Please congratulate the following students for their hard work and representation of Loyola's Counseling Department at the annual Louisiana Counseling Association conference.
Join us in congratulating three students from our Counseling Department & Play Therapy Center for Education & Research who were accepted to present their research ideas at the annual Louisiana Association for Play Therapy Conference 2015.
Counseling Department faculty Dr. Thomas Foster was recently awarded an internal grant from Loyola to assist with his student-faculty research. Dr. Foster is currenlty researching wellness and psychosocial stages of development in college students. Graduate students Lynsey Hinnenkamp, Laura Pignato and alumna Ariann Evans are also involved in the project and hope to publish their findings in the near future.
Students accepted to present research at the Association for Play Therapy International Conference 2015
Join us in congratulating three students from our Counseling Department & Play Therapy Center for Education & Research who were accepted to present their research ideas at the Association for Play Therapy International Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.
Recent graduates Caitlyn Galjour and Stephanie Spengel, together with professor Thomas Foster, have completed an empirical study that was accepted for publication by the Journal of Adult Development. Their manuscript is titled "Investigating holistic wellness dimensions during older adulthood: A factor analytic study." Congratulations to Caitlyn, Stephanie, and Dr. Foster on this impressive achievement!
Graduate students Lynsey Hinnenkamp and Laura Pignato, and alum of the program Ariann Evans (who is currently pursuing doctoral studies) have been involved in Dr. Thomas Foster's year-long Research Practicum course here at Loyola. The group was recently accepted to present their ongoing empirical research at the 2016 ACA conference in Montreal, Canada. Their presentation is titled, "College Students' Wellness and Development Treated using EMDR and ACT." Congratulations to Lynsey, Laura, Ariann, and Dr. Foster!
The Counseling Department faculty will be traveling to Philadelphia this fall to participate at the national conference of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES). All five full-time faculty members have been accepted to present at the conference. Their presentations are listed below:
Professors John Dewell and Kevin Foose recently traveled to Cleveland to give a presentation at the National Conference for the Association of Humanistic Counseling. Their presentation, entitled "Transgressive Encounters in Counselor Training: Teaching Toward Post-Humanist Paradigms" was summarized as follows:
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!