Posted January 28th, 2015 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, Student & Alumni Stories.
"Everything comes from shit." --Daniel Lanois
2014 was a long year.
In late May of 2014, I was about to complete the Preliminary Studies Program at the Santa Fe Jung Institute and a semester of study in contemporary psychodynamic work. Having completed 3,000 hours of direct client contact the previous autumn, I had been…
Posted January 27th, 2015 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories.
Back in the 1990s, when I was in graduate school the first time around (for my computer science degree), I was man in a world of men. I remember passing by an English literature classroom back then, noticing a few men in a room full of women, and thinking to myself, "Wow, I wonder what…
Posted January 25th, 2015 by & filed under SWC Blog.
As I venture into another quarter here at Southwestern College I am having a difficult time figuring out where I will eventually fit in. I am currently entrenched in the theories and perspectives we are learning in family counseling, and though it may be called family counseling, I cannot separate some of the issues I…
Posted January 23rd, 2015 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, Consciousness & Mindfulness.
I'm in my second year of a Masters degree program in counseling at Southwestern College, finishing up my last quarter of classes before my internship. Having been here a while, I think I'm now qualified to say a bit about what Southwestern College is all about, from a student's perspective. So here's what I'm going…
Posted January 12th, 2015 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, Counseling at SWC, Professional Training Certificates & NEI, SWC Blog.
Welcome prospective students! Many of you are contacting us now with application and admissions questions.
Most applicants visit our campus to get a “feel” for the student body and our faculty and staff. Of course, there is also the advantage of spending a long weekend in Santa Fe enjoying the art and outdoors! Our visitors…
Posted January 2nd, 2015 by & filed under Ecotherapy.
Our indigenous elders and healers tell us that ancestors can get stuck on the earth plane after passing. This may be due to a traumatic and unexpected death in which the soul is unprepared for the sudden passage into Spirit. Or it might be that the ancestor had no one available to do the traditional…