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Winter 2014 Library Hours
January 6th – March 16th, 2014:Monday – Friday ~ 8:45am–6:00pmSaturdays – 10:00am–5:00pm
Direct Phone: (505) 467-6825
Toll free: (877) 471-5756 ext. 6825
About the Library:
The Quimby Memorial Library supports the curriculum of Southwestern college and the research needs of its students, faculty, administration, staff, alumni and college community.”
~Leslie Monsalve-Jones, Library Director
With approximately 18,500 books, journals and audiovisual items, the Quimby Memorial Library directly supports teaching and research in art therapy, counseling, grief and loss, transformational Eco-psychology, applied psychology and experiential education. Patrons enjoy access to in-house databases as well as to inter-library loans and may request books, journal articles, and publications from libraries throughout the United States.
Through Internet services, access is provided to on-line catalogs in several New Mexico college libraries for course work and research. Also available are several powerful national databases – EBSCO, Gale, First Search and World Cat. These indexes provide abstracts and full-text articles from several well known scholarly journals.
Our campus library includes the Phineas Quimby Collection of rare books, which focuses on comparative religion and metaphysics. It is one of the more significant collections of metaphysical materials in the country. Learn more about Phineas Parkhurst Quimby, father of ‘new thought,’ scholar, clockmaker, inventor and healer.
New to Quimby, March 2014:
Play Therapy: the Art of the Relationship (Third Edition)
by Gary L. Landreth. (Routledge, 2012)
Play Therapy: The Art of the Relationship is the newest incarnation of Garry Landreth’s comprehensive text on creating therapeutic relationships with children through play. It details Landreth’s Child-Centered Play Therapy model, which stresses the importance of understanding the child’s world and perspective. This approach facilitates the play therapy process while allowing therapist and client to fully connect. Professors who have taught a course based on the previous edition will be pleased to find the core message intact, but updated with a significant body of recent research.
(Synopsis from Amazon.com)
Healing the Soul in the Age of the Brain: Becoming Conscious in and Unconscious World
by Elio Frattaroli M.D. (Viking, 2001)
“Using case studies from his own practice, Frattaroli makes a strong argument for the effectiveness of and need for long-term psychotherapy. However, he is careful not to condemn the use of drugs in treating mental and emotional disorders. Heavily influenced by psychologist Bruno Bettelheim, with whom he trained, and borrowing from Martin Buber’s “I-Thou” vs. “I-It” principle, Frattaroli provides an unusually lucid explanation of Freud’s theories of personality, inner conflict, transference and the therapeutic relationship. In view of the current “quick fix” culture and the “greed of the managed care industry,” which doesn’t usually pay for long-term psychotherapy, Frattaroli calls for an integration of biological and psychoanalytic approaches. His insights are fresh, highly readable, informative, passionate and memorable.”
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Raising My Rainbow: Adventures in Raising a Fabulous, Gender Creative Son
by Lori Duron. (Broadway Books, 2013).
Raising My Rainbow is Lori Duron’s poignant, heart-breaking, and at times hysterical memoir of her and her family’s adventures of raising a gender creative child. Whereas her older son Chase is a Lego-loving, sports-playing boy’s boy, her youngest son C.J. would much rather twirl around in a pink sparkly tutu, with a Disney Princess in each hand, singing Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi.”
C.J. is gender variant or gender nonconforming, whichever you prefer. Whatever the term, Lori has a boy who likes girl stuff; really likes girl stuff. He floats on the gender variation spectrum from super-macho-masculine on the left all the way to super-girly-feminine on the right. He’s not all pink and not all blue. He’s a muddled mess or a rainbow creation. Lori and her family choose to see the rainbow.
Written in Lori’s uniquely witty and warm voice and launched by her incredibly popular blog of the same name, Raising My Rainbow is the unforgettable story of her wonderful family as they navigate the often challenging but never dull privilege of raising a slightly effeminate, possibly gay, totally fabulous son.
