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Who’s Who at Southwestern College – Deborah Schroder

 I’m the chairperson of the Art Therapy/Counseling program. I moved to Santa Fe to teach at Southwestern College in 2002 and continue to be delighted by the insightful art therapy provided by our students, during Practicum and Internship. It’s been an honor to witness our students as they blossom into therapists. And actually, I also…
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Where Do Southwestern College Grads Work? Bettina Milliken

Growing up in Switzerland, I developed a passion for  Circus Arts and Clowns. When I moved to NYC I was introduced to the Big Apple Circus and became a board member for 11 years, when we moved to Santa Fe. I clowned around with the professional Clown Care Unit of the Big Apple Circus and…
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Art Hive

Belonging, unity, creativity, and community- this is what the Art Hive at Southwestern College is all about.“An Art Hive is a community art studio that welcomes everyone as an artist.From an art pop-up in a local library to a community studio or gallery, at its heart, an Art Hive is about inclusion, respect and learning.It's…
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Reduce Shame, Enhance Love: Reflections on Self-Love and the Journey to Find It

It was during my second week at Southwestern College, the second meeting of Tuesday’s Psychology of Altruism class, that Ann Filemyr presented us with this lesson: “reduce shame, enhance love.” We talked about feelings of shame and the aching, overwhelming presence it can have in our daily lives. Shame that can continually haunt us whether…
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A Multicultural Therapy Dilemma by Claudia Escareño-Clark

As I venture into another quarter here at Southwestern College I am having a difficult time figuring out where I will eventually fit in. I am currently entrenched in the theories and perspectives we are learning in family counseling, and though it may be called family counseling, I cannot separate some of the issues I…
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The Difference Between “Counseling” and “Counseling Psychology”

There is a radical difference between the fields of "Counseling" and "Counseling Psychology." Some people argue the details, but anybody thinking they want to become a therapist needs to know the difference before choosing a school and a program. This is really, really important, and can save you a lot of money, time, and confusion.…
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Did You Know I Drive a Yellow Lamborghini? Reflections on Practicum and Internship…

Thoughts on Practicum and Internship from a Second Year Student at Southwestern College   - Your practicum is an awesome experience. Seeing first clients will never happen again. You have time in supervision to hash out concerns and explore ideas, and hear other people’s ways of doing therapy. We are all different, and it’s a…
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SWC: The Experience by Claudia Escareño-Clark

As graduate assistants at Southwestern College we get to do a variety of tasks, depending on our strengths and interests. While doing social media and blogging, I came up with the idea last fall to do a series of videos. What I realized is that while I was fortunate enough to already be living…
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