The 2nd Annual Week of Wellbeing

A Reflection and Recap by Ian C. Edwards, PhD, LP, Director, Duquesne University Counseling and Wellbeing Center

As a way of introducing this reflection and recap of the events of March 9-14, it is important to note that the Student Wellbeing Initiative, inclusive of the Duquesne University Counseling and Wellbeing Center and the Student Wellbeing Club, with one of its emphases being on interfaith dialog, can be appreciated as an expression of Pope Paul VI’s Nostra Aetate, his 1965 “Declaration on the Relation of the Church to Non-Christian Religions.” Continue reading

Counseling and Wellbeing

The Counseling and Wellbeing Center offers a variety of wellbeing-based services available to students and some which are available to faculty and staff.

Individual, short-term counseling/psychotherapy is available to all registered students.  Individual Counseling can help students suffering from difficulties associated with adjustment to college/university life, relationship issues, sadness and depression, worry and anxiety, working through an event or series of traumatic events that have impacted everyday functioning, etc.  (Faculty and staff can come for an initial consultation and will be referred to a community practitioner if additional, ongoing counseling is needed). Continue reading

The Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit Counseling and Wellbeing Center


by Ian C. Edwards, PhD, LP (Director, Duquesne University Counseling and Wellbeing Center, Adjunct Professor of Philosophy)

The University Counseling and Wellbeing Center, located in 636 Fisher Hall, establishes itself on a philosophy of life that is congruent with the University Mission.  We view the student in terms of his/her striving for contentment, happiness, and flourishing.  Our goal is to provide services and resources that will enable the student to live a meaningful life based on a mind/body/spirit approach to wellbeing, an approach that honors the fundamental dignity of the human person by valuing him/her in his/her totality. Continue reading