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Conscious Entrepreneurship: A Buncha Tips on Private Practice

Conscious Entrepreneurship: A Buncha Tips on Private Practice ---by Jim Nolan, Licensed Psychologist, LPCC, LADAC These are, of course, mostly based on my experience, but I also know a lot of private practitioners, so I can bring in some of their wisdom too. You can try to get paneled by insurance companies or not.…
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Conscious Entrepreneurship: Let’s Meet Dr. Varghese

Conscious Entrepreneurship:  Why You Should Know Dr. Melvin Varghese Melvin Varghese is an incredibly likable guy who created what has blossomed into a huge phenomenon called “Selling the Couch.” He is a Psychologist who has created Podcasts, blogs, a Facebook Group, and other products aimed at helping you in private practice. This covers about every…
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Conscious Entrepreneurship: A Re-Boot…

Conscious Entrepreneurship at Southwestern College A few years ago, several of us at Southwestern College (Myself, Laura Lansrud-Lopez, Claudia Escareno-Clark, Dru Phoenix, Ande Hambuchen) created an initiative we called “Conscious Entrepreneurship." The spirit of it was that students could really use some ideas and skills related to how one operates out in the world as a…
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#AATA2017: American Art Therapy Association Convention in Albuquerque!

Here in Albuquerque, the town is abuzz with over a thousand Art Therapist burning down the house... How great to experience! I feel honored to be among them... SO many Southwestern College students, alumni, faculty, and friends are here, celebrating a very fast-growing profession, enjoying the camaraderie (this is TRULY a Tribe), and honoring all…
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Please Keep Your LPCC License…

One of my several mentors, Dr. Sandra Shulman, told me to never let a professional license lapse.  So I went ahead and did, and always regretted it. There were reasons, of course--almost always money. It almost always created unforeseen headaches. Sometimes a LOT of them, and sometimes it took a long time and a lot…
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Clinical Documentation (“Golden Thread”) Training at Tierra Nueva (Southwestern College)

Once again, Southwestern College and Tierra Nueva Counseling Center are bringing tremendous value to our students and community. As part of Tierra Nueva’s “Conscious Entrepreneurship" initiative,  Laura Lansrud-Lopez, Clinical Director of Tierra Nueva Counseling Center, launched an incredibly rich, full, and helpful series on “Clinical Documentation”, including discussions of ethics, the “Golden Thread” and much,…
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Over a Million Views on SWC web site!

     The current version of the Southwestern College web site was born on November 2nd, 2011. (We had been horribly hacked, and had to build it all over! Yikes.)  In a blog, I note that as of January 14th, 2012, our blogs had had 5100 views! Hurray!  As of today, January 15th, 5 years…
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Southwestern College Students Are So Lucky…

Dear Southwestern College Students, Tonight 22 faculty members came to our monthly meeting.   I wish you could have been there, seen and heard it.   We talked about “Transformational “Teaching, and what it looks like, how people actually “be” in the classroom, how CONSCIOUSLY they manage what they do to make the experience as…
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