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Yearly Archive 2014

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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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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