Posts by Andrea Hambuchen
Posted March 3rd, 2018 by & filed under SWC Blog, Where Do Southwestern College Grads Work?, Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC, Alumni News and Updates, Featured.
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I have worked at Solace Crisis Treatment Center in Santa Fe, treating trauma and crisis situations for the last two and a half years. I previously worked at the Attachment Healing Center in Albuquerque. I currently work at Solace part-time and have been building my private practice. I provide art therapy and counseling services to…
Posted June 6th, 2017 by & filed under Creative Writing from Southwestern College, Student & Alumni Stories, Wild Heart Gallery, Creativity & More, SWC Blog, Featured.
A Penny Makes Change
Mark Speight, graduate of Southwestern College's MA Counseling program
Written in the Southwestern College weekly writing group facilitated by Dr. Ann Filemyr.
A penny makes change.
A cog fits into the machine and squeaks, occasionally.
A box of pastels mugged me on the way,
yearning to be…
Posted January 21st, 2017 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, Where do SWC Grads Work, People of SWC.
Liberating Loan Lessons for Life
You finally figured out a career path and maybe even the college you want to attend, but now you are faced with the daunting task of figuring out how to pay tuition and it seems that your only option is to take out student loans. You do the math and…
Posted January 21st, 2017 by & filed under Counseling at SWC, Student & Alumni Stories, People of SWC, Where Do Southwestern College Grads Work?, Alumni News and Updates.
Early on in my graduate internship at a family counseling agency, a supervisor told me, "We have the best jobs in the world, for we get to witness, hold and create change." I remember being pulled by those words, but I do not think I truly understood what they meant, and I am still unraveling…
Posted December 13th, 2016 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, Wild Heart Gallery, Creativity & More, SWC Blog.
Poem in Third person about your wildest love
A Boy & His Sketchbook
There once was a introverted boy, most people associated him with being shy, living in the projects. The boy didn’t have many friends; to be honest he didn’t like his fellow classmates. They were into sports, smoking/selling weed, and joining gangs. All…
Posted November 19th, 2016 by & filed under Creative Writing from Southwestern College, Reflections from the President, Student & Alumni Stories, Ecotherapy, Consciousness & Mindfulness, Reflections from the President, Mindfulness.
Council of All Beings
The Ecotherapy Certificate Program under the leadership of Dr. Ann Filemyr, Director of the Ecotherapy certificate program and President of Southwestern College, hosted a ceremonial weekend, October 28-30, 2016 to honor and celebrate our kinship with all beings. We became the Council of All Beings. Below are a few of…
Posted August 14th, 2016 by & filed under Professional Training Certificates & NEI, People of SWC.
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…
Posted June 21st, 2016 by & filed under Creative Writing from Southwestern College, People of SWC, Consciousness & Mindfulness, SWC Blog.
Larry Harkcom - Library Assistant at Quimby Memorial Library at Southwestern College
I grew up in rural Pennsylvania, in a place called Pond Bank. To present, I don’t really know what Pond Bank was/is; a community? A hamlet? Shire? It’s only description online comes from the site hometownlocator.com, which unhelpfully refers to it as a…
Posted June 2nd, 2016 by & filed under Consciousness & Mindfulness, SWC Blog.
What the Writing Group has Meant to Me – Jaylek Ahn
While difficult to put into just a few words, I am so grateful for the depth of emotion, opening, closing, re-opening, awe and reverence that I’ve experienced in the presence of fellow writers that have come to mean so much to me, as has…
Posted May 30th, 2016 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, People of SWC, SWC Blog.
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…
Posted April 24th, 2016 by & filed under People of SWC.
Ron is the Landscaping Director at Southwestern College. You have seen him around a thousand times, and if you’re lucky, you have had opportunities to talk with him. He is a really interesting guy, with a wide and colorful background.
Ron was born in Chicago, and, well---I’ll let him tell you…
“I grew up…
Posted March 23rd, 2016 by & filed under Where do SWC Grads Work.
Lee Cartwright, M.A.
I have a private practice that focuses on helping people resolve the biological/energetic basis of trauma.
I feel deeply honored to do the work I do. I am also blessed to be a presenter in the Trauma, Grief & Renewal certificate program and at the College's Annual Transformation and Healing Conference. Although all of the modalities…
Posted March 14th, 2016 by & filed under People of SWC.
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.
Posted March 7th, 2016 by & filed under Creative Writing from Southwestern College, Student & Alumni Stories, Where do SWC Grads Work, Consciousness & Mindfulness.
How Quitting School Was the Best Thing that Ever Happened to Me
Charmayne Kilcup, Ph.D.
At the young age of 23, I was bright-eyed, bushy-tailed, and sure I wanted to be a therapist. I had just graduated college and knew that furthering my studies was the next step in my career. I had fallen in…
Posted February 15th, 2016 by & filed under SWC Blog, So you want to become a therapist? Tips and Advice for Prospective Students.
Looking for a Therapist?
I was looking for a therapist. (And I have heard my story from countless others…)
I looked on my insurance company’s page, “Looking for a Therapist", or something like that. There’s very little information, maybe a photo (too often from 10 years and 30 pounds ago), and a long checklist of…
Posted January 13th, 2016 by & filed under Where do SWC Grads Work, SWC Blog.
For 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 Team, and in the next…
Posted December 17th, 2015 by & filed under Where do SWC Grads Work, SWC Blog.
Arianna Gray, MA, LPC
One 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…
Posted December 9th, 2015 by & filed under People of SWC, SWC Blog.
“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…
Posted December 8th, 2015 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, Where do SWC Grads Work, SWC Blog.
Marika Richards Dillon talks about the professional adventures her degree from Southwestern College has afforded her...…
Posted December 6th, 2015 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, Where do SWC Grads Work, SWC Blog.
Valerie Valentine has created a rich, rewarding and successful career with the skills she learned at Southwestern College. …
Posted December 5th, 2015 by & filed under Where do SWC Grads Work, SWC Blog.
Lisa Ramirez, M.A., LCDC
Women’s Behavioral Health Coordinator, DSHS
I 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…
Posted December 1st, 2015 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, Where do SWC Grads Work, SWC Blog.
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. I clowned around with the professional Clown Care Unit of the Big Apple Circus and also met Patch Adams with whom…
Posted November 26th, 2015 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, People of SWC, SWC Blog.
Beginning 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…
Posted November 19th, 2015 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, SWC Blog, Mindfulness.
“Movement Like Breathing” by Diane Chavez, MA, LMHCA
November 15, 2015
My doctor told me the other day that 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.