Southwestern College Santa Fe, NM

Yearly Archive 2014

What I Learned at Southwestern

When I started looking around for the right master’s program that would feed my spiritual side and not be like the typical programs at large universities, I asked three counselors whom I happened to know. They all independently stated “Southwestern College." One was a recent graduate and the other two attend the transformational healing conference…
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Original Agreement

According to the Original Agreement People could become Plants But only if they kept the rituals That were set up in those days. I found out about this One spring day in Iowa. A man I knew was planting squash and onions, And he turned into a plant. I saw it happen. Recently, my husband…
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by Jessica Callaway, LPAT, LPCC, ATR-BC   I didn't know what to expect when I decided to go to Haiti. I realized when I was on the plane that I was partly, or mostly, going for selfish reasons. I was excited to practice art therapy and teach yoga in an environment I had never experienced,…
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Attracting New Clients

This is episode 8 of the Aspiring Coaches and Therapists podcast, by Emilah Dawn DeToro and Jacob Gotwals. In this episode (recorded in November 2013), we talk about various ways of attracting new clients: what we’ve tried, what we like, what’s worked for us, and what hasn’t. Listen Now / Download (Duration: 41:52 — 28.8MB) …
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Psychotherapy as a Creative Process with Tejal Murray

This is episode 9 of the Aspiring Coaches and Therapists podcast, by Jacob Gotwals. In this episode (recorded in January 2014), I interview Tejal Murray, who completed a master’s in art therapy / counseling at Southwestern College. Listen Now / Download (Duration: 42:55 — 29.5MB) Find out: How Tejal’s background as an artist supports…
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Re-using Possibilities

I am a big fan of reusing materials into new forms. Broken bits glued together to make guardians; Torn fabric to make new yarn or a rug; Old shoes into a Journey; Or large boxes into castles. After reading, Endangered Threads: Socially Committed Community Art Action, by Janis Timm Bottos (2011),  I knew that there…
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Under the Mask, the Space in Between

I'll start with an ending. One Art Therapy Techniques class in 2014 ended with each member of the group creating an altar of the art that was made during the quarter. We made Mandalas every class, as well as masks, body tracings, finger painting, inner guides and characters, and containers. In that class, I made…
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…about her body and her lost horse

If I may mount my high horse for a moment I might have something important to say. And it’s quite fitting that I be way up here and you down there because it’s true what they say – it’s all about the view. Up here I can say things like ‘stay positive’, ‘just…
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Where Do Southwestern College Grads Work? Jack Lehman, Counseling

1996 Grad, Jack Lehman, MA, LPCC, Certified Trainer – Center for Nonviolent Communication. In Thailand, north of Chiang Mai, I worked individually with workshop participants in front of a group. It was a 2-day Introduction to Nonviolent Communication. I spent much of the winter of ‘10 -’11 in Thailand and gave 3 workshops there and…
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Where Do Southwestern College Grads Work? Alex (Pschorr) Calhoun

Alex (Pschorr) Calhoun, LMHC I completed my internship in Albuquerque, NM as part of the Southwest Family Guidance Center and Institute’s Suicide Assessment Team.  I must say that 2011 was a big year for me!  In 2012, I found myself graduated and happily married.  Currently, I am working as a psychotherapist counselor and coordinating bi-lingual…
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Where Southwestern Grads Work: David Hudson, Art Therapy/Counseling

David Hudson, M.A., ATR-BC, LPCC, is employed by the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs as a Readjustment Counseling Therapist. He specializes in the treatment of chronic, combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as military sexual trauma. Using a variety of modalities and interventions in long- and short-term psychotherapy, he serves veterans from the conflicts in…
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Where Do Southwestern Grads Work? Jennifer Albright, Art Therapy/Counseling

Jennifer G. Albright, MA, ATR, LPC/MHSP Graduated in 2003. Professionally, I am working with Experiential Healing Center in private practice serving children, adolescents, and adults with individual, family and group services. In addition, I am teaching Methods and Principles of Substance Abuse Counseling at Southwest TN Community College. I continue to work with at-risk boys…
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