Posts Tagged Santa Fe
Posted September 15th, 2014 by & filed under Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC, Featured.
For those of us who create visual art, whether its for self or for others, it's known that pieces get stuck. Sometimes I will return to a painting or a drawing years later and finish it. Sometimes though, I can't move any further with a piece, and it needs to leave my space, to make…
Posted April 25th, 2014 by & filed under Featured, Student Reflections and Updates, SWC Blog, Top News.
An exploration of the stories, memories and personal significance behind the jewelry we wear. …
Posted February 20th, 2014 by & filed under Featured, Job Advice & Tips, So you want to become a therapist? Tips and Advice for Prospective Students, Student Reflections and Updates, SWC Blog, Top News.
Thoughts on Practicum and Internship from a Second Year Student at Southwestern College
- Your practicum is an awesome experience. Seeing first clients will never happen again. You have time in supervision to hash out concerns and explore ideas, and hear other people’s ways of doing therapy. We are all different, and it’s a…
Posted February 3rd, 2014 by & filed under Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC, Featured, Student Reflections and Updates, Top News.
Art Therapy/Counseling student Caitlin Harper explores the magical beings, scary shadows, and holy saints that appeared to her during her Art Therapy Techniques weekend intensive course, instructed by Magdalena Karlick. …
Posted January 28th, 2014 by & filed under Featured, Student Reflections and Updates, SWC Blog, Top News.
... staying in on a Saturday night to write a paper with the company of a Santa Fe Pale Ale and burning sage.
... is making, screaming at, rebelling against, and recreating a budget over and over again as I stumble towards financial sobriety.
... is shedding the self-construct that automates what I…
Posted January 27th, 2014 by & filed under Featured, So you want to become a therapist? Tips and Advice for Prospective Students, Student Reflections and Updates, SWC Blog, Top News.
As graduate assistants at Southwestern College we get to do a variety of tasks, depending on our strengths and interests. While doing social media and blogging, I came up with the idea last fall to do a series of videos. What I realized is that while I was fortunate enough to already be living…
Posted January 26th, 2014 by & filed under Reflections from President Nolan.
ENFPs and INFPs are the most highly represented Myers-Briggs types in the field of Psychology, according to many sources. Some thoughts on that phenomenon...…
Posted December 11th, 2013 by & filed under Featured, Student Reflections and Updates, Top News, Where Do Southwestern College Grads Work?.
"My clients are the best of my teachers, and I am forever grateful to them." - Karen Wennberg
A few months after graduation, I worked up the courage to take a job offer serving a population that is often avoided and forgotten by society. Addiction brings individuals affected to a place where there is little…
Posted November 13th, 2013 by & filed under Featured, Student Reflections and Updates, Top News.
First year grad student Lynsey Rubin talks about her welcoming experience at Southwestern College, and the surprising ways the school creates a safe and welcoming atmosphere. …
Posted November 7th, 2013 by & filed under Featured, Student Reflections and Updates, SWC Blog, Top News.
Britt shares her initial impressions of Southwestern College and her unique perspective on art therapy. …
Posted October 1st, 2013 by & filed under Vision Quests & Earth Based Healing.
Day one with the kids complete. What utter fun and I have limited internet access. I didn't meet Carol by the way she was on a journey to Machu Pichu but I met her foreman and got a tour of the gardens and of course walked the labyrinth.
Today at school was…
Posted August 27th, 2013 by & filed under Featured, Reflections from President Nolan.
Ten reasons to consider Southwestern College, Santa Fe, for Art Therapy or Counseling, or both.
1. You can graduate being (almost) eligible for three licenses instead of one. Art Therapy, Counseling, Drug and Alcohol Abuse. (You may need a few more hours of practice in the drug and alcohol area, but then…
Posted May 7th, 2013 by & filed under Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC, Top News.
by Lisa Marie Paradis
Where do you hail from?
