Groups for IUP Students

Groups for IUP Students

Spring 2022

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All groups will be held in the Counseling Center, Suites on Maple East G31. All groups will be held in person!

Participation in these groups requires an initial 30-minute triage appointment. To schedule this appointment or to ask questions, contact the Counseling Center by phone at 724-357-2621 or email counseling-center@iup.edu.

Research has shown that group counseling is as effective as individual counseling. Talking with other students who have similar experiences provides support and perspective. Contact the Counseling Center by phone at 724-357-2621 or email counseling-center@iup.edu.

Masculinities—Mondays 11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

This group provides a space for individuals to explore their masculine identity and personally define what masculinity means to them. Come explore the role masculine identity plays in relationships and personal challenges while also highlighting the value and benefits of their identity. (Open to students who identify as men or masculine)

Family Issues Group—Tuesdays 4:00–5:30 p.m.

This is a support group for students who have concerns related to their families. Examples of family issues may include parental abuse/neglect, substance abuse by parents, or over-involvement that causes significant distress. The family issues can be current or in the past.

Life Skills for Stressful Times—Wednesdays 3:30–4:20 p.m.

College and Covid got you stressed out? This group is designed to help students build concrete skills to manage emotions, relationships, and self-care. Join us to learn more about yourself while building skills that are essential to improve your quality of life- mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotion regulation.

Understanding Self and Others—Thursdays 4:00–5:30 p.m.

This is a therapy group where students meet with others and share who they are and learn about themselves and each other while gaining skills and insight to use outside of the therapy room. This is a meaningful way to receive multiple perspectives, support, encouragement, feedback, and to learn how to relate to others in a safe and confidential space.

Understanding Self and Others—Fridays 10:00 a.m.–11:15 p.m.

This is a therapy group where students meet with others and share who they are, learn about themselves and each other while gaining skills and insight to use outside of the therapy room. This is a meaningful way to receive multiple perspectives, support, encouragement, feedback, and to learn how to relate to others in a safe and confidential space.

Participation in group therapy requires an initial 30-minute triage appointment.

To schedule this appointment or to ask questions, contact the Counseling Center by phone at 724-357-2621 or email counseling-center@iup.edu. Counseling services are open to all students who are currently paying the Wellness Fee.