Center for Creativity and Change

  • Professional development workshops started in the Department of Counseling in 2002. In 2005, the Department of Counseling created the Center for Counselor Training and Services, and, in 2015, the name was changed to the Center for Creativity and Change

    Since 2002, over 1,900 individuals have participated in Center workshops. Over that period, 33 workshops, featuring nationally and internationally known leaders in the counseling profession, have been offered by the Center. 

    The center’s director is John McCarthy (

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    The IUP Center for Creativity and Change has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 4060. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Center is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

    Center policies are available upon request to John McCarthy, director, at

    Department of Counseling

  • Mission Statement and Goals
    The mission of the Center for Creativity and Change is to advance and enhance the creative thinking and problem-solving abilities of IUP community members, IUP alumni, and school/mental health professionals throughout the region via professional development, counseling-related workshops, and other innovative measures.
    Upcoming Workshops and Events
    Links, summaries, and schedules for each of the workshops that the Center for Creativity and Change is currently offering.