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Dr. Sibyl West

Sibyl West

Associate Professor

Stouffer Hall, 222
724-357-1403—Indiana Office
412-824-1999—Penn Center Office

Courses Taught

COUN 617: Basic Counseling Skills

COUN 618: Multicultural and Diversity Issues in Counseling

COUN 621: Introduction to Professional School Counseling

COUN 627: Counseling and Consulting Theories

COUN 628: Management of Professional School Counseling Programs

COUN 636: Career Counseling and Consultation Theories

COUN 657: Individual Counseling Prac

COUN 659: Group Counseling Prac

COUN 667: Individual Counsleng Prac (Child)

COUN 681: Special Topic: Gangs, Drugs, and Violence in the Schools

COUN 755: Field Experience


Dr. Sibyl Camille West joined the IUP faculty in Fall 2009. She attended Truman State University for her undergraduate work and University of Arizona for her master’s in School Counseling. She graduated from Ohio State University with her Ph.D. in Counselor Education. Her dissertation focused on counselor education programs at historically Black colleges and universities and CACREP accreditation. Additional research and scholarly interests include remediation plans and feedback for counselors-in-training, gate-keeping, multicultural counseling issues, school counselor supervision, and school counseling in urban settings.

Dr. West was a school counselor at Carson Middle School in Tucson, Arizona. She is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), the American School Counseling Association (ASCA), and the Association of Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD). She has presented at the ACA national conference, ACES national conference, and the Transforming School Counseling (TSC) national conference. Dr. Cato also serves on the editorial board for the Counselor Education and Supervision (CES) Journal and the Journal of Humanistic Counseling Education and Development (JHCEAD).


When not working, Dr. West spends her free time relaxing with her husband, Chris; playing with her 14-year-old Chihuahua mix, Shelby; cheering on the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Arizona Wildcats; reading books on her Nook; and playing Scrabble, UNO, darts, and Words-with-Friends.

  • 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.