Posted May 13th, 2015 by & filed under Children's Mental Health, Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC, The New Earth Institute.
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…
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 Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC.
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…
Posted March 6th, 2015 by & filed under Valuable Posts on working in the Mental Health Profession, Top News, Featured.
2nd Year SWC student Caitlin Harper explores her perspective on the use of humor in counseling. …
Posted August 8th, 2014 by & filed under Job Advice & Tips, Tips/Advice on choosing a graduate program, Top News, Reflections from President Nolan, Featured.
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.…
Posted February 2nd, 2013 by & filed under Top News, Reflections from President Nolan.
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…
Posted January 17th, 2013 by & filed under Top News, Reflections from President Nolan, So you want to become a therapist? Tips and Advice for Prospective Students.
Career Services at Southwestern College
Questions You Should Have About Graduate School in Counseling or Art Therapy
Every graduate student and (especially) prospective graduate students 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…
Posted December 6th, 2012 by & filed under Top News, Reflections from President Nolan.
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…