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A Penny Makes Change by Mark Speight

A Penny Makes Change Mark Speight, graduate student in Counseling Written in the Southwestern College weekly writing group facilitated by Dr. Ann Filemyr   A penny makes change.   A cog fits into the machine and squeaks,     occasionally.   A box of pastels mugged me on the way,      yearning to be pulled along the…
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ACTION ALERT for SATURDAY 9:30 am ! Art Therapy Bill being heard !

We need you! Saturday, February 11th 2017 ACTION ALERT for SATURDAY 9:30 am ! Art Therapy Bill being heard ! NMATA and SWC are working together to pass a law requiring insurance companies to reimburse independently licensed art therapists.  This is important legislation for the health and well-being of our state.  We have testimony covered,…
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Who’s Who at Southwestern College – Denise Moore

Early on in my graduate internship at a family counseling agency, a supervisor told me, "We have the best jobs in the world, for we get to witness, hold and create change." I remember being pulled by those words, but I do not think I truly understood what they meant, and I am still unraveling…
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“We cannot heal the earth until we heal ourselves. We cannot heal ourselves until we heal the earth.” by Ann Filemyr

"We cannot heal the earth until we heal ourselves. We cannot heal ourselves until we heal the earth." Kari-Oca Declaration of the 1992 Parliament of Indigenous Peoples In 1992 I attended the World Parliament of Indigenous Peoples as an environmental journalist. I was one of a handful of non-Native people allowed to witness the proceeding.…
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Council of All Beings

Council of All Beings            The Transformational Ecosychology Certificate Program under the leadership of Dr. Ann Filemyr, Director, hosted a ceremonial weekend, October 28-30, 2016 to honor and celebrate our kinship with all beings. We became the Council of All Beings. Below are a few of the participant’s responses in poetry and prose. The Council…
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Now What? Dr. Ann Filemyr, Ph.D

Now What? Dr. Ann Filemyr, Ph.D November 14, 2016   In the aftermath of Tuesday’s election, I summon my courage. Already in the past five days there are multiple accounts of Muslim women being harassed at the University of New Mexico, in the university library, on the street. This is the direct result of a…
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Community Lecture Friday, November 18

COMMUNITY LECTURE Friday, November 18, 6–8pm, SWC Campus The Importance of Infant Mental Health: Early Childhood Development and Relationship Formation Presented by Michelle Daly, M.S.P.H., M.A., LPCC, ATR, IMH-E FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC OR $20 FOR 2 CECs Development and relationship formation in the earliest years of life creates the foundation for…
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The Foundations of Jungian Sandplay Therapy with Lorraine Freedle

CMH 5055 THE FOUNDATIONS OF JUNGIAN SANDPLAY THERAPYLorraine Freedle, Ph.D., ABPdN, CST-T $350/20 CECsFriday, September 30, 6–9pm; Saturday & Sunday, October 1 & 2 9am–6pmJoin us to learn the theoretical foundations, practical applications, and neuropsychological underpinnings of Jungian sandplay therapy with children and adults. Through experiential activities and compelling case studies students will have the…
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INFANT MENTAL HEALTH CERTIFICATE Relationship as Client: Child-Caregiver Dyadic Interaction and the Family System

INFANT MENTAL HEALTH CERTIFICATE IMH 5300A     Relationship as Client: Child-Caregiver Dyadic Interaction and the Family System$350/20 CECsMichelle Daly, M.S.P.H., M.A., ATR, LPCC, IMH-E®Friday, August 12, 6–9pm; Saturday & Sunday, August 13 & 14, 9am–6pmTo register for any of these classes, email registrar@swc.edu or call 505-467-6809For more information on any of our Certificate programs, email admissions@swc.edu or call 505-467-6815This…
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Bringing the Divine Feminine to Campus – Ann Filemyr, Ph.D.

Bringing the Divine Feminine to Campus by Ann Filemyr, Ph.D.I believe the Ultimate could be a vast energetic being, nameless, formless, skinless, disembodied raw creative force power zipping through the universe in the never-ending processes of making and unmaking, being, becoming and dissolving back into non-being. The Great Mystery, who I refer to in the Anishinaabe as Gitchi Manitou,…
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Who’s Who at Southwestern College – Larry Harkcom

Larry Harkcom - Library Assistant at Quimby Memorial Library at Southwestern CollegeI grew up in rural Pennsylvania, in a place called Pond Bank.  To present I don’t really know what Pond Bank was/is; a community? A hamlet? Shire?  It’s only description online comes from the site hometownlocator.com, which unhelpfully refers to it as a “populated…
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In the Aftermath of Yesterday’s Massacre

In the Aftermath of Yesterday’s MassacreWe heard the news about the June 12 massacre on Sunday evening. A man declaring himself an Islamic fundamentalist entered a gay bar in Orlando, Florida and began shooting. He killed 50 people and harmed 54 more. It is the most destructive mass shooting in U.S. history.My partner looked up…
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Who’s Who at Southwestern College – Deborah Schroder

 I’m the chairperson of the Art Therapy/Counseling program. I moved to Santa Fe to teach at Southwestern College in 2002 and continue to be delighted by the insightful art therapy provided by our students, during Practicum and Internship. It’s been an honor to witness our students as they blossom into therapists. And actually, I also…
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Who’s Who at Southwestern College – Ron Light

Ron is the Landscaping Director at Southwestern College. You have seen him around a thousand times, and if you’re lucky, you have had opportunities to talk with him. He is a really interesting guy, with a wide and colorful background.Ron was born in Chicago, and, well---I’ll let him tell you… “I grew up a gypsy of…
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Where Do Southwestern College Grads Work? Lee Cartwright

I have a private practice that focuses on helping people resolve the biological/energetic basis of trauma.I feel deeply honored to do the work I do.  I am also blessed to be a presenter in the Trauma,Grief & Renewal Program and at the College's Annual Transformation and Healing Conference.  Although all of the modalities I use with clients were developed…
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Who’s Who at Southwestern College – Kathryn Harris Tijerina

Southwestern College is really defined by the extraordinary  individuals who work there–the staff, instructors, and the board members. In an effort to give you a more intimate sense of  our school, we are launching the “Who’s Who at Southwestern College”  series so that you will get to know these extraordinary people who change lives.So here…
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