The Organizational Membership is designed for businesses, civic groups, agencies, hospitals, and other organizations that have an interest in supporting the advancement of the counseling profession in Louisiana. An organizational Membership in LCA is available for an annual membership fee of $350.00. These fees include:
To join LCA and support the work of counseling in Louisiana, download the following form.
LCA WELCOMES AND ENCOURAGES YOU TO SUPPORT OUR ORGANIZATIONAL MEMBERS:
Allen Outreach is a 501 C(3), not-for profit agency in Oakdale, Louisiana. Allen Outreach is governed by a local board of directors that is committed to supporting treatment services in Allen Parish without regard to one's ethnic origin, economic status, gender, age or religious affiliation. The facility is licensed by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals to provide outpatient counseling and prevention services to combat the misuse of alcohol, tobacco, prescription medications, and illegal substances as well as other forms of compulsive behavior. A variety of programs and activities are offered to assist clients. All treatment is focused on developing strong coping skills, behaviors, and problem-solving techniques to live better lives.
Located in Shreveport, Louisiana, Physicians Behavioral Hospital is a 24-bed behavioral health unit that offers both psychiatric and chemical dependency treatment in addition to extensive outpatient services through our Partial Hospital Program and Intensive outpatient Program. Physicians Behavioral Hospital assists individuals in achieving optimal mental health, their families in learning to cope with support their loved ones in dealing with the disease process, and the community to acquire a better understanding of mental illness, its treatment, and its impact. http://www.pbhospital.com/about-us (318) 550-0520 or 1-855-415-0040
CADA is a community based health agency which was founded in 1960 that provides substance abuse prevention, education and assessment services for both youth and adults in Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, St. John and St. Tammany Parishes. http://www.cadagno.org 504 821-2232
Pecan Haven Adolescent Addiction Center is a new residential and outpatient treatment facilities for teen boys, ages 13-17, with a bed capacity of 35. Pecan Haven is located on a 35 acre pecan grove near Monroe, LA. http://www.pecanhaven.com
Loyola’s Counseling Program offers eligible counseling graduate students a carefully designed curriculum that will prepare them personally, academically, and professionally to become skilled clinical mental health counselors. One of the program’s core beliefs is that effective professional counselor preparation requires a continuous blending of three types of learning: academic learning, experiential learning, and learning about self. Thus, this program, consistent with the Jesuit philosophy of educating the whole person, is designed to help students gain knowledge, understanding, and skills in a planned sequence that builds toward more advanced concepts and more sophisticated clinical interventions. Ethical, social, and cultural concerns are emphasized throughout the program.
The Master of Health Sciences in Clinical Rehabilitation and Counseling (MHS-RC) program is fully accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) and the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and is a 60 credit hour graduate program with a strong counseling focus. The program prepares counselors to assume the full range of professional responsibilities required in community rehabilitation agencies and counseling organizations, private as well as publicly funded and non-profit, and to contribute to scholarship and service locally and nationally.
The well-trained rehabilitation counselor is able to assist others in a professional and effective manner – assisting persons with disabilities to attain independence, income and a satisfying life. A career in counseling is extremely flexible, allowing graduates to select employment that best suits their personality, skills, and interests. Counselors find work in a variety of work settings including: mental health facilities, group homes, vocational training centers, private health care agencies, acute care and rehabilitation hospitals, substance abuse facilities, state and federal rehabilitation agencies and school settings. Counselors engage in individual counseling, group counseling and family counseling, evaluation/assessment, advocacy, and case management with people with disabilities. Counselors work with individuals with physical, emotional disabilities, developmental, cognitive and/or other life situations to achieve their academic, personal, career, social and independent-living goals in the most integrated settings possible.
The MHS-CRC training model integrates behavioral science theory and knowledge with counseling skills. Our philosophy is that the most effective counselors have a strong understanding of the theoretical and scientific bases of the professional concepts and techniques they apply. Counseling is a process intended to facilitate the vocational and personal development of people with disabilities. The disability may be physical, emotional, mental, developmental or social. Within the counseling process, services are utilized to enable individuals with disabilities to make the fullest use of their potential in choosing, planning for, and attaining a satisfying and effective life. In a very real sense, counselors are concerned with maximizing the abilities of people with disabilities, while assisting them to cope constructively with their disabilities.
Counseling is unique in integrating a diverse range of treatment approaches and utilizing community resources to meet an individual’s life needs. The process of counseling can include therapeutic counseling, intervention, prevention, psychological and vocational evaluation, vocational exploration and training, job development and placement, case management and follow-up. In addition to the skills of counseling and knowledge of human behavior common to the human services professions, counselors develop additional expertise in the process of rehabilitation, and knowledge of the medical, psychosocial and vocational aspects of disability.