Posts Tagged Master’s Degrees
Posted August 27th, 2019 by & filed under Reflections from the President, Consciousness & Mindfulness, Featured.
The initial impulse to create a unique higher learning institution devoted to consciousness began in 1976 in Alamogordo, NM. Then in the fall of 1979 the first 12 students began their course of study.
In the first entering class was Katherine Ninos, M.A., LPCC, who now teaches and mentors other teachers in the Consciousness curriculum.…
Posted July 18th, 2017 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, Wild Heart Gallery, Creativity & More.
Wild Heart Gallery
Beth Lykins, an Art Therapy/Counseling student finishing up the first part of the Southwestern College masters program, approached the Wild Heart Gallery about hosting an exhibition featuring the artwork of her fellow students who completed the Winter 2017 quarter of AT/CN 592, Art Therapy Techniques: Studio Art.
Posted February 16th, 2017 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, Student & Alumni Stories, Wild Heart Gallery, Creativity & More.
Wild Heart Gallery
To find out more about the exhibition in the Wild Heart Gallery called Moment of Truth, I sat down with Sarah Ehle, the liaison for the cohort of 13 art therapy/counseling students preparing to go into the internship part of the Southwestern College masters program, to talk about the meaning of this theme.
Posted January 15th, 2017 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories.
White privilege is entrenched in our society, and not where it might be expected. Many people who consider themselves "not racist" act in ways that are still oppressive. Racism and oppression are as much "ways of being" as "words" that are said. I was surprised that I have a history of being an…
Posted October 21st, 2016 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, Consciousness & Mindfulness.
The writing group at SWC is a place where students, faculty, and staff can come together and share in a communal free-writing experience each Thursday at noon. Patterned after Natalie Goldberg's exercises, we start with a prompt of some sort and write for a few minutes, then, if we want, we share what we wrote.…
Posted October 3rd, 2016 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories.
So what's cool to do and see around here?
If you are like me, you are new to New Mexico and the Santa Fe area. Part of what drew me to come to SWC was the location. The moment I stepped into New Mexico for the first time I knew my soul was coming home!…
Posted August 12th, 2016 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories.
Part 2, if you missed it…
Part 3: How Using Ownership Language Changes My Worldview
By changing the statement from "we" to "I" in this entire blog series I have shifted my perception of life. I no longer blame “society” (you, we, or any form of “other”) for what I am perceiving as a…
Posted August 5th, 2016 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories.
Living in New Mexico has always been a dream of mine, and when I had the chance to move here to come to SWC, I jumped at the opportunity! It wasn't long before I was itching to explore my new world, and when I did, I was truly awestruck by the beauty within minutes from…
Posted August 3rd, 2016 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, Consciousness & Mindfulness.
Part 1, if you missed it...
Part 2: Practical Examples of Ownership Language
I look around and see so many things that say "Stop doing THIS!" or "Don't do/think/act THIS way!" or even "Fight THIS!"
With so much negative bombardment, is it any wonder I feel so overwhelmed and defeated much of the time, especially…
Posted July 20th, 2016 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, Consciousness & Mindfulness.
Part 1: What is Ownership Language
In many of my classes our teachers have been training us to use “I statements” during discussions. For example, it applies when you fall into the habit of using we, or you, when you actually mean “I” in a statement, as I just did in this sentence. See what I…
Posted April 1st, 2016 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, Wild Heart Gallery, Creativity & More, Consciousness & Mindfulness.
Hello! My name is Beth Lykins, and I am a current student at SWC. I am starting my final quarter of my first year in the Art Therapy and Counseling program, and I wanted to share a student’s perspective of life at SWC. I am attending part-time, so I generally take two courses per term.…
Posted November 16th, 2015 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories.
The recent crop of counselors and art therapists from Southwestern College commenced on November 7, 2015 at the James A. Little Theater at the New Mexico School for the Deaf in Santa Fe. It was a beautiful ceremony unlike any other I have attended, and being a former college professor myself, I have seen quite…
Posted April 23rd, 2015 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, Wild Heart Gallery, Creativity & More.
Come Undone by Laura Schoff
I feel with such a passion that art has the capacity to heal in many different ways. It has been my support, my processing, my guide, my inner world displayed. Without this art, I may have not have completed my first classes at Southwestern. A year and a half(ish) ago,…
Posted April 14th, 2014 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, Counseling at SWC, Wild Heart Gallery, Creativity & More, SWC Blog.
I'll start with an ending. One Art Therapy Techniques class in 2014 ended with each member of the group creating an altar of the art that was made during the quarter. We made Mandalas every class, as well as masks, body tracings, finger painting, inner guides and characters, and containers. In that class, I made…
Posted March 10th, 2014 by & filed under Where do SWC Grads Work.
1996 Grad, Jack Lehman, MA, LPCC, Certified Trainer – Center for Nonviolent Communication.
In Thailand, north of Chiang Mai, I worked individually with workshop participants in front of a group. It was a 2-day Introduction to Nonviolent Communication. I spent much of the winter of ‘10 -’11 in Thailand and gave 3 workshops there and…
Posted January 23rd, 2014 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, Wild Heart Gallery, Creativity & More, SWC Blog.
What is a Container?
There are so many types of containers, a person, place, or thing that holds. Many images come to mind: a milk carton, hands, shoes, a home, a room, a box, a nest, my heart, a chair, a mouth, a closet… Many sensations come to body: warmth, safety, fear, constriction, flee,…
Posted July 15th, 2013 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, Counseling at SWC, SWC Blog.
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 Art Therapy at SWC, Counseling at SWC, Wild Heart Gallery, Creativity & More.
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 Wild Heart Gallery, Creativity & More.
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 Where do SWC Grads Work.
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 Student & Alumni Stories, Where do SWC Grads Work.
1985 Graduate, Rick Cotroneo
I started a part-time practice in classical homeopathy. My background in Education made me a candidate to serve as a commissioner on the Accreditation Commission for Homeopathic Education in North America (ACHENA). Just as Southwestern College has grown over the years through the process of accreditation, so now I am working…
Posted March 20th, 2013 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, Counseling at SWC, Wild Heart Gallery, Creativity & More, SWC Blog.
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 December 10th, 2012 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, Counseling at SWC, Featured.
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 October 9th, 2012 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, 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…