Commencement - May 3 & 4

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Amanda Elise Dossaji has general research interests in the areas of grief and mindfulness in counseling. Currently Dr. Dossaji is working on two projects: one is developing a narrative on using yoga as a trauma informed practice in group therapy and the other is developing a scale to assess non-bereavement related grief. In addition to her research interests, Dr. Dossaji also has a private practice in New Orleans where she works primarily with grief and trauma. Dr. Dossaji has worked in the field of mental health in various capacities since her graduation from Troy University in 2009. Since 2009, Dr. Dossaji  has worked with veterans, hospice, and in community mental health. She is a member of ACA, SACES and a current board member on the Louisiana State Board of Licensed Professional Counselors. Dossaji’s professional presentations include topics on mindfulness, aging, and ethics in counseling.  

PhD -  Counselor Education; University of New Orleans 
M.S. -  Counseling Psychology; Troy University
B.S.  – Psychology; University of Georgia

Johns, E.  (2020).  Lucille: Cross Cultural Counseling with Older Adult Populations.  In B. King & T. 
Stewart (Eds), Cases on Cross -Cultural Counseling Strategies (pp 305 – 325).  Hershey, PA: IGI Global.  doi: 10.4018/978-1-7998-002-4.ch015
King, B., Johns, E., Raddler, L.  (2019) A review of best practices and multicultural and social justice 
competencies for counseling transgender clients. Tennessee Counseling Association Journal 8(1), pp 48-64.

Johns, E.  (October 2019).  Mindfulness and Yoga as a Trauma Informed Curriculum for Group and 
Individual Counseling. The Guidance Center.  Metairie, LA.

Johns, E.  (August 2019).  Mindfulness and Yoga as Trauma Informed Care.  Transforming Trauma; Haven 
Annual Conference.  Raceland, LA. 
Johns, E. Dickens, K (May 2019).  Mindfulness as a Trauma Informed Approach with a Lifespan Perspective.  
International Association for Counseling (IAC).  Novia Scotia, Canada.

Raddler, L, Johns, E, Park, C.  (March 2019).  Engaging in Gatekeeping: Solutions for all counselors.  
American Counseling Association.  New Orleans, LA.  

Herman, K. ,Johns, E.  (October 2018).  Caring for Caregivers: Understanding and Addressing the Need 
for Caregiver Support. Louisiana Counseling Association (LCA). Baton Rouge, LA
Johns, E. Johnson, A., Williams, V. (October 2018) Creating a student mentorship program to 
combat alcohol and drug abuse on campus .  Louisiana Counseling Association (LCA). Baton 
Rouge, LA

Raddler, L., Johns, E., Wilson, H., Clark, L.. (October 2018) Bridging the Gap: A review of continuity of 
training and supervision in professional counseling . Louisiana Counseling Association (LCA). Baton Rouge, LA.

Dickens, K., Herlihy, B. Johns, E.,. (September 2018) Managing Dual Relationships in Counselor 
Education. International Association for Counselling (IAC). Rome, Italy.

Johns, E., Durant, A. (July 2018) Long-term impact of early caregiver loss. Association for Adult 
Development and Aging (AADA) Arlington, VA.

Johns, E.  (March 2018).  Using mindfulness as a trauma informed approach with children and adolescents. 
Bayou Regional Conference. Nicholls State University. Thibodaux, LA.

Camelford, K. , Wilburn, T., McDermott, C. ,Johns, E.,  LACES Board Panel Discussion: Ethical Concerns 
when Using Technology in Practice. Louisiana Counseling Association. Baton Rouge, LA