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Yearly Archive 2015

Who’s Who at Southwestern College – Brian Serna

“Who’s Who at Southwestern College” Southwestern College is really defined by the extraordinary  individuals who work there--the staff, instructors, and the board members. In an effort to give you a more intimate sense of our school, we are launching the “Who’s Who at Southwestern College” series so that you will get to know these extraordinary…
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Where Do Southwestern College Grads Work? Lisa Ramirez

Lisa Ramirez, M.A., LCDC  Women’s Behavioral Health Coordinator, DSHS I graduated from the Art Therapy/Counseling program at Southwestern College in 2005.  My career thus far has been primarily focused on advocating for women and their families affected by substance use disorders. My interest in working with women can be traced to early childhood experiences with gender…
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Where Do Southwestern College Grads Work? Cynthia Fulreader

Cynthia Fulreader Beginning while I was still a student, and since graduating from Southwestern College in 1995, I have been blessed with many wonderful work opportunities in both Santa Fe and Albuquerque, NM.  In addition to maintaining a thriving part-time private practice, I have held the following positions: Family Therapist with New Vistas Early Childhood…
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“Movement Like Breathing” by Diane Chavez

“Movement Like Breathing” by Diane Chavez, MA, LMHCA November 15, 2015 My doctor told me the other day that I have Secondary Progressive. “You have permanent damage in your spinal cord.” Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disease in which the body’s immune system attacks the protective covering surrounding the nerves of the central nervous system. Let…
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Where Do Southwestern College Grads Work? John Seniff

Upon graduation at Southwestern College in Santa Fe, New Mexico and even during, I have worked at Treatment Centers, Psychiatric Hospitals, Mental health agencies, Clinical Director at Group home, Family therapist in New York high school system and Private Practice. At present I am in private practice in Ponte Vedra Beach. Florida. I am listed…
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The World Dream – a poem

The World Dream In the dream of the whole world She notes     a pair of red-tailed hawks                     a wedding of white deer             an uproar of ravens                 a terror of coyotes     a pile of wives             a slumber of cellos         an apotheosis of poets                 a maverick of boys     a hippo of…
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Reduce Shame, Enhance Love: Reflections on Self-Love and the Journey to Find It

It was during my second week at Southwestern College, the second meeting of Tuesday’s Psychology of Altruism class, that Ann Filemyr presented us with this lesson: “reduce shame, enhance love.” We talked about feelings of shame and the aching, overwhelming presence it can have in our daily lives. Shame that can continually haunt us whether…
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