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Southwestern College Santa Fe, NM

Degree Program Faculty


Ann Filemyr, PhD
Ann Filemyr, PhD
President of SWC, Director of the Ecotherapy Certificate Program, Founder and Director of the Ph.D. in Visionary Practice

Dr. Ann Filemyr, Ph.D. is an educator, poet, teacher, and mentor. She was trained as a traditional healer by the late Keewaydinoquay Peschel. She served as Kee's Graduate Teaching & Research Assistant at the University…
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Katherine Ninos, M.A., LPCC
Katherine Ninos, M.A., LPCC
Executive Vice President and Director of The New Earth Institute

Katherine received a B.A. in Psychology at Alfred University, New York, and a M.A. in Transformational Counseling and Education from Quimby / Southwestern College in its first graduating class. Katherine has been involved with every…
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Virginia Padilla Vigil, PhD
Virginia Padilla Vigil, PhD
Dean of the College and Chief Academic Officer

Virginia was born and raised in northern New Mexico.  She grew up in the village of Cuarteles and currently resides in Rio Rancho, NM. She earned a bachelor’s in elementary education and master’s degree in at-risk…
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Jennifer Albright Knash, DAT, ATRL-BC, LPC/AODA, CCTP
Jennifer Albright Knash, DAT, ATRL-BC, LPC/AODA, CCTP
Program Chair for Art Therapy/Counseling Program

Jennifer Albright Knash, DAT, ATRL-BC, LPC/AODA, CCTP, received her Doctorate of Art Therapy at Mount Mary University where she completed research regarding trauma repair in the framework of the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT). She…
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Kate Latimer, M.A., LPCC
Kate Latimer, M.A., LPCC
Program Chair for Counseling

Kate Latimer, M.A., LPCC, received her B.A.in Social Science from Humboldt State University in 1998, blending her love of Psychology, Sociology and Native American Studies. After several years working in the non-profit and public…
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Robert Waterman, Ed.D., LPCC
Robert Waterman, Ed.D., LPCC
President Emeritus, Southwestern College

B.A. Sociology, University of California; M.A. Sociology; Ed .D. Educational Management & Development, New Mexico State University; LPCC Robert has been a gifted spiritual teacher, mentor and counselor for over 30 years, conducting classes throughout the…
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Kate Cook, M.A., LPCC, TEP
Kate Cook, M.A., LPCC, TEP
Director of the Applied Interpersonal Neurobiology Certificate Program

Kate is a nationally board-certified trainer and practitioner of psychodrama, sociometry and group psychotherapy. She joined the faculty of Southwestern College in 1990. Kate has been providing training in Action Methods both locally and nationally…
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Laura Rademacher, M.A., LMFT, CST
Laura Rademacher, M.A., LMFT, CST
Director of the Human Sexuality Certificate Program

Laura Rademacher is an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She is the author of "The Principles of Pleasure: Working with the Good Stuff as Sex Therapists and Educators" and…
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Seren Morris, M.A., M.Div., ATR-BC, LPCC
Seren Morris, M.A., M.Div., ATR-BC, LPCC
Director of Field Training for the Art Therapy for Clinical Professionals Program

Seren is a registered and Board-Certified Art Therapist, Clinical Counselor, and a Ceramics Artist. She is a supervisor at Tierra Nueva Counseling Center and has been part of the Southwestern College Art Therapy faculty since…
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Magdalena Karlick, M.A., ATR-BC, LPAT, LPCC
Magdalena Karlick, M.A., ATR-BC, LPAT, LPCC
Director of the Art Therapy for Clinical Professionals Program

B.A. Community Learning and Development, New York University; M.A. Art Therapy/Counseling, Southwestern College Magdalena Karlick is a proud alumna of Southwestern College and faculty member in the Art Therapy/Counseling program. Magdalena is also the school counselor…
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Katherine Paras, M.S., ATR-BC, LPAT, APP
Katherine Paras, M.S., ATR-BC, LPAT, APP

Practicing art therapy since 1973 and mind-body psychotherapy since 1988, Katherine Paras is a licensed and board certified art therapist, with extensive experience in diverse biofield therapies. One of the founding faculty of New York…
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Cynthia Fulreader, M.A., LPC
Cynthia Fulreader, M.A., LPC
Director of the Children's Mental Health Certificate Program

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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Claudia Raphael, M.A., LPAT, ATR-BC, RPP, REAT
Claudia Raphael, M.A., LPAT, ATR-BC, RPP, REAT

B.A. Sociology, Dunbarton College of the Holy Cross; M.A. Transpersonal Studies Institute of Transpersonal Psychology; M.A. Art Therapy, George Washington University Claudia has worked with young children and families for over 30 years both as an…
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Carrie Ishee, M.A., LPCC, ATR-BC, LPAT, PCC
Carrie Ishee, M.A., LPCC, ATR-BC, LPAT, PCC

