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Being a Counselor Activist – SWC Alumna Kate Latimer

Being a Counselor Activist I was outraged from an early age.  They say if you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention, so I guess I was paying attention.  In 8th grade I protested my Spanish teacher who insisted that even the Mexican and Guatemalan kids in our class speak Spanish with a Castilian lisp, asserting…
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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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Wild Heart Gallery Featured Artist: Ann Filemyr

Prime Movers: The Annual SWC Staff and Faculty Exhibition On Thursday, January 12th, the Wild Heart Gallery had its first opening night gala of 2017: Prime Movers: The Annual Southwestern College Staff and Faculty Exhibition. A “prime mover” can be considered many things, in many fields – mechanics, biology, philosophy, etc. – but aptly describes…
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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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Wild Heart Gallery Featured Artist: Laura Walkingstick

Muliebrity: The State of Being Feminine "Muliebrity” is coordinate term to “virility,” referring to qualities of femininity. Southwestern College staff, faculty, and students were invited to explore how they connect with and empower the feminine aspects of the self,  community, or greater collective via artistic processes. The Wild Heart Gallery is proud to…
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Wild Heart Gallery Featured Artist: Micaela Wood

Muliebrity: The State of Being Feminine "Muliebrity” is coordinate term to “virility,” referring to qualities of femininity. Southwestern College staff, faculty, and students were invited to explore how they connect with and empower the feminine aspects of the self,  community, or greater collective via artistic processes. The Wild Heart Gallery is proud to…
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Wild Heart Gallery Featured Artist: Jessica Morris

Muliebrity: The State of Being Feminine "Muliebrity” is coordinate term to “virility,” referring to qualities of femininity. Southwestern College staff, faculty, and students were invited to explore how they connect with and empower the feminine aspects of the self,  community, or greater collective via artistic processes. The Wild Heart Gallery is proud to…
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Wild Heart Gallery Featured Artist: Laura Murphy

Muliebrity: The State of Being Feminine "Muliebrity” is coordinate term to “virility,” referring to qualities of femininity. Southwestern College staff, faculty, and students were invited to explore how they connect with and empower the feminine aspects of the self,  community, or greater collective via artistic processes. The Wild Heart Gallery is proud to…
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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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Wild Heart Gallery Featured Artist: Nicol Blais

Lead-in Students new to Southwestern College this fall were invited to introduce themselves through their art and other creative processes. It is the Wild Heart Gallery's honor to feature a few of the contributing artists of the Lead-in exhibition. This show runs through October 22, 2016. Artist: Nicol Blais Title: Heroes My art…
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Wild Heart Gallery Featured Artist: Laura Murphy

Lead-in Students new to Southwestern College this fall were invited to introduce themselves through their art and other creative processes. It is the Wild Heart Gallery's honor to feature a few of the contributing artists of the Lead-in exhibition. This show runs through October 22, 2016. Artist: Laura Murphy Title: Awake. Present. Healing. …
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Wild Heart Gallery Featured Artist : Crystal Norberto

Honoring the Spectrum of Self  On May 20, 2016 the Wild Heart Gallery hosted the opening night of "Honoring the Spectrum of Self," an exhibition where Southwestern College staff, faculty, and students were invited to investigate the sacred pieces that have shaped them as an individual or within the collective. The show featured a variety of works installed within the…
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Wild Heart Gallery Featured Artist : Brittnee Page

Honoring the Spectrum of Self  On May 20, 2016 the Wild Heart Gallery hosted the opening night of "Honoring the Spectrum of Self," an exhibition where Southwestern College staff, faculty, and students were invited to investigate the sacred pieces that have shaped them as an individual or within the collective. The show featured a variety of works installed within the…
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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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Wild Heart Gallery Featured Artist : Jessica Morris

Honoring the Spectrum of Self On May 20, 2016 the Wild Heart Gallery hosted the opening night of "Honoring the Spectrum of Self," an exhibition where Southwestern College staff, faculty, and students were invited to investigate the sacred pieces that have shaped them as an individual or within the collective. The show featured a variety of works installed within the gallery…
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Wild Heart Gallery Featured Artist : Chelsea Call

Honoring the Spectrum of Self  On May 20, 2016 the Wild Heart Gallery hosted the opening night of "Honoring the Spectrum of Self," an exhibition where Southwestern College staff, faculty, and students were invited to investigate the sacred pieces that have shaped them as an individual or within the collective. The show featured a variety of works installed within the…
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