Posts by Andrea Hambuchen
Posted March 3rd, 2018 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, Student & Alumni Stories, Where do SWC Grads Work.
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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 Student & Alumni Stories, Wild Heart Gallery, Creativity & More.
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…
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.
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 January 7th, 2017 by & filed under Ann Filemyr, Ecotherapy/Transformational Eco-Psychology, Top News, Featured.
"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.…
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 November 19th, 2016 by & filed under Reflections from the President, People of SWC, Reflections from the President, Mindfulness.
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…
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 July 16th, 2016 by & filed under People of SWC, Consciousness & Mindfulness, Reflections from the President.
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…
Posted July 14th, 2016 by & filed under Creative Writing from Southwestern College, Reflections from the President, People of SWC, Consciousness & Mindfulness, SWC Blog, Reflections from the President, Mindfulness.
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…
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 14th, 2016 by & filed under SWC Blog, Reflections from the President.
In the Aftermath of Yesterday’s Massacre
We heard the news about the June 12 massacre on Sunday evening. A man declaring himself an Islamic fundamentalist entered a gay bar in Orlando, Florida and began shooting. He killed 50 people and harmed 54 more. It is the most destructive mass shooting in U.S. history.
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...…