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Yearly Archive 2014

…tender time warps

What is most tender in your life? What are those frail and ephemeral things fluttering about your day that only you can see? Do you protect these pieces and parcels from the harsh winds? Do they come and go, hide from you, flicker in and out of view? I know what I know yet it’s…
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…between twiddle and tornado

In the lime light of this leaf’s life, there existed a certain twirling device. One clever, clutching thing was able to spin it, not once but twice. So how do we take what comes to us unraveled and turn it tight - bring it into focus, channel the light? This skill requires…
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Extremely Important Info on Art Therapy Job Outlook

If you are seriously thinking of going to graduate school in Art Therapy, please do yourself a favor and read this note in its entirety. Hi, my name is Jim Nolan, and I am president of Southwestern College. I have been tracking this issue very closely, as it is immensely important to the leadership…
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…calling back the night

The soul hears past the loud and obnoxious. It knows there is little substance in clamor. It does not detour just to stumble drunkenly down the stairs for there is little down there. Nor does it crawl over others to be at the top of the stairs for there is little there too.…
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Transformation & Healing Conference 2014 #T&H14

The New Earth Institute of Southwestern College is bringing John Bradshaw to be the Keynote Speaker, for the annual Transformation & Healing Conference in August, in Lovely Santa Fe!!   John Bradshaw has been an icon in popular mental health, healing and growth literature for decades. Stay tuned for his specific topics (there are…
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Dr. Carol Parker and Fairy Kitty…

Dr. Carol Parker is the Chair of the MA in Counseling Program, the Director of the Southwestern Counseling Center, and the Director of the Transformational Ecopsychology Certificate Program. But really, she would like to spend more time in the woods, in the desert, on Mother Earth. She has an affinity with cats, kitties, wildcats, big…
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Art Therapy/Counseling Chair, Debbie Schroder & Sancho…

Sancho is an official Southwestern College cat – he was born under the development trailer (used to be art therapy offices there). I think it’s rather serendipitous that he came into the world right underneath my old office. He has kind of an unfortunate name which he was given by someone who didn’t think I…
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President Nolan and Barney (Bobo) Nolan…

Today, March 12th is Barney's 12th birthday. I had his mama, Molly, who on this day, 2000, had a hard time during birth, needing a Cesarian, with two puppies not making it, and two being born. They all got names, because they deserved one...Barney made his energetic and determined little way into the world, and…
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Where Do Southwestern College Grads Work? Jack Lehman, Counseling

1996 Grad, Jack Lehman, MA, LPCC 
Certified Trainer – Center for Nonviolent Communication. In Thailand, north of Chiang Mai, I worked individually with workshop participants in front of a group. It was a 2 day Introduction to Nonviolent Communication. I spent much of the winter of ‘10 -’11 in Thailand and gave 3 workshops…
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Where Do Southwestern College Grads Work? Alex (Pschorr) Calhoun

Alex (Pschorr) Calhoun , LMHC I completed my internship in Albuquerque, NM as part of the Southwest Family Guidance Center and Institute’s Suicide Assessment Team.  I must say that 2011 was a big year for me!  In 2012, I find myself graduated and happily married.  Currently, I am working as a psychotherapist counselor and coordinating bi-lingual…
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Where Southwestern Grads Work: David Hudson, Art Therapy/Counseling

David Hudson, M.A., ATR-BC, LPCC, is employed by the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs as a Readjustment Counseling Therapist. He specializes in the treatment of chronic, combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as military sexual trauma. Using a variety of modalities and interventions in long- and short-term psychotherapy, he serves veterans from the conflicts in…
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Where Do Southwestern Grads Work? Jennifer Albright, Art Therapy/Counseling

Jennifer G. Albright, MA, ATR, LPC/MHSP Graduated in 2003. Professionally, I am working with Experiential Healing Center with private practice serving children, adolescents, and adults with individual, family, group services. In addition, I am teaching Methods and Principles of Substance Abuse Counseling at Southwest TN Community College. I continue to work with at…
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…consider this

To consider is to be amongst the stars, according to the Latin roots of the word and so we arrive here in order to dwell with the bright and dim possibilities of what’s to come of the captured few.  A luxurious looking-around is long overdue. And to imagine each stimulating spark of…
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Conscious Entrepreneurship @ Southwestern College

President Nolan shares some of the offerings of Southwestern College's "Conscious Entrepreneurship" initiative, aimed to help students and graduates learn about how to create their own business opportunities out there in the world, in this New Economy. …
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…of softening noesis

Dip your toes and take a breath for you have begun the brisk emergence of beginning. Do not freeze, do not melt, but be somewhere in between - in - between. I wondered once what it would be like to stand before a mirror made of oracles, as the cascades of clairvoyance…
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Did You Know I Drive a Yellow Lamborghini?

Thoughts on Practicum and Internship from a Second Year Student at Southwestern College   - Your practicum is an awesome experience. Seeing first clients will never happen again. You have time in supervision to hash out concerns and explore ideas, and hear other people’s ways of doing therapy. We are all different, and…
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