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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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Forgiveness

Would I rather be ‘right’ or be in the loving?   “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” “Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.” - Mother Teresa “As I walked out the door…
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Laying Low

*This post is a special note to myself, a reminder that my job is not to be Little Miss Sunshine ALL the time, but more accurately sometimes the clearest joy is in continuing on. So what if I need to get things done—like go to my job so I can keep making money to…
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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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In the land where dirt is Holy

by first-year Art Therapy/Counseling Southwestern College student Caitlin Harper Catholics get a bad rap. With our history of persecutions, child abuse, and hidden Vatican secrets, I totally understand why. I’ve fought against a lot of the ramifications of my own Catholic upbringing for quite some time. But lately, I cannot help but feeling inspired…
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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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All In

All In by Bryce Downey, graduate student at Southwestern College, Santa Fe Not for the first time in my life do I find myself here: my physical surroundings are incredibly beautiful & conducive to frequent adventures, I am blessed with a sweet, conscientious, & peppy roommate, sharing a spacious, comfortable, quiet home. I…
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How to Choose a Graduate School in Counseling or Art Therapy

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.) 2. Recognizing…
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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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Digital Natives & Digital Immigrants: A Multicultural Chasm

Speaking the Language of the Digital Natives OK, here is something the world needs. Authentic, committed, serious, spirited, informed, good-humored, action-backed, energetic and collaborative conversations and team-building around "Social Media and Higher Education." Oh, sure there are Linked In and Facebook groups that kind of look like they could be having these conversations,…
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Southwestern College Needs Men. So Do A Lot of Clients Out There…

Musings on the scarcity of men in the helping professions.... It is no news to anybody—there are not a lot of men at Southwestern College. We are all aware of what has been called the “feminization” of psychology and the helping professions in recent years. (You can Google that one and stay busy for weeks,…
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Transforming Consciousness through Weight Loss: A Complicated Psychological Journey

Changing Form to Change Spirit: Losing Weight as a Transformational Journey So….there is a line of thinking that holds that we should feel good about ourselves, no matter what. Being in shape or not, having advanced degrees or not, whether we are handsome or not, beautiful or not, full plumaged or bald, whether we drink…
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Is Affordability of Grad School Making You Feel Fear-Based?

Affordability of Graduate School Revisited… Dru tells me that many people who look seriously into Southwestern College decide to “stay closer to home”,or decide that “money is an issue”. While I guess I more or less understand that, I would not necessarily recommend either of those as a good reason not to come here if…
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Students at Southwestern College, Santa Fe, Learn Powerful Clinical Skills

We just don't talk about it as much as we should, and you may end up with a slanted view of Southwestern College's strengths... Here, Dr. Jim Nolan brings you a lot of information about both the Southwestern College clinical training, and how it is received by supervisors and agencies in our community---REALLY good news…
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The Route from Higher Ed to a Career is Often Scenic & Indirect…

CLICK THIS URL.... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-james-michael-nolan/is-education-supposed-to-_b_1679458.html But is the whole point of education to "get a job??" This piece of mine was published today in the Huffington Post... Sharing, tweeting, liking and Stumbled-Upon-ing always welcomed by Southwestern College.... Thanks, Jim Nolan…
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How Are Jobs Created? One Southwestern College Perspective…

Click This URL ! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-james-michael-nolan/new-thought-on-job-creati_b_1679264.html This is from my most recent (July, 2012) published blog piece for Huffington Post...Any effort you make to share, tweet, re-tweet, like or otherwise spread the word would be of great assistance to Southwestern College... Warmly, Jim Nolan…
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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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Southwestern College Advisors: An Assemblage of Diverse Wisdom Holders

Southwestern College Santa Fe Board of Advisors Southwestern College has a truly remarkable Board of Advisors. At a small graduate institution in a small-ish town, I knew we would never find the diversity of voices and experience we needed to help guide our school toward  the greatest possible inclusivity. Indeed, the Higher Learning Commission, who…
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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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