Posted May 5th, 2013 by & filed under Top News, Conscious Entrepreneurship.
Conscious LeadershipYes, at Southwestern College we train psychotherapists, counselors, art therapists. But the longer I am here, and the more alumni we track, the more I am convinced that we are also training Leaders. (“Training” is probably not the right word—maybe “cultivating the Leader within” or something like that. People who come to Southwestern are…
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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…
Posted May 5th, 2013 by & filed under Top News, Reflections from President Nolan.
Where I Go on the Marijuana Issue, by President Nolan
OK, so we decided this was an OK conversation to have in public, in blogs and comments. and I am glad we did. We have gotten some pretty varied opinions online, and some even more extreme ones offline. (And if you think those all SUPPORT…
Posted May 4th, 2013 by & filed under Where Do Southwestern College Grads Work?, Alumni News and Updates.
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
Posted May 4th, 2013 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, Where Do Southwestern College Grads Work?.
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…
Posted May 4th, 2013 by & filed under Top News, Reflections from President Nolan.
Some people set up a system, usually unspoken and known only to them, whereby those in their circles must behave in a particular way, demonstrating a strict alignment and loyalty, or a price will be exacted.
Sometimes the price is explicit, and spoken, argued, or fought about, The Exactor descending full…
Posted May 2nd, 2013 by & filed under Trauma, Grief & Renewal, Top News, Reflections from President Nolan.
Reflections from Jim Nolan, in an especially poignant week....
At one end, there is the unspeakable joy, at the other the unspeakable grief, except that they do not fall along a line, running away from each other, but curve toward the sky and meet as a circle of life, and the passing from life.…
Posted May 1st, 2013 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, Where Do Southwestern College Grads Work?.
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…