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Posted December 6th, 2014 by & filed under Featured, Reflections from President Nolan, Top News.
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Dr. Nolan discusses the usefulness of Prochaska & DiClemente's Transtheoretical Stages of Change Model, especially for beginning therapists. …
Posted November 8th, 2014 by & filed under Featured, Reflections from President Nolan, Tips/Advice on choosing a graduate program.
President Nolan discusses the difference between Experiential and Traditional Education...…
Posted October 14th, 2014 by & filed under Featured, Reflections from President Nolan, The New Earth Institute, Top News.
President Nolan reflects on the low bar that is set by our professional codes of ethics in the helping professions...…
Posted October 10th, 2014 by & filed under Featured, Student Reflections and Updates, SWC Blog, Top News, Trauma, Grief & Renewal.
Exploring my own mortality by making choices regarding a living will and green/natural burial options, heightens my ability to live more fully right now. …
Posted September 25th, 2014 by & filed under Counseling at SWC, Featured, Job Advice & Tips, Tips/Advice on choosing a graduate program.
The Masters Degree in Counseling you were looking for......…
Posted July 13th, 2014 by & filed under Featured, Student Reflections and Updates, Top News, Vision Quests & Earth Based Healing.
Sylvan Schneider goes on a Vision Quest at Southwestern College, and shares his experience....…
Posted May 1st, 2014 by & filed under Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC, Featured.
by Jessica Callaway, LPAT, LPCC, ATR-BC
I didn't know what to expect when I decided to go to Haiti. I realized when I was on the plane that I was partly, or mostly, going for selfish reasons. I was excited to practice art therapy and teach yoga in an environment I had…
Posted February 22nd, 2014 by & filed under Featured, Reflections from President Nolan, Top News.
From a Heartlink Newsletter in 2010, President Nolan shares his perspective on "Consciousness"...…
Posted February 22nd, 2014 by & filed under Featured, The New Earth Institute, Top News.
Vice President Katherine Ninos shares her understanding of the essence of Quimby/Southwestern College...…
Posted February 18th, 2014 by & filed under Featured, Top News.
Southwestern College is an INFP organization, according to President Jim Nolan, who nevertheless invites Myers-Briggs types of all flavors and colors to out unique, fully accredited institution...…
Posted January 23rd, 2014 by & filed under Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC, Top News.
What is a Container?
There are so many types of containers, a person, place, or thing that holds. Many images come to mind: a milk carton, hands, shoes, a home, a room, a box, a nest, my heart, a chair, a mouth, a closet… Many sensations come to body: warmth, safety, fear,…
Posted December 2nd, 2013 by & filed under Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC, Top News.
As an Art Therapist, I know that the art process is an important container. As a supervisor, I like to weave in art making and sand tray work in supervision, to articulate client and agency issues and express the multi-dimensional experience that a new therapist has.
Katelyn did her practicum and internship at a…
Posted June 20th, 2013 by & filed under Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC, Featured, Top News.
by Debbie Schroder
As it got close to 6:00 on Monday evenings I could feel my eagerness to begin painting. Every Monday evening the in-state art therapy interns and I engaged in amazing relationships with our canvases. We painted for an hour, then shared our work and talked for…
Posted May 15th, 2013 by & filed under Counseling at SWC, Job Advice & Tips, Reflections from President Nolan, So you want to become a therapist? Tips and Advice for Prospective Students, Top News.
I have come to realize that a lot of prospective students looking at master’s degrees in counseling or art therapy really just don’t get it. This graduate school journey is only very partially about “getting a master’s degree in counseling or art therapy.” It is really about:
1. Realizing your dreams (No kidding.)
Posted February 7th, 2012 by & filed under Reflections from President Nolan, Top News.
Integrative Mental Health: The Road to the Cutting Edge The recent history of Psychology, while interesting in so many respects, is also marred by the fragmentation that is so ubiquitous and endemic in the American university system. What do I mean by “fragmentation?” Well, consider that in some universities, the field of Psychology alone…
Posted January 23rd, 2012 by & filed under Reflections from President Nolan, Top News.
My Dog, Teresa de Avila, and Jesus Have a Lot in Common: Lessons for Graduate Students in Counseling & Art Therapy in Nine Chapters. Chapter One. I have a wall full of degrees, certificates and honors, a collection that outstrips by a mile anything Barney has to show for what would be the equivalent…
Posted December 13th, 2011 by & filed under Top News, Vision Quests & Earth Based Healing.
Maras is an amazing place as it is starting to rain frequently elsewhere in the valley, yet it remains sunny here on most afternoons. The cloud views from our residence at ARI can only be described as stunning. Our work with the children continues, and even when it does become wet and chilly, we are…
Posted December 12th, 2011 by & filed under Notes From Dru Phoenix, Admissions.
Jim just posted a piece on photography and I cannot resist sharing photos that he took while in a Transformational Ecopsychology class taught by Carol Parker. I call the series the “Phoenix series” for obvious reasons. Jim was one of the attendees and laid on the ground and took pictures of Carol and students through…
Posted December 3rd, 2011 by & filed under Reflections from President Nolan, Top News.
I never intended to be a teacher. Did not have an interest, to tell you the truth. At least not a “classroom teacher.” And now that I am the president of the College, I should probably be spending my time on development and networking with the outer world in order to enhance Southwestern College’s visibility,…
Posted November 29th, 2011 by & filed under Reflections from President Nolan.
Holistic Education Requires Soul in the Curriculum, say SWC Leaders... Today, eight leaders of Southwestern College (Me, Robert Waterman, Katherine Ninos, Webb Garrison, Deborah John, Jason Holley, Laura Lansrud-Lopez, and Gabrielle Viethen), met for over two hours, discussing the role of "Soul" and "Consciousness" at Southwestern College, among a great many other things... We discussed how…
Posted November 28th, 2011 by & filed under Reflections from President Nolan.
Reflections on India... Darshan and Bhangra, Nag Champa and pungent, burning cow poo, Krishna and chotchka wallahs, The dance of seeming oppositions Ultimately whirling into Same, Without losing an ounce of Different. I don’t know how that works. All I knew…
Posted November 21st, 2011 by & filed under Reflections from President Nolan, Top News.
Holistic Counseling and Art Therapy Degree Seekers Must Find their Answers Inside Themselves at Southwestern College... I am the president of a spiritually-sourced graduate school, the mission statement of which is “Transforming Consciousness through Education.” With a mission statement like that, one must be extra careful to walk the College’s talk. …
Posted November 20th, 2011 by & filed under Reflections from President Nolan.
I truly believe (actually, I KNOW) that Southwestern College honors and appreciates its graduates. Somebody questioned that recently, and it made me step back and reflect, trying my best to be honest about my thoughts on the matter. I came up with a number of things I would like to share here... We certainly…
Posted November 11th, 2011 by & filed under Notes From Dru Phoenix, Admissions, Vision Quests & Earth Based Healing.
I remember when Nora arrived at SWC. She came from the east coast, and had recently left a job with a popular magazine. It was a big deal for her to pick up stakes and go in a completely different direction.
Shortly after Nora arrived, Maggie entered her life. Maggie is a medium size black…
Posted October 26th, 2011 by & filed under Notes From Dru Phoenix, Admissions.
Everywhere you hear about “integrative health care” now. It seems like this holistic or integrative approach is really catching on fast. It is about time I think. When I studied counseling my instructors were “all about” Carl Rogers! Y’know when I graduated I felt like this mini Carl Rogers and it just did not fit.…