Posts Tagged Santa Fe
Posted January 21st, 2017 by & filed under Counseling at SWC, Who’s Who at Southwestern College, Top News, Where Do Southwestern College Grads Work?, Alumni News and Updates, Featured.
Early on in my graduate internship at a family counseling agency, a supervisor told me, "We have the best jobs in the world, for we get to witness, hold and create change." I remember being pulled by those words, but I do not think I truly understood what they meant, and I am still unraveling…
Posted January 16th, 2016 by & filed under Diversity Dialogue, Trauma, Grief & Renewal, Student Reflections and Updates.
Graduate Student, Amy Gordon, discusses the content of an important cultural event in Santa Fe, New Mexico. …
Posted November 23rd, 2015 by & filed under Tips/Advice on choosing a graduate program, Diversity Dialogue, Student Reflections and Updates, Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC, Featured.
Graduate student, Amy Gordon, shares some of her favorite Southwestern College looks.…
Posted November 16th, 2015 by & filed under Counseling at SWC, Student Reflections and Updates, Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC, Featured.
Belonging, unity, creativity, and community- this is what the Art Hive at Southwestern College is all about.“An Art Hive is a community art studio that welcomes everyone as an artist.From an art pop-up in a local library to a community studio or gallery, at its heart, an Art Hive is about inclusion, respect and learning.It's…
Posted October 19th, 2015 by & filed under Tips/Advice on choosing a graduate program, Top News, Student Reflections and Updates, Featured, Mindfulness.
It has officially been two months since I've made Santa Fe my home, and the beauty I have been discovering over these past 60 days has been absolutely unreal. Moving here from Colorado, I was a little worried coming to a place that at first thought invokes mental images of cacti and dusty desert plains. While…
Posted October 9th, 2015 by & filed under SWC Blog, Student Reflections and Updates, Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC, Featured, Mindfulness.
This morning I was chatting with one of my lovely classmates about our first two weeks at Southwestern College. She said something that instantly resonated with me- “I feel like we’re at Hogwarts!”
Thinking more about this humorous comparison to Harry Potter, I began to see more and more striking parallels. We are summoned here by…
Posted May 12th, 2015 by & filed under Student Reflections and Updates, Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC.
Santa Fe is awesome as a grad school destination and city. Check out a few of the honors awarded to "The City Different" below (read the entire "Best of Santa Fe" Chamber of Commerce post here detailing many more awards):Santa Fe was ranked #2 City for Art Vibrancy by the National Center for Arts Research and Ski…
Posted May 10th, 2015 by & filed under Top News, SWC Blog, Student Reflections and Updates, Featured.
Santa Fe has over 300 restaurants to choose from, and chances are whatever your tummy craves, or whatever diet you are on while studying here, Santa Fe has something special for you to eat! I can’t go over every restaurant or type of food offered in town, but I can give you the list of…
Posted March 15th, 2015 by & filed under Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC, Featured.
This weekend a group of Art Therapy students, soon to be interns, gathered for the Capstone Process. Debbie and I facilitated this weekend, focused on transition, group dynamics, an art offering and goodbyes. These students are moving from having multiple classes and seeing clients at the Southwestern Counseling Center, to entering into the full-time…
Posted September 15th, 2014 by & filed under Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC, Featured.
For those of us who create visual art, whether its for self or for others, it's known that pieces get stuck. Sometimes I will return to a painting or a drawing years later and finish it. Sometimes though, I can't move any further with a piece, and it needs to leave my space, to make…
Posted April 25th, 2014 by & filed under Top News, SWC Blog, Student Reflections and Updates, Featured.
An exploration of the stories, memories and personal significance behind the jewelry we wear. …
Posted February 20th, 2014 by & filed under Job Advice & Tips, Top News, SWC Blog, So you want to become a therapist? Tips and Advice for Prospective Students, Student Reflections and Updates, Featured.
Thoughts on Practicum and Internship from a Second Year Student at Southwestern College
- Your practicum is an awesome experience. Seeing first clients will never happen again. You have time in supervision to hash out concerns and explore ideas, and hear other people’s ways of doing therapy. We are all different, and it’s a…
Posted January 28th, 2014 by & filed under Top News, SWC Blog, Student Reflections and Updates, Featured.
... staying in on a Saturday night to write a paper with the company of a Santa Fe Pale Ale and burning sage.
... is making, screaming at, rebelling against, and recreating a budget over and over again as I stumble towards financial sobriety.
... is shedding the self-construct that automates what I…
Posted January 27th, 2014 by & filed under Top News, SWC Blog, So you want to become a therapist? Tips and Advice for Prospective Students, Student Reflections and Updates, Featured.
As graduate assistants at Southwestern College we get to do a variety of tasks, depending on our strengths and interests. While doing social media and blogging, I came up with the idea last fall to do a series of videos. What I realized is that while I was fortunate enough to already be living…
Posted January 26th, 2014 by & filed under Reflections from President Nolan.
ENFPs and INFPs are the most highly represented Myers-Briggs types in the field of Psychology, according to many sources. Some thoughts on that phenomenon...…
Posted December 11th, 2013 by & filed under Top News, Where Do Southwestern College Grads Work?, Student Reflections and Updates, Featured.
"My clients are the best of my teachers, and I am forever grateful to them." - Karen Wennberg
A few months after graduation, I worked up the courage to take a job offer serving a population that is often avoided and forgotten by society. Addiction brings individuals affected to a place where there is little…
Posted November 13th, 2013 by & filed under Top News, Student Reflections and Updates, Featured.
First year grad student Lynsey Rubin talks about her welcoming experience at Southwestern College, and the surprising ways the school creates a safe and welcoming atmosphere. …
Posted November 7th, 2013 by & filed under Top News, SWC Blog, Student Reflections and Updates, Featured.
Britt shares her initial impressions of Southwestern College and her unique perspective on art therapy. …
Posted October 1st, 2013 by & filed under Vision Quests & Earth Based Healing.
Day one with the kids complete. What utter fun and I have limited internet access. I didn't meet Carol by the way she was on a journey to Machu Pichu but I met her foreman and got a tour of the gardens and of course walked the labyrinth.
Today at school was…
Posted August 27th, 2013 by & filed under Reflections from President Nolan, Featured.
Ten reasons to consider Southwestern College, Santa Fe, for Art Therapy or Counseling, or both.
1. You can graduate being (almost) eligible for three licenses instead of one. Art Therapy, Counseling, Drug and Alcohol Abuse. (You may need a few more hours of practice in the drug and alcohol area, but then…
Posted May 7th, 2013 by & filed under Top News, Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC.
by Lisa Marie Paradis
Where do you hail from?
You and yours snug tightly
In between the dream
Awaken to five year old father's soul inhabited by butcher's
Chicken floating gently across
the room- enter the
back of the neck- boulders
upon the fleeing road-where
Posted April 3rd, 2013 by & filed under Top News, Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC.
1996 Grad, Susan Boyes
I now live and work in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where I have a part-time position as an art therapist for traumatic brain injured adults in a rehabilitation center. I also have a thriving private practice, providing art therapy to TBI clients and others in their own homes, or in my…
Posted March 20th, 2013 by & filed under Top News, Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC.
by Debbie Schroder
The idea seems simple, initially. When making a genogram (kind of a family tree) use an image instead of a square or circle (how genograms are usually done).
Each week in my Family Art Therapy course, one or two students shared their art-based genograms. Never doubting our students’ creativity, I’m still happily…