B.A. Psychology, Hood College; M.A. Art Therapy, Southwestern College; Doctoral Work Clinical Psychology, VCU; PCC (Professional Certified Coach), Institute for Life Coaching Training Carrie Ishee completed her Master's in Art Therapy at Southwestern College in 1997.…
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Rahima Schmall, PhD, RN
Rahima Schmall, PhD, RN

Rahima Susan Schmall, PhD, RN, is a clinical psychologist, registered nurse and a master teacher and healer in the Sufi tradition. For over 30 years, she has successfully blended psychology, spirituality and medical knowledge to…
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Michelle Lynn, M.A., LMHC
Michelle Lynn, M.A., LMHC

Prior to earning her Master’s Degree in Counseling at SWC in 2011, Michelle was an elementary school teacher. She taught off and on for 12 years. During her “off” periods she had many interesting jobs…
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Alisha Shelbourn, M.A., LPAT
Alisha Shelbourn, M.A., LPAT

Alisha Shelbourn, M.A., LPAT, is a member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. She completed her undergraduate studies at Edgewood College in Madison, WI and also studied traditional pottery and painting at the Institute of…
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Susanne Stockman, PhD, LPCC
Susanne Stockman, PhD, LPCC

Susanne Stockman completed her B.A. in Humanistic Psychology from the University of Massachusetts, an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Southwestern College, and a PhD from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She currently holds a Doctorate in Depth…
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Natalie Paynter, M.A., LPCC
Natalie Paynter, M.A., LPCC

Natalie Paynter is a psychotherapist currently in private practice in Taos, NM. She contracts part-time as a therapist on the 8th Judicial District Infant Team through Las Cumbres Community Services, as well as providing support…
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Natascha Holmes, M.A., LMHC
Natascha Holmes, M.A., LMHC

Natascha Holmes received her B.S. in Fine Arts from Florida A&M University, M.A. in Art Therapy/Counseling from Southwestern College, and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a private practice in Santa Fe. Natascha…
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Wendy Chapin, M.A.
Wendy Chapin, M.A.

Wendy Chapin graduated from Southwestern College in 1997 with a M.A. in Art Therapy. Since then, she has been teaching The Psychology of Altruism course at SWC. She has very much enjoyed her…
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Carlos Gonzalez, PhD
Carlos Gonzalez, PhD

Carlos is a licensed psychologist with over 30 years of experience in psychotherapy, assessment, research, supervision, teaching, grant writing, and nonprofit management. He received his undergraduate (psychology and religion) and graduate (clinical psychology) training at…
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Jaffa Frank, PhD, LMHC
Jaffa Frank, PhD, LMHC

Jaffa is an alumna of Southwestern’s Counseling program with an emphasis in Grief, Loss, and Trauma therapy and additional training in Sandplay. She attained her PhD from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Mythological Studies and Depth…
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Erica Westby, M.A., LPCC
Erica Westby, M.A., LPCC

Erica Westby is a psychotherapist in private practice in Santa Fe, NM. A native New Mexican, she received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Arizona and her M.A. in Counseling from Southwestern College…
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Talya Steinberg, Psy.D
Talya Steinberg, Psy.D

Talya Steinberg, Psy.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice. She received her doctorate from Pacific University of Professional Psychology in Hillsboro, Oregon. She has sought both conventional and less conventional learning experiences to…
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Amy Hautman-Bates, M.A., ATR-BC, LPCC
Amy Hautman-Bates, M.A., ATR-BC, LPCC

Amy Hautman Bates, M.A., ATR-BC, LPCC is a visual artist and art therapist, providing psychotherapy to individuals and families using a creative and holistic approach in art-based therapy to engage individuals in discovering who they…
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Drew Hutchinson, M.A., LMFT
Drew Hutchinson, M.A., LMFT

Drew Hutchinson is a body oriented therapist and educator with 15 years of experience working with clients and teaching. Drew received his Master’s in Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University with a focus on…
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April Vogel, PhD, Licensed Psychologist
April Vogel, PhD, Licensed Psychologist

April Vogel is a licensed psychologist with 30 years of experience in teaching, counseling, research, and assessment. She received her B.A. in Psychology at Stanford University, her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of…
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Roxie Ehlert, MAAT, LCPC, ATR
Roxie Ehlert, MAAT, LCPC, ATR

Roxie Ehlert holds a Masters of Art in Art Therapy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she worked as an adjunct instructor in the Art Therapy graduate program. A lifelong activist,…
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Pat Lopez, M.A., LMHC
Pat Lopez, M.A., LMHC

Pat Lopez is a nationally recognized Visual Artist and master of her genre. In 2016, Pat’s portfolio of over 400 works of Art from infamous court trials were acquired by the United States Library of…
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Lauren D. Smith, M.P.S., LCAT, ATR-BC, CCLS
Lauren D. Smith, M.P.S., LCAT, ATR-BC, CCLS

Lauren D. Smith, M.P.S., LCAT, ATR-BC, CCLS is a Registered and Board-Certified Art Therapist, Licensed Creative Arts Therapist in the state of New York, and Certified Child Life Specialist. She received a MPS from Pratt…
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Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D., LPCC
Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D., LPCC

Dr. Jackie Gerstein, LPCC, earned her Doctorate of Education from Northern Illinois University, a CACREP-accredited program, a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction from University of Northern Colorado, and a Bachelor of Science in…
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Randy Crutcher, Ed.D.
Randy Crutcher, Ed.D.

