Posted December 11th, 2014 by & filed under Professional Training Certificates & NEI, SWC Blog.
Infant Mental Health Certificate Program Director invites you to consider expanding your career options to include working in the booming field of Infant Mental Health. …
Posted December 7th, 2014 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories.
Exploring the simple pleasure of walking through personal narrative. …
Posted December 1st, 2014 by & filed under Reflections from the President, Consciousness & Mindfulness.
Dr. Ann Filemyr tells the story of Psyche in her graduation speech, November, 2014.…
Posted December 1st, 2014 by & filed under Ecotherapy, SWC Blog.
Adolfo and Rodolfo finally got visas to travel to the U.S., and our group of 25 shamanic students and practitioners gathered in the red rock wilderness of Capitol Reef National Park, to work ceremonially with these two brothers from the Peruvian Andes.
Their family lineage dates back many centuries before the Incas; powerful Altomisayoks (high…
Posted November 25th, 2014 by & filed under SWC Blog.
To begin with
I cannot speak
In simplest forms
I am the babe
I cannot speak
Learn from me
When you look to life
You cannot take from me
I do not have
I am the bud
Posted November 21st, 2014 by & filed under SWC Blog.
In preparation for my archetypal embodiment series I want to honor the structures and systems behind a persona or any construct for that matter. Those forms that silently shape what's under the skin, invisible to the eye. Why? Because without the groundwork, without the base everything falls out of context and nothing stays in place. In my creative…
Posted November 15th, 2014 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, SWC Blog.
by Debbie Schroder
Program Chair for Art Therapy/Counseling Program
It doesn’t really surprise me that as we approach the eighth week of the quarter, I’m finally able to spend a little time putting together an image that contains mandalas created by incoming art therapy students, during orientation. The quarter has been full – of teaching…
Posted November 7th, 2014 by & filed under SWC Blog.
Jim Nolan discusses the differences (historically) between Clinical and Counseling Psychology....…
Posted November 6th, 2014 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, Consciousness & Mindfulness.
"Wholeness for humans depends on the ability to own their own shadow." -C.G. Jung…
Posted November 3rd, 2014 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, Consciousness & Mindfulness.
Bringing Together Yoga, Ayurveda & Psychotherapy…
Posted October 28th, 2014 by & filed under SWC Blog.
For Halloween, you will likely dress up. You will show the community a side of yourself they rarely, if ever, see. You will express your inner dimensionality with such verocity. You will adorn yourself, enticing the community to see something so very true about you and yet usually hidden from view. Ok, how many times…
Posted October 26th, 2014 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories.
Sylvan Schneider offers a very touching and real account of how dogs can bring healing into our lives...…
Posted October 24th, 2014 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, Counseling at SWC, Where do SWC Grads Work, People of SWC.
Laura Lansrud-Lopez titles her 2nd act story “Follow Your Heart: Advice From a Graduate of Southwestern College.” Read about her career change from forensic firearms technician with the FBI to professional art therapist and clinical mental health counselor…
Posted October 24th, 2014 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories.
Paul King-Miller transitioned from serving five years in the Marine Corps to college, an assortment of interesting jobs and finally to New Mexico and Southwestern College.…
Posted October 24th, 2014 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, Where do SWC Grads Work.
Sylvan Schneider’s work experience journey included a commercial painting job, assisting in a dental office, a foray to the music industry and into the field of mental health. …
Posted October 20th, 2014 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories.
Counseling Graduate Student Sylvan Schneider discusses the loves of his life: Coffee, and Buddy...…
Posted October 17th, 2014 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories.
Learning to Lose: The Freedom in Failure by Claudia Escareño-Clark
Have you ever heard the question, “What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?” A while ago I fell down a self-help/find your passion rabbit hole where questions like these were supposed to somehow propel us into finding our dreams. I would like to…
Posted October 15th, 2014 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories.
Jacob Gotwals' "Second Act" involved leaving a successful corporate gig for a journey of spiritual awakening and a new profession as Counselor...…
Posted October 10th, 2014 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, Consciousness & Mindfulness.
Exploring my own mortality by making choices regarding a living will and green/natural burial options, heightens my ability to live more fully right now. …
Posted September 25th, 2014 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, Counseling at SWC.
The Masters Degree in Counseling you were looking for......…
Posted September 24th, 2014 by & filed under SWC Blog.
She waits for you by the river bend, auspiciously watching the rush of water as it folds over itself and unwinds rambling streams of story. This is where inspiration lives, in the synergistic streams of the creative current. It lives in you. It has always lived in you. You are the bubbling ups of this emergent flow.
Posted September 19th, 2014 by & filed under Reflections from the President.
Ann Filemyr, Ph.D.
Vice President of Academic Affairs & Dean, Southwestern College
In a number of different but related indigenous cultures, there exists the practice some call the Give-Away. This Ceremony is undertaken whenever an individual or family or clan group experiences a sense of great abundance, of plentitude and joy. Then…
Posted September 18th, 2014 by & filed under Professional Training Certificates & NEI.
If you’re considering the Human Sexuality Certificate program but still aren’t sure, consider how it can open doors for you as a practitioner…and as a sexual being.
Sexual problems are among the most common difficulties not disclosed to therapists (Hook and Andrews, 2005).
Feeling ashamed was the most commonly cited reason, followed by…
Posted September 15th, 2014 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories.
At Southwestern College, in the first year of classes, the instructors and the curriculum invite us to look deeply at ourselves. We are invited to become more aware of both inner sources of strength and unconscious patterns that may not be serving us. I'm very grateful to have had this opportunity for self-inquiry. I'm sure…