Posts Tagged Creativity
Posted December 2nd, 2013 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, SWC Blog, Alumni News and Updates.
As an Art Therapist, I know that the art process is an important container. As a supervisor, I like to weave in art making and sand tray work in supervision, to articulate client and agency issues and express the multi-dimensional experience that a new therapist has.
Katelyn did her practicum and internship at a jail,…
Posted July 15th, 2013 by & filed under Top News, SWC Blog, Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC, Featured.
by Debbie Schroder
The front door was already open and as I opened the sliding glass door to my patio, a fierce gust of wind blew through my house, lifting an antique plate and a figurine right off of the shelf they were on. They crashed to the floor in jagged pieces as I quickly…
Posted June 20th, 2013 by & filed under Top News, Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC, Featured.
by Debbie Schroder
As it got close to 6:00 on Monday evening I could feel my eagerness to begin painting. Every Monday evening the in-state art therapy interns and I engaged in amazing relationships with our canvases. We painted for an hour, then shared our work and talked for the rest of…
Posted May 7th, 2013 by & filed under Creative Writing from Southwestern College, Top News, SWC Blog, Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC.
by Lisa Marie Paradis
Where do you hail from?
You and yours snug tightly
In between the dream
Awaken to five year old father's soul inhabited by butcher's
Chicken floating gently across
the room- enter the
back of the neck- boulders
upon the fleeing road-where
do you hail from?
barbed wire divisions in size-fait-memory-Is the
Posted April 3rd, 2013 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, Where do SWC Grads Work, Alumni News and Updates.
1998 Grad, Gretchen Wachs, M.A., LPCC
Having worked as a visual artist for most of my life puts me in a unique position as a creative psychotherapist, as I am no stranger to the deep psychological work that goes hand in hand with true creative investigation. This works in reverse as well, and I truly…
Posted April 3rd, 2013 by & filed under Where do SWC Grads Work, Top News, Alumni News and Updates.
1990 Grad, Michele “Ama Wehali” Rozbitsky has developed a domestic violence program for the Eight Northern Pueblos called ‘Peace Keepers’, worked as a crisis counselor, art therapist and in outpatient mental health services at St. Vincent’s Hospital, and in private practice. In the last six years she has become a Shamanic practitioner and has written…
Posted March 21st, 2013 by & filed under Wild Heart Gallery, Creativity & More, Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC.
My 2013 section of Current Trends in Art Therapy's Journey Shoes! Check out the directional video on Vimeo, which was used in Art Therapy Alliance's Six Degrees of Creativity 2.
The students seemed to enjoy the process of recreating the shoes that they brought in to class. Some brought old shoes, uncomfortable shoes, shoes with…
Posted March 20th, 2013 by & filed under Wild Heart Gallery, Creativity & More, SWC Blog, Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC, Featured.
by Debbie Schroder
The idea seems simple, initially. When making a Genogram (kind of a family tree) use an image instead of a square or circle (how Genograms are usually done).
Each week in my Family Art Therapy course, one or two students shared their art-based Genograms. Never doubting our…
Posted March 2nd, 2013 by & filed under Wild Heart Gallery, Creativity & More, Top News.
I worked from pictures I took of myself, and then used pastels and ink to explore these feeling states. Working large accentuated these places, so that I could look at them outside of myself.
Posted February 18th, 2013 by & filed under Wild Heart Gallery, Creativity & More, Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC.
Shadow Boxes created in my section of Current Trends in Art Therapy, Winter 2013.
After exploring a population that students have a form of resistance to working with (from lack of information to disinterest, to strong opposition) through a research and reflection paper, they were asked to look at how their resistance is a part…
Posted January 29th, 2013 by & filed under New Mexico Art Therapy Association, Wild Heart Gallery, Creativity & More, Top News, SWC Blog, Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC.
