Posted December 27th, 2012 by & filed under Student Reflections and Updates, Top News.
by Kat DisonBefore moving to Santa Fe, I worked as a full time artist, retainedamazing professional representation, participated in artistresidencies, and frequently held group and solo exhibitions. AlthoughI did well for myself in the profession and was able to support myselfthrough a combination of sales of my art and applications for grants,I wanted to pursue…
Posted December 23rd, 2012 by & filed under Student Reflections and Updates, Top News.
On my elbows and knees,
trudging through thick mud.
Cut up, alone, and enveloped in darkness,
yet there is something delicious about the taste of this earth.
I chew it: its salty crunch cleans my mouth.
I pour it over me: it is thick and wet, and gives me a coat of warmth.
Posted December 15th, 2012 by & filed under Student Reflections and Updates.
by Amy Hautman Bates
My first quarter at SWC has introduced me to what seems like a million new healing practices. One I find particularly interesting is Psychodrama. It is believed that acting out physically frees us from barriers and allows us to act spontaneously in the here and now. I like drama and…
Posted December 13th, 2012 by & filed under New Thoughts from President Nolan, Top News.
"Teaching" at Southwestern College, Santa Fe
Most of my colleagues "love teaching"...they proclaim that with great gusto at faculty meetings. I am way behind them. I don't know what "teaching" means anymore, and I am being serious. And that might contribute to why it is very difficult for me to be in front of a…
Posted December 10th, 2012 by & filed under Paintsplash - Art Therapy, Top News.
by Debbie Schroder
A few months ago I wrote about the importance of words. Today I’m having trouble finding the right ones to describe my experience in supervision this quarter. Not wanting to add to the old myth that art therapists don’t talk, I’ll try to summon some words to express what I’m very aware…
Posted December 9th, 2012 by & filed under New Thoughts from President Nolan, Top News.
A Psychological Analysis of the INFP in the Myers-Briggs taxonomy. Comical, and real. …
Posted December 8th, 2012 by & filed under Stories From The Edge Of The Desert, Student Reflections and Updates, Top News.
Reflection Option #3: A Letter to My Teacher--By Colleen Dougherty
Dr. Carol Parker, Ph.D
Southwestern College, Santa Fe, NM
Dec. 3, 2012
I am writing to tell you about my experiences so far in the AmeriCorps program called OARS-Opportunities in AmeriCorps for Re-entry Success. This program exists in four of New Mexico’s…
Posted December 6th, 2012 by & filed under New Thoughts from President Nolan, Practical Questions & Answers About SWC, Counseling & Art Therapy, Top News.
We just don't talk about it as much as we should, and you may end up with a slanted view of Southwestern College's strengths...
Here, Dr. Jim Nolan brings you a lot of information about both the Southwestern College clinical training, and how it is received by supervisors and agencies in our community---REALLY good news…
Posted December 4th, 2012 by & filed under New Thoughts from President Nolan, Top News.
How Do Jobs Get Created? The Way You Believe They Do...
Most conversations about job creation carry an assumption or perspective that jobs are created out there in the world, that when economic conditions are thus and such, and the political climate is this and that, then the market does that thing it does, and…
Posted December 3rd, 2012 by & filed under New Thoughts from President Nolan, Top News.
Speaking the Language of the Digital Natives
OK, here is something the world needs.
Authentic, committed, serious, spirited, informed, good-humored, action-backed, energetic and collaborative conversations and team-building around "Social Media and Higher Education."
Oh, sure there are Linked In and Facebook groups that kind of look like they could be having these conversations, but mostly…
Posted December 1st, 2012 by & filed under New Thoughts from President Nolan, Top News.
Pinterest as a Marketing Tool in Higher Education
By Dr. James Michael Nolan
Southwestern College is in Santa Fe, New Mexico, home of the “magic hour light” that has been the siren call for the likes of Georgia O’Keeffe and countless artists and photographers from all over the world. It is the second largest art…