Posted May 13th, 2015 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, Counseling at SWC, Professional Training Certificates & NEI, Top News, SWC Blog.
What do you get when you rock a holistic, integrative, soulful curriculum and approach to Art Therapy and Counseling, in an innovative and powerfully transformational dual degree program? You get soul-making at the graduate level, an exponentially mentally, emotionally, energetically, and otherwise, experiential and life-changing experience.
I knew that Southwestern College's M.A. in Art Therapy/Counseling…
Posted May 6th, 2015 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, Student & Alumni Stories, SWC Blog.
By descending down into the depths of the soul, and not primarily by a painful acquisition of many manual skills, the artist attains the power of awakening other souls.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Art therapy is a mental health profession in which clients, facilitated by the art therapist, use art media, the creative process,…
Posted April 27th, 2015 by & filed under Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC.
“How Can I Help?”, a book by Ram Dass and Paul Gorman, asks a critical question of potential Art Therapists/Counselors, others in the professions such as medicine, psychology, social work, the ministry, education, and humans in general. We read this book, which explores the topics of altruism and self care in the helping professions, in…
Posted April 6th, 2015 by & filed under Top News, So you want to become a therapist? Tips and Advice for Prospective Students.
Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations. ~Henry David Thoreau, Walden
Oh, yes, yes I do… like big books, art therapy and counseling tomes (including books about expressive arts therapies and indigenous and ancient healing traditions) and I cannot lie. One of the best…
Posted October 9th, 2013 by & filed under SWC Blog, So you want to become a therapist? Tips and Advice for Prospective Students.
A dual degree in Counseling and Art Therapy will serve you in the job market FAR better than an Art Therapy master's alone. The number of jobs for which you would be eligible increases exponentially. …
Posted October 17th, 2012 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, Consciousness & Mindfulness, SWC Blog, Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC.
by Amy Hautman Bates
Artist's Block "Who is an artist when she is not making art?"
(This is a doodle, not a painting.)
In September, my partner and I packed everything we owned to move from the Southeast to the Southwest. It was very cathartic to consider everything we had and decide if and why…