Posted August 20th, 2020 by & filed under Reflections from the President, Student & Alumni Stories, Featured.
This conversation between SWC President Ann Filemyr, who also serves as Director of the Ecotherapy Certificate, and alumna MelindaJoy Pattison, explores the benefits of ecotherapy, especially during the pandemic with the higher levels of stress we are all experiencing. Simple ways to access nature, even on a city street or in a backyard, and receive…
Posted May 22nd, 2020 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, Student & Alumni Stories, Featured.
By Ruth Dennis
Years ago, I saw a line that art can save your life. At the time, I just thought it was another artist being arrogant. The art world seemed disappointing and trivial when looking at the problems that I saw everyday in the neighborhood I was living in at the time, homelessness, addiction,…
Posted April 20th, 2020 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, Student & Alumni Stories, Featured.
By Diane Chavez
I finished grad school at Southwestern College in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2015. I never thought grad school was possible. I went to the emergency room in 2003 with a migraine. That migraine lasted ten years. That was in addition to my MS symptoms which had started 10 years earlier. This…
Posted April 17th, 2020 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, Featured.
By Val Valentine
Wow, what a difference a month can make! I went from a full private practice with between 25-30 face to face clients a week, to 15-20 clients per week with every session either on-line or by phone; some clients ready and discharged and some needing to take a break during this time…
Posted November 18th, 2015 by & filed under Where do SWC Grads Work.
Upon graduation at Southwestern College in Santa Fe, New Mexico and even during, I have worked at Treatment Centers, Psychiatric Hospitals, Mental health agencies, Clinical Director at Group home, Family therapist in New York high school system and Private Practice.
At present I am in private practice in Ponte Vedra Beach. Florida. I am listed…