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Monthly Archive September 2012

10 Reasons to Choose Southwestern College for Graduate School

Where Should You Go To Grad School for Counseling or Art Therapy? By Allegra Borghese, written during her first year as an Art Therapy/Counseling student  1. CLASSROOM SIZE. The number of students in an average class at Southwestern College is less than 15, with the range being from about 8-20 students per class, and fewer for Practicum…
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Insights Rise to the Surface

Capstone Project: Artist Statement Suzanne Otter, Fall 2012 Making art as a way to work through complex personal issues was helpful to me during the many years I worked as an organizational development consultant. I continued this “self-art therapy” during my formal study of art therapy and counseling at Southwestern College. The image-making and journaling…
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A Day in the Life of a Southwestern College Counseling Graduate

Chris Chappell shares the intimate details of his clinical work at Solace Crisis Treatment Center... I am working 32 hours a week as a bilingual clinician at Solace Crisis Treatment Center in Santa Fe. I am for the most part loving the work. I am now seeing up to 11 clients and I do…
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Self Betrayal II

 by Rush Cole        ...blackness.  Trapped.  Overwhelmed.  No way out.  Tired, so tired.  Sudden energy from the surge of self-hatred that roared through me.         “Get it over with, you don’t deserve to live!”  The blade against my wrist.       The Voice, coming from a part of me I didn’t know existed. “Put down the…
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No Black Crayons

by Deb Schroder As we prepare for the beginning of a new academic year, I take inventory of our art supplies and start compiling lists of what needs to be ordered. From teaching and making art in the large art therapy classroom I became aware this summer, of the scarcity of the color black. Black…
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