Southwestern College

Children’s Mental Health Instructors


Cynthia Fulreader, M.A., LPC
Cynthia Fulreader, M.A., LPC
Program Director

Ms. Fulreader completed her undergraduate degree in the World Issues Program at the School for International Training in VT, with a focus on Education for Social Change. Her college internship took her to Bolivia and…
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Deborah Schroder, M.S., ATR-BC, LPAT
Deborah Schroder, M.S., ATR-BC, LPAT
Former Program Director

For much of her career, Deborah has focused her work on providing therapy for children, adolescents and families. She spent several years as a therapist on a inpatient unit, working extensively with children who had…
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Josie Abbenante, ATR-BC, LPAT
Josie Abbenante, ATR-BC, LPAT

Josie Abbenante, is well-known internationally in the art therapy field and provides exceptional sand tray/sandtray trainings. She has served in many capacities with the American Art Therapy Association.…
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Jennifer G. Albright, MA, ATR, LPC/MHSP
Jennifer G. Albright, MA, ATR, LPC/MHSP

Jennifer G. Albright is a registered art therapist, licensed professional counselor, and licensed mental health service provider as well as an artist. She received her undergraduate education at Tulane University and completed her master’s degree…
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Michelle Daly, MSPH, M.A., LPCC, ATR, IMH-E
Michelle Daly, MSPH, M.A., LPCC, ATR, IMH-E

Michelle’s background is diverse and multi-faceted, including studies in mathematics and science as well as public health and expressive arts therapies. She is passionate about early intervention and diversity, working relationally with individuals, families and…
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Amy Gearhard, M.S., BCBA
Amy Gearhard, M.S., BCBA

Amy Gearhard is the author of the Interdisciplinary Intervention Model for Autism Spectrum Disorder, which is a comprehensive method that addresses the naturally inseparable needs and challenges individuals on the spectrum face.…
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Judith Lay, Ph.D., LPCC
Judith Lay, Ph.D., LPCC

Judith Lay has been a therapist in the Albuquerque community for over 30 years. She is a registered Play Therapist. She maintains a private practice and is the Play Therapy Supervisor for Las Cumbres Community…
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Laura L. Lansrud-López, M.A., ATR-BC,  LPCC, LPAT
Laura L. Lansrud-López, M.A., ATR-BC, LPCC, LPAT

B.A. Liberal Arts, St. John’s College; M.F.S. Forensic Sciences, The George Washington University; M.A. Art Therapy/Counseling, Southwestern College Laura has extensive experience working with adults, children, and families in crisis and survivors of trauma. She has…
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Brian Serna, M.A., LPCC, LADAC
Brian Serna, M.A., LPCC, LADAC

Brian Serna is a nationally recognized trainer in the treatment of addictions. He also facilitates workshops on improving cross-cultural counseling skills, treating co-occurring disorders, ethics and working with adolescents. He is currently the health and…
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Sudha Rani Kailas, M.D., Ph.D.
Sudha Rani Kailas, M.D., Ph.D.

Sudha spent her early years adjacent to a Navajo reservation in New Mexico, witnessing double and triple arched rainbows, before moving back to New Orleans, where custom and culture served her well. As she…
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Carol Frank, BSN, RN, M.A., LPCC
Carol Frank, BSN, RN, M.A., LPCC

B.S. Nursing, University of New Mexico; M.A. Counseling for Grief and Loss, Southwestern College Carol’s nursing career encompasses a broad range of experiences, devoting many years working in a variety of Critical Care settings both as…
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Bob Deane, M.A., LPCC
Bob Deane, M.A., LPCC

Bob Deane, M.A., LPCC, has worked with at-risk youth in many different settings for many years. He started working with incarcerated youth in Maine in 1988. After moving to Santa Fe in 1998, he…
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