New Earth Institute Overview
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The New Earth Institute of Southwestern College houses our community programs. We offer free public lectures, an annual national conference, and seven professional Certificates.
Our Public Lecture Series takes place between September and June. We present three-five public lectures each year on topics relevant to our alumni, healthcare providers and the general public. Recent topics have included animal-assisted therapies, eating disorders, wilderness therapy, astrology for therapists and related topics. Speakers are local professionals, alumni, faculty and regional thought leaders. Our students attend these public lectures, taking advantage of this unique series. The current lectures are available here.
The annual Transformation & Healing Conference celebrated its 37 year in 2018. This conference features a day-long intensive with national and international leaders in emotional, mental and behavioral healthcare. The other four days offer a menu of workshops intended to be experiential and transformational. The conference has a theme built around the central keynote presentation. Recent keynotes have been presented by Gabor Maté with the conference focused on the latest practices for addressing addiction; Shawn McNiff in 2018 with the conference focused on art therapy. The 5-day conference takes place each July or August and offers attendees CEUs. Students may attend for a reduced fee. Read more about the Transformation and Healing Conference here.
The New Earth Institute offers seven professional Certificates for community members, healthcare providers, and students. They are: Addiction, Abuse & Recovery, Children’s Mental Health, Infant Mental Health, Ecotherapy, Human Sexuality, Applied Interpersonal Neurobiology, Trauma Grief & Renewal.