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Southwestern College Santa Fe, NM

Trauma, Grief and Renewal Instructors


Rev. Ted Wiard, Ed.D., LPCC, CGC
Rev. Ted Wiard, Ed.D., LPCC, CGC
Program Director

Rev. Ted Wiard Ed.D., LPCC, CGC, is the Director of the Trauma, Grief, and Renewal Certificate. Ted is from Taos, New Mexico where he has had many roles in his life and seems to continuously…
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Denys Cope, RN, BSN, MSS
Denys Cope, RN, BSN, MSS

Denys Cope has been an RN for 44+ years, and a hospice nurse for the past 24 years. She is also a healthcare consultant, end-of-life coach and professional speaker specializing in the dying process, eldercare,…
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Ellen Elgart, LISW
Ellen Elgart, LISW

Ellen Elgart has been a psychotherapist for more than 25 years, specializing in acute and collective trauma. She has worked with 9/11 survivors and provided trauma education to survivors of hurricanes. She is a faculty…
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Gary Grimm, M.A., LPCC
Gary Grimm, M.A., LPCC

Gary Grimm is a psychotherapist at Lambda Psychotherapy in Santa Fe, NM. He has worked extensively with the LGBTQ community. He is co-author of The Gay Warrior: Transforming Betrayal into Wisdom, which offers guidance to…
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Andrea Verswijver, M.A., M.S., LMHC
Andrea Verswijver, M.A., M.S., LMHC

Andrea Verswijver, M.A., M.S., LMHC is a Domestic Violence Specialist for Solace Crisis Treatment Center at Christus St. Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe, NM. Andrea’s role is to both meet and assist victims/survivors of domestic…
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Bob Dorsett, D.Ed.
Bob Dorsett, D.Ed.

Bob Dorsett has been a hospice grief group facilitator, bereavement coordinator, and has co-authored a course for training hospice grief group facilitators. Bob has also been an administrator, counselor, adjunct professor, public speaker, and a…
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