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Monthly Archive May 2013

Conscious Leadership in the Service of Transformation

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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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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Brief Reflection on Loss, and on the Joy That Makes a Feeling of Loss Possible

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.…
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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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