University Counseling Services expands interpersonal group

Suneil Kamath, Staff Reporter

University Counseling Services (UCS) is expanding its popular interpersonal process group (IPG) due to increased demand.

According to UCS, IPG is “for students who wish to better understand themselves and their relationships with others. Over time, students begin to better understand themselves and their relationship patterns and develop ways to improve the quality of their relationships.”

IPG is not a support group for couples, though.

“IPG is really for individuals who want help navigating any kind of relationship in their lives,” Ann Letourneau, a doctoral intern at UCS, told The Daily. “Our participants come with a variety of goals, such as improving small-talk skills, overcoming shyness, gaining assertiveness and managing conflict with family, friends and colleagues.”

Approximately 1,300 Case Western Reserve University students visit UCS every year. UCS provides a range of services for students, including programs dealing with managing drug and alcohol abuse and academic stress.

Originally only scheduled once a week, IPG will now run three times a week, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday’s from 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Students interested in signing up for the program should visit the UCS offices in the Sears Building, Room 220.