Groups for IUP Students

  • Groups for IUP Students: Fall 2018Chairs in a circle

    Research has shown that group counseling is as effective as individual counseling. Talking with other students who have similar experiences provides support and perspective.

    The following groups are offered at the Counseling Center in G31 Suites on Maple East. These groups usually include four to nine students and are facilitated by two therapists. Group facilitators work to provide a safe, confidential environment where members are free to discuss their thoughts, feelings, and concerns as they are comfortable.

    Participation in these groups requires an initial meeting with the group facilitators. To schedule this initial meeting or to ask questions, contact the Counseling Center at 724-357-2621, stop by G31 Suites on Maple East, e-mail the group leaders (see below), or e-mail

    Groups for IUP Students: Fall 2018

      Understanding Yourself and Others

      Would you like to learn about yourself and better understand your relationships?  In this group you will practice new ways to express your thoughts and feelings in a safe and encouraging atmosphere.

      Women’s Group

      A group for female students to discuss topics such as academics, relationships, families, body image, self-esteem, and other common concerns with a focus on self-awareness and interpersonal interaction. Facilitated by Kristin Faust, PsyD ( and Kermeka Desai (

      • Thursdays 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.