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TRANSFORMATIONAL ECO-PSYCHOLOGY CERTIFICATE
TE 550-2A WILDERNESS VISION QUEST
September 9 – 17, 2016, Canyon de Chelly, Arizona
$1050/20 CECs (Plus a $350 fee to be paid in cash directly to the Navajo guides.)
(Participants must also attend a two-hour preparatory session on Friday, July 29, from 3–5pm, on the SWC campus.)
(Note: Tuition for the Vision Quest is non-refundable after August 11th.)
The ceremony of vision quest has long been practiced in indigenous cultures to assist with major life transitions. It is a deeply transformative experience in which participants spend four days out of ten alone with no food and a minimum of material comforts. The three stages of rite of passage are guided by experienced facilitators.
Stage One is Severance: Letting go of all ordinary comforts and concerns in order to enter fully into the realm of Spirit. This begins when one makes the commitment to take part in the ceremony. It deepens as the time of fasting approaches, and occurs in its fullness when the individual is smudged out of the medicine wheel and begins their time alone on the land.
Stage Two is Threshold: This means “no longer in the human realm but entering fully into the realm of Spirit.” During the four days of fasting, one is alone with Spirit and fully open to the messages of Mother Earth and the Spirit world.
Stage Three is Incorporation: The individual re-enters the human world and now the real vision quest begins, as the experience is processed, metabolized, and integrated into ordinary life. (20 contact hours toward the TE Certificate)
Carol Parker, Ph.D., LPCC, trained as a vision quest guide with the School of Lost Borders and has studied with indigenous healers from the Amazon and the Andes. Since 1997 she has led groups to sacred sites in the southwestern US, Peru and Hawaii.
Katherine Ninos, M.A., LPCC, is executive vice president of SWC and director of the New Earth Institute Programs. She is an experienced clinician, ceremonialist a nd consciousness teacher.
TE 5200 THE COUNCIL OF ALL BEINGS
Ann Filemyr, Ph.D.
Friday, October 28, 6–9pm; Saturday & Sunday, October 29 & 30, 9am–6pm
Students will re-create “The Council of All Beings” in this weekend intensive, deepening their personal relationships with the other-than-human community. Our focus will be on the experience of our inter-relatedness and inter-dependence with plants, animals, water, soil, etc. We will explore the concept of the sacred as a defining quality for all expressions of life, including: weather systems, geologic features, land forms, animals, plants, cosmic beings such as the sun and moon, minerals and people. Experiential activities and traditional stories drawn from a variety of cultures will strengthen our ability to experience life as embodied consciousness or embodied spirit.
(20 contact hours toward the TE Certificate)
Ann Filemyr, Ph.D., is an educator, poet, teacher, and mentor. She is the Director of the Transformational Eco-Psychology Certificate Program. Dr. Filemyr trained as a traditional healer with the late Keewaydinoquay Peschel, on Ojibwe herbal medicine woman, and served as her personal apprentice for 20 years. Dr. Filemyr continues to live and teach from this tradition.
HUMAN SEXUALITY CERTIFICATE
HS 5300 CLINICAL SKILLS: Theorizing and Thinking About Sexual Issues in Psychotherapy
Ginna Clark, M.A., ATR-BC, LPCC
Mondays, 9/26–12/5, 6–8pm
Participants will be introduced to to developmental sexuality from a biopsychosocial perspective. Sexual issues across the life span will be explored using expressive arts therapies. We will use the Sexual Attitudes Reassessment (SAR) to provide opportunities to challenge, examine and reshape current sexual beliefs and attitudes. Topics include sexual myth, orientation, gender identity, alternative relationships, BDSM, kink, disability and aging. This self-exploration allows participants to become more comfortable with a wide variety of sexual attitudes, behaviors, practices and subcultures.
(20 contact hours toward the HS Certificate)
Ginna Clark, M.A., ATR-BC, LPCC, is the Director of the Human Sexuality Certificate Program, She is a member of the American Art Therapy Association and a doctoral candidate at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in Los Angeles, CA.
CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH CERTIFICATE
CMH 5014 LOSS IN A CHILD’S WORLD
Carol Frank, M.A., LPCC, RN, PAT
Friday, July 8, 5:30–8:30pm; Saturday & Sunday, July 9 & 10, 9am–6pm
Stepping into the world of a grieving child or adolescent offers a unique opportunity to touch a life and transform grief into healing and health. In this course, both death and non-death-related experiences of loss will be explored. Theoretical concepts, including the role resiliency plays in the healing process for children, as well as developmental distinctions of childhood grief are presented. Students will learn and practice experiential methods of play and creativity which foster a healthy and age-appropriate grieving process, allowing children to be more fully able to express their feelings of loss and associated fears. (20 contact hours toward the CMH Certificate)
Carol Frank, M.A., LPCC, RN, PAT, graduated from SWC with a Masters in Counseling with a Concentration in Grief, Loss and Trauma. She is a psychotherapist in private practice in Albuquerque and also conducts classes and professional workshops on death and non-death-related grief topics.
