Posted September 30th, 2013 by & filed under Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC, Featured.
Sometimes a concept flashing through my mind can be made clearer when I paint it. I grab the "thought" and infuse it with all the feeling and sensation that exists beyond words. I stir it around in the paint and lay it out on the canvas. Here is an example of using my art to…
Posted September 26th, 2013 by & filed under Reflections from President Nolan, Featured.
A comical discussion of The Scientific Method, what it does and does not do. …
Posted September 25th, 2013 by & filed under Featured.
The Students of Southwestern College
by Claudia Escareño-Clark
I LOVE this time of year. The leaves have begun to turn, and there is a distinct nip in the air. While part of me feels it is a time to slow down and reflect, I am caught up in the excitement of a new…
Posted September 25th, 2013 by & filed under Reflections from President Nolan, Featured.
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…
Posted September 24th, 2013 by & filed under Featured.
by Amy Hautman Bates
I am settling in after a year of New Mexico life. Before this, I lived in Minnesota and North Carolina; both much greener, wetter and predictable than this. Since moving here, I have heard many wonderful stories of strange events in the "Land of Enchantment". I haven't seen an…
Posted September 24th, 2013 by & filed under Top News.
2nd Year Student Looking Back to One Year Ago
Written by Sara Beth Patrick as an incoming student one year ago.
I have just finished my first week of classes at Southwestern College. It has been quite a transition. Moving from Ohio to Santa Fe, living in the suburbs to living in the country,…
Posted September 24th, 2013 by & filed under Top News, Featured.
By Allegra Borghese
I appreciate the change in seasons. As the temperature and colors shift, I am forced to change up my routine, feel things differently, and assess my choices. Mid September is a world away from mid July. I observe the subtleties in how I am thinking and seeing; I am different. My…
Posted September 24th, 2013 by & filed under Alumni News and Updates.
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…
Posted September 21st, 2013 by & filed under Reflections from President Nolan.
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,…
Posted September 20th, 2013 by & filed under Top News, Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC.
by Debbie Schroder
I seem to need to continue the idea of a summer reading list. I don’t understand why because my summer is always as busy as the rest of the year. The fantasy of a book and lemonade out on the front porch is just that – a fantasy. I don’t…
Posted September 10th, 2013 by & filed under Wilderness Fasts & Earth Based Healing, Reflections from President Nolan, Featured.
This is Saturday, the 7th day of this Wilderness Fast journey and the 4th and final day of the Solo/Fast part (I go back to base camp tomorrow morning). Mostly I am hanging out in about a 20 yard radius (the Lakota stay in a ten foot circle for 4 days, no water,…
Posted September 10th, 2013 by & filed under Reflections from President Nolan, Featured.
Tips on Moving Away from New Mexico
Moving to another state for Internship or permanently? I have some tips you really might want to consider in order to make your life a little bit more negotiable.
1. Join the professional organizations for the state to which you are moving (North Carolina Art Therapy Association, or…
Posted September 8th, 2013 by & filed under Reflections from President Nolan, Featured.
A lot of job seekers take the obvious (and smart) tack of scouring the newspapers (OK, I get that newspapers don’t really exist anymore—just being metaphorical) for job listings, job openings.
They read the descriptions ,write a relevant cover letter, or fill out the online application, proof the old resume or CV, and hope…
Posted September 7th, 2013 by & filed under Reflections from President Nolan, Featured.
In the Social Media world, the term “long-tailed” suggests a web search of specificity that increases as the tail (or descriptor list) gets longer.
It’s the difference between Googling “New Mexican restaurants in Santa Fe” and “New Mexican restaurants that serve sopaipillas in Santa Fe , close to…
Posted September 6th, 2013 by & filed under Reflections from President Nolan, Featured.
A brief discussion of the dangers of dichotomous, either/or thinking.…