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UNO Counselor Education Program Members Awarded Research Grants

NEW ORLEANS — Three members of the University of New Orleans counselor education program recently were awarded research grants from national organizations.

Doctoral student Andrew Holmgren was awarded the annual Donald Hood Student Research Grant from the Association for Assessment & Research in Counseling (AARC) for his dissertation, “Caregiver Engagement in Their Child’s Mental Health Rehabilitation Services: Utilizing the Hoover-Dempsey and Sandler Model of Parental Involvement (2005) in Mental Health Counseling.”

The annual grant program is designed to recognize and honor those who are seeking to complete research investigations that show promise for outstanding contributions to the counseling profession.

Hood will be recognized during the AARC annual conference in September and will receive a cash award up to $500.

Michelle Wade, assistant professor, and Victoria Rodriguez, who earned her doctoral degree in May, were awarded a research grant from the Association for Counselor Education & Supervision (ACES). The grant is for their project: “Home-based Counselor Supervision Needs: A Narrative Inquiry.”

ACES funded only 10% of proposals out of a record number of submissions, said Chris Belser, counseling professor and department chair.


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