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Monthly Archive February 2014

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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Natascha Holmes Art Opening– Exploring the Inner World through Color

By Natascha Holmes Opening Reception at Wildheart Gallery, Southwestern College Campus, Santa Fe, NM When I am working with the materials and an image comes forth, I am aware that a story is unfolding.   It really is my honor to be the channel for the colors, shapes and messages that are there.  The…
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Is “Art Therapist” a Real Job?

Is “Art Therapist” Really a Job?? by jim nolan Yep. As president of a school that offers a master’s degree in Art Therapy/Counseling, I have heard a lot of stories from students about the first time they read an article in the paper about some Art Therapist or another doing amazing work. Almost invariably,…
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Is “Art Therapist” Really a Job??

Is “Art Therapist” Really a Job?? Yep. As president of a school that offers a master’s degree in Art Therapy/Counseling, I have heard a lot of stories from students about the first time they read an article in the paper about some Art Therapist or another doing amazing work. Almost invariably, it was…
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Guiding A Person Through Ambivalence with Motivational Interviewing

by Amy Hautman Bates As a student practicing therapeutic work, I have been uncomfortable with the power dynamic between clients and therapists.  As a counselor, I don’t like “playing the expert” and as a client, I don't like talking to someone when they act like they know more about me than I know about…
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Failure Becomes the Seed of Possibility

What I have learned at Southwestern College is that each quarter brings with it new experiences. Sometimes they are wrapped in neat little packages with cute little bows, and sometimes whatever I receive I’d like to send back and pretend it was addressed to someone else. That being said, sometimes the most painful experiences lead…
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Career and Life – Creating a Vision Board with Collage

Making Vision boards- Popularized by Oprah and Martha Beck In Career and Life Development class Webb Garrison kicked off the vision board project by leading us through a long meditation where we walked into a forest  and eventually came upon a treasure chest.  We opened the chest to see what was inside. These dreamy treasures…
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2013 International Day of Peace Celebration

Meditation, Labyrinth Walk, Blessing "If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner." Nelson Mandela (From Long Walk to Freedom, 1995) “I have found people who envy my peace. That peace comes from prayer; I am not a man of learning but…
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