We are a small, academic community with a diverse and creative student body who are aspiring 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 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?
This page is a hub of information for people curious about our programs and our community. We encourage you to review the information here and in other places on our website. The folks in our Admissions office, Dru Phoenix and Emilah DeToro, are happy to speak with you at any time regarding our Master’s Programs in Counseling and Art Therapy/Counseling. Contact us through our toll free number (877) 471-5756 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to the two Master’s Degree programs, Southwestern College also offers six Certificate Programs through the New Earth Institute. These certificate programs allow our students and local professionals to specialize in:
SWC’s Conscious Entrepreneurship Initiative, helps you find purposeful work, whether that’s working for someone else or starting you own practice. We offer coaching and advising on career choice, professional development, and licensing in NM or other states. This initiative also teaches students and alumni the business skills, private practice skills, branding, marketing and social media skills needed to establish yourself in the field.
We have a dedicated space for students and staff to make art; we are committed to the artists within each of us even as we are training Art Therapists and Counselors.