The Art Therapy Group: Started in 1999 as an alternative for self expression, the group has branched out to where group members can bond and create as part of self exploration. The group meets every Tuesday Call Lydia at 410-328-1900
Food and Fitness Support Group: This group meets weekly to help patients learn the importance of eating healthfully and exercising regularly. Each session includes a 10 minute exercise session, followed by a group discussion of a relevant nutrition topic. Contact Terry at 410-329-1900.
Closed Support Groups: for HIV, mental health and/or substance abuse clients, who are interested in improving inter-personal relationships facilitated by Anna Blyukher, LGSW .A 12 week -long cognitive behavioral anger management group treatment starts November 29, and will meet every Monday from 1 -2:30 pm in the EJC basement. This April 2011, during poetry month, Anna Blyukher will pilot a Poetry Therapy Group, focusing on the use of the spoken word as the forum for connection, expression, and healing. Call Ana at 410-328-6968 or email.
Relapse Prevention Group: The EJC Relapse Prevention Group is held for patients with substance abuse issues. The group helps client’s learn strategies that will enhance their lives and assist them with tools to prevent them from relapsing. The group is held every Friday from 11a.m. – 12p.m. Call Darlene Pope at 410-328-5883.
The Male Club: Is a support group for Gay Males 30 and under and provides education and support for young HIV positive men. It provides an environment where they can share information and discuss issues with their peers. The group meets Call Eric at 410-328- 1900.
Therapeutic Group: The mental health staff provide a weekly therapeutic group focused on helping patients develop skills to manage depression. We discuss topic such as, the impact of activities on mood, common negative thought patterns that can lead to decreased mood, assertive communication, goal setting, and relaxation techniques. The group meets on Wednesdays from 10-11:30 a.m.
Research: the staff of the EJC work in tandem with theResearch Division to provide a state-of-the-art clinical trials program that offers patients the latest in scientific breakthroughs and helps advance the understanding and management of HIV/AIDS and its complications. Onsite research along with referral to other research opportunities is provided.
Consultation for Health Care Providers: Physicians are available for consultation with other health care providers concerning HIV and other virally related disease including HIV care, medications, complications, post exposure prophylaxis, and supportive services. This is provided under an AIDS Education and Training Centers grant. For health care providers call 410-328-199 or e-mail.