Counselor educator receives state association's service award

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 Reshelle Marino
by: Rene Abadie

     HAMMOND – Reshelle Marino, an assistant professor in Southeastern Louisiana University’s graduate program in counseling, has been honored with the 2015 Distinguished Professional Service Award from the Louisiana Counseling Association (LCA).
    The LCA is the state’s primary professional association representing licensed professional counselors, counselor educators and graduate students in the field. The Distinguished Professional Service Award recognizes an individual for their outstanding service at the state level that reflects a major contribution to the professional concerns of the LCA.
    A resident of Metairie, Marino joined the Southeastern faculty in 2012 as an adjunct professor in the counseling program and was appointed an assistant professor in the Department of Health and Human Sciences in 2013. She serves as the clinical coordinator of school counseling for the program.
    Marino has served the LCA as an executive board member since 2010, filling the offices of treasurer for the division representing counselor educators and supervisors, and vice president for post-secondary education for the state’s school counseling division. She currently serves as president-elect of the state’s school counseling association and as editor of the LCA Journal. Her current and previous clinical experience includes service as a licensed professional counselor with All-ways Learning Counseling Center in Metairie, middle school counselor in New Orleans, and as a psychiatric counselor for River Oaks Psychiatric Hospital in Harahan.
    “Reshelle is enthusiastic and passionate about her field and one who readily involves herself in activities designed to strengthen the counseling profession,” said Ann Carruth, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Her work with students, both inside and outside the classroom, demonstrates her commitment to helping ensure the future quality of counseling professionals.”
    Marino is a 2002 graduate of Southeastern, She earned her master’s degree and doctorate in counselor education from the University of New Orleans.

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