Center for Creativity and Change to Host Group Leadership Workshop

Posted on 1/21/2017 10:55:13 AM

The IUP Center for Creativity and Change will offer a workshop on counseling group leadership that will feature Ed Jacobs and Christine Schimmel of West Virginia University. Titled “Creative, Active Group Leadership,” the one-day workshop will be held on Friday, March 3, 2017, at rec333, a conference facility adjacent to the IUP Monroeville Graduate and Professional Center in Pittsburgh.

Jacobs is the coordinator of the master’s program in Counseling at West Virginia University. He has written 25 book chapters and publications as well as three books on group counseling and three books on counseling techniques. Jacobs is a recipient of the Professional Advancement Award by the Association for Specialists in Group Work for his outstanding contribution to group counseling.

Schimmel is the coordinator of the school counseling master’s program at West Virginia University. She serves on the counseling licensure board for the state of West Virginia and is on the task force updating the state standards for school counselors in West Virginia. Schimmel was selected School Counselor Educator of the year in West Virginia in 2013.

They are co-authors of Group Counseling: Strategies and Skills (eighth ed.) and of Impact Therapy.  They were also honored for having the article of the year in the Journal for Specialists in Group Work in 2012.

The workshop brochure can be found on the Center for Creativity and Change website. A discounted early bird registration will be available until Friday, February 10.