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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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Food & Consciousness, by Dianne Deloren

Food and Consciousness Ah, October, one of my favorite seasons in Santa Fe, time to make my first apple pie of the season, and look forward to homemade muffins and breads, and the upcoming holidays. But this fall is different. I recently received a diagnosis of diabetes, which runs in our family. Actually, I was…
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Ten Tips for New Southwestern College Students

Ten Tips for New Students, from President Jim Nolan  1. You are on the verge of an experience that will change your life. Allow it, lean into it, be curious, not afraid or against…If you are the kind that HAS to fight about stuff, I guess you will, but I would not recommend…
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Considering Working with Addictions/Substance Abuse?

A Letter to Anybody even REMOTELY Thinking of Working in Addictions/Substance AbuseDear Friends, Colleagues, Prospective Students, Current Students, & Alumni,Credentials, licenses, and professional certificates can help us get jobs, and help us get clients and referral streams in private practice. This letter is for ANYBODY who thinks they MIGHT even POSSIBLY be interested in working…
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The Mystical in Private Practice

So far, every one of my clients is me, and is my teacher, and without even knowing it, invites me into great sprawling canyons of awe. I am sure there will be exceptions, but so far—none.Perhaps it is my age—perhaps I am experiencing things, and Others, differently now, as a psychotherapist. I cannot remember what…
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Five Great Reasons for Becoming a Professional Counselor

If you have been told that you are a good listener, or you are the one your friends come to who have problems, keep reading....…
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Help Us Help Others: Building Tierra Nueva

Tierra Nueva Counseling Center will cost Southwestern College/New Earth Institute about $1,400,000 when all is said and done.With great audits, strong, black financial books, a growing student body, astute financial management, and terrific credit, we are in a good position to get this thing done.But….AND…..$1,400,000. 00 is a lot of money for a small private…
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From SWC Chair of the Board of Trustees

from Dr. Tina Ludutsky-TaylorDear Southwestern College Community, It is with a great sense of excitement and anticipation for the coming academic year at Southwestern College that I write my first blog as Chair of the Board of Trustees. The College is on the cusp of transitioning to the next level of achievement as a provider of…
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