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Introducing The New Earth Institute of Southwestern College

     Southwestern College’s “Community Education Program” has not been a “community education program” for a long time. It is, and has been, a jewel of a destination spot for holistic, integrative, indigenous, creative, and grounded New Age teaching and training. Some of the teachers and trainers and keynote presenters are names you…
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The Blooming of the Southwestern College Campus…

The new Heartlink (SWC’s newsletter) is out! There are many pieces of great interest, but the lead article tracks the expansion, enhancement and beautification of Southwestern College’s campus. We started with the decision in 2009 to build the Art Therapy building. That decision set up on a path that has is driving us into our…
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LinkedIn Part 2: Your Profile–Stuff You Don’t Know (Yet)

LinkedIn Part 2: Your Profile—Stuff You Don’t Know (Yet) Your LinkedIn profile should be filled out 100%--it is REALLY in your best interest. (I have lots to add myself—it requires regular updating and upkeep…) For this conversation, you should go log in to your LinkedIn account and have that window open so that you can…
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LinkedIn Part 1 for Graduate Students and Therapists: A REALLY Powerful Tool for Connections, Jobs, Internships

  Why Should I Join LinkedIn?   No doubt most of you are at least familiar with, if not already active in, the world of Social Media. Well, I have recently conducted a pretty in-depth study of the major Social Media forums, and am moving into some of the lesser known ones. As the…
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Technology, Judgmentalism, Digital Immigrants, Texting, Stupid Apps & Eating Crow

It’s always interesting to catch yourself doing the things for which you beleaguer other people. All through history, there has been the doubter (yeah, That Guy) who dismisses and poor mouths new developments, especially technological ones, as dumber’n hell, completely unnecessary, and as sure signs that the world is going swirling down the pot…
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Active and Passive Thought, Part I: The Journey to the Station

Thought is a fascinating and inescapable phenomenon; it takes many forms and has many names.  We can think linguistically, visually, auditorily, emotionally, sensually, somatically...  Regardless of manifestation, at its core, thought is a means of representing information, mediating, and making sense of our realities; it is integral to our experience. In this day and…
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Unconscious to Conscious Unity: The Hero’s Journey, & The Southwestern College Curriculum

Unconscious Unity to Conscious Unity: A High Speed Chase through Form In addition to teaching mainstream Psychology and Art Therapy practice, this is the kind of conversation some of us get into at Southwestern College. My brothers tend to think I am not serious, that I am grandstanding, that nobody has conversations about this…
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Integrative Mental Health: Holistic Psychology at Southwestern College, Santa Fe

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…
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The Poetics of Psychology: Is it OK to Diagnose and Treat Things That Don’t Exist?

The Poetics of Psychology: Is it OK to Diagnose and Treat Things That Don’t Exist? Sometimes metaphors are woven so tightly into the fabric of our everyday practice and being (like right there—“Practice and Being as a woven cloth”) that we cannot even “see” (metaphor) them. Just such an issue relates to, and resides…
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“Can I Get a Job in Art Therapy?”

Can I Get a Job in Art Therapy? Yes. That is the short answer. (And look HERE for all the jobs listed in the USA that we could find!) Southwestern College has hundreds of alumni who are out in the world working as Art Therapists. There are thousands more from other schools as well. (Yes,…
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“Why Should I Sign Up for a Certificate Program?”

“Why Should I Sign Up for a Certificate Program?”  Southwestern College offers six Professional Certificates, and plenty of other places offer other ones, so this post is not really about SWC, it is about Professional Certificates. Here are some thoughts on the subject: First, I don’t need to tell anyone that it…
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“Should I Get a Ph.D. in Psychology?” (or “19 Ways of Looking at a Doctorate”)

"Should I get a Ph.D.in Psychology?" I get asked this question 19 times a year. The answer is never the same. Everything depends on who you are, what your situation is, and what your goals and values are. Nineteen Ways of Looking at a Doctorate:   There are some jobs you simply are…
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Cows Works: India is the Great Teacher….

Cows Works: India is the Great Teacher “Chaos” in India One thing (among many) that I loved about our experience in India is that it demonstrated, in ever-in-your-face, living color that so many of the rules, laws, regulations, restrictions, dicta, fiats, got-to’s and can’t-do’s that we embrace in western culture as critical to…
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Ecopsychology Alchemy

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…
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