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Applied Interpersonal Neurobiology

At Southwestern College, we are about to launch a certificate program in "Applied Interpersonal Neurobiology". Kate Cook will be the Director of the program, and you can find our more about it here:  http://swc.edu/applying-to-certificate-specialty-programs/applied-interpersonal-neurobiology/#.U8WoesJOWM8 Meanwhile, here is a delightful presentation from Bonnie Badenoch, one of the queenpins of the field... http://swc.edu/applying-to-certificate-specialty-programs/applied-interpersonal-neurobiology/#.U8WoesJOWM8   …
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Diversity Dialogue: Straight White Male Safety

The "Diversity Dialogue" series also helps me understand my penchant for traveling, and having experiences in countries and circumstances many would find uncomfortable... As a straight Celtic-American male, I can travel far and wide and not have too many uncomfortable experiences, or even ones where I notice I am, OR FEEL as though I am…
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Southwestern College Hires New VP of Academic Affairs & Dean

IMPORTANT SOUTHWESTERN COLLEGE ANNOUNCEMENT! Dear Friends & Colleagues, We are honored and excited to announce that Dr. Ann Filemyr has accepted a position as the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of Southwestern College! ... Ann most recently served as the Dean and Chief Academic Officer at the Institute of American Indian…
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The Difference Between “Counseling” and “Counseling Psychology”-An Update

There is a radical difference between the fields of "Counseling" and "Counseling Psychology." Some people argue the details, but anybody thinking they want to become a therapist needs to know the difference before choosing a school and a program. This is really, really important, and can save you a lot of money, time, and confusion.…
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Come See The Amazing Mr. Lee Cartwright

Lee Cartwright, M.A., developed shifting consciousness through Dimensions (SCtD), a neurological system for transforming trauma and personal limitations. He has written 3 books on SCtD. Lee believes that working with clients and teaching are sacred privileges. Lee is one of a kind. A Psycho-spiritual Alchemist, a Quixotic Healer, a guy who, while talking about deep trauma,…
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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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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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