Posts Tagged Art Therapy
Posted November 17th, 2023 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, People of SWC, Top News, Featured.
Jennifer Albright Knash, DAT, Chair of Art Therapy, Graduation Address, November 2023
Featured Photo of Virginia Padilla Vigil, Katherine Ninos and Jennifer Albright Knash
More on: Jennifer Albright Knash, DAT, ATRL-BC, LPC/AODA, CCTP
Jennifer Albright Knash is the Chair of the Art Therapy/Counseling program at Southwestern College. She currently works with…
Posted November 8th, 2023 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, Student & Alumni Stories, People of SWC, Top News, Featured.
Before attending Southwestern College, self-care was a weekend activity or something to do after all my priorities were completed. It was a luxury to have time for self care.
My first class at Southwestern was Psychology of Altruism: Fundamentals of Helping Relationships. This course explored the balance of service and self-care. It wasn’t until then…
Posted February 17th, 2022 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, People of SWC, Top News, Featured.
I’ve been with Southwestern College for almost 20 years. As I get ready to move on to a new position in northern New Mexico, I’m aware of what an honor it’s been to teach and care for art therapy in this place. My heart has been touched by so many students over the years.
Posted November 17th, 2021 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, Student & Alumni Stories, Top News, Featured.
Trans- (prefix): From Latin. (1) On the other side of : across : through : beyond
(2) so or such as to change or transfer
Southwestern College offers a curriculum that initiates transformational learning. Meaning, through the process of education one will emerge differently than they arrived. The mantra of the institution is “transforming…
Posted July 6th, 2021 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, Wild Heart Gallery, Creativity & More, Top News, SWC Blog.
In March 2020, we enjoyed our last "in-person" mural process on campus (Cracked Wide Open, March 2020). As we move to gathering together as a group this summer (August 2021), I wanted to take the time to review and share the steps that we took, the pivots that we twirled to make sure that our…
Posted June 29th, 2021 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, Professional Training Certificates & NEI, Featured.
By Deborah Schroder
Thanks to a very generous donation from a local therapist, we now have a lovely sand tray collection to use in the Art Therapy building. We have several rooms at Tierra Nueva that are well equipped for sand tray or sand play work, and now we have that opportunity available in the…
Posted February 8th, 2021 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, Student & Alumni Stories, Consciousness & Mindfulness, Top News, Featured.
I see the road ahead,
to be long, and
The mountains I see,
and obstacles well-placed ahead of me.
from the weight of all I carry.
I feel my spirit,
ignited once more,
rising above the…
Posted May 26th, 2020 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, Featured.
By Laura Lansrud-Lopez
At the beginning of March 2020, New Mexico experienced a statewide and rapid shift to physical distancing and stay-home requirements in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and global health crisis. Even with so much unknown, the leadership team at Tierra Nueva quickly recognized the impact this might have on our clients. The…
Posted April 23rd, 2020 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, Student & Alumni Stories, Featured.
Hello, and welcome to Southwestern Soundbites. In this episode, Dru Phoenix talks about her experience as someone who already had a Master's degree and later decided to pursue another Master's degree in Art Therapy. She also discusses the power of art and what led to her decision to go in this direction. Tune in for…
Posted April 5th, 2020 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, People of SWC, Featured.
By Deborah Schroder
An individual Zoom meeting with a student inspired me to think about this, and I so appreciate that. The student was wondering how faculty members were working to keep the heart of Southwestern present as we implement these new ways of teaching and “seeing” clients.
Prior to my first class this quarter,…
Posted April 1st, 2020 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, People of SWC, Wild Heart Gallery, Creativity & More, Top News, Featured.
An apt title for the potential personal experience this global pandemic has encouraged. Two days after it was announced that gatherings of 50 or more people needed to be postponed, and that public schools in New Mexico would be closed until April 6th (now that has been extended through the end of the school year),…
Posted November 8th, 2019 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, People of SWC, Top News, Featured.
Debbie, you have been in the art therapy field for a significant time, can you tell us more about the trajectory of your career?
Hindsight is amazing, but looking back I believe that each art therapy position helped me secure the next position. Sometimes I would take a
leap of faith and try…
Posted October 9th, 2019 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, Where do SWC Grads Work, Wild Heart Gallery, Creativity & More, Top News.
