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Meet The Counseling and Behavioral Sciences Faculty

Carolyn White

Carolyn White, Ph.D., NCC, LPC-S, LMFT
Professor of Counseling
Chair of the Department of Counseling and Behavioral Sciences
Director of Counseling Programs

For information on programs, please contact Dr. White at (504-398-2149) or at cwhite@olhcc.edu

Education
Ph.D. University of New Orleans
M.Ed. University of New Orleans

Professional Experience
Dr. White is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Louisiana, a board approved LPC supervisor in Louisiana, a National Certified Counselor (NCC), and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in Louisiana. She maintains a private practice in counseling in the New Orleans area, is a certified Gestalt Therapist and Associate Trainer in Neurolinguistic Programming.

Academic Experience
Dr. White has taught both undergraduate and graduate counseling courses at Our Lady of Holy Cross College since 1998.

Professional Associations
American Counseling Association, Louisiana Counseling Association, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, American Mental Health Counselors Association, Association for Specialists in Group Work, International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors, Louisiana Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values, Louisiana Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists, Louisiana Association for Marriage and Family Therapists; Chi Sigma Iota Honor Society (Alpha Zeta Chapter).

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Joan Fischer Joan Fischer, M.A., NCC, LPC-S, LMFT-S,
Director of Thomas E. Chambers Counseling and Training Center

Education
M.A. Our Lady of Holy Cross College - Counseling
M.Ed. University of Missouri - Education
B.S. University of Missouri - Education

Professional Experience
Professor Fischer is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), and certified in Reality Therapy/Choice Theory. In addition, she has worked as a consultant to the Jefferson Parish Public School System, has worked in mental health rehabilitation programs, and worked with the Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority providing counseling support to individuals with disabilities and their families. She has developed and presented over twenty workshops and presentations for schools, community agencies, private corporations, and professional conferences.

Academic Experience
Professor Fischer has taught in the undergraduate counseling program at OLHCC as well as maintaining a private practice. Professional Associations.

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Dr. Thomas Fonseca

Thomas Fonseca, Ph.D., LPC-S, LMFT, NCSC, NCC
Assistant Professor of Counseling
Practicum/Internship Coordinator

Education
Ph.D. Mississippi State University – Counseling
M.Ed. University of New Orleans - Counseling
M.Ed. University of New Orleans – Higher Education Administration
B.A. Loyola University, New Orleans – Religious Studies

Professional Experience
Dr. Fonseca is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Louisiana, a board approved LPC supervisor in Louisiana, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in Louisiana, a National Certified School Counselor (NCSC), and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). He is the recipient of the 09-10 Humane & Caring Award, 09-10 Distinguished Professional Service Award, 03-04 Presidential Recognition Award for Distinguished Service from the Louisiana Counseling Association. He is also the recipient of the 2010 Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award (Adjunct Faculty) at Our Lady of Holy Cross College. His research interests include crisis intervention, ethics, and professional identity. He maintains a private practice in the New Orleans area.

Academic Experience
Assistant Professor, Our Lady of Holy Cross College since 2011
Adjunct Faculty Member, Our Lady of Holy Cross College since 2005

Professional Associations
American Counseling Association
American School Counseling Association

Louisiana Counseling Association
Louisiana Marriage and Family Therapy Association

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George Hay

George Hay, D.Min.
Associate Professor in Masters Counseling Program

Education
D.Min. Drew University
M.DIV. (B.D.) New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
B.A. Stetson University – Religion

Professional Experience
Dr. Hay has 58 years experience as a counselor working with individuals, couples, families. He was pastor of Southern Baptist churches for 16 of those years. He has been a pioneer in integrating spirituality with counseling/marriage and family therapy. He has been founder and executive director of a counseling center with 5 branches. He was a co-founder of the master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at OLHCC. He is a Louisiana licensed professional counselor/supervisor and a Louisiana licensed Marriage and Family Therapist/ Supervisor. He has been on staff in several psychiatric hospitals.

