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Posts by Andrea Hambuchen

Where Do Southwestern College Grads Work? Katie Hall

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…
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A Penny Makes Change by Mark Speight

A Penny Makes Change Mark Speight, graduate student in Counseling 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 pulled along the…
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“We cannot heal the earth until we heal ourselves. We cannot heal ourselves until we heal the earth.” by Ann Filemyr

"We cannot heal the earth until we heal ourselves. We cannot heal ourselves until we heal the earth." Kari-Oca Declaration of the 1992 Parliament of Indigenous Peoples In 1992 I attended the World Parliament of Indigenous Peoples as an environmental journalist. I was one of a handful of non-Native people allowed to witness the proceeding.…
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A Boy & His Sketchbook by William C. Jenkins, Jr.

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…
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Council of All Beings

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…
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Now What? Dr. Ann Filemyr, Ph.D

Now What? Dr. Ann Filemyr, Ph.D November 14, 2016   In the aftermath of Tuesday’s election, I summon my courage. Already in the past five days there are multiple accounts of Muslim women being harassed at the University of New Mexico, in the university library, on the street. This is the direct result of a…
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The Foundations of Jungian Sandplay Therapy with Lorraine Freedle

CMH 5055 THE FOUNDATIONS OF JUNGIAN SANDPLAY THERAPY Lorraine Freedle, Ph.D., ABPdN, CST-T $350/20 CECs 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…
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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…
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When One Transitions, We All Transition

When One Transitions, We All Transition by Ann Filemyr Our granddaughter announced his decision to become an F to M Trans Boy. Okay, I am ready, I thought. Well, not completely ready, I discovered. I should be ready. I came out in 1977 as a bisexual. I was precocious, adventurous and fully engaged in the…
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Who’s Who at Southwestern College – Larry Harkcom

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…
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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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Where Do Southwestern College Grads Work? Lee Cartwright

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…
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Who’s Who at Southwestern College – Kathryn Harris Tijerina

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? Charmayne Kilcup

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…
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Stuff to Think About if You’re Going to Be a Successful Therapist

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…
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Where Do Southwestern College Grads Work? Jeffrey Piacitelli

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…
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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…
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