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Soul-Making at Southwestern College

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 the Southwestern College M.A. in Art Therapy/Counseling…
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Home is where the HeART (Therapy) Is

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, and the resulting artwork…
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How Can I Help (with a Dual Degree in Art Therapy/Counseling from 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…
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I Like Big (Art Therapy/Counseling) Books and I Cannot Lie

Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.                                                                ~Henry David Thoreau, WaldenOh, 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 things about the…
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The Reality About Art Therapy Master’s Degrees

by Dr. James Michael Nolan, President, Southwestern College Here it is, uncharacteristically succinctly from me: If you get a STRICTLY Art Therapy Master's degree, you MUST know that only 4 states (Mississippi, Kentucky, New Mexico, and Maryland) license Art Therapists as Art Therapists. That shocks some people, but it is just the way it is.…
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Transforming Consciousness through Weight Loss: A Complicated Psychological Journey

Changing Form to Change Spirit: Losing Weight as a Transformational JourneySo….there is a line of thinking that holds that we should feel good about ourselves, no matter what. Being in shape or not, having advanced degrees or not, whether we are handsome or not, beautiful or not, full plumaged or bald, whether we drink more…
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Series on Career Services: #1–Training Experiences at SWC

Career Services at Southwestern College Questions You Should Have About Graduate School in Counseling or Art Therapy Every graduate student and (especially) prospective graduate student should have a keen interest in the answers to these four questions: 1) What are the training experiences the school will provide? 2) How will the school help me prepare…
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Students at Southwestern College, Santa Fe, Learn Powerful Clinical Skills

We just don't talk about it as much as we should, and you may end up with a slanted view of Southwestern College's strengths... Here, Dr. Jim Nolan brings you a lot of information about both the Southwestern College clinical training, and how it is received by supervisors and agencies in our community---REALLY good news…
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