Loyola University Maryland

Counseling Center

Psychoeducational Group Facilitator Program

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 primary selection periods to be a PGF is April for the summer and Fall semesters, and November for the spring semester. Learn more or register.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact Kourtney Bennett, PhD, at kbennett@loyola.edu.