The integrity and quality of our unique approach are reflected in both our recent re-accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission for ten years, and in our approval by the American Art Therapy Association. We are proud to be able to walk a holistic path, and to have national accrediting bodies understand, respect and honor what we are doing. It is very rewarding for the institution, our students and our graduates. The rigorous academic work at Southwestern College follows national standards for the Counseling and Art Therapy professions. The interwoven academic and experiential components include time for active self-reflection and integration of the learning, which is critical to completing the learning experience. We find that this approach leads ultimately to our students becoming extremely effective, licensed professionals and agents of personal and social change.