The Counseling program at Southwestern College focuses on the deep, personal development and transformation of our students as “therapists-in-training.” Our holistic, integrative clinical curriculum combines current evidence-based practices in psychotherapy with exposure to alternative and indigenous healing perspectives, traditions and ceremony, for a truly unique multicultural flavor and training experience.
Agencies tell us that our students bring a maturity and a commitment to social change that is not found in many schools. We also offer a lot of help both in identifying career opportunities and learning how to create a private practice in our Conscious Entrepreneurship Initiative.
Santa Fe, The City Different, has recently been awarded the National Geographic World Legacy Award and is first in its category for Sense of Place. Their criteria for Sense of Place: “excellence in enhancing cultural authenticity, including using vernacular architecture and design, support for the protection of historic monuments, archeological sites, indigenous heritage, and artistic traditions.” While living in Santa Fe, you can immerse yourself in the rich cultural history and vibrant art scenes that embody our city and discover your own sense of place in the country's most historical state capital. World renowned cuisine, amazing outdoor recreation and continuous citywide events will ensure you always have something to do in your downtime.
Southwestern College is a consciousness-centered graduate school in Santa Fe, New Mexico offering Master’s Degrees in Counseling and Art Therapy/Counseling leading to licensure; we also offer specialty certificates for ongoing professional development. Our innovative curriculum integrates personal growth, consciousness, and holistic professional training in intimate experiential classrooms.
The Master’s program in Counseling offers a heavy emphasis on your personal transformation and development as a compassionate, mindful, reflective, and deeply self-aware psychotherapist. You become your own first client by experiencing the process of personal transformation yourself. This allows you work transformationally with clients.