• Dr. Eugene Foster
    Director of the Cardinal Success Program
  • Dr. Katy Hopkins
  • Address
    The Academy @ Shawnee
    4001 Herman Street
    Suite #121
    Louisville, KY 40212
    Phone: 502-485-8326
  • Go Cardinals!
Statement from Eugene Foster, director of CSP
The Cardinal Success Program @ Shawnee is an innovative partnership between the University of Louisville’s College of Education and Human Development (CEHD), Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology, Counseling, and College Student Personnel (ECPY), the Academy @ Shawnee and the west Louisville community.

By design, it brings access to quality counseling psychology services to students from a traditionally under-served area of the community. Services are provided by graduate level counseling psychology and clinical mental health students working under the direct supervision of a licensed psychologist who is also a faculty member with the CEHD.

The program is fully integrated into the daily activities of The Academy @ Shawnee and employs a collaborative approach to service delivery by creating a team comprised of teacher, parent, and counselor to support the social-emotional development of each student referred. Services offered include consultation, individual, group, and family counseling, career and college readiness services and psychological assessment. The Cardinal Success Program is an example of true community engagement in the spirit of the UofL Signature Partnership Initiative.

Mission of the Cardinal Success Program
The mission of the Cardinal Success Program (CSP) is to build healthy communities by helping individuals and families through improved access to mental health and wellness services, counseling, and career and college readiness services. We also seek to improve the clinical training of mental health providers and school leaders through deep and meaningful immersion in this diverse community. Our goal is to train a growing number of professionals who are well prepared to work productively within the West Louisville Community.

Signature Partnership Initiative
The Signature Partnership Initiative (SPI) is a Universitywide effort to improve the quality of life and economic opportunity for residents of West Louisville. The Cardinal Success Program was launched to further support SPI and our partnership school, The Academy @ Shawnee. Wellness, mental health, education and career and college readiness are inter-related, and SPI seeks to address all these challenges by embedding scholar-practitioners in the community.

The Cardinal Success Program @ Shawnee will achieve these goals by implementing a clinical training model for counseling students, which is similar to the successful clinical model for teacher preparation that has already been established at other CEHD Signature Partnership schools. The clinical training model will allow students to be immersed on site in a diverse community environment for practicum and internship experiences. Graduate-level classes will also be held at the Shawnee site.

About Our Students
Students completing practicum and internships at CSP are enrolled in Master’s and doctoral programs in the college’s ECPY department. Faculty and students with the department may engage in approved research at the Shawnee location.