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Monthly Archive November 2017

Ecotherapy: How Many Thousands of Years of Evidence Do We Need?

Earth-Based Practices & the Problem with Evidence-Based Practice “Epistemology” is the study of “Knowledge”, and how we know what we know, or what makes us think we “know” the things we think we know. Some people need “data”, some rely more on intuition; some need experientials, some deep reflection; some do lit reviews, some do…
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Becoming Visionary: The Key To Our Successful Future

Becoming Visionary Is A Mindset You Will Need    --by Jim Nolan  What does it mean to be “Visionary”?      Visionary means looking into our unprecedentedly uncertain future and introducing innovation and creativity with a conscious intention of identifying the most useful questions, possibilities, solutions, and actions for making positive change in the world. …
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Mental/Behavioral Health & Your State–Fascinating Highlights & Lowlights

From The State of Mental Health in America, 2018: Some Highlights & Lowlights   Prevalence of “Mental Illness”: New Mexico ranks 31st of 51 (Counting DC) North Dakota and Hawaii have the LOWEST prevalence of Mental Illness. The HIGHEST prevalence of mental illness: Oregon, New Hampshire and Colorado. Access to Mental/Behavioral Care: Worst states are…
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Why I Resist by Deb Schroder

Why I Resist There are a number of stories swirling around about the recent American Art Therapy Association conference. And no one can deny that it was intense and the atmosphere was charged with passion. Simply put, the hot topic was the AATA Board of Directors’ decision to support Karen Pence’s art therapy initiative, and…
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Conscious Entrepreneurship: A Buncha Tips on Private Practice

Conscious Entrepreneurship: A Buncha Tips on Private Practice ---by Jim Nolan, Licensed Psychologist, LPCC, LADAC These are, of course, mostly based on my experience, but I also know a lot of private practitioners, so I can bring in some of their wisdom too. You can try to get paneled by insurance companies or not.…
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Conscious Entrepreneurship: Let’s Meet Dr. Varghese

Conscious Entrepreneurship:  Why You Should Know Dr. Melvin Varghese Melvin Varghese is an incredibly likable guy who created what has blossomed into a huge phenomenon called “Selling the Couch.” He is a Psychologist who has created Podcasts, blogs, a Facebook Group, and other products aimed at helping you in private practice. This covers about every…
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Conscious Entrepreneurship: A Re-Boot…

Conscious Entrepreneurship at Southwestern College A few years ago, several of us at Southwestern College (Myself, Laura Lansrud-Lopez, Claudia Escareno-Clark, Dru Phoenix, Ande Hambuchen) created an initiative we called “Conscious Entrepreneurship." The spirit of it was that students could really use some ideas and skills related to how one operates out in the world as a…
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#AATA2017: American Art Therapy Association Convention in Albuquerque!

Here in Albuquerque, the town is abuzz with over a thousand Art Therapist burning down the house... How great to experience! I feel honored to be among them... SO many Southwestern College students, alumni, faculty, and friends are here, celebrating a very fast-growing profession, enjoying the camaraderie (this is TRULY a Tribe), and honoring all…
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