mindfulness.” As such, they have been invited to repeat this presentation at LCA’s 2015 Conference which will be held September 27-29, 2015 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Dr. Justin Levitov, Prof. Kevin Foose and Maria Cicio received LCA’s 2014 Best in Show for their presentation “Differentiation Through the Lens of Mindfulness.” As such, they have been invited to repeat this presentation at LCA’s 2015 Conference which will be held September 27-29, 2015 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
 

The newsletter was selected as the 2014-2015 recipient of the Chi Sigma Iota Outstanding Chapter Newsletter Award. Bri Cortez has been invited to receive the award at the annual American Counseling Association (ACA) conference in Orlando later this spring.

Thank you to Bri Cortez for the countless hours she spends making our amazing monthly newsletter! 

Nina Stewart was selected as the 2014-2015 recipient of the Chi Sigma Iota Outstanding Service to the Chapter Award. Nina has been invited to receive her award at the annual American Counseling Association (ACA) conference in Orlando later this spring.

Congratulations, Nina, and thank you for your service to CSI and to our community!

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) New Orleans has provided services, support, education, and advocacy to people with mental illness and their families since 1978. NAMI New Orleans hosted its 5th annual walk in October in order to raise money for their continued work in the New Orleans community. Through various fundraising efforts, including a fundraiser at Rock’n’Bowl, Loyola Counseling Department’s Honor Society, Chi Sigma Iota, Alpha Phi Chapter raised over $3,500 that will go directly towards services offered by NAMI New Orleans.

Loyola Counseling intramural team, Pink Freud, aptly named after the father of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud, went undefeated this flag football season, finishing with a 6-0 record. Led by all-star quarterback, Jenna Oncale, the Pink Freuds serged their way to victory with poise and class. Team members also included: Maggie Alewine, Kristen Centanni, Bri Cortez, Sarah Finney, Xenia Hatzilias, Carly Herron, Lynsey Hinnenkamp, Tracy Kinamore, Stephie Koch, Devin Leivo, Megan Loos, Megan Matthews, and Rachel Schaub.

Special thanks to Coach Donnie and Assistant Coach Devin.  

Loyola welcomed back Counseling Alumni for a panel discussion about entering into the professional world after graduation. Special thanks to Michelle Gay, Kellie Camelford, Peter Santos, Mary DePartout, Matt Watson,  Joanika Leblanc, and Rebecca Garside for sharing their wisdom. 

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