You and yours snug tightly
In between the dream
Awaken to five year old father's soul inhabited by butcher's
Chicken floating gently across
the room- enter the
back of the neck- boulders
upon the fleeing road-where
Posted April 3rd, 2013 by & filed under Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC, Top News.
1996 Grad, Susan Boyes
I now live and work in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where I have a part-time position as an art therapist for traumatic brain injured adults in a rehabilitation center. I also have a thriving private practice, providing art therapy to TBI clients and others in their own homes, or in my…
Posted March 20th, 2013 by & filed under Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC, Top News.
by Debbie Schroder
The idea seems simple, initially. When making a genogram (kind of a family tree) use an image instead of a square or circle (how genograms are usually done).
Each week in my Family Art Therapy course, one or two students shared their art-based genograms. Never doubting our students’ creativity, I’m still happily…
Posted February 18th, 2013 by & filed under Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC, Top News.
Shadow Boxes created in my section of Current Trends in Art Therapy, Winter 2013.
After exploring a population that students have a form of resistance to working with (from lack of information to disinterest, to strong opposition) through a research and reflection paper, they were asked to look at how their resistance is a…
Posted February 12th, 2013 by & filed under Reflections from President Nolan, Top News.
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…
Posted January 17th, 2013 by & filed under Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC, Student Reflections and Updates, Top News.
by Katherine Beck
When it rains in Santiago all the posters pasted onto urban walls get wet. There are often many layers of posters glued on top of each other, and the water makes them so heavy they eventually peel off and become trash. This is where I come in, because I *heart* trash. That is…
Posted January 10th, 2013 by & filed under Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC, Top News.
Let’s go for a walk, and pick up with permissionpieces from the earth, resting branches, fallen leaves, rocks rolled with time, or shells that once were homes.
What history do they hold?There is room for more, from me.
Let’s whisper into the rocks.They can keep our secrets, our emotions, our wishes.
Shells can be…
Posted December 27th, 2012 by & filed under Student Reflections and Updates, Top News.
by Kat DisonBefore moving to Santa Fe, I worked as a full time artist, retainedamazing professional representation, participated in artistresidencies, and frequently held group and solo exhibitions. AlthoughI did well for myself in the profession and was able to support myselfthrough a combination of sales of my art and applications for grants,I wanted to pursue…
Posted November 18th, 2012 by & filed under Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC, Top News.
by Magdalena Karlick
I delved into this rag rug project at the beginning of the summer, wanting to recycle old, non-fitting, and stained clothing to make a rug for my son’s new room. I imagined a place where he could sit comfortably while looking at his books or playing with his toy animals.
Posted November 18th, 2012 by & filed under Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC, Top News.
Materials: Markers, Colored Paper, Scissors, and Glue
These days, most presents for family and friends are family creative efforts; Mama and Judah (2 1/2 years old) taking lead. My folks and my brother are all Scorpios, with their birthdays within 2 weeks of each other. This year we made a collage with spontantious scripples, hand…
Posted October 17th, 2012 by & filed under Student Reflections and Updates.
by Amy Hautman Bates
Artist's Block "Who is an artist when she is not making art?"
(This is a doodle, not a painting.)
In September my partner and I packed everything we owned to move from the Southeast to the Southwest. It was very cathartic to consider everything we had and decide if and why…
Posted July 29th, 2012 by & filed under Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC, Top News.
by Debbie Schroder
Do you remember having to write that dreaded essay in grade school about “what I did during summer vacation”? Summer is far from over, but I welcome the chance to share a little about my “summer vacation”.
