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Monthly Archive May 2013

Where Do Southwestern Grads Work? Alicia Hoffman

I have been in a private practice setting with Urban Balance in Chicago since 2011, painting and blogging about my work. Alicia Hoffman, LPCPsychotherapistUrban Balance, LLC www.urbanbalance.com Here is an excerpt from Alicia's blog I created this piece in 2004 as part of heuristic research project in my second year of grad school at Southwestern…
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Giving Life to Unconscious Images through Collage and Poetry by Megan Sturges

by: Megan Sturges, copyright 2012 My practice in the studio is about giving life to the unconscious image in specific form through my hands and eyes – bringing it into this world of color and form through the embodied sense of yes or no, here or there, connecting, separating, line, shape, object, pattern.  Like…
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The Magician

by Kat Dison "Carl Jung realized that archetypes are not based on interactions and experiences between actual human beings, but on simplified characterizations. These simplified characters, or archetypes, perform roles that are essential to our understanding of the world. The magician archetype, for example, does not seek answers from external resources, but instead searches…
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Wandering Around an Albuquerque Airport Terminal

After learning my flight was detained 4 hours,I heard the announcement:If anyone in the vicinity of gate 4-A understands any Arabic,Please come to the gate immediately. Well -- one pauses these days. Gate 4-A was my own gate. I went there.An older woman in full traditional Palestinian dress,Just like my grandma wore, was crumpled to…
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The Potency of Groups- Archetypal Psychology

Amy Hautman Bates I like Robert Waterman's concept of “The Studio" –  the sense that we are all one and share in one another's growth.  I feel the transformation of my "cohorts" and feel as though I am in a way, falling in love with them!  Not just in Archetypal Psychology class, which happens to…
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Marika Richard’s Seasonal Affective Disorder Treatment & Light Center, LLC

I am a 2005 alumni from the Art Therapy program. Since graduating from SWC I have been on many adventures as a therapist working in home-based and outpatient settings as a youth & family therapist, and with military populations as a traveling therapist in and outside of the US. I work…
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Jean Janu: “I love my work and this is truly what I am meant to do.”

Jean graduated from SWC in 2012 with a Master's degree in Counseling with concentration in Grief, Loss, and Trauma. She is currently working as a contract BH counselor at La Clinica Del Pueblo in Tierra Amarilla, NM. She says, "I work in the Rio Arriba County Detention Center one half-day a week, I work in…
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Where do Southwestern College Grads Work? Jaffa Frank

Jaffa V. Frank, M.A., LMHC After graduating with my M.A. in Grief, Loss, and Trauma Counseling at Southwestern College in 2008, I did hospice bereavement counseling in Albuquerque, which was cut short by serious personal health issues. Having come through surgery healthier than ever, I decided to pursue my long-time dream and in September of…
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