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Relationship expert to speak at mental health conference June 13

Contact: Rene Abadie

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     HAMMOND – The Southeastern Louisiana University Department of Counseling and Human Development is featuring licensed marriage and family therapist Pat Love in a conference for mental health professionals on June 13.

     Entitled “How to improve any relationship without talking about it: Conflict connection at work and home,” the free one-day workshop for mental health professionals will be held in the University Center, room 133.

     The conference, funded by a Southeastern LEAD grant, is designed to offer a simple way to increase relationship experiences and eliminate disruptive exchanges that lead to misunderstandings between couples.

     “Men want a closer and deeper emotional connection just as much as women do, and regard their partners as their best friends,” said Love, a certified relationship educator with more than 25 years experience in personal development.

     Published books include “Hot Monogamy,” “The Truth about Love,” and her recently released work co-authored with Steven Stosny, “How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking about It.”

     Love has appeared on the Oprah Show, The Today Show and CNN in addition to serving as a contributor to “Cosmopolitan,” “Men’s Health,” “Good Housekeeping,” “Men’s Magazine” and “Woman’s World.”

     Five Continuing Education Credit Hours for LPCs will be awarded.  Application has been made for LCSW continuting education credit."

     Due to limited seating, registration is required by Friday, June 6. Register by contacting Danielle Waterman at or 504-352-4446. For more information, contact Mary Ballard, interim head of the Department of Counseling and Human Development, 985-549-2309 or

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