CMH 5055 THE FOUNDATIONS OF JUNGIAN SANDPLAY THERAPY
Lorraine Freedle, Ph.D., ABPdN, CST-T
Friday, September 30, 6–9pm; Saturday & Sunday, October 1 & 2 9am–6pm
Join us to learn the theoretical foundations, practical applications, and neuropsychological underpinnings of Jungian sandplay therapy with children and adults. Through experiential activities and compelling case studies students will have the opportunity to connect on a deep level to this work and to integrate concepts. Students who complete this course will also earn training hours toward credentialing as a sandplay therapist. (20 contact hours toward the CMH Certificate)
Lorraine Freedle, Ph.D., ABPdN, CST-T, is the clinical director of Pacific Quest, an intensive, outdoor behavioral health program for youth on the island of Hawaii, with a focus on holistic healing. Her private practice is Black Sand Neuropsychological Services, Inc. in Hilo, Hawaii. Dr. Freedle currently serves as Research Editor for the Journal of Sandplay Therapy.
INFANT MENTAL HEALTH CERTIFICATE
IMH 5300A Relationship as Client: Child-Caregiver Dyadic Interaction and the Family System
Michelle Daly, M.S.P.H., M.A., ATR, LPCC, IMH-E®
Friday, August 12, 6–9pm; Saturday & Sunday, August 13 & 14, 9am–6pm
This course offers opportunity to deepen understanding and assessment of child-caregiver dyadic interaction as well as intervention and treatment approaches to providing services for this vulnerable population and their families. Participants will cultivate skills, including observation and communication of relational assessment and interaction patterns, within the child-caregiver dyad in the family system. Students will develop and deepen observation and reflective skills through collaborative learning as they engage in interactive discussion, utilization of image and video, and engagement with expressive arts activities. (20 contact hours toward the IMH Certificate)
Michelle Daly, M.S.P.H., M.A., ATR, LPCC, IMH-E®, is the Director of the Infant Mental Health Certificate program. She has a background in public health and human rights work. Her experience includes specialized training in art therapy; grief, loss, and trauma as well as interpersonal neurobiology. She is currently endorsed as an infant mental health specialist in NM.
Guest Speaker: Courtney Lewis, MA LPCC RPT-S IMHE-III
Owner, Clinical Director, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, Infant Mental Health Specialist
Courtney Lewis specializes in the treatment of children. Courtney provides administrative and clinical direction, as well as, clinical supervision at Small Steps. She treats clients through play therapy, infant mental health home visiting, Circle of Security Parenting Classes and Theraplay family treatment. Much of her treatment has focused on traumatized children and poorly attached children. Courtney has earned credentials through the Association for Play Therapy as a Registered Play Therapist and is Endorsed as an Infant Mental Health Specialist.
Guest Speaker: Jacqui Van Horn, MPH, DS III, IMH-E® (IV-C)
Jacqui provides reflective supervision/consultation and specialized infant mental health inservice training to practitioners who work with infants, young children and their families in a wide variety of work settings. Additionally, Jacqui provides contract services as a Developmental Specialist III for an Albuquerque-based Family Infant Toddler Program (Inspirations). She has worked for over 30 years providing infant family services, training and consultation to families, practitioners, programs and systems in NM, throughout the US, and internationally.
Guest Speaker: Cynthia Fulreader, M.A., LPC
Ms. Fulreader completed her undergraduate degree in the World Issues Program at the School for International Training in VT, with a focus on Education for Social Change. Her college internship took her to Bolivia and Peru for a year working with indigenous women and children. She now uses Spanish in her teaching and therapy work in Santa Fe, NM.Ms. Fulreader attended Columbia University’s Graduate School of Social Work in NYC, and completed her MA in Counseling at Southwestern College in 1995. In the 1980’s, she studied for 2 summers with pioneer of Family Therapy and renowned author, Dr. Virginia Satir, and was invited by Dr. Satir to join the Avanta Network for professionals around the world implementing and teaching Satir’s methods.
TRAUMA, GRIEF AND RENEWAL CERTIFICATE
TGR 5600 ETHICS, SELF-COMPASSION AND PROFESSIONAL ISSUES
Friday, July 29, 5:30–9pm; Saturday & Sunday, July 30 & 31, 9:30am–5:30pm
Topics include ethical principles, legal tools for planning, compassion fatigue and the necessity of self-care to prevent burnout. Other professional issues are explored. Participants are encouraged to identify ethical issues affecting their professional practice.
(20 contact hours toward the TGR Certificate. Note: 6 of the 20 CECs may be applied toward the Ethics CECs required by the NM Counseling Board.)
TGR 5300 THE ART OF HEALING GRIEF AND TRAUMA
Janet Schreiber, Ph.D.
Friday, October 28, 5:30–9pm; Saturday, Oct. 29, 9:30am-6pm & Sunday, Oct. 30, 9:30am–5:30pm
Poetry, music, writing and drama are utilized as vehicles for transformation through the expression of the profound mysteries of life, death and transition. Participants experience their own personal guidance through and exercise in embodied art and meditation. Art therapy interventions are explored. (20 contact hours toward the TGR Certificate)
TGR 5200 DYING TO KNOW: Issues of Death and Dying for the Professional
Janet Schreiber, Ph.D.