Academic Experience
Associate Professor, Our Lady of Holy Cross College since 1998
Adjunct faculty, Our Lady of Holy Cross College since 1995

Professional Associations
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and its Louisiana branch
Recepient of the 2010 LAMFT Distinguished Educator Award

American Counseling Association and its Louisiana Branch
Chi Sigma Iota Honorary Society

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Matthew Morris, Ph.D.

Matthew Morris, Ph.D., LPC-S, LMFT-S
Assistant Professor of Counseling

Education
Ph.D. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)
M.A. New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
B.S. Wayland Baptist University

Professional Experience
Dr. Morris' research interests expand his systemic orientation beyond the therapy interaction and into larger system functioning. His doctoral dissertation focused on systemic processes of international conflict, specifically cybernetic processes of the Iraq War.

Academic Experience
Currently serving as Assistant Professor of Counseling at Our Lady of Holy Cross College, Dr. Morris completed his M.A. in Marriage and Family Counseling at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 2002. He received his Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy at Virginia Tech in 2006. Dr. Morris teaches many of the systemic family counseling courses at OLHCC.

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Lillian Range

Lillian Range, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology

Education
Ph.D. Georgia State
M.A. Georgia State
B.A. East Tennessee State University

Professional Experience
Dr. Range is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in Louisiana and Mississippi. Her research interests are suicide, bereavement, and health promotion. She is Associate Editor of Death Studies and editorial board member of several other scientific journals.

Academic Experience
Dr. Range, is currently a Professor of Psychology at Our Lady of Holy Cross College, and Professor Emeritus at The University of Southern Mississippi. She has 31 years of teaching experience.

Professional Associations
Dr. Range is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, and was the 2007 president of the Southeastern Psychological Association. She is a member of LPA, and the American Association of Suicidology.

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Daniel Roussel, Ph.D., LPC-S, LMFT
Assistant Professor of Counseling

Education
Ph.D. University of New Orleans
M.Ed. University of New Orleans
M.Ed. Northeast Louisiana University (ULM)
B.S. Northeast Louisiana University (ULM)

Professional Experience
Dr. Roussel is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Louisiana, a board approved LPC supervisor in Louisiana, and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in Louisiana. He maintains a private practice in counseling in St. Charles Parish.

Academic Experience
Dr. Roussel has taught graduate counseling courses at Our Lady of Holy Cross since 2011. Prior to joining the OLHCC family he taught graduate courses at the University of New Orleans and Southeastern Louisiana University. Dr. Roussel retired from the St. Charles Parish Public School System with 26 years of counseling experience. He served as a counselor in the L.J. Landry Alternative School and served as a Student Advocate in the Department of Child Welfare and Attendance in St. Charles Parish Public Schools.

Professional Associations
Dr. Roussel is a member of the American counseling Association, the Louisiana Counseling Association, and the Louisiana Mental Health Counselor Association.

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Roy Salgado

Roy Salgado, Jr., Ph.D., NCC, LPC-S, LMFT-S
Associate Professor of Counseling

Education
Ph.D. University of New Orleans
M.Ed. University of New Orleans
B.S. Tulane University

Professional Experience
Dr. Salgado is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC, a board approved LPC supervisor in Louisiana, a National Certified Counselor (NCC), and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in Louisiana. He maintains a private practice in counseling in the New Orleans area.

Academic Experience
Dr. Salgado has taught both undergraduate and graduate counseling courses at Our Lady of Holy Cross College since 2006. Prior to joining the OLHCC family he was on faculty at Xavier University of Louisiana where he also taught graduate counseling courses. Dr. Salgado has six years of teaching experience.

Professional Associations
Dr. Salgado is a member of the American Counseling Association, the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, the American School Counseling Association, the International Family Therapy Association, the Louisiana Counseling Association, the Louisiana School Counselor Association, the Louisiana Mental Health Counselor Association, and the Louisiana Marriage and Family Therapy Association.

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