” The Children’s Mental Health Certificate supported me to learn more about the range of effective modalities when working with children. Throughout the certificate program I was able to explore my interest, further develop and nurture my favorite modalities, and use them to this very day. I have benefited greatly from the certificate program and would encourage any one to participate if they are committed or even committed to working with children and adolescents in the healing arts profession.”
– Eric P. Castonguay
Fantastic, phenomenal, outstanding and awesome ” Integrative Holistic Mental Health” workshop this weekend. I learned So much! Sudha Rani Kailas, M.D., Ph.D was the perfect person to teach this course. The New Earth Institute is cranking out some really great courses!
Natascha Holmes, current student
I have been a counselor for 22 years but I found that I needed to have more knowledge and tools to work more effectively with younger children ages 3 to 8. I chose to pursue the Children’s Mental Health Certificate offered through Southwestern College as it seemed to have an integrative and expansive focus. I have been enriched by the knowledge and skills I have participated in on the weekend classes. The weekend workshops are particularly convenient for me as I maintain a private practice in southwestern New Mexico. All of the classes have been presented by experts in their particular filed. The experiential portion of the classes provide an opportunity to learn and grow in a challenging yet safe environment.
Margarita Silva-Potts Silver Springs, NM
I never wanted to work with children, but when a scholarship opportunity for CMH came up, I could not resist. After one class I was hooked. In my opinion, getting my CMH is one of the best parts of my education at SWC. I use the knowledge I learned from my CMH classes everyday in my work as an in-home therapist, since half of my clientele just happens to be children! And even more surprisingly, I love working with them through art, play, and imagination. I would recommend CMH to any new therapist.
The Children’s Mental Health classes have provided me with a wealth of knowledge I use all the time in my work. The infant mental health classes focused on attachment theory and how different styles of attachment affect children. The play therapy classes helped me learn creative ways to work with children and families. I am grateful to have completed this certificate program, as it has greatly enhanced my work as a therapist.
Laura Woodring, Los Alamos, NM
The knowledge I obtained from the Children’s Mental Health certificate has been invaluable. I utilize the skill I gained through this program more than any other training I have taken part in. The content of the courses was easily translated into my work with children and families.