Therapy and Group Work: The Importance of a Qualified Facilitator
A Look Behind the Scenes
One thing I have not shared is I’m a facilitator of The Quest Project®. I am in the “trenches” with the boys that come to see me. I do this work myself, I’m good at it. I know how to quickly uncover and get to the wound an adolescent boy carries. Since 2000 I have facilitated over 2000 adolescent boys in their growth and healing!
In recent discussions with several organizations that want to bring The Quest Project® to their city, they were amazed that “I” would be working with the boys. There was an assumption that I would send staff and oversee the work. Not the case! I don’t fly in and spend an hour doing a keynote speech to kick things off and leave the work to someone else, I do the work- it’s my mission! Someday I will have a protégé, in the meantime, I am the one to get this done.
Over the last 2 years, I have given you glimpses into who I am, how I was raised and my journey to doing what I do today.
A quick recap of my education:
- Completed my Bachelors in Psychology in 1994,
- earned a Masters in Counseling; Thesis topic: “The Effect of Initiation and Mentoring on Adolescent Boys” (Lessor, C., 1998) in 1998, published in peer-reviewed journal “Role of Deceased Mentors in the Ongoing Lives of Protégés,” Omega: Journal of Death and Dying (Lessor, C., & Marwit, S., 2000),
- became a Licensed Professional Counselor in 1999.
This was during a military career and engineering degree! Fast forward to present day: I’ve been in the counseling profession over 25 years and will be confirmed with my PhD in Education; Dissertation topic: “Difference of a Counselor Facilitated Adolescent Boys Group on Behavior” (Lessor, C., 2017) in just a few short months.
I Am On a Mission With No Time to Waste
How I make a difference:
- Facilitate two or three age-appropriate The Quest Project® groups a week in St. Louis.
- Facilitate The Quest Project® at a local school district with fifty adolescent boys.
- In addition, I have begun facilitating The Quest Project® in other cities over an intensive weekend to reach more boys.
In my spare time, I am researching, analyzing and preparing for the next steps that will help these young men and their parents.
To Create Healthy Lifestyles by Teaching, Facilitating, Example, and Writing!
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