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Monthly Archive February 2017

From the Charm City to the Land of Enchantment! Discovering the Gift in being the only African American in my Graduate School Classes

  It’s been approximately 60 days since I packed up Lotus, my 2003 Honda Pilot, with all of my belongings that I could fit into it so I could relocate to Santa Fe to pursue my MA degree in Art Therapy & Counseling at SWC! Yes, I left the “Charm City” (Baltimore, MD), leaving my…
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Please Keep Your LPCC License…

One of my several mentors, Dr. Sandra Shulman, told me to never let a professional license lapse.  So I went ahead and did, and always regretted it. There were reasons, of course--almost always money. It almost always created unforeseen headaches. Sometimes a LOT of them, and sometimes it took a long time and a lot…
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Moment of Truth Exhibition

Wild Heart Gallery The current exhibition up in the Wild Heart Gallery is called Moment of Truth. I sat down with Sarah Ehle, the liaison for the cohort of 13 art therapy/counseling students preparing to go into the internship part of the Southwestern College masters program, to talk about the meaning of this theme. Sarah…
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Being a Counselor Activist – SWC Alumna Kate Latimer

Being a Counselor Activist I was outraged from an early age.  They say if you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention, so I guess I was paying attention.  In 8th grade I protested my Spanish teacher who insisted that even the Mexican and Guatemalan kids in our class speak Spanish with a Castilian lisp, asserting…
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ACTION ALERT for SATURDAY 9:30 am ! Art Therapy Bill being heard !

We need you! Saturday, February 11th 2017 ACTION ALERT for SATURDAY 9:30 am ! Art Therapy Bill being heard ! NMATA and SWC are working together to pass a law requiring insurance companies to reimburse independently licensed art therapists.  This is important legislation for the health and well-being of our state.  We have testimony covered,…
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