Friday, December 2, 5:30–9pm; Saturday, Dec. 3, 9:30am–6pm & Sunday, Dec. 4, 9:30am–5:30pm
Topics covered include the natural process of dying, hospice and palliative care, the exploration of the nature and impact of different types of death, issues for survivors, funeral practices and transition rituals in a cross-cultural context.
(20 contact hours toward the TGR Certificate)
Janet Schreiber, Ph.D., is the founder and director of Southwestern College’s Trauma, Grief and Renewal Certificate Program. She has taught and trained counselors and other health professionals for over 35 years.
Note: The following class satisfies the NM state licensing board requirement for Supervision CECs for counselors, art therapists and social workers:
NEI16-SPVSN Best Practices in Clinical Supervision: The Times, They Are-a-Changin’
Friday, August 12, 2–5pm
Increasingly, Clinical Supervision is being recognized as a separate specialty area in the helping professions, requiring specific skills and activities beyond being simply a seasoned clinician or an academic instructor. In this era of ACA/Obamacare, increased expectations and accountability make the practice of Clinical Supervision a more demanding clinical activity, with opportunities for professional growth and heightened anxiety. This presentation will be a straightforward review of what are considered “Best Practices” in Counseling and related professions.
James Nolan, Ph.D., is the President of Southwestern College. He is a licensed counseling psychologist, and recently earned his Approved Clinical Supervisor certificate from the Center for Credentialing and Education. He has supervised scores of clinicians over the past 25 years. Dr. Nolan’s doctoral dissertation was a socio-linguistic analysis of the clinical supervisory process.
Laura Lansrud-López, M.A., ATR-BC, LPCC, LPAT, is the Chair of the Counseling Program and Clinical Director of Tierra Nueva Counseling Center. Laura has been a clinical supervisor for over five years and specializes in integrating evidence-based practices with transpersonal and expressive arts modalities.
RECOMMENDED LADAC COURSE
LAD 5000 Motivational Interviewing: Engaging People in a Meaningful Change Process
(One of 3 recommended courses for students who intend to pursue a LADAC credential.)
Brian Serna, M.A., LPCC, LADAC
Friday, November 18, 6–9pm; Saturday & Sunday, November 19 & 20, 9am–6pm
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a relatively new approach to helping people find and activate their own resources for change. In this course students will learn about the theoretical basis for MI and touch on the supporting research for the approach. Students will learn how to apply MI techniques and strategies to a variety of issues including addiction, depression and anxiety. MI will also be applied experientially to assist students to make changes in their own lives that will increase balance and wellness. Finally, upon completion of the course, students will also be able to integrate MI with other theories and skill sets in a manner that is coherent and meaningful.
Brian Serna, M.A., LPCC, LADAC, is the owner of Serna Solutions LLC, providing training, consultation and psychotherapy services. He has trained thousands of professionals from numerous disciplines and is internationally recognized as an expert in the treatment of addictions and cultural competency. Brian has worked for the last eight years for Native American tribal governments.
COMMUNITY LECTURE SERIES sponsored by THE NEW EARTH INSTITUTE
Friday, October 14, 6-8pm, SWC Campus
Service Dog, Therapy Dog or Emotional Support Animal: What Is the Difference?
Presented by Jodi Backensto
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC OR $20 FOR 2 CECs
In this forum, Jodi will discuss in detail the difference between Service Dogs, Therapy Dogs or Emotional Support Animals. She will address the laws concerning all three, the rights the users and the animals have, defining appropriate clients and the very careful considerations therein.
Jodi Backensto has been happily working with Assistance Dogs of the West for 11 years. She conducts client/dog interviews for partnership matching and maintains relationships with client/dog teams for the life of the team. Please RSVP to email@example.com to reserve a seat.
Friday, November 18, 6–8pm, SWC Campus
The Importance of Infant Mental Health: Early Childhood Development and Relationship Formation
Presented by Michelle Daly, M.S.P.H., M.A., LPCC, ATR, IMH-E
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC OR $20 FOR 2 CECs
Development and relationship formation in the earliest years of life creates the foundation for the future well-being of individuals, families, and society. The interdisciplinary field of Infant Mental Health offers a relational, culturally-sensitive and integrative approach to addressing early childhood challenges and attachment traumas while working with infants, toddlers and families in the first three years of life. This lecture will provide a basic introduction to Infant Mental Health, an essential field of study that incorporates a comprehensive systems approach to prevention and early intervention.
Michelle Daly MSPH, MA, LPCC, ATR, IMH-E, is the Director of the Infant Mental Health Certificate Program. She is endorsed as an Infant Mental Health Specialist in New Mexico. Along with an extensive background in public health and human rights work, she also incorporates the expressive arts and specialized training in grief, loss and trauma, as well as interpersonal neurobiology in her practice. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a seat.