Counselor-led support groups offered by the Julianna Poor Memorial Counseling Center at Houston's First are topic-focused, short-term groups led by a counselor facilitating an established curriculum. The focus of such groups is to provide support and education and is not meant to replace a therapy group. Counselor-led support groups are designed to allow participants to process their thoughts and emotions in a confidential and nurturing environment, and to be an introduction to the experience of therapy. The only cost for these groups is the cost of the curriculum, and the groups are open to church members and non-members alike.
In discussing the book/workbook Rid of My Disgrace, we will address the effects of sexual assault with the biblical message of grace and redemption. Jesus responds to your pain and your past. Your story does not end with the assault. Your life was intended for more than shame, guilt, despair, pain, and denial. The assault does not define you or have the last word on your identity. Yes, it is part of your story, but not the end of your story. The cost of the curriculum for this group is $25.
Interest meetings for this group will be held on Sun, Nov 11, following the 11a services at The Loop, Cypress, and Sienna Campuses. An additional meeting is also offered on Sun, Nov 11, at 4p at The Loop Campus for those who cannot attend the earlier meeting. Attendance at the interest meeting is not required to participate in the group. Groups for men and for women will be offered as interest warrants.
The Counseling Center also offers therapy groups based on different topics. In January 2019, we will offer the following groups: