Alumni Updates | Heartlink Winter 2011
Graduation Year – 2009
Zachary Campbell, MA
has been working in Coon Rapids, MN as the Assistant Director of Housing with Services for Mary T. Inc. Mary T. Inc. provides enhanced lifestyles through affordable rental housing, apartments for seniors, residential living, supportive services, hospice, and home health care. Zachary lives in Plymouth, MN with his wife and two children. Zachary will be focusing on developing Mary T. Inc’s marketing team, quality operations management and occupancy for Housing with Services’ Catered Living, Senior Housing and market rate Villas and Townhomes. Zachary can be reached at email@example.com or 763-862-5446.
Graduation Year – 2008
Barbara Moncivais, MA Art Therapy
“I am currently living in Colorado, have my own practice and will start at Pacifica Graduate Institute to work on my Ph.D. in Depth Psychology with emphasis in Psychotherapy. I also facilitate a divorced/separated group and a bereavement group for persons in the community.” firstname.lastname@example.org
Graduation Year – 2007
Nicholas Brown, MA
continues to work as a therapist at Life Link in Santa Fe where he also runs an anger management group and two core addictions groups.
Graduation Year – 2005
Jeffery Kempel, MA
is living in Happy Valley, Oregon, working for Clackamas County Community Health, Adult Integrated Treatment Team. Father of two beautiful kids – Reese (son) age 5, Mia (daughter) age 4. “Happily divorced and everything that comes with that. Recently returned to Southwestern for an autism weekend class, happy to see the pulse continues to beat strong and flow the blood of consciousness development.”
Jeffrey Piacitelli, MA
“I’m happily living in a cabin on 26 acres in the Siskiyou Mountains with my blue heeler Chaz. I currently work as the Clinical Supervisor for an ACT Team that serves SMI clients in Josephine County, Oregon (we’re always looking for quality clinicians! www.optionsonline.org). My light-figure was/is Christopher McCandless.”
Graduation Year – 2004
Trixie Pujol, MA, LPCC
“As most of you know, I am very passionate about the field of autism and helping to raise awareness in Nairobi, Kenya about autism as well as advocating to support families and individuals affected by autism. I am a founding member of a society called Autism Awareness Kenya. “
Graduation Year – 2003
Karen Kral, M.A., LPCC, and Mark Lersch, MA, LPCC
have moved to a beautiful 5-acre property north of Boulder, Colorado, and are looking forward to learning how to live more harmoniously with the earth. Their business, CoreQuest Personal Development Services, focuses on teaching people how to align with their deepest truth and to act from that place. Mark and Karen use Inner Bonding as their primary model, and offer group intensives as well as individual telephone sessions. Mark, a 2nd degree blackbelt in Aikido, is searching for a new Aikido community with which to practice, and is looking forward to eventually starting an Aikido dojo of his own. Karen and Mark’s website, with contact information, is www.CoreQuestPotential.com, email@example.com
Graduation Year – 1999
James Lengerich, MA
“I graduated from SWC in the last few months of the last year of the last millennium ie:1999. I owe a lot of gratitude to SWC, for my experience there set the foundation for what was to come in these last 12 years, and the thread that was set onto the loom of my life then has continued to evolve into a weaving I could never have imagined. For this a thousand and one thank yous go to Katherine Ninos and her two ontology classes. Little did I know then how big an influence both my light figure James, the brother of Jesus, with the class blessing he did through me and the presentation of my tribe to conduct a shamanic journey for the class would be.
I still do some counseling and healing by cleansing the aura of lingering imprints from previous wounds and traumas. I also facilitate experiential workshops and seminars that teach Indigenous Healing Arts. However, it is ceremony and spirit work which occupies most of my time these days. For 8 years now I have been pouring water and giving water blessings (James) to those who attend the frequent sweat lodges that I offer to the community twice monthly. The sweat lodge ceremonies have the blessing of an Apache and an Ojibwa medicine man, Taos Pueblo elders and various Spirits including James, the brother of Jesus, Mary Magdelene, Tonantzin (Lady of Guadelupe) Michael the Archangel and others. I offer what I call Spirit Drumming sessions weekly. I facilitate yearly vision quests in a traditional manner, and conduct monthly Munay-Ki Fire Ceremonies from the Quechua lineage of the high Andes. This ceremonial and teaching work has taken me to various parts of this country, to Germany, Mexico, Colombia and Peru. I lead groups and tours to ancient sacred sites to do ceremony with various indigenous elders in South America, Mexico and the Southwest. I also provide the spiritual component in the healing of grief for clients at the Golden Willow Retreat Center directed by Ted and Marcella Wiard. I have attended meetings of the World Council of Elders, Priests and Shamans. I also have been called upon to lead initiations and rites of passage ceremonies as well as weddings and funerals. I can be reached at 575-776-1150 or firstname.lastname@example.org”
Graduation Year – 1996
Jennifer Alexander Lyons, MA
“I completed my internship in Maine, and graduated in 1996. We remained in Maine and I opened a private practice. With my clients there I had the opportunity to deal with sexual dysfunctions, entrenched denial, and even possession during this period.
My love, however, was to be more directly linked to spiritual development. I created a six-week running workshop called, “Developing a Healing Presence” and along with a retired surgeon gave weekend workshops called, “Circling the Soul: Coming Home to YourSelf.”
We moved from the Mid-Coast area to the western mountain and lakes area, and built a new home. Very soon thereafter, Bob, my husband, had a heart attack, and we retired to Green Valley, Arizona in 2003. I have taken part in many small study groups that focus on meditation, dream study and spiritual development. I am presently writing the book of my life’s purpose. “