We are a small, academic community with a diverse and creative student body who aspire to make a difference in the field of mental health and healing.
Most are attracted to our programs because we believe in an integrative or holistic approach to counseling, art therapy and life in general. SWC offers both clinical training and self-reflective, experiential learning which creates opportunities for students to build confidence and the competence to practice in the field.
Our graduates are employed in 47 states working in hospitals, schools, agencies, recovery centers, private practice and are involved with professional associations at all levels. They hold a variety of positions within the Art Therapy and Counseling professions. Check out what they are doing – and how they are changing the world – in our blog series Where Do Southwestern Grads Work?
In addition to our Master’s Degree programs, Southwestern College also offers seven specialty Certificate Programs through the New Earth Institute. These certificate programs allow our students and local professionals to specialize in: