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Counseling students Alison Phillips and Christine Bagala presented at the Illinois Counseling Association annual convention held in Chicago under the guidance of Dr. Thomas Foster.  Their presentation entitled, "Using Existential Group Counseling With Adolescents Exhibiting Pre-Borderline Symptomology" was well-received, with many audience members giving positive feedback.  They were pleased to have the opportunity to present their research.  For a complete copy of the group manual, email aphillip@loyno.edu.    

Lisa Chew presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision National Conference in Nashville, TN, held October 26-30, 2011.  Her presentation entitled, "Tarasoff Thirty-Five Years Later: A Fifty State Examination of the Statutes and Legal Interpretations that Define the 'Duty to Warn' for Mental Health Professionals," focused on providing an overview of the variations among the state laws regarding this important exception to confidentiality.  She also presented with Dr.

Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Honors Society initiated three new students on Thursday, October 20th:  Brandy Craig, Megan Kern, and Ruthie O'Ryan.  The students were selected for their superior academic performance and commitment to the counseling profession.  Chi Sigma Iota promotes a strong professional identity through members who contribute to the realization of a healthy society by fostering wellness and human dignity. 

Counseling Professor Dr. LeAnne Steen graduated from the Association for Play Therapy Leadership Academy led by the Association for Play Therapy President and CEO Bill Burns. Fellow graduates from Louisiana included: Sheila Gold, Kathryn Hill, Adrianne Lolan, and Krystal Vaughan. Congratulations to Dr. Steen on her successful completion of all requirements of graduation.

 

Bagala, C. & Phillips, A. (2011, September). Using existential group counseling with adolescents exhibiting pre-borderline symptomology. Presented to the annual conference of the Louisiana Counseling Association, Baton Rouge, LA.

Foster, T., & Galjour, C. (2011, September). Wellness counseling for midlifers and older adults:  Aging with a wellness lifestyle.  Presented to the annual conference of the Louisiana Counseling Association, Baton Rouge, LA.

Summary:

Living a wellness lifestyle is important for people of all ages. Presenters will offer a four-step wellness counseling intervention to implement wellness into the counseling process for Midlifers and older adults.

Evans, A. (2011, September). Treating drug abuse and co-occurring disorders using cognitive behavior therapy. Presented to the annual conference of the Louisiana Counseling Association, Baton Rouge, LA.

Dr. Steen presented the following three topics at LCA: 

1. Working with the Caregivers in Play Therapy: From Engagement to Termination
The presenters will cover caregiver consultation from a developmental perspective from engagement through termination. Practical caregiver interventions for use when working with a variety of presenting issues will be covered.
Presenters: LeAnne Steen, Ph.D., LPC-S; RPT-S; Erin Dugan, Ph.D, LPC-S, RPT-S, and Adrianne Logan, Ph.D. Candidate, LPC

The Department of Counseling participated in the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) fundraising walk on Saturday, October 8th. Together, twelve students and faculty members raised $1,488.72 to donate to NAMI New Orleans which provides mental health services and supportive services for affected families.

Glenney, J. (2011, September). The role of group therapy in the treatment of eating disorders in adolescents using rational emotive behavioral therapy. Presented to the annual conference of the Louisiana Counseling Association, Baton Rouge, LA.

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