Southwestern College/New Earth Institute Statement of Diversity
Because of our professional training and commitment, we at Southwestern College/New Earth Institute strive to be aware of and understand diversity in its broadest sense.
Because of who we are as people, we strive to affirm, promote, and celebrate that diversity.
Because we are human, we are still a work in progress, still learning about other cultures and ways of looking at and moving through the world. We view this as an ongoing learning journey, never assuming we have quite arrived.
Because of our commitment to the affirmation and promotion of diversity, we invite students, staff, and faculty of every background to become part of the Southwestern/New Earth community with an expectation of a respectful and compassionate experience.
Discrimination in the areas of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual/affectional orientation, physical & mental abilities, age, socio-economic status, or religious/spiritual beliefs is inconsistent with our mission and our values. We do recognize that the active promotion of diversity often engenders a change process that includes conflict and strong emotions. Such a process is natural. Mutual respect, honest self-examination, and ongoing, open-minded discussion are the keys to the resolution of those differences. We invite you to grow with us.
Adjunct Faculty for MA in Counseling Program
Southwestern College is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. We offer a holistic, integrative approach to mental health, emphasizing experiential learning and the personal growth and consciousness of the student/therapist.
Adjunct Faculty for MA in Art Therapy/Counseling Program
Southwestern College’s MA in Art Therapy/Counseling is approved by the American Art Therapy Association. It includes a lot of art-making, an experiential and holistic focus, and an emphasis on the personal growth and consciousness of the student/therapist. Our program allows graduates to sit for licensing in both Art Therapy and Counseling (this is unlike most Art Therapy programs.)
Please note that some Art Therapy/Counseling courses require instructors to have an ATR-BC, as required by AATA.
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