Free Community Lectures
Our Community Lectures are offered FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, or $20 for 2 CECs approved for counselors, art therapists and social workers. Lectures are listed in the quarterly class schedules and posted on this site.
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More Than a Cursory Glance:
Particularizing Pornography and Finding Meaning
Thursday, April 5, 2018, 6–8pm, SWC Campus
Problems related to pornography use are becoming increasingly commonplace in contemporary clinical practice. Despite the growing body of literature on the negative effects of pornography, statistics tell us that the desire to consume and watch pornography is growing, forcing mental health professionals to contend with its increasing influence. That said, in academia and in mental health, there exists a kind of intellectual prejudice against taking porn seriously, doubting that it might have anything interesting to tell us about ourselves and our clients. When we make blanket interpretations about pornography, we run the risk of obscuring the particularities that are often so necessary to contend with in successful therapeutic work. This presentation uses rich case material to engage in what Hillman called “close noticing,” to particularize rather than generalize, and to resist prescriptive or moralistic ideas about pornography. In doing so, it offers new ways of thinking about, responding to, and engaging clinically with pornography in contemporary consulting rooms.
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Ginna Clark, Ph.D., ATR-BC, LPCC, is the Director of the Human Sexuality Certificate program at SWC. She is a member of the American Art Therapy Association and the Int’l. Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. She received her doctorate from the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in Los Angeles, CA.
Serving American Indian Communities
Janet L. Smith, M.S., ATR-Ret.
Thursday, May 3, 2018, 6–8pm SWC Campus
Multicultural counseling and art therapy have both come into their own, especially at Southwestern College. Increasing numbers of professionals are recognizing the need to consider a client’s background, valued cultural tradition, expectations and how well art therapy is able to meet those needs within the community as a whole. Advances continue in understanding of the client’s lifespan growth and development, while looking at the principles of balance and harmony in community. It is hoped, in the years ahead, that the needs and problems that American Indian Communities bring to counseling and treatment sessions will receive the kind of attention and service they deserve. It is with this hope that I share my own thirty plus years of service as an art therapist to the American Indian peoples and community. To guarantee a seat, you must RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Janet L. Smith, M.S., ATR-Ret., initiated the first art therapy program for the Cherokee Nation in 1991. At present, she provides art therapy services from her studio, Turtle Art Works in Wagoner, OK. She has been an art therapy advocate for American Indian tribes throughout her career.
Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala
of the Empowered Feminine with Lama Tsultrim Allione
Thursday, June 7, 2018, 6–8pm, SWC Campus
This talk is based on Lama Tsultrim Allione’s new book: Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine. A dynamic spiritual model based on 1000-year-old tradition from Tibet meets the gale force winds of the current world situation. She masterfully shows us the secret to harnessing the energy of the fierce wise dakini, a previously forbidden aspect of the feminine, whose juicy potency is so needed now. Through the Dakini Mandala, a universal template of wholeness, each of the five dakinis, embodiments of the fierce feminine, transforms an emotional encumbrance into wisdom. The mandala brings strength from the inside out, giving a practical method to become an effective agent of transformation. After an introduction to the Dakini Mandala you will be guided in a short experiential journey into the mandala of your innermost being, where the empowered feminine resides. Lecture will be followed by a book signing. To guarantee a seat, you must RSVP to email@example.com
Lama Tsultrim Allione is an author, internationally known Buddhist teacher, and the founder and resident Lama of Tara Mandala. She has just completed her new book, “Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine,” published in May 2018. Lama Tsultrim Allione continues to guide Tara Mandala and thousands of students around the world.
–Wilderness Therapy Panel presented by Dr. Ann Filemyr and Dr. Scott Thomas
—Suicide Awareness and Prevention Presented by Erin Doenwald, LMSW and
Susan Hayre, LMHC
—Integrating Brain, Body and Heart Intelligence: The Neurobiological Foundations of Therapeutic Practice presented by Tim Burns, M.A.
–Energy Healing: The Latest Scientific Research and the Role of Water in the Process presented by Melinda Connor, Ph.D.
–A Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy: The Basics of Working with Difficult Couples
presented by Lon Rankin, M.A., LPCC
–Authority vs. Power: Creative Leadership from the Inside Out presented by Heather Leigh, M.A., ATR-BC, LCPC
–Objects of Desire and Desiring Subjects: On Sexuality in Psychotherapy presented by Ginna Clark, M.A., ATR-BC, LPCC
–Understanding and Working with Borderline Personality Disorder by Laura Lansrud-Lopez, M.A., ATR-BC, LPAT, LPCC
–Adolescent Substance and Process Abuse by Juan Blea, M.A., LADAC
–Organic Sexuality: From Shame into Mystery by Jason Holley, M.A., LPCC
–Adult ADD/HD: A Problem Unrecognized by Doug Puryear, M.D.
–Dr. Edith Wallace: Her Life, Work and Legacy presented by Karen Stefano, M.A., LPC
–Clinical Intuition, Vito Hemphill, DOC
–The Turning of the Ages: Our Time and Place in Cosmic Cycles of Evolution, Jason Holley, M.A., LPCC
–The Right Time and Place to Heal Trauma, Lee Cartwright, M.A.
–Mindfulness-Based Auricular Acupuncture (MBAA), Dana Moore
–Eyes Made of Soul, Robert Waterman, Ed.D., Lecture and Book Signing
–The “F-Word” Project, Maureen Burdock
–Under a Remarkable Sky:The Birthchart of Southwestern College, Jason Holley, M.A., LMHC:
–Intersubjectivity and the Practice of Therapy, Bill Smythe
–The Biological Drama of Trauma, Lee Cartwright, M.A.
–Cultivating Bridges: Attunement, Interpersonal Neurobiology & Group Process, Kate Cook, M.A., LPCC, TEP
–Vision as a Metaphor for Consciousness, Sam Berne, MD
–Envisioning a New, Healthy Sexuality, Jason Holley, M.A. and Kate Latimer, M.A.
–Transformation Through the Quantum Field, Robert Waterman, Ed.D.