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Counseling 21: Practicum II

Instructor: Sallie Boulos-Sophy, Ph.D., HSPP COURSE DESCRIPTION Practicum II is designed to develop students’ counseling skills beyond the level required in Practicum I. The primary emphasis is on performing counseling and related activities as a lay helper. Students will learn and practice a variety of counseling strategies in this course and will be asked to […]

Counseling 20: Practicum I

Instructor: Mary Michail, MA, LPC, NCC Required Text: Lauren Littauer Briggs The Art of Helping: What to say and do when someone is hurting.  (ISBN-10: 061547568X,      ISBN-13: 978-0615475684) Course Prerequisites Students who wish to join this course can only be qualified after successful completion of Introduction to Practicum class. Course Description This course focuses […]

Counseling 19: Introduction to Practicum

Instructors: Fr. Makary Ibrahim, MD E-mail:   Phone: 210-730-3782 Course Objectives: The student will gain a general understanding of: Healthy relationships The helping relationship The importance of values in helping Basic communication skills Attending, listening and understanding Basic empathy The art of probing and summarizing Helping clients tell their stories Emergencies: Suicide & Homicide: how […]

Counseling 18: Self Development

Instructor: Sarwat Gad, MD Course Description: The course will offer discussions on the development of self esteem with particular emphasis on cognition and belief systems. The relationship between thoughts, feelings and behavior will be addressed. Various communication skills and behavior strategies will be introduced to assist in enhancing self esteem and coping skills. Course Objectives: […]

Counseling 17: Ethics & Legal Issues

Instructor: Fr. Makary Ibrahim, M.D E-mail:, Phone: 210-730-3782 Course Description: This course educates what constitutes sound, ethical conduct to do the right thing with good intentions in counseling. It covers the moral principles of the helping lay counselors. It addresses the knowledge of ethical, legal and professional standards. It equips the student with the skills […]

Counseling 16: Crisis and Trauma Counseling

Instructor: Sahar Awad, M.D. Course Description: This course is designed to help the enrollees to learn how to handle daily unwelcome surprises and life changing events. Will equip the person with step by step actions to use in the face of the serious life challenges. When people are faced with various live events, it causes one […]

Families/ Couples

Walsh, F., Spiritual Resources In Family Therapy. Wicker, L., Preparing Couples for Marriage: A Guide for Pastors to Premarital Counseling. Luther, D., Preparing for Marriage: A Guide for Christian Couples. Mack, W., Strengthening your Marriage. Mack, W., Homework Manual for Biblical Living: Volume II, Family & Marital Problems. Adams, J., Solving Marriage Problems: Biblical Solutions […]

Child Development

Beard, R. An outline of Piaget’s Developmental Psychology for Students and teachers. Piaget, J. The Child’s Conception of the World. Piaget, J. The psychology of the Child. Piaget, J. The psychology of Intelligence. Papalia, D. A Child’s World: Infancy through Adolescence. Feist,J. Theories of Personality. Goldman, R. Religious Thinking from Childhood to adolescence. Goldman, R. […]

FMP Faculty

Faculty staff were recommended by His Grace. Each one of our faculty members have several decades of experience in Psychiatry and Counseling. The diversity in backgrounds from child psychiatrists to chemical dependency counselors ensures a breadth of knowledge that enriches the academic backbone of this program. All of our faculty have spent much of their […]


Faculty staff were recommended by His Grace. Each one of our faculty members have several decades of experience in Psychiatry and Counseling. The diversity in backgrounds from child psychiatrists to chemical dependency counselors ensures a breadth of knowledge that enriches the academic backbone of this program. All of our faculty have spent much of their […]

Sherry Gergis M.D.

Adult Psychiatry Board Certification: American Board Of Psychiatry and Neurology Certified in 2013 Education: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX Graduated July 2013 Child psychiatry Fellowship North Eastern Ohio College of Medicine, Akron, OH Graduated April 2011 Psychiatry Residency Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica Graduated May 2007 Loyola University, Chicago, IL Graduated Jan. 1997 […]

Sarwat M. Gad, M.D.

