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Giving Life to Unconscious Images through Collage and Poetry by Megan Sturges

by: Megan Sturges, copyright 2012 My practice in the studio is about giving life to the unconscious image in specific form through my hands and eyes – bringing it into this world of color and form through the embodied sense of yes or no, here or there, connecting, separating, line, shape, object, pattern.  Like…
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Marika Richard’s Seasonal Affective Disorder Treatment & Light Center, LLC

I am a 2005 alumni from the Art Therapy program. Since graduating from SWC I have been on many adventures as a therapist working in home-based and outpatient settings as a youth & family therapist, and with military populations as a traveling therapist in and outside of the US. I work part-time as a college…
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Jean Janu: “I love my work and this is truly what I am meant to do.”

Jean graduated from SWC in 2012 in Counseling with concentration in Grief, Loss, and Trauma. She is currently working as a contract BH counselor at La Clinica Del Pueblo in Tierra Amarilla, NM. "I work in the Rio Arriba County Detention Center half-a-day a week, I work in the schools with elementary and middle school…
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Where do Southwestern College Grads Work? Ashley M. Simpson’s Art Therapy internship now full time in OK

 I am very busy. I am finishing up my supervision for my ATR and LPC here in Oklahoma. Even cooler, my supervisor is also a SWC grad! I am working Full time for the Cavett Kids Foundation, the same foundation I completed my internship with in 2012. With the Cavett Kids Foundation my title is…
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SWC Graduate, Carol Christianson, Santa Fe Counselor and Hynotherapist

Carol Christianson I graduated in 1995 and worked in the mental health field as a counselor in various agencies in NM, eventually becoming an academic advisor for 7 years.  In 2007, I decided to take time off from counseling and started a business doing American Clay installations.  This is a plastering process that is eco-friendly…
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Vision Quest Dreams Become Reality- Jessica Ventura-Ewing

 Jessica Ventura-Ewing"Until You Know Yourself Happiness Cannot Come To You" ~ Yogi TeaWhen thinking about the maternal lineage in my family the feeling that kept presenting itself was sadness. Not a normal type of every day sadness but a deep seeded sadness that stemmed from birth, something that all of the women of my family…
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Southwestern Grad, Matthew David, Santa Fe Therapist and Harmonica Player

Matthew David I'm working in private practice in Santa Fe. My office is located at 1807 Second Street, in the Second Street Studio complex. I've been doing this exclusively, on a part time basis – I now say that I'm “semi-retired”- since leaving The Life Healing Center in 2006. I work with adult individuals…
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Southwestern Grad, Lauren Taylor, working as Art Therapist in Oklahoma

Lauren Taylor Oklahoma City, OK   I graduated in 2010 with the MA in Art Therapy and Counseling, and just received my LPC in February of 2013.  While under supervision for my licence, I worked at the Community Learning Council which is a non-profit that focuses on working with women and children who have witnessed…
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Where Do Southwestern Grads Work? Kristin Sellke Koepke,
Art Therapist

Kristin Sellke Koepke Wauwatosa, WI I graduated from Southwestern in 2002 with my MA in Art Therapy. Since then I have lived in Illinois, Tennessee, and Wisconsin. I have spent most of my career working with children and adolescents, many of them in the foster care system. I am now an independent contractor in…
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Where Do Southwestern College Grads Work? Paul Grim, Counselor

My wife Fern, foster daughter Kari, doggie Otto, and I are homesteading on our land in Lyle, WA where we have a 10,000 square foot vegetable "patch", solar power, and wood cooker. We are currently crammed into a tiny yurt, but we are building a new home during our spare time evenings and weekends. http://homesweetyurt.wordpress.com/. Fern is running the…
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What do Southwestern Grads Do For Work? Robert Levithan, Counselor, Writer

Hi, I graduated from SWC in 1994 when my life-expectancy was two years. I am happy to report that medical breakthroughs have helped me to be in near-perfect health for over 17 years. This chapter of my life, I am in my native New York City facilitating groups at Friends In Deed, a crisis center…
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Holistic Curriculum of Consciousness makes Southwestern College Counseling and Art Therapy program different

Southwestern College is dedicated to maintaining a holistic curriculum, NOT one fragmented into seemingly separate, un-connected subjects or courses. The Curriculum, we are convinced, is “Consciousness”, and we are all learning in the school of life, of form. The “learning” energy or action is moving through the subject matter that makes up the…
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