New Name With a Fresh Mission: The IUP Center for Creativity and Change

Posted on 3/5/2015 9:59:26 AM

Formerly known as the Center for Counselor Training and Services (CCTS), the new Center—known as “Creative Change” for short—will continue to offer workshops throughout Western Pennsylvania and will expand its repertoire to also provide training on creativity-related topics.

“I am tremendously excited by this shift in our Center,” said John McCarthy, director of the Center for Creativity and Change. “‘Creative Change’ will bring some dynamic speakers and topics to the Indiana and Pittsburgh areas that will be geared for a range of disciplines and professionals.”

The roots of the Center, which was started in 2005, will still be evident with its workshops tailored primarily to school counseling and clinical mental health professionals. “The Center will continue to do this,” said McCarthy, noting that an October 2015 workshop on Reality Therapy has been scheduled. A one-day event on creativity in the counseling profession is also being planned for spring 2016.

Since 2005, over 1,200 individuals have received training through the Center’s workshops that feature nationally and internationally known experts.

The Center for Creativity and Change will continue to be located in the IUP Department of Counseling, which offers master’s degree programs in both Indiana and the IUP Monroeville Graduate and Professional Center.

For more information, contact the IUP Center for Creativity and Change at