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Dr. Lorraine Guth

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211 Stouffer Hall
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana, PA 15705
724-357-5509 — Office

“I help to foster the awareness, knowledge, and skills of my students by encouraging them to take an active role in their learning process. I primarily utilize experiential methods (i.e. cooperative learning groups, role-plays, guest speakers, case studies) in order to foster student growth and development. As students engage in the experiences related to the learning objectives, they apply and synthesize this learning in a meaningful way.”


Dr. Guth completed her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at Indiana University in 1994 and her masters’ degree in Counseling from the University of Memphis. Before arriving at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Guth was a counseling faculty member at Florida Gulf Coast University and the University of South Florida at Fort Myers. She has a wide range of counseling experiences, including a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Tennessee Center for Developmental Disabilities.

Dr. Lorraine J. Guth has been with the Department of Counseling at IUP since 1998. She teaches a variety of counseling courses, including Basic Counseling Skills, Wellness Based Counseling, Human Sexuality Issues in Counseling, Individual Counseling Practicum, Group Counseling, Group Counseling Practicum, Diversity Issues in Counseling, and Field Experience. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Dr. Guth serves as practicum and field experience coordinator (assisting students, site supervisors, and faculty members in navigating through the practicum and field experience process) and is a member of the University Senate Research Committee and coordinator for the campus Digital Counselor Training Facility.

Presentations and Publications

Dr. Guth in BhutanDr. Guth has numerous professional publications and presentations on the areas of diversity, sexuality, group work, and technology. She has an interest in international work. In October 2011, she was one of 12 counselor educators from the United States that was chosen to be part of the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) Thunder Dragon Institute in Bhutan. The initiative was designed to help establish the counseling profession in this small landlocked country in South Asia. She spent two weeks providing direct counseling services to Bhutanese students in a local school and also provided training to the principal, teachers, counselors, and students. During the third week, she delivered a presentation on Group Work and Group Counseling Skills at the NBCC International Counseling Conference in Thimphu, Bhutan. She also co-conducted a presentation for the Bhutan Ministry of Education highlighting the work that was done in the schools and recommendations for school counseling in the country.

She has also participated in international conferences in Italy, Ireland, and Hong Kong. In 2008, Dr. Guth attended the conference in Italy and offered a presentation on technology. After returning to the United States, she presented a paper on her experiences in Italy at the North Atlantic Regional Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference in Portland, Maine, and at the American Counseling Association Conference in Charlotte, N.C. In 2009, she attended an international conference in Ireland and presented on issues of intersexuality. She also conducted a study to examine the impact the Ireland study abroad institute had on the participants. She published an article on the findings of this collaborative study abroad research. Additionally, she delivered international and national presentations on the research, including a talk at the Asia Pacific Rim International Counseling Conference in Hong Kong. In addition to her interest in international experiences, Dr. Guth has published articles in such prestigious journals as the Journal for Specialists in Group Work, Journal of Gay and Lesbian Psychotherapy, International Journal of Special Education, Journal for the Professional Counselor, Journal of Homosexuality, Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, and Counseling Today. She also has two publications in the book Group Work Experts Share their Favorite Multicultural Activities (published by the Association for Specialists in Group Work), and a publication in the ACA Encyclopedia of Counseling on Group Work Terminology.


Dr. Guth is a nationally certified counselor, licensed professional counselor, and licensed psychologist in the state of Pennsylvania. Additionally, she is a member and awards committee cochair for the Association for Specialists in Group Work, and she is a member of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development, and the American Counseling Association.

  • Department of Counseling
  • Stouffer Hall, Room 206B
    1175 Maple Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2306
  • Fax: 724-357-7821
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.