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Monthly Archive February 2013

Shadow Boxes

Shadow Boxes created in my section of Current Trends in Art Therapy, Winter 2013. After exploring a population that students have a form of resistance to working with (from lack of information to disinterest, to strong opposition) through a research and reflection paper, they were asked to look at how their resistance is a…
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The Blooming of the Southwestern College Campus…

The new Heartlink (SWC’s newsletter) is out! There are many pieces of great interest, but the lead article tracks the expansion, enhancement and beautification of Southwestern College’s campus. We started with the decision in 2009 to build the Art Therapy building. That decision set up on a path that has is driving us into our…
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Digital Natives & Digital Immigrants: A Multicultural Chasm

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,…
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Southwestern College’s New Art Space: The Mandala Corridor…..

MAKE A MANDALA FOR OUR NEW ART SPACE! Have you noticed the new framed mandalas decorating the hallways that lead to the upstairs classroom in the Administration Building?  Check them out!  The art in this hallway welcomes prospective students on campus tours and uplifts the classrooms and faculty offices nearby. Last month we had…
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The Teachings of Pachamama, Mother Earth

Pachamama is my teacher...........                                                             by Candy Jones, 2nd year student at Southwestern College I go among trees and sit still. All my stirring becomes quiet around me like circles on water. My tasks lie in their places where I left them, asleep like cattle." Wendell Berry from a timbered chore take me to Bethlehem…
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Southwestern College Needs Men. So Do A Lot of Clients Out There…

Musings on the scarcity of men in the helping professions.... It is no news to anybody—there are not a lot of men at Southwestern College. We are all aware of what has been called the “feminization” of psychology and the helping professions in recent years. (You can Google that one and stay busy for weeks,…
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Transforming Consciousness through Weight Loss: A Complicated Psychological Journey

Changing Form to Change Spirit: Losing Weight as a Transformational Journey So….there is a line of thinking that holds that we should feel good about ourselves, no matter what. Being in shape or not, having advanced degrees or not, whether we are handsome or not, beautiful or not, full plumaged or bald, whether we drink…
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