BOARD CERTIFIED IN ADULT AND GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRY Medical Director Lafayette Behavioral Health Unit Lafayette, LA February 2014-Present Medical Director New Beginnings Recovery Center Opelousas, LA May 2012-Present Medical Director Seaside Progressive Treatment Center November 1999- Present Zachary, Louisiana 70791 Acadia/St Landry Hospital July 1991-Present Church Point, LA Medical Director Acadia St. Landry Hospital-Bridgeway Outpatient Services […]

Naglaa Moussa, M.A.

  I earned a Masters of Art in Professional Counseling from Liberty University with high distinction. I am a licensed professional counselor in the State of Virginia. I am also a certified parent educator by Fairfax County Public Schools Communication and Community Outreach, certified in Mental Health First Aid USA by National Council For Behavioral […]

Mona Hanna, M.D.

EDUCATION Diplomat of American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry at GRU University, School of Medicine. Graduated from Ain Shams University, School of Medicine Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Residency at GRU, GA Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, at Emory University, GA GA award of Tele health consultation EXPERIENCE Has […]

Mary Michail, MA, LPC, NCC

EDUCATION Wayne State University Master’s of Arts in Counseling (1995) Hope College Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology (1990) National Board Certified Counselor Licensed Professional Counselor Member of the American Counseling Association Member of the American Mental Health Counseling Association Trained in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention, FTM and First Aid/CPR EXPERIENCE PSYCHOTHERAPIST in  private practice (2008-Present PSYCHOTHERAPIST. […]

Marguerite Rizk, M.A.

M.A. Professional Counseling, Liberty University B.S., University of Pittsburg Mrs. Rizk received a bachelor degree in science from University Of Pittsburgh and a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. She graduated Summa Cum Laude. She also received a Diploma in Biblical Studies from the Institute of Biblical Studies. Mrs. Rizk is the […]

Hani Ashamalla, M.D, FCCP

Hani has M.B.B.Ch from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt (1977-1983). Academic positions Clinical Professor of Medicine at St. George’s University (06/01/12 – Present). Clinical Professor of Radiology at Weill Cornell Medical College (10/01/11 – Present). Hospital positions Attending at NY Methodist Hospital (1995 – Present). Board Certification American Board of Radiation Oncology (ABR) Physicians American Board of Radiation Oncology (ABR) […]

Fr. Makary Ibrahim, M.D.

Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Medical Degree University of Cairo Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Residency, Wake Forest University Clinical Associate Professor, Wake Forest University Dr. Ibrahim was ordained a priest in 2012. Prior to that, he received his medical degree from Cairo University and completed his residency training at Wake Forest […]

Dr. Wafaie Selim, M.D., M.A., LSW, BCPCC

Dr. Wafaie Selim, M.D., M.A., LSW, BCPCC Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor Dr. Selim graduated with a Medical degree from Cairo University School of Medicine in 1975. After graduation, he specialized in Anesthesia at El Salam Hospital, El-Mohandesin in Cairo, Egypt. Shortly after, he immigrated to the United States and worked at the Cleveland Clinic […]

Dr. Sahar Awad, M.D.

Sahar Awad, MD. Dr. Sahar Awad is a graduate of school of medicine, Alexandra University, Egypt. She got her residency training at Creedmoor state hospital, NY. Dr. Awad is currently the medical director of adult Out patient services at MMC. Dr. Awad served as a Sunday school teacher for different age groups and also in […]

Dr. Marilyn Ekladios, Ed.D., M.S.

Doctor of Education Child and Youth Studies Specialization in Special Services and Exceptional Education Master of Science Family Therapy Bachelor of Arts Applied Psychology —Minor in Criminal Justice Adjunct Professor Public Policy in the Field of Family Support Guidance and Counseling Theory and Counseling Techniques Family Ministry Program Instructor since 2009 Senior Advisor and Guidance Counselor Dr. Marilyn Ekladios has […]