Mary Kathryn Rodrigue Gastinel, PhD, LPC, NCC

Title: Assistant Professor, Clinical Mental Health Specialization Coordinator and Program Coordinator
Department: Psychology, Counseling, and Family Studies
Email: mary.gastinel@nicholls.edu
Office Phone: 985-448-4357
Office Location: 269 Dr. O Cleveland Hill Hall

Education:

B.S in Psychology (University of Alabama)
M.Ed. in Counselor Education (University of New Orleans)
Ph.D. in Counselor Education (University of New Orleans)

Courses:

COUN 526 Intro to Marriage and Family Counseling
COUN 545/546 Internship I & II

Bio:

Dr. Mary Kathryn Rodrigue Gastinel, B.S., University of Alabama; M.Ed., University of New Orleans; Ph.D., University of New Orleans: Dr. Gastinel holds membership with the following professional organizations, Louisiana Counseling Association, American Counseling Association, and American Psychosocial Oncology Society. Dr. Gastinel is currently licensed with the Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselors Board of Examiners as a Licensed Professional Counselor.  Dr. Gastinel holds certifications with the National Board of Certified Counselors as a National Certified Counselor, a Telemental Health Certification, and an Oncology Certification for her work in psychosocial oncology as a licensed professional counselor and mental health consultant. Dr. Gastinel has been licensed as an LPC with the State of Louisiana since 2010. In order to maintain licensure in the State of Louisiana, Dr. Gastinel must participate in 40 clock hours of continuing education in a two year cycle. Maintaining licensure since 2010 supports Dr. Gastinel’s professional development and renewal activities related to counseling.

With regard to professional service and advocacy in counseling, Dr. Gastinel has engaged in advocacy presentations and workshops in her local community and received recognition with the Solaris Award from Family Roads of Greater Baton Rouge in 2017. Additionally, from 2012 until the present, Dr. Gastinel continues to provide counseling services in a private practice setting, in addition to her academic appointment with Nicholls State University. As Dr. Gastinel’s vitae indicates, she has publications and presentations which further support her development/renewal activities as well as research and scholarly activity in counseling commensurate with her faculty role.

Accomplishments:

Research and Publications:

Rodrigue, M.K. (2017, August 19). My Storm [Blog Post]. Retrieved from https://www.neworleansmomsblog.com/2017/08/19/storm-living-life-young-widow/

Rodrigue, M.K. (2016). The Holistic Patient. Retrieved from www.theoncologygroup.com

Hauser, J., Sileo, M., Araneta, N., Kirk, R., Martinez, J., Finn, K., Calista, J., Calcano, E.,

Thibadoux, L., Harney, C., Bass, K., & Rodrigue, M. K. (2011). Navigation and palliative care. Cancer, 117(SUPPL. 15), 3585-3591. 10.1002/cncr.26266

Rodrigue, M.K. (2010). Assessing the psychosocial needs of individuals diagnosed with

cancer, by age and sex on interest in support group attendance (Doctoral   Dissertation). University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA.

Conference and Professional Presentations:

Rodrigue, M.K., Dini, C., Thibodaux, L., Barrois, M., Ransom, S., & Pearman, T. (2010).

Implementation of a Distress Screening Program in a Hospital Based Cancer Center. (APOS) (Content Presentation). New Orleans, LA.

Paradise, L.V., Henderson, K., Clabert, M.K., & Pitre, L. (2008). Dissertation Boot Camp

and Other Innovative Approaches. (SACES). Houston, TX.

Community Initiatives and Involvement:

Rodrigue, M.K. (2021). Self Care After Caregiving [PowerPoint Presentation].

(Camp Widow). San Diego, CA, July 2021.

Fetzer, K. & Rodrigue, M.K. (2020). Mind Over Mask: Processing the pandemic through a collective mental health response to COVID-19 [PowerPoint Presentation] (Kean Miller Law Firm). Baton Rouge, LA, November 2020.

Fetzer, K. & Rodrigue, M.K. (2020). Mind Over Mask: Processing the pandemic through a collective mental health response to COVID-19 [PowerPoint Presentation]. (St. Scholastica Academy). Covington, LA, October 2020.

Rodrigue, M.K. (2019). F.I.D.O. Widow: Fight it drive on [PowerPoint Presentation].

 

(Camp Widow). San Diego, CA, July 2019.

 

Fetzer, K & Rodrigue, M.K. (2018). Define Your Selfie: A girls guide to positive body

image, empowerment, …and their inner Beyonce [PowerPoint Presentation]. (Port

Allen High School). Port Allen, LA, October 2018.

 

Rodrigue, M.K. (2017). F.I.D.O. Widow: Fight it drive on [PowerPoint Presentation]. Camp Widow). San Diego, CA, July 2017.

Rodrigue, M.K. (2017). Surviving Together: How to talk to patients about life after treatment [PowerPoint Presentation]. (Brain Injury Association of Louisiana).

New Orleans, LA, March 2017.

Rodrigue, M.K. (2017). Define Your Selfie: A girls guide to positive body

image, empowerment, …and their inner Beyonce [PowerPoint Presentation].

(Junior League). Covington, LA, January 2017.

Fetzer, K. & Rodrigue, M.K. (2015). Misguided: A bird’s eye view of where you’ve

been, where you are, and where you Are going [PowerPoint Presentation]. (Tri Delta Sorority). Baton Rouge, LA, August 2015.

Fetzer, K & Rodrigue, M.K. (2015). Define Your Selfie: A girls guide to positive

body image, empowerment, …and their inner Beyonce [PowerPoint Presentation]. (St. Scholastica Academy). Covington, LA, April 2015.

Rodrigue, M.K. (2014). Care for Them, Care for You: A conversation on caregiver burnout and compassion fatigue [PowerPoint Presentation]. (Ochsner Health Center). Covington, LA, October 2014.

Rodrigue, M.K. (2014). NOON Survivorship, Surviving Together: How to talk to

patients about life after treatment [PowerPoint Presentation]. (New Orleans

Oncology Nurses). New Orleans, LA, June 2014.

Fetzer, K. & Rodrigue, M.K. (2014). Educating the Educators: A conversation on grief

and mental health [PowerPoint Presentation]. (University Lab School). Baton Rouge, LA, March 2014.

Fetzer, K. & Rodrigue, M.K. (2013). Out of Bounds: The biggest lessons are off the

playing field [PowerPoint Presentation]. (New Orleans Sports Foundation). New Orleans, LA, December 2013.

Rodrigue, M.K. (2013). Look Who’s Talking: Communicating with your family

[PowerPoint Presentation]. (Country Day School). Baton Rouge, LA, April 2013.Peer Reviews: 

Fazio-Griffith, L., Marino, R., & Leeman, M. (2020) Ethical considerations for play

therapy supervision. In Fazio-Griffith & Marino (Eds.), Techniques and Interventions for Play Therapy and Clinical Supervision (1st. Ed., pp.). IGI Global.

 

Recognition and Awards:  

Solaris Award 2017

Family Roads of Greater Baton RougeGambit New Orleans Top 40 Under 40 – 2014

225 Magazine Top People to Watch – 2014

Leukemia Lymphoma Society Research Grant Benefactor: – 2010

Advanced Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Tulane University Hospital and Clinic – 2010

Tulane Cancer Center

Patricia Trost-Friedler Center for Psychosocial Oncology Award Outstanding Commitment to Patient Care and Advocacy in the Fight Against Cancer