Posted December 11th, 2018 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, Top News, Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC.
I come from the east coast, specifically from Virginia. Though I graduated from an art school with a BFA, a lot of the concepts that we discussed in class were done so in an almost exclusively cerebral way. Addressing art this way is valuable—line, shape, color are all important when making a piece. But…
Posted October 2nd, 2018 by & filed under Top News, Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC.
From Debbie Schroder:
In the book The Resilient Practitioner, authors Skovholt and Trotter-Mathison, tell a story about a man who had a job making bricks by hand, one at a time. Decades later the old man walked through his city, showing his grandson all the bricks that he had made. The authors wisely…
Posted August 5th, 2018 by & filed under T & H Conference, Featured.
“The last time I saw Shaun McNiff present was in Lucca, Italy. The audience was filled with therapists from all over the world, and he had us on the edge of our seats, laughing at his lively humor and moved by his insight into this human experience. I felt like he was speaking directly to…
Posted August 5th, 2018 by & filed under T & H Conference, Top News, The New Earth Institute, Featured.
"The last time I saw Shaun McNiff present was in Lucca, Italy. The audience was filled with therapists from all over the world, and he had us on the edge of our seats, laughing at his lively humor and moved by his insight into this human experience. I felt like he was speaking directly…
Posted July 20th, 2018 by & filed under Diversity Dialogue, Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC, Featured.
Last November, following the national American Art Therapy Association conference, I wrote a blog about resisting and expressed my opposition to decisions made by the AATA Board of Directors. I also said that I wanted to stay involved with AATA and work for change.
So I’m running for a spot on the board.
Posted July 4th, 2018 by & filed under Top News, So you want to become a therapist? Tips and Advice for Prospective Students, Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC, Featured.
Communicating Creatively: Art, Music, and Alternative Addiction Treatment Therapies
--by Michelle Peterson
Millions of people who suffer the ravages of drug and alcohol addiction benefit from traditional, 12-step treatment therapies. Nevertheless, there are some recovering addicts for whom such methods are not effective, and who need the help of alternative approaches that a decade…
Posted April 23rd, 2018 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, Jobs in Counseling & Art Therapy, Student & Alumni Stories, Top News, Where Do Southwestern College Grads Work?, Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC, Alumni News and Updates, Featured.
I have been honored to serve the Nambé Pueblo community since October 2013. The reasons for my arrival to the little reservation nestled in a corner of the Sangre de Cristo mountains and hidden behind the winding backroads between Pojoaque and Chimayo, continue to be veiled in a mystery that deepens each day. I began…
Posted March 27th, 2018 by & filed under Top News.
Into the Inipi,
the pulsing womb,
the comfort of darkness,
the heat of intention,
the heartbeat of drums taught with flesh,
the suffocating smoke of the sacred,
I am blind,
Posted March 15th, 2018 by & filed under Top News, Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC, Featured.
I wanted to laugh out loud. I wanted to watch Stephen Colbert’s art therapy interview and feel smugly validated by a national presence whose show I love to watch.
Instead I feel crankily protective, like my tiger image, of a field I love. I admit to smiling and smirking a little during the…
Posted March 3rd, 2018 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, Top News, Where Do Southwestern College Grads Work?, Featured.
I have worked at Solace Crisis Treatment Center in Santa Fe, treating trauma and crisis situations for the last two and a half years. I previously worked at the Attachment Healing Center in Albuquerque. I currently work at Solace part-time and have been building my private practice. I provide art therapy and counseling services to…
Posted February 8th, 2018 by & filed under Creative Writing from Southwestern College, Student & Alumni Stories, Top News, Featured.
Within the Hallowed Bones
at this unearthly hour.
So, I rise,
on this desert morn’.
This unearthly warm,
A cup of chamomile tea and honey.
I sit by the fire.
As the silvery blue light of the moon dozes on…
Posted January 18th, 2018 by & filed under Counseling Program at SWC, Top News, Featured.
“Consciousness is a fundamental thing, the fundamental thing in existence — it is the energy, the motion, the movement of consciousness that creates the universe and all that is in it – not only the macrocosm but the microcosm is nothing but conscious- ness arranging itself.”
Is My Therapist “The One?”
Posted January 8th, 2018 by & filed under Counseling Program at SWC, Careeer & Professional Development Help, Reflections from the President.
Dr. Nolan discusses combining Counseling and Coaching as a career option. …