Groups for IUP Students

  • Groups for IUP Students coming Spring 2021

    Chairs in a circleResearch 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 through the Counseling Center via HIPAA Compliant Zoom. 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 by phone at 724-357-2621 or email counseling-center@iup.edu.

    Current Groups for IUP Students

    Connecting with Self and Others

    This support/process-focused group for undergraduate and graduate students is intended for students struggling to make interpersonal connections, particularly during the current pandemic. The group will be small (4–6 students), unstructured, and conducted entirely over Zoom. Participation in group will allow students who are feeling isolated, disconnected from their peers, and/or unable to maintain meaningful relationships to learn about their interpersonal styles, develop improved confidence in social settings, and give and receive support from their peers.

    Due to high demand, this group will have two sessions available: 

    • Mondays: 3:15–4:30 p.m. 
      or
    • Wednesdays: 1:15–2:30 p.m.

    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 by phone at 724-357-2621 or email counseling-center@iup.edu.