Southwestern College

Trauma, Grief and Renewal Instructors

Trauma, Grief and Renewal Certificate Program

Sara Morgan, M.A.
Sara Morgan, M.A.
Program Director

Sara Morgan, M.A., has worked in the fields of Death & Dying, Grief & Trauma throughout her professional life. As a deeply committed spiritual practitioner and with death predominate in her own childhood, she had…
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Alicia Allen
Alicia Allen

Alicia Allen has been practicing and studying meditation for 30 years. Her practice and teaching have been most strongly influenced by her long-time studies of Dzogchen meditation. She currently teaches meditation to individuals and…
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Lee Cartwright, M.A.
Lee Cartwright, M.A.

Lee Cartwright developed shifting consciousness through Dimensions (SCtD), a neurological system for transforming trauma and personal limitations. He has written 3 books on SCtD. Lee believes that working with clients and teaching are sacred privileges.…
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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 the 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 facutly…
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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 GLBTQ 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 currently a Domestic Violence Specialist for Solace Crisis Treatment Center at Christus St. Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe. 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 co-authored a course for training hospice grief group facilitators. He has also been an administrator, counselor, adjunct professor, public speaker, and a public…
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