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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, it…
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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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Nuts and Bolts of Private Practice Workshop

The Nuts and Bolts of Private Practice, by Laura Lansrud-Lopez and Deb Heikes is coming back for an encore! As part of its “Conscious Entrepreneurship Initiative”, Southwestern College and Counselors de Santa Fe Collaborative are hosting an amazing and extremely valuable workshop on how to launch and maintain a sustainable and profitable private practice. …
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SWC Sexuality Certificate: A Kick Off Lecture w/ Jason & Ginna

Southwestern College, Santa Fe, has announced the launching (soon) of a certificate in Human Sexual Experience and Expression (I think I got that right, but would not bet the house on it...) We are VERY excited!!      Tonight Jason Holley was a guest lecturer, giving a talk entitled: Organic Sexuality: From Shame into…
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Southwestern College Offers Linked In Workshop

Southwestern College's Entrepreneurship Initiative is an effort to empower its students to function successfully in the "business world" when they graduate. Private practice, consultation, life coaching, contract work, and freelancing, all require entrepreneurial skills like social media fluency, marketing savvy, branding fundamentals and the nuts and bolts of billing and so forth. This workshop is…
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It’s the Perfect Time to Become a Counselor or Art Therapist

Obamacare is creating a tremendous number of jobs in the Counseling and Art Therapy fields. This new and dramatic development makes this a perfect time to be going into the mental/behavioral health professions. Dr. Jim Nolan, President of Southwestern College offers his up-to-date experience…
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Social Media: A Tidal Wave of Opportunity for Higher Ed by Adam Karwoski

Adam Karwoski is a member of the Southwestern College Board of Advisors. He specializes in Social Media and Higher Ed, as well as B2B Social Media As I walk around the college campuses I visit, it’s amazing how technology has consumed the student body.   The majority of students I see have their earphones plugged…
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Where Is All The Empathy??

EMPATHY…WHAT IS IT and WHERE DID IT GO? By Natascha Holmes Don’t worry I won’t bore you with the reference.com definition, idea and version of empathy!  Obviously we have to connect to a space within ourselves to find out …what does this mean to me and how can my own definition of empathy continue to…
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Therapists & the New Social Media World Order

What Therapists Need to Know About the New Order of Things in Ten Bullet Points The world is changing incredibly fast That doesn’t have to be scary, but you DO have to pay attention The economy and Obamacare are going to lead to a new culture of jobs/careers in this country (they already are…
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Welcome, New & Returning Students: Sage Advice from the Second Floor

First week of class is a drag race through all kinds of cool, clandestine, and smoky neighborhoods, meeting the denizens of the back alleys of consciousness, or Portland, or Austin... Students willing to close their eyes and see with their hearts and run a million miles an hour into the forest at midnight, because it…
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The PO Is In The Room, by Andrew Fearnside

Andrew Fearnside's Blog Series offers unique, poignant and tragicomedic insights into the work of being a therapist. He is a relatively recent graduate of Southwestern College   3000 Hours: The PO*.   Court-ordered clients [hereafter referred to as patients] bring their PO into therapy with them. As the therapist, I have to…
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Pew Research Center Report on “Is College Worth It?”

From Pew Research Center Is College Worth It? College Presidents, Public Assess Values, Quality and Mission of Higher Education May 16, 2011 These points come directly from this study, with no interpretation from me (Jim Nolan). I may add those later, but it is important to have a DATA BASED report on this topic,…
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