By Deborah Schroder
Sometimes I think of art therapy as a wild, colorful plant, and I most often think in “plant words”, not “garden words” – which to me speaks of art therapy’s ability to grow and thrive in surprising, unexpected places. Although many have planted, nurtured and tended to it (garden words) over the…
Posted September 3rd, 2019 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, Student & Alumni Stories, Top News.
By Deborah Schroder
I continue to be just stunned by the continuing wall of beauty that contains the Capstone murals. The weekend course, or Part One of Capstone, when the mural painting happens, is how we encourage students who are finishing up Practicum, to explore what they know and have experienced about group work, and…
Posted August 27th, 2019 by & filed under Reflections from the President, Consciousness & Mindfulness, Featured.
The initial impulse to create a unique higher learning institution devoted to consciousness began in 1976 in Alamogordo, NM. Then in the fall of 1979 the first 12 students began their course of study.
In the first entering class was Katherine Ninos, M.A., LPCC, who now teaches and mentors other teachers in the Consciousness curriculum.…
Posted July 19th, 2019 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, Counseling at SWC, Student & Alumni Stories, Featured.
I am a third of the way through my second residency at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee Switzerland. This intermodal education challenges students to learn through our bodies, minds and hearts. Students and teachers from all over the world (Hong Kong, Canada, Costa Rica, Switzerland, Mexico, Germany, Mexico, United…
Posted July 8th, 2019 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, Student & Alumni Stories, Wild Heart Gallery, Creativity & More.
By Maqueita Eleazer
While taking the History of Art Therapy course, I was surprised to see that 7/301 pages mentioned the contributions that art therapists of color have made to the field of Art Therapy. Pioneers such as Cliff Joseph, Wayne Ramirez, Lucille Venture, Georgette Seabrook, etc. have made tremendous contributions to this profession, and…
Posted June 27th, 2019 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, People of SWC, Wild Heart Gallery, Creativity & More, Top News, SWC Blog.
by Dru Phoenix, MA, LMHC
The upcoming Wild Heart Gallery art show at Southwestern College is titled “Anger and the Feminine Self.” The idea was to invite the feminine into a visual and written dialogue on anger and to give permission for anger to be present since many of us have been raised to avoid…
Posted June 25th, 2019 by & filed under SWC Blog.
By Deb Schroder
I’ve come to really value small moments of joy. My life isn’t lacking happiness but on many days it gets crowded out by stress. One night after work as I dragged myself through the grocery store I found myself staring at the usual row of healthy cereals that do seem to be…
Posted June 21st, 2019 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, Student & Alumni Stories.
By Courtney Shackelford
The brain is special and magnificent, strange and mysterious. It is powerful enough to send messages to assist in regulating our bodies, but is also a vulnerable 3 pound organ encased in bone and liquid to keep it safe from the various hazards of the world. A millennium later, humans still do…
Posted July 4th, 2018 by & filed under Top News, SWC Blog.
Communicating Creatively: Art, Music, and Alternative Addiction Treatment Therapies
--by Michelle Peterson
Millions of people who suffer the ravages of drug and alcohol addiction benefit from traditional, 12-step treatment therapies. Nevertheless, there are some recovering addicts for whom such methods are not effective, and who need the help of alternative approaches that a decade…
Posted April 23rd, 2018 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, Where do SWC Grads Work.
I have been honored to serve the Nambé Pueblo community since October 2013. The reasons for my arrival to the little reservation nestled in a corner of the Sangre de Cristo mountains and hidden behind the winding backroads between Pojoaque and Chimayo, continue to be veiled in a mystery that deepens each day. I began…
Posted October 17th, 2017 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, People of SWC, SWC Blog.
No matter where one lands in terms of politics in our country right now, the stress of what we see and hear in the news can melt one’s sense of hope and resiliency.
A book on Positive Art Therapy that I’ve been reading, reminds me of what I deeply know about art making and…
Posted July 18th, 2017 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, Wild Heart Gallery, Creativity & More.
Wild Heart Gallery
Beth Lykins, an Art Therapy/Counseling student finishing up the first part of the Southwestern College masters program, approached the Wild Heart Gallery about hosting an exhibition featuring the artwork of her fellow students who completed the Winter 2017 quarter of AT/CN 592, Art Therapy Techniques: Studio Art.