I attended the American Art Therapy Conference in Savannah about a week ago and thoroughly…
Posted June 4th, 2012 by & filed under Top News.
by Garnett Thompson
Acryllic paint, glazing medium, plywood, masonite, wood glue
The landform in the foreground is laminated plywood, that was clamped together, then cut after drying, and resurfaced with a grinder. To me, it reminds me of many familiar landscapes, such as Monument Valley or images of the Sphinx, or Camel Rock.…
Posted May 8th, 2012 by & filed under Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC, Top News.
by Deb Schroder
My two-and-a-half year old grandson has a favorite place to make art. Elijah likes to scribble wildly on the gate that keeps him safely trapped at the top of the stairs. The art therapist in me appreciates his artistic explosion of color created in toddler-protest. The grama in me…
Posted February 27th, 2012 by & filed under Top News.
This is another assignment for my History of Art Therapy: Current Trends class. Students were asked to bring in to class a medium sized box, recycled materials, and an idea about a scene they would like to change: Personal, Professional, or Global. This was inspired by a project done with Veterans at…
Posted February 27th, 2012 by & filed under Notes From Dru Phoenix, Admissions, Top News.
by Dru Phoenix
I was a volunteer helper at the Transformational and Healing Conference awhile back. My job was to help an instructor set up art supplies and greet attendees and hand out evaluations, etc. I chose to volunteer in a workshop that I was particularly interested in because there would be art making.
Posted December 22nd, 2011 by & filed under Reflections from President Nolan, Top News.
I guess it’s probably good to get knocked out of your rhythm, sometimes even when you felt you had a good one going. We are sitting on the Rhine River, Cologne, and I am writing longhand because I do not know how to access the internet. The over-engineered coffee pot seems more like a…
Posted December 19th, 2011 by & filed under Reflections from President Nolan, Top News.
Jim Nolan is dismayed by the way people who use and espouse "the scientific method" are so doggone 100% sold on their little favorite epistemological tool, and so dismissive of anybody who does not use that same tool. These people can colonize our minds without our knowing it (heck, THEY don't even know they are…
Posted December 17th, 2011 by & filed under Reflections from President Nolan, Top News.
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…
Posted December 12th, 2011 by & filed under Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC, Reflections from President Nolan, Top News.
Uh,Oh. I Think I Am Doing Art Therapy Without a License.
So this is something I never expected. A few years back I came into a used Nikon, not bad, kind of beat, and I took it on Vision Quest. Thought I’d take a few pictures, did so, in fact took a million, and then…
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 December 1st, 2011 by & filed under Notes From Dru Phoenix, Admissions.
How do I describe him? He is a warrior and a healer. He is a leader and a friend of SWC. He is Lakota. Harry comes from the Cheyenne River Reservation, and he has visited our campus a number of times to teach. He is an elder in his tribe and leads the “Healing of…
Posted November 30th, 2011 by & filed under Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC.
There were five of us around the table today. Two were painting, one was creating with tissue paper, one was using play-doh, and I had the colored pencils out. Sometimes it was quiet, sometimes the conversation was lively. It was a typical “Open Studio” at noon on Tuesday, open to everyone – students, faculty, staff…
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 13th, 2011 by & filed under Reflections from President Nolan, Top News.
Southwestern College had its largest fall enrollment ever this year, and it appears that this January will bring our largest ever Winter enrolment of new students. We are ever-more aligned with our mission, and that is the key. More prospective students are looking for a meaningful graduate school experience, with intense, hands-on training…
Posted October 19th, 2011 by & filed under Reflections from President Nolan, Top News, Vision Quests & Earth Based Healing.
I remember working too hard, cognitively, to find my “solo spot” on Vision Quest. First I went straight to the top of a mountain, and claimed it. Then I gave myself a lecture about being a Straight White Guy taking control of the top of a mountain and how arrogant was that and yada yada,…
Posted October 12th, 2011 by & filed under Counseling at SWC, Reflections from President Nolan, Top News.
Holistic Masters Degrees are Different...
So, all of the great teachers and wisdom traditions through history have carried and offered the same general teachings. It has been called the “Perennial Wisdom” or “Philosophia Perennis” by some. The words may be different, the era and culture within which these few teachings were articulated certainly influenced…