The IUP Center for Creativity and Change will host a “Spring Seminar on Counseling” on Friday, May 15, at the IUP Monroeville Graduate and Professional Center. Three presentations will be presented by IUP Counseling professors on a range of topics, including Gestalt counseling, wellness for counselors, and creative thinking and problem-solving.
Michelle Bruno, professor in Counseling, will discuss “Wellness for Counselors: Preventing Burnout and Improving Quality of Life.” The workshop will provide information on the domains of wellness, highlight warning signs for burnout and impairment, and provide opportunities to engage in a wellness activity.
Bob Witchel, professor in Counseling, will offer a workshop titled “Trauma Counseling using a Somatic Experiencing Model and Gestalt Therapy Interventions.” This seminar will feature Gestalt intervention strategies and an introduction to Somatic Experiencing, a model outlining how trauma occurs.
John McCarthy, professor of Counseling, will share his perspectives on “Bring Creativity and Creative Problem-Solving to the Hats of Your Professional Counseling Roles.” This workshop will cover vital elements in creative thinking, including its importance and relevance to wellness, as well as models and techniques that counselors can utilize in their work and personal life.
More information about the workshop and registration can be found on the Center for Creativity and Change website. A discounted early bird registration is available until Wednesday, April 29.