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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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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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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Lorraine Freedle, Ph.D.
Lorraine Freedle, Ph.D.

Lorraine R. Freedle, Ph.D., ABPdN, CST-T is a board certified pediatric neuropsychologist, psychotherapist, trainer in the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics NMT®, and teaching member of Sandplay Therapists America (STA) and the International Society of Sandplay…
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