Thomas Foster

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor Thomas Foster
Office Location
206 B Mercy Hall
Mailing Address

Loyola University New Orleans
Department of Counseling
6363 St. Charles Ave.
Campus Box 66
New Orleans, LA 70118

Direct Phone
(504) 864-7867
Fax Number
(504) 864-7844
E-mail Address
tfoster@loyno.edu

Degrees

Ph.D., Kent State University, 2008

Short Bio

I earned my Ph.D. in Counselor Education at Kent State University in 2008 and began my tenure-track position at Loyola University in 2009. I engage in a number of activities within my career. Courses I typically teach at Loyola are Research and Statistical Methods, Writing Lab, Diagnostics, Lifespan Development, and Clinical Thanatology.


I have many research interests, and have published both empirical and conceptual articles related to the topics of wellness, aging, and other lifespan development issues. I am currently collecting data with both colleagues from other universities and Loyola counseling students on three separate data sets; two of these data sets are in collaboration with students from Loyola’s counseling program. These students will participate in every step of the research process, and eventually publish articles in notable counseling journals. So far, I have published three student-led manuscripts as a third author, while students took first and second authorship.


I started a private practice in the city – called “The Practice” – that I hope will grow and flourish over time. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing and practice this form of psychotherapy within The Practice. My hope in the next year is to begin some outcome-based research that tests the clinical efficacy of EMDR when applied to specific psychological disorders such as Major Depressive Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Borderline Personality Disorder.   

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