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Yearly Archive 2013

My First Chanukah

“Dedication” A brief history of Chanukah: The vision of the Lights, all nine brightly shining together, reminded me of the Light that shines in each of us. This is the connection we all share. How do we shine our Light for ourselves and others? How do we celebrate coming together, regardless of…
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A New Home for the Holidays by Krystle Cardoza

"You will gain a second family that is much like your own . . . silly, funny, supportive, loving, beautiful, and special." - Krystle Cardoza Most Southwestern students are not locals. Several of us made the move from New England states, others from Florida, and some even from as far as Alaska. For many, myself…
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Structure, Fluidity, and Presence in Sessions with Clients

This is episode 5 of the Aspiring Coaches and Therapists podcast, by Emilah Dawn DeToro and Jacob Gotwals. In this episode, we discuss the roles of structure, fluidity, and presence in sessions with clients. Listen Now / Download (Duration: 36:41 — 25.2MB) Find out about: How Emilah structures intuitive life coaching sessions with clients …
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Why I’m Getting a Master’s in Counseling at Southwestern College

This is episode 2 of the Aspiring Coaches and Therapists podcast, by Emilah Dawn DeToro and Jacob Gotwals. In this episode, Jacob describes how he chose to enter a master’s degree program in counseling at Southwestern College. Listen Now / Download (Duration: 14:26 — 9.9MB) Find out: Why Jacob decided to become a therapist …
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Where Do Southwestern College Grads Work? Karen Wennberg

"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…
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Staying Centered and Grounded as a Practicing Art Therapist

By Amy Hautman Bates So far my education at Southwestern College has been truly amazing.  The mission of the college “Transforming Consciousness Through Education” has resonated with my beliefs and values and the teachings have come easily for me.  But, learning about something and actually doing it can be very different.  It is common…
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Art Therapy Supervision

As an Art Therapist, I know that the art process is an important container. As a supervisor, I like to weave in art making and sand tray work in supervision, to articulate client and agency issues and express the multi-dimensional experience that a new therapist has.Katelyn did her practicum and internship at a jail, working…
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Nuts and Bolts of Private Practice Workshop

The Nuts and Bolts of Private Practice, by Laura Lansrud-Lopez and Deb Heikes is coming back for an encore! As part of its “Conscious Entrepreneurship Initiative”, Southwestern College and Counselors de Santa Fe Collaborative are hosting an amazing and extremely valuable workshop on how to launch and maintain a sustainable and profitable private practice. In the…
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SWC Sexuality Certificate: A Kick Off Lecture w/ Jason & Ginna

Southwestern College, Santa Fe, has announced the launching (soon) of a certificate in Human Sexual Experience and Expression (I think I got that right, but would not bet the house on it...) We are VERY excited!!      Tonight Jason Holley was a guest lecturer, giving a talk entitled: Organic Sexuality: From Shame into…
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Southwestern College Offers Linked In Workshop

Southwestern College's Entrepreneurship Initiative is an effort to empower its students to function successfully in the "business world" when they graduate. Private practice, consultation, life coaching, contract work, and freelancing, all require entrepreneurial skills like social media fluency, marketing savvy, branding fundamentals and the nuts and bolts of billing and so forth. This workshop is…
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