Loyola University Maryland

Counseling Center

Psychoeducational Group Facilitator Program

Now accepting registrants for the Fall 2022 semester.

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The Psychoeducational Group Facilitator (PGF) training experience provides current Loyola graduate students in masters and doctoral level programs in mental health and psychology with structured, skills-based group experience. Facilitators will have the opportunity to lead our current psychoeducational workshops for Loyola students. Our primary workshop is Recognition, Insight, and Openness (RIO), an evidence-based psychoeducation experience grounded in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness techniques. Each workshop consists of three consecutive sessions, exploring the themes of Recognition, Insight, and Openness. PGFs are expected to:

  • attend a training prior to the beginning of the semester, 
  • participate in mid-semester check-in meetings 
  • and commit to facilitating at least 2-3 RIO workshops each semester for a total of 6-9 sessions. 

Other opportunities for group facilitation are available such as mindfulness workshops, suicide prevention trainings, and outreach events. These experiences are dependent upon the Center’s needs and your availability.

The Counseling Center accepts registrants for the Psychoeducational Group Facilitator Program throughout the year, and trainings for the role are held in both the fall and spring semesters. Learn more or register. We encourage interested applicants to consider the potential for multiple relationships. Please view our statement on multiple relationships for more information. 

Additionally, the Counseling Center can support with documentation of PGF hours for clinical training. If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact Kourtney Bennett, PhD, at kbennett@loyola.edu.