(Synopsis provided by publisher)
Memoirs of an Addicted Brain: A Neuroscientist Examines His Former Life on Drugs
by Marc Lewis. (Public Affairs, 2011).
Marc Lewis’s relationship with drugs began in a New England boarding school where, as a bullied and homesick fifteen-year-old, he made brief escapes from reality by way of cough medicine, alcohol, and marijuana. In Berkeley, California, in its hippie heyday, he found methamphetamine and LSD and heroin; he sniffed nitrous oxide in Malaysia; and frequented Calcutta’s opium dens. Ultimately, though, his journey took him where it takes most addicts: into a life of desperation, deception, and crime.
But unlike most addicts, Lewis recovered to become a developmental psychologist and researcher in neuroscience. In Memoirs of an Addicted Brain, he applies his professional expertise to a study of his former self, using the story of his own journey through addiction to tell the universal story of addictions of every kind.
(Synopsis from Amazon.com)
The Out List
by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and Sam McConnell. (Luxury Custom Publishing, 2013).
A diverse cross-section of Americans share personal and professional stories, both heart-wrenching and triumphant, of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer experience in The Out List.
Through this series of intimate interviews, LGBT personalities both known and unknown bring color and depth to their experiences of sexuality, gender expression, and identity. With wit and wisdom, this set of trailblazing individuals weaves universal themes of love, loss, trial, and triumph into the determined struggle for full equality.
Activist and actor, politician and provocateur, drag queen, and athlete all share personal stories that set them apart and tie them together, revealing a poignant, familiar journey to find themselves and secure a place in modern society. The subjects in The Out List are celebrated not just for being out and visible in their own lives, but also because they share a sense of responsibility for the greater community and for the betterment of future generations.
(Synopsis from Amazon.com)
Some of the most honored and culturally relevant films of 2013 have arrived at Quimby:
Gravity (Warner Bros. Pictures, Alfonso Cuaron, dir.)
GRAVITY, directed by Oscar nominee Alfonso Cuaron, stars Oscar winners Sandra Bullock and George Clooney in a heart-pounding thriller that pulls you into the infinite and unforgiving realm of deep space. Bullock plays Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (Clooney). But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone.
Dallas Buyers Club (Focus Features, Jean-Marc Vallee, dir.)
Matthew McConaughey gives the performance of his career in this uplifting and powerful film inspired by true events. Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof (McConaughey) sees his free-wheeling life overturned when he’s diagnosed as HIV-positive and given 30 days to live. Determined to survive, Woodroof decides to take matters in his own hands by tracking down alternative treatments from all over the world by means both legal and illegal. After finding an unlikely ally in Rayon (Jared Leto), he establishes a hugely successful “buyers’ club” and unites a band of outcasts in a struggle for dignity and acceptance that inspires in ways no one could have imagined.
12 Years a Slave (Regency Enterprises and River Road Entertainment, Steve McQueen, dir.)
12 YEARS A SLAVE is based on an incredible true story of one man’s fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor) a free black man from upstate New York is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner portrayed by Michael Fassbender) as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon struggles not only to stay alive but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey Solomons chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (Brad Pitt) forever alters his life.
Blue Jasmine (Sony Pictures Classic, Woody Allen, dir.)
Cate Blanchett stars as a former New York socialite teetering between her troubled past and a fresh start in San Francisco.
All is Lost (Before the Door Pictures, J.C. Chandor, dir.)
Academy Award winner Robert Redford stars in ALL IS LOST, an open-water thriller about one man’s battle for survival against the elements after his sailboat is destroyed at sea. Using only a sextant and nautical maps to chart his progress, he is forced to rely on ocean currents to carry him into a shipping lane in hopes of hailing a passing vessel. But with the sun unrelenting, sharks circling and his meager supplies dwindling, the ever-resourceful sailor soon finds himself staring his mortality in the face.
And coming soon:
Captain Phillips (Scott Rudin Productions, Paul Greengrass, dir.)
Captain Richard Phillips attempts to escape from armed Somali pirates while the U.S. Navy tries to rescue him.
(synopses from Amazon.com)