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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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How Long Should Your Private Practice Marketing Tail Be?

How Long Should Your Marketing Tail Be?You’re going into private practice. Do you present as a generalist, and click on all 57 of those “Specialization” boxes on the insurance providers forms? Do you actually BELIEVE anybody who checks a million specialties? Of course not. You’re left having no idea what they really do well, if…
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From SWC’s 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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Words in Psychology that I Hate: “Treatment”

Trick or Treatment Planning, by Jim NolanWithin the world of Psychology, I absolutely hate the verb “to treat.” As in “my client came in for treatment.”That word got co-opted from the medical world where people DO treat burns, broken legs, strep throat, diabetes, whooping cough, beriberi, and Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome.In therapy, we engage in deep, meaningful,…
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Student Loan Forgiveness-It’s Real. by Jessica Callaway

You've heard that somehow, somewhere, by working at some obscure place, you might possibly be able to get some of your student loans forgiven. "Yeah, but I've never actually KNOWN anyone who did that--it's kind of like folklore..." Well, now, one of your fellow Southwesterners is here to tell you it is real, and she…
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Some Thoughts on Coaching and Therapy

The Difference Between Coaching and Therapy: One Person’s View I am a licensed Psychologist, and I now hold a certificate in Life Coaching. You can Google “What is the difference between therapy and coaching? And read about it for a week, but here are my thoughts. In therapy (or psychotherapy, or counseling), the focus tends to…
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