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Yearly Archive 2019

Self Care, a Symphony in Four Parts: Part Four

By Awbrey Michelle Willett   Ann Filmyer, Ph. D is an educator, poet, teacher, and mentor.  A traditional healer she trained with the late Keewaydinoquay Paschal in the Midewiwin tradition of the northern Great Lakes and is an Ojibwe herbal medicine woman.  Dr. Filemyr has a rich history as a teacher and was Professor of…
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Self Care, a Symphony in Four Parts: Part Three

By Awbrey Michelle Willett   For Jason Holley, MA, LPCC self-care is the beginning of all good therapy.  Jason is a psychotherapist in private practice in Santa Fe, prior to this he worked for the Life Healing Center of Santa Fe, where he helped to found its internationally-recognized sexual addiction treatment program.  Jason has a…
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Self Care, a Symphony in Four Parts: Part Two

By Awbrey Michelle Willett Katherine Ninos, MA, LPCC, is Executive Vice President of Southwestern College and Director of the New Earth Institute. She received her BA in Psychology from Alfred University, New York, and her MA in Transformational Counseling and Education from Quimby College in its first graduating class. (Quimby College later became Southwestern College.)…
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Self Care, a Symphony in Four Parts: Part One

By Awbrey Michelle Willett I set out using each of my classes here at Southwestern to grow as a person, and to study self-care, and the various occupational hazards of caring, in order to understand how counselors and those of service, including myself, can sustain our work and live optimally well, balanced, and joyful lives.…
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Rites of Passage: Wilderness Fast as a First Year Student

My name is Alyssa Ellegaard and I am a first-year student at Southwestern College. My journey at SWC began before classes started during this past fall’s Wilderness Fast in Canyon de Chelly, Arizona. I had just moved from Northwestern Minnesota a week before I was to embark on the Wilderness Fast. I knew very little…
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Beautiful Boy

Beautiful Boy - by Deborah Schroder I recently picked up the newly-released edition of Beautiful Boy, David Sheff’s powerful story of addiction and recovery within his own family. I was overwhelmed with the exquisite authenticity of Sheff’s description of family art therapy because I was the art therapist in the scene that he eloquently shared. His…
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Deadlines for Admission

Deadlines. What a word. Here at Southwestern, we do have deadlines, but we also have rolling admission. How does that work? If you are considering applying to Southwestern College, I would urge you to consider how graduate school fits into the trajectory of your own story. Does fall entry make sense for you? Perhaps winter…
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