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Yearly Archive 2012

The Best Art Therapy Masters Degree Program In The Country

Most Art Therapy programs only prepare you to sit for licensure as an Art Therapist, and possibly as a Counselor. At Southwestern College, you graduate with eligibility to sit for a license in Art Therapy, in Counseling (and NOT as a related discipline, but as someone who has completed all the requirements for the Counseling…
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Words are Good

by Deb Schroder   On a beautiful October Saturday, eight of us who teach in the Art Therapy Program gathered to share ideas, concerns and breakfast. I feel like I just want to say out loud that we have amazing, passionate teachers here!  I’m also going to say something else out loud in order to hold…
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At Southwestern College, Your Education Is Still A Good Investment

You Can Google It. Or Read My Huffington Post... We are increasing SIGNIFICANTLY our efforts to get updates from as many alumni as possible, telling us what they are doing out there in the world. We hear great stories every day, in personal emails and on Facebook, Linked In, or other social media...We hope yours is, or…
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Want to Incorporate Photography/Photographic Images Into Therapy Work? Read On…

Southwestern College (Santa Fe) to Offer Judy Weiser’s PhotoTherapy (More Updates Coming Soon....) Southwestern College is extremely honored and pleased to announce that Judy Weiser, R. Psych, A.T.R., is now an Adjunct Faculty member in Counseling and Art Therapy/Counseling at Southwestern College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Judy, Founder and Director of the PhotoTherapy Centre…
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Safety, Fear, The Trunk, Wise Decisions and Moving Forward at Southwestern College…

Why Putting Things In Boxes Doesn’t Make You a Wimp                      by Laura Bailey, Student at Southwestern College….. There’s nowhere in the world quite like Southwestern College; that’s just scientific fact. The students who attend Southwestern are striving for authenticity and conscious transformation, and the faculty and staff of this institution are striving even harder to…
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Southwestern College (Santa Fe) Alumni Event; My Reflections….

By Laura L. Lansrud-LópezHow many Southwestern College graduates does it take to create a strand of prayer flags illustrating our vision of facilitating positive change in the world?I don’t know, but there sure were a lot of us working on it this past Sunday at Southwestern College’s Alumni Event – a “Homecoming,” I’ve come to call it.As…
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Southwestern College, Santa Fe, Honors its Alumni

The Best Graduate School in the United States!  OK, I am biased a little bit...   This afternoon, at Southwestern College we held an event to honor the Alumni of the school. It was very moving. About 130 people RSVP’d, and ultimately, I have no idea how many showed up, as they were spread all…
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Fall is the Season of Hope in Higher Education, and at Southwestern College

President Nolan's  latest Huffington Post blog piece, inspired by the new students of Southwestern College...   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-james-michael-nolan/higher-education-debate-_b_1921532.html (When you share, Tweet, re-Tweet, StumbleUpon, Like, Post on Facebook, Google Plus or otherwise support these blog pieces, you REALLY help Southwestern College 's visibility in the world...Thanks for that support of our recruitment efforts...)  …
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10 Reasons to Choose Southwestern College, Santa Fe, for Graduate School

Where Should You Go To Grad School for Counseling or Art Therapy?   By Allegra Borghese, first year 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 Labs. This number creates…
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Honor Your Doggies, Kitties and Other Non-Human Friends and Gurus…

Southwestern College & Its Pets Southwestern College is still, to the best of my knowledge, the only institution of Higher Education that has a blog devoted to people at the College and their pets. We also have a Pinterest page celebrating such relationships… http://pinterest.com/swcsantafe/people-and-pets-of-southwestern-college-santa-fe/ At our new student orientation last week, it seemed…
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Observations on the Incoming Class at Southwestern College, Fall of 2012

Observations on the Incoming class of 2012 at Southwestern College Today was the orientation for the new students of Southwestern College’s Class of 2012. Wow. Strong voices, literally, metaphorically. Strong values. Deep, searching, creative, adventurous, committed. That is a great combination. The day before, we did a full day of training with the incoming Graduate…
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When Fear, Finances & Destiny Paths Collide…On Choosing Against Your Heart

The Affordability of Graduate School Revisited...  Dru tells me that many people who look seriously into Southwestern College decide to “stay closer to home”,or decide that “money is an issue”. While I guess I more or less understand that, I would not necessarily recommend either of those as a good reason not to come here…
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Expressive Therapies Summit 2011 by Natalie Carlton

   Introductionby Deborah Schroder   We are blessed with adjunct faculty who have very diverse professional interests. This diversity is reflected in how they practice art therapy, how they create art, and what areas of the field they are drawn to in terms of research and study. This blog will introduce you to an adjunct faculty…
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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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Musings on the Nature of “Ceremony”

Ceremony at Southwestern College There are probably many orientations to “Ceremony”, and I am going to talk about two of them here: “Ceremonialist-Based Ceremony”, and “Consciousness-Based Ceremony.” These are terms I have made up, as they make sense to me. You may find other terms that make more sense for you. I am writing this…
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What Does This “Consciousness” Business Actually Look Like?

Consciousness Studies at Southwestern College, Santa Fe Discussions about Consciousness and what we mean by it can be energized, animated, spirited, and occasionally, unharmonious. The Scientist and the Metaphysician begin by positing wildly different premises, so it is no wonder that they end up in two completely different places from which you can’t get to…
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It Is Hard Being an INFP, Part 2

The World According to Myers-Briggs: More Travails of the INFP–from Dr. Jim Nolan of Southwestern College, Santa Fe(offering fully accredited, master’s degrees in holistic Counseling and Art Therapy/Counseling)My previous blog on the challenges of being an INFP has become one of the most heavily read blogs of the Southwestern College website. I got dozens of…
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Southwestern College in Transformation !!

   Southwestern College, Santa Fe, Transforms Inside and Out...    Southwestern College’s physical campus has been undergoing a great transformation over the past three years. What has become clear to me is the reciprocal interaction between outward form and inner states, and then again from more inspired inner states to enhanced physical form. OK, what does…
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Soul Informs Form, Form Inspires Soul: The Dance

  Southwestern College in Transformation...   Southwestern College’s physical campus has been undergoing a great transformation over the past three years. What has become clear to me is the reciprocal interaction between outward form and inner states, and then again from more inspired inner states to enhanced physical form. OK, what does that look like…
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