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Monthly Archive July 2012

My Savannah Adventure

by Debbie Schroder Do you remember having to write that dreaded essay in grade school about “what I did during summer vacation”? Summer is far from over, but I welcome the chance to share a little about my “summer vacation”. I attended the American Art Therapy Conference in Savannah about a week ago and thoroughly…
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The Inimitable Judy Weiser and Her Doggie Ollie (Oliver)…

Hmmmm.... How does the supposed "expert" in the meaning of photographs make the choice of which one photo best represents her relationship with her dog?? Gee this is as difficult as making the choice of which photo of me I should use as the one-and-only Facebook profile pic!!! Oh, well, since the dog cannot tell…
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A Peruvian Story Of Life, Love, Understanding & Not Understanding…

from Craig Tomas McAdams, Southwestern College Counseling Intern...   This story does not have a have a happy ending.   "Steve" from the previous blogs is in fact, Tomas. Tomas Guevara Paucar. The happiest, most delightful child I have ever met. A couple of months ago, I noticed him among the children because of his…
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Ships Are Safe in the Harbor, But That Is Not What Ships Are Made For…

Ships Are Safe in the Harbor, But That is Not What Ships Are Made For   Dru tells me that many people who look seriously into Southwestern College decide to “stay closer to home”,or decide that “money is an issue”. While I guess I more or less understand that, I would not necessarily recommend either…
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Chinese Medicine and Mental Health, by Dr. Jesse Hoover, DOM

(Guest Blogger Dr. Hoover is the husband of Southwestern College Art Therapy graduate, Mutsumi Shoji...He is in private practice in Santa Fe, and works with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine) Chinese Medicine and Mental Health Dr. Jesse Hoover, DOM Whether using acupuncture or herbs, Chinese medicine (CM) lends itself well to the…
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Southwestern College’s Profe’ Tomas in Peru: Update on Internship

Craig Tomas McAdams, Internship in Maras, Peru: Theatre Begins                       First, I wanted to give you all an amazing update on “Steve” from the last blog:  the Andean Research Institute has graciously put up the funds to get Steve treatment at a clinic here in Peru.  Apparently, we are heading to a clinic…
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Are There Jobs for Men in Counseling and Art Therapy? Yeah, Bro.

A Few Good Men Wanted. Actually, a Lot of Them.Southwestern College in Santa Fe has about 150 Master’s level students, and about 135 of those are women. This is not a terribly unusual ratio for a school of Counselors and Art Therapists. So guess what? The world needs male counselors and male art therapists. It’s that simple.…
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The Route from Higher Ed to a Career is Often Scenic & Indirect…

CLICK THIS URL.... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-james-michael-nolan/is-education-supposed-to-_b_1679458.html But is the whole point of education to "get a job??" This piece of mine was published today in the Huffington Post... Sharing, tweeting, liking and Stumbled-Upon-ing always welcomed by Southwestern College.... Thanks, Jim Nolan…
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How Are Jobs Created? One Southwestern College Perspective…

Click This URL ! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-james-michael-nolan/new-thought-on-job-creati_b_1679264.html This is from my most recent (July, 2012) published blog piece for Huffington Post...Any effort you make to share, tweet, re-tweet, like or otherwise spread the word would be of great assistance to Southwestern College... Warmly, Jim Nolan…
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Journey in Thread

by Katie Weber   The selection of work I chose for this show spans over the last ten years of my life. It reflects my journey into my self. Along this path I have discovered different aspects of my being, but mostly this creative wondering has led me to a deeper understanding of my self…
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The Spiritual Advantages of Childhood Sexual Abuse: Reflections from a First-Year Student

Southwestern College Student Kim Poinsett-Holmes Reflects on Her Research on Childhood Sexual Abuse I have just completed my first year in the Masters of Counseling program at SWC. Out of the many soul-touching moments that I experienced through this first year, the one event that brought it all together for me was the qualitative research study…
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A Day in the Life of Southwestern College Intern, Craig Tomas McAdams

Craig “Tomas” McAdams – Southwestern College (Santa Fe)  Internship in Maras, Peru             A couple of days ago one of the boys I meet with for individual sessions – let’s call him Steve – came in for our meeting with his older cousin, John, and I was pleasantly surprised, almost shocked when he ran up…
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Language Recycled

This artwork style combines acrylic paint on canvas, panel, or metal. The materials parallel with sand, ground pumice, rocks, and ‘found objects’ of metal pieces. The metal has an important message; its weight and malleability. Whether the shapes are- formed by time, and events, or sculpted by hand, they represent how time and experience has shaped me.…
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“Failure”–A Great Transformational Opportunity, by Alicia Hoffman, Graduate of SWC

 The Alchemical Possibilities  of Failure....by Alicia Hoffman...   “My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong, who made mistakes, but recovered from them,” Bono. I agree with Bono; surviving a mistake or a perceived failure and transforming it into wisdom or a life lesson is inspiring. If you do an internet search…
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Cymatic Therapy: Self and Other

Cymatic Therapy: Self and Other by Kat Dison multi-media This interactive performance explored the dynamic space within the self and the dynamic space between the self and other, and acknowledged the other that we encounter. In my final presentation for multicultural art therapy with diverse populations, I applied my skills as a musician and sculptor to…
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Southwestern College (Santa Fe) Clinical Training (and what Employers think of our Students)

Clinical Training at Southwestern College, Santa Fe   Dru and I were talking today, as we are wont to do, and here is what came up. We both wondered why we do not have a thousand new students a year wanting to come to this MOST extraordinary program. Seriously. Not exaggerating. Not that we want that…
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