Randy Crutcher, EdD, is a lifelong learner, teacher, trainer, counselor, coach, and author. He worked as faculty in Psychology and Sociology and as a counseling center staff member in the California Community College system and was…
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Eric Castonguay, M.A., LCMHC, LPCC, MHC
Eric Castonguay, M.A., LCMHC, LPCC, MHC

Eric P. Castonguay, LCMHC, LPCC, MHC, graduated from Plymouth State University in New Hampshire with a B.A. in Childhood Studies, Child Welfare and Family Services. He is a Southwestern College alumni and graduated with an…
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Marna Hauk, PhD
Marna Hauk, PhD
Associate Director, PhD Program

Marna Hauk, PhD, directs programs and innovates learning and scholarship in regenerative futures, arts-based methods, climate justice, and leadership and imagination. For the past decade, she has directed the programs of the Institute for Earth…
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Marialuisa Diaz de Leon Zuloaga, M.A., REAT, RSME/T
Marialuisa Diaz de Leon Zuloaga, M.A., REAT, RSME/T

Therapist, movement specialist, mythologist, educator, researcher, and performer born in Guadalajara, Mexico where she obtained her B.A. in Psychology and began her love for dance. Marialuisa’s professional experience in psychology, somatics, and the arts spans…
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Katie Brammer, PhD, LPC
Katie Brammer, PhD, LPC

Katie Brammer PhD, LPC (She, Her, Hers) is a Counselor Educator with a background as both a Mental Health Clinician and School Counselor. Viewing her teaching, scholarship, counseling, and supervisory practices as holistic and collaborative,…
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Carolina Lorenzo, M.Ed., M.A.
Carolina Lorenzo, M.Ed., M.A.

Carolina Grace received a B.A. from Trinity College, CT in Psychology, her Elementary and Special Education teaching credentials and M.Ed. from Dominican University in San Rafael, CA, and a M.A. in Somatic Counseling Psychology through…
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Rochelle Calvert, PhD, CMT, SEP, B.C.B.A.
Rochelle Calvert, PhD, CMT, SEP, B.C.B.A.

Dr. Calvert is the founder of New Mindful Life. She has studied mindfulness for the past 18 years and has taught classes, courses, workshops, and retreats. Rochelle leads classes/courses/seminars in Six-week Introductory Training in Mindfulness…
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Marie Wilson, Ph.D., LPCC, ATR-BC, ATCS, CSAT-S
Marie Wilson, Ph.D., LPCC, ATR-BC, ATCS, CSAT-S

Marie Wilson, PhD, LPCC, ATR-BC, ATCS, CSAT-S is Professor Emerita in the School of Psychology & Counseling at Caldwell University in New Jersey, and the founder and former Coordinator of the Art Therapy Programs at…
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Melissa Diaz, M.P.S, ATR-BC
Melissa Diaz, M.P.S, ATR-BC

Melissa Diaz is a community-oriented artist and a licensed, registered, board-certified art therapist. She holds a B.F.A. in Painting from The University of Central Florida, an M.P.S. in Art Therapy & Creativity Development from Pratt…
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Sarah Glosenger, M.A., ATR-BC, CAADC, LPC
Sarah Glosenger, M.A., ATR-BC, CAADC, LPC

Sarah Glosenger, MA, ATR-BC, CAADC, LPC, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a Studio Art minor and a concentration in Art Therapy from the College of Santa Fe, as well as a Master’s Degree…
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Elsa Backstrom, M.A., LPCC
Elsa Backstrom, M.A., LPCC

Elsa Backstrom, M.A., LPCC, is the founder and owner of Lani Solutions, LLC, a company dedicated to addressing and healing relational dynamics within the context of couples and families. She has served several Federal contracts…
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Elia Khalaf, M.A., LMHC, ATR
Elia Khalaf, M.A., LMHC, ATR

Elia Khalaf, M.A., LMHC, ATR is a Registered Art Therapist and Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. He is currently a doctoral student in Counseling Education and Supervision at Oregon State University…
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Rob Belgrod, LPAT, LCAT, ATR-BC
Rob Belgrod, LPAT, LCAT, ATR-BC

Rob Belgrod (he/him), LPAT, LCAT, ATR-BC is a Registered and Board-Certified Art Therapist, Licensed Professional Art Therapist in New Mexico, and Licensed Creative Arts Therapist in New York. He received a MPS in Art Therapy…
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Christina Taylor, M.S., ATR-BC, LCAT, LPC
Christina Taylor, M.S., ATR-BC, LCAT, LPC

Christina Taylor, ATR-BC, LCAT, LPC, is a registered & board-certified art therapist (#06-138) as conferred by the American Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATCB). She is awaiting final confirmation of her certified art therapy supervisor certification…
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