I have been inspired by all of the crayon melting art that Laura Lansrud-Lopez has been posting on NMATA's Facebook page. I have a bunch of broken crayons that I have been saving to melt into a new project. The first project was to make new crayons. I went to Michaels and bought a few…
Posted January 29th, 2013 by & filed under Creative Writing from Southwestern College, Wild Heart Gallery, Creativity & More, SWC Blog, Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC, Featured.
Painting by Laura Lansrud-Lopez, M.S., M.A., LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC, ATCS, ACS
Words by Deborah John, Ph.D., ATR-BC, LPAT
I wrote this poem to explain the way that I experience all art forms as deeply connected.
connect and move the soul
to places we long to be.
Ultra-blue or grape-dark sky
Posted December 10th, 2012 by & filed under Top News, Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC.
by Debbie Schroder
A few months ago I wrote about the importance of words. Today I’m having trouble finding the right ones to describe my experience in supervision this quarter. Not wanting to add to the old myth that art therapists don’t talk, I’ll try to summon some words to express what I’m very aware…
Posted November 18th, 2012 by & filed under Creative Writing from Southwestern College, Top News, SWC Blog, Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC.
by Magdalena Karlick
I delved into this rag rug project at the beginning of the summer, wanting to recycle old, ill-fitting, and stained clothing to make a rug for my son’s new room. I imagined a place where he could sit comfortably while looking at his books or playing with his toy animals.
Posted November 18th, 2012 by & filed under Top News, SWC Blog, Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC.
Materials: Markers, Colored Paper, Scissors, and Glue
These days, most presents for family and friends are family creative efforts; Mama and Judah (2 1/2 years old) taking lead. My folks and my brother are all Scorpios, with their birthdays within two weeks of each other. This year we made a collage with spontaneous scribbles, hand…
Posted October 9th, 2012 by & filed under Top News, Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC.
by Deb Schroder
On a beautiful October Saturday, eight of us who teach in the Art Therapy Program gathered to share ideas, concerns and breakfast. I feel like I just want to say out loud that we have amazing, passionate teachers here!
I’m also going to say something else out loud in order to hold…
Posted September 17th, 2012 by & filed under SWC Blog.
Capstone Project: Artist Statement
Suzanne Otter, Fall 2012
Making art as a way to work through complex personal issues was helpful to me during the many years I worked as an organizational development consultant. I continued this “self-art therapy” during my formal study of art therapy and counseling at Southwestern College. The image-making and journaling…
Posted September 3rd, 2012 by & filed under Top News.
by Rush Cole
...blackness. Trapped. Overwhelmed. No way out. Tired, so tired. Sudden energy from the surge of self-hatred that roared through me.
“Get it over with, you don’t deserve to live!” The blade against my wrist.
The Voice, coming from a part of me I didn’t know existed. “Put down the…
Posted September 3rd, 2012 by & filed under Top News, Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC.
by Deb Schroder
As we prepare for the beginning of a new academic year, I take inventory of our art supplies and start compiling lists of what needs to be ordered. From teaching and making art in the large art therapy classroom I became aware this summer, of the scarcity of the color black. Black…
Posted June 15th, 2012 by & filed under Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC.
An Art-Based Ritual
by Deb Schroder
Artwork created by Magdalena Karlick
A summer ritual in the art therapy program has begun again. We’ve started our annual “Portfolio Review” process which is a part of the transition for first year students who are ready to begin second year in the fall.
Deborah John and I will…
Posted March 29th, 2012 by & filed under Top News, Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC.
I just spent about an hour and a half playing a board game. At work, in my office. Believe me, I know I have a great job.
One of our students, Stephanie Murphy, is getting ready to graduate and brought her Capstone Project over. Yes, that’s the board game! It’s a visually dynamic, thought-provoking and…
Posted October 31st, 2011 by & filed under Creative Writing from Southwestern College, Art Therapy at SWC, People of SWC.
I once painted an image of a tree when I had more paint on my brush than I thought I had and created a big purple splash in the middle of the tree branches. I played with it a while and came to appreciate the shapes that emerged as the paint flowed and eventually dried.