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This year Loyola Faculty and Students have been accepted to present at the ACA 2017 Conference at 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:
Mindfulness-Existential Group Therapy for Terminally Ill Individuals and Caretakers by Ana McGowan and Angie Martin.

This year Loyola Faculty and Students have been accepted to present at the ACA 2017 Conference at 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:
Somatosensory Trauma Work for Genito-Pelvic Pain/Penetration Disorder by Marie Batau. 

The School of Nursing presents awards to the top students in each of its programs who have consistently demonstrated a scholarly approach to their coursework and who are especially respected by faculty and students alike for excellence in academic achievement.

Recent graduates of Loyola's Counseling program have gotten jobs at agencies, schools, and organizations across Louisiana and beyond. Below is a sampling of recent alumni job placements:

Kristen Centanni '16, School Counselor
Kenner Discovery Health and Sciences Academy, Kenner, LA

Benjamin Ng '16, Substance Abuse Counselor
Addiction Counseling and Educational Resources (ACER), Metairie, LA

Melody Marks '13, School Counselor
KIPP McDonogh 15 Middle School

Viveca Johnson '12, Career Counselor
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

Recent graduates have accepted offers of admission from doctoral programs around the country. We know they will be well-prepared for this next phase of their training and education, and we wish them the best of luck!

Devin Leivo ('16) was recently accepted to the PsyD program at Xavier University in New Orleans. 

Laura Pignato ('16) was recently accepted to the PhD program at the College of William and Mary. 

Sarah Finney, President of CSI and Spring 2016 Graduate, receives the Alumni Association Graduation Award. This award will be presented to her at the College of Social Sciences Honors Convocation in May 2016.

Sarah Cline, a current student, was recently named Program Director of Boys Hope Girls Hope of Greater New Orleans. Boys Hope Girls Hope helps academically capable and motivated children-in-need to meet their full potential and become men and women for others by providing value-centered, family-like homes, opportunities and education through college. We are extremely proud of Sarah and wish her much success!  

Current students Cassidy Fischer and Emily Jasper, along with professor Christine Ebrahim, made a total of 4 presentations to 5th graders at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School in Kenner in March. They discussed issues related to both physical bullying and cyberbullying, as well as what to do if students see others being bullied.

We are excited to share that two tenure faculty members, Thomas Foster, Ph.D., LPC-S and LeAnne Steen, Ph.D., LPC-S, along with Alumna Ariann Evans, MS, NCC, PLPC, and student Laura Pignato presented at The 2016 ACA Conference in Montereal, Canada. They reported their studies' results that examined how the first six psychological stages of development predicted wellness in college students.

Congratulations to LIM Professor Michael Cowan who is Visiting Fellow and Director of Stewardship of the Centre for Intractable Conflict in Harris Manchester College in the University of Oxford and Visiting Research Fellow of the Irish School of Ecumenics in the Confederal School of Religion, Peace Studies and Theology in Trinity College Dublin.  In Dublin this April, he: 

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