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From the Editors


It is with our sincere pleasure to welcome the role as the Fall 2020 co-editors for the Louisiana Counseling Association (LCA) journal succeeding Drs. Meredith Nelson and Peter Emerson, our colleagues and friends. With a collective experience of over 23 years, Dr. Krystal Vaughn, Dr. Kellie Camelford, and Dr. Erin Dugan are proud to have been selected as the next co-editors for LCA. Drs. Vaughn, Camelford, and Dugan have had the fortunate experience to serve as editors with various publishing companies and associationover the past years including, IGI Global, Routledge, the American Psychological Association, the American Counseling Association, the American Child and Adolescent Counseling Association, the Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, the Association for Specialists in Group Work, the Association for Play Therapy, the National Board of Certified Counselors, the Louisiana Counseling Association, and the Louisiana Trust Fund. As Dr. Nelson mentioned in her editorial address in the Fall 2019 journal, “LCA is one of the leading counseling organizations in the country.” As co-editors, we will continue to publish high quality manuscripts as well as continue to strengthen the quality of research published in the journal. Although COVID-19’s impact on our country, state, and community has been devastating, LCA has continued to support its members. In the Fall 2020, the call for manuscripts continued to go out to its members and researchers across the world. Again, we are honored to serve as LCA Journal’s co-editors. Thank you for such a wonderful and meaningful opportunity.