Our Lady of Holy Cross College

Humanities, Education, & Counseling
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In keeping with the stated philosophy of Our Lady of Holy Cross College, the Graduate Program in Counseling seeks to provide opportunities for intellectual, psychological, and spiritual growth and to foster within students those qualities which enable individual contribution within a pluralistic society. Out Catholic heritage and Christian understanding of service are integral to the philosophy of the graduate program. The Graduate Counseling Program is specifically designed to enhance students' knowledge, skills, and attitudes in their chosen specialty and to prepare them to accept professional responsibilities. Success in the program is based not only on completing the required course work, but also on demonstrating competencies and attitudes appropriate for the profession. Our Lady of Holy Cross College's Graduate Counseling Program promotes holistic development of each individual and the spirit of justice which brings social equity and global harmony.

Program Overview
Department Emphasis
  • 42% Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • 33% Marriage & Family Counseling
  • 25% School Counseling
Campus Enrollment
1,172
Areas of Study
  • Counseling (Child, Couples, or Family) - Master's
Department Address

4123 Woodland Drive
New Orleans, LA 70131-7399
United States

Phone Number
504-394-7744
Graduate Program
Graduate Director
Dr. Carolyn C. White
Graduate Courses Offered
  • Human Growth & Development
  • Social & Cultural Foundations
  • Career & Lifestyle Development
  • Theories of Counseling
  • Theory & Practice of Group Counseling
  • Professional Orientation and Ethics in Counseling
  • Research Methods and Program Evaluation
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Disorders
  • Techniques of Counseling
  • Appraisal in Counseling
  • Foundations of School Counseling
  • Contextual Dimensions of School Counseling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Marriage and Family Counseling
  • Chemical Dependency from a Systems Perspective
  • Special Topics in Counseling
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Play Therapy I
  • Play Therapy II
  • Play Therapy III
  • Sexual Trauma
  • Counseling Couples
  • Counseling Families
  • Counseling Military and Military Families
  • Integrating Spirituality into Marriage and Family Counseling
  • Advanced Studies in Systems Theory
  • Practicum in Counseling
  • Internship I
  • Internship II
  • Internship III
Master's Level
Masters Program Options
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Marriage & Family Counseling
  • School Counseling
Masters Comments

Within the Graduate Counseling Program, we have three areas in which to concentrate: Community Counseling, Marriage and Family Counseling, and School Counseling. Our program nurtures students and helps them to become self-developing, competent professionals who will be an asset to the community, both personally and professionally. Through teaching, research, and public service, these programs foster not just intellectual learning, but also encourage the students to develop themselves spiritually, culturally and with a sense of responsibility. Our alumni serve as professional counselors in a wide variety of fields throughout Louisiana and are known for their knowledge, skills and compassion.

CFLE Information

NCFR recognizes schools offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs with course work that follows the Standards and Criteria required for approval as a Provisional Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE). NCFR approval allows the school to offer their graduates the opportunity to apply for Provisional Certification using the Abbreviated Application process. The CFLE Checklist represents the courses that meet the CFLE criteria at that school. Students must complete all the courses on a checklist in order to qualify to apply for the CFLE designation through the Abbreviated Application process.