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Posts by Jim Nolan

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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What Cause Will YOU Stand Up For?

Student debt, the death of Fidel, Standing Rock, a shifting and historically unrecognizable economy, the Trump presidency, the Obama presidency, the avalanche of higher ed regulatory requirements, the exponential increase in documentation requirements by insurance companies, fracking, global warming, the diversification of the country, wall or no wall, remaining a sanctuary city---      Are…
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Juan Blea, SWC’s Newest Trustee

Juan Blea Bio I think in English, but I feel in Spanish.  Where the two meet is the source of who I am. I was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 28th, 1971.  Spanish was my first language; it was the language of home.  English was the language of the…
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MA in Counseling or PhD in Psychology?

So You Want to Be a Therapist? Counselor or Psychologist? Let’s start with the fact that becoming a licensed psychologist will take you a good 6-8 years or more, and becoming an independently licensed Counselor will take you about 3-5, depending on your drive.  That’s huge. Of course it’s not the ONLY thing to take…
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Clinical Supervision Blog for Interns & LMHCs: Part 2

So, maybe that first blog (the True-False Questionnaire) took you by surprise...And perhaps it is good that you were thrown a little.  What Is Up? There is a nationally recognized credential called the Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) credential.It is conferred by the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE). Six people in the state of New…
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