LOCAL BRIEFS • January 30, 2008

Posted on 29 Jan 2009 at 7:10pm
By Staff Reports

SMU hiring full-time counselor for Resource Center program
Southern Methodist University is hiring a full-time employee to staff a recently launched counseling program at the Resource Center of Dallas, RCD spokesman Rafael McDonnell said.

The counseling program, a partnership between the Resource Center and SMU’s School of Education and Human Development, offers reduced-cost sessions for LGBT individuals and couples. The program, launched in November, covers topics including crisis intervention, grief management, depression, substance abuse and coming out issues.

Until now, the program has been staffed by one SMU graduate student working under the supervision of faculty members. However, McDonnell said the program is expanding to include two graduate students as well as a full-time employee who will have an office at the Resource Center. The addition of a full-time employee will allow for nighttime intake appointments.

"It took a little bit of time to get rolling, but we’re getting a steady stream of calls," McDonnell said of the program.

For more information on the counseling program, call 214-393-3680 or go to www.rcdallas.org and click on counseling. To apply for the position, which closes Feb. 16, go to www.rcdallas.org and click on employment.

Rainbow Garden Club monthly meeting to focus on ‘Landscaping with Stone’
Rainbow Garden Club holds its monthly meeting Sunday, Feb. 8, at 2 p.m. at Smith-Hawken Garden Center, 3300 Knox St.

Martin Kelley will give a talk and demonstration on "Landscaping with Stone."

Martin has been a landscaper for 10 years, and currently owns and operates Blackwater Landscaping Co. in Dallas. For more information, and directions, check the Events page on the Rainbow Garden Club Web site at www.rainbowgardenclub.com.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition January 30, 2009.

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