Posted July 19th, 2019 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, Counseling at SWC, Student & Alumni Stories, Featured.
I am a third of the way through my second residency at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee Switzerland. This intermodal education challenges students to learn through our bodies, minds and hearts. Students and teachers from all over the world (Hong Kong, Canada, Costa Rica, Switzerland, Mexico, Germany, Mexico, United…
Posted July 18th, 2019 by & filed under Featured.
By Deborah Schroder, MA in Art Therapy/Counseling Program Chair
I’ve always enjoyed sharing Virginia Satir’s way of working, with my students in my family art therapy course. This spring at the International Family Therapy Congress, I was faced with a belief I’ve held about congruency that was clearly formed by my own white privilege.
Posted July 11th, 2019 by & filed under Featured.
As part of our Wild Heart Gallery art show on “Anger and the Feminine Self” we are offering this somatic art directive to those interested in exploring their own anger further.
Supplies: Paper and Color Markers or Crayons or Paints or Magazines/Photos for Collage
Paper and pen for writing
Population: This can…
Posted July 10th, 2019 by & filed under Counseling at SWC, Student & Alumni Stories, People of SWC, Consciousness & Mindfulness, Featured.
By Kate Latimer, MA, LPCC, Program Chair of the MA in Counseling (Clinical Mental Health) Program
photo of Seren Morris, Joanna Conte and Kate Latimer at their SWC graduation
I first heard about Southwestern College in 2002 while living in Morocco and teaching at a small international school located in the town of Ifrane in…
Posted July 9th, 2019 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, People of SWC, Featured.
By Courtney Kayser
When I found out I was accepted to Southwestern College, I was ecstatic! I was also terrified. My whole life had been on the East Coast, and the idea of leaving my roots was scary. Here is my advice for a successful and stress-free (or should I say minimal stress) relocation:
Posted July 8th, 2019 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, Student & Alumni Stories.
By Maqueita Eleazer
While taking the History of Art Therapy course, I was surprised to see that 7/301 pages mentioned the contributions that art therapists of color have made to the field of Art Therapy. Pioneers such as Cliff Joseph, Wayne Ramirez, Lucille Venture, Georgette Seabrook, etc. have made tremendous contributions to this profession, and…
Posted July 5th, 2019 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, Counseling at SWC, Student & Alumni Stories.
By Laura Lansrud-Lopez
This past Saturday on June 29th, fifty years after the historic riots at Stonewall Inn, a dedicated and enthusiastic group of students, friends, family, and staff of Southwestern College gathered with a meaningful intention: to announce to the Santa Fe community that Tierra Nueva Counseling Center is here, we care, and we…
Posted July 1st, 2019 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, Counseling at SWC, People of SWC, SWC Blog, Featured.
This past Friday, June 29, the SWC leadership, including the members of the Academic Council, the Chief Finance Officer and the Director of Enrollment Services (me!) gathered together for our annual, “Assessment and Strategic Planning Retreat,” at Sunrise Springs. The setting was lovely, but the idea of sitting in a room for 7-8 hours talking…