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Bringing the Divine Feminine to Campus – Ann Filemyr, Ph.D.

Bringing the Divine Feminine to Campus by Ann Filemyr, Ph.D.I believe the Ultimate could be a vast energetic being, nameless, formless, skinless, disembodied raw creative force power zipping through the universe in the never-ending processes of making and unmaking, being, becoming and dissolving back into non-being. The Great Mystery, who I refer to in the Anishinaabe as Gitchi Manitou,…
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Who’s Who at Southwestern College – Deborah Schroder

 I’m the chairperson of the Art Therapy/Counseling program. I moved to Santa Fe to teach at Southwestern College in 2002 and continue to be delighted by the insightful art therapy provided by our students, during Practicum and Internship. It’s been an honor to witness our students as they blossom into therapists. And actually, I also…
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Who’s Who at Southwestern College – Christopher Johnson

Christopher Johnson, M.A., LMHCChristopher is a psychotherapist in private practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  His areas of specialty include LGBTQ issues, creating and maintaining healthy relationships, anxiety and trauma, sexuality, spirituality, and spiritual emergency.In addition to his work as a psychotherapist, Christopher has been a practicing energy healer for more than a decade, and…
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Who’s Who at Southwestern College – Dr. Rich Ryan

“Who’s Who at Southwestern College”Southwestern College is really defined by the extraordinary  individuals who work there–the staff, instructors, and the board members. In an effort to give you a more intimate sense of  our school, we are launching the “Who’s Who at Southwestern College”  series so that you will get to know these extraordinary people who change lives.So…
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Where Do Southwestern College Grads Work? Jeffrey Piacitelli

Jeffrey Piacitelli, MA QMHPSWC Alumni 2005For the past 8 years I have worked at county community health agencies in Oregon providing therapy, case management, forensic program oversight and clinical supervision to chronically mentally ill populations (and the teams that serve them) in three different counties.  I am currently a Program Manager for a Community Supports…
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Where Do Southwestern College Grads Work? Arianna Gray

Arianna Gray, MA, LPCOne of the greatest gifts of my education at Southwestern College was being taught to pay attention to my own body and feelings when I’m in session with a client and to TRUST that information as a diagnostic and treatment approach tool.  I meet so many people who trained at other schools…
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Who’s Who at Southwestern College – Brian Serna

“Who’s Who at Southwestern College”Southwestern College is really defined by the extraordinary  individuals who work there--the staff, instructors, and the board members. In an effort to give you a more intimate sense of  our school, we are launching the “Who’s Who at Southwestern College”  series so that you will get to know these extraordinary people…
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Where Do Southwestern College Grads Work? Lisa Ramirez

Lisa Ramirez ,  M.A., LCDC Women’s Behavioral Health Coordinator, DSHSI graduated from the Art Therapy/Counseling program at Southwestern College in 2005.   My career thus far has been primarily focused on advocating for  women and their families affected by substance use disorders.  My interest in working with women can be traced to early childhood experiences with gender inequality…
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Where Do Southwestern College Grads Work? Bettina Milliken

Growing up in Switzerland, I developed a passion for  Circus Arts and Clowns. When I moved to NYC I was introduced to the Big Apple Circus and became a board member for 11 years, when we moved to Santa Fe. I clowned around with the professional Clown Care Unit of the Big Apple Circus and…
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Where Do Southwestern College Grads Work? Cynthia Fulreader

Cynthia FulreaderBeginning while I was still a student, and since graduating from Southwestern College in 1995, I have been blessed with many wonderful work opportunities in both Santa Fe and Albuquerque, NM. In addition to maintaining a thriving part time private practice, I have held the following positions:  Family Therapist with New Vistas Early Childhood Program;…
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“Movement Like Breathing” by Diane Chavez

“Movement Like Breathing”November 15, 2015My doctor told me the other day I have Secondary Progressive .  “You have permanent damage in your spinal cord”.  Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease in which the body’s immune system attacks the protective covering surrounding the nerves of the central nervous system.Let me start from the beginning.  Haa, what…
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Where Do Southwestern College Grads Work? John Seniff

Upon graduation at Southwestern College in Santa Fe, New Mexico and even during, I have worked at Treatment Centers, Psychiatric Hospitals, Mental health agencies, Clinical Director at Group home, Family therapist in New York high school system and Private Practice. At present I am in private practice in Ponte Vedra Beach. Florida. I am listed on…
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The World Dream – a poem

 The World DreamIn the dream of the whole worldShe notes    a pair of red-tailed hawks                    a wedding of white deer            an uproar of ravens                a terror of coyotes    a pile of wives            a slumber of cellos        an apotheosis of poets                a maverick of boys    a hippo of fresh baked macaroons        beside a tiger mug        steaming with peppermint teaIn the dream of the whole world She hears    a…
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Finding a Therapist

How to Find a Good Therapist Here are suggestions from the Academic Council of Southwestern College on how to find a good therapist: Seek referrals from people you trust – ask your friends, social network, fellow students and colleagues who they have found to be helpful. Just because a therapist is great for someone else, they might not…
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“Opportunity to Publish Consciousness- Centered Writing”

"Opportunity to Publish Consciousness- Centered Writing" for Evolving magazine.If you are interested in writing for Evolving Magazine -  A Guide for Conscious Living,The writers guidelines are listed here:2015 Evolving Writer Guidelines  and check out their website here:  www.EvolvingMagazine.comgood luck!Are you joining us for the Transformation & Healing Conference, August 26th - 29th?for more info about T&H…
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