Posted November 24th, 2017 by & filed under Tips/Advice on choosing a graduate program, Ann Filemyr, Ecotherapy/Transformational Eco-Psychology, Wilderness Fasts & Earth Based Healing.
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…
Posted November 24th, 2017 by & filed under Careeer & Professional Development Help, Reflections from the President.
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.
Posted November 23rd, 2017 by & filed under Top News, Reflections from the President, Featured.
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…
Posted November 18th, 2017 by & filed under New Mexico Art Therapy Association, Top News, Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC, Featured.
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…
Posted November 17th, 2017 by & filed under Careeer & Professional Development Help, Reflections from the President.
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.…
Posted November 12th, 2017 by & filed under Top News.
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…
Posted November 12th, 2017 by & filed under Reflections from the President, So you want to become a therapist? Tips and Advice for Prospective Students, Conscious Entrepreneurship, Featured.
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…
Posted November 10th, 2017 by & filed under New Mexico Art Therapy Association, Top News, Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC, Featured.
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…
Posted November 6th, 2017 by & filed under New Mexico Art Therapy Association, Top News, Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC, Featured.
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