Posts Tagged New Mexico
Posted March 2nd, 2017 by & filed under Valuable Posts on working in the Mental Health Profession, New Mexico Art Therapy Association, Top News, SWC Blog, Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC, Featured.
SWC and NMATA joined forces to offer a letter writing pizza party to help pass legislation that would enable Licensed Professional Art Therapists (LPAT) to receive third party payment for their services. Currently, art therapists can be licensed in the state of New Mexico with the LPAT credential, but insurance companies have recently begun to…
Posted October 21st, 2016 by & filed under Creative Writing from Southwestern College, Top News, SWC Blog, Featured.
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 Santa Fe & New Mexico: The Land of Enchantment, Top News, SWC Blog, Featured.
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 5th, 2016 by & filed under Top News, SWC Blog, Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC, Featured.
Living in New Mexico has always been a dream of mine, and when I had a chance to move here to come to SWC, I jumped at the chance! 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 the…
Posted April 13th, 2016 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, Second Acts/Careers, Student & Alumni Stories, People of Southwestern College, SWC Blog.
Featured Artwork: Mandala Buddha, acrylic on paper, 36"x24", 2012, Tejal Murray
Over the last few blogs, I’ve been exploring Stephen Cope’s The Great Work of Your Life in a general way with examples from my own life. Today, I’m going to dive more deeply into the teachings by profiling one of Southwestern College’s…
Posted November 16th, 2015 by & filed under Tips/Advice on choosing a graduate program, Counseling Program at SWC, Top News, SWC Blog, Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC, Featured.
The newest crop of counselors and art therapists from Southwestern College had its commencement 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…
Posted November 3rd, 2015 by & filed under Diversity Dialogue, Trauma, Grief & Renewal, Top News, Featured.
Graduate Student, Amy Gordon, shares a powerful experience of her first Dias de los Muertos event.…
Posted October 19th, 2015 by & filed under Tips/Advice on choosing a graduate program, Top News, Featured, Mindfulness.
It has officially been two months since I've made Santa Fe my home, and the beauty I have been discovering over these past 60 days has been absolutely unreal. Moving here from Colorado, I was a little worried coming to a place that at first thought invokes mental images of cacti and dusty desert plains. While…
Posted May 10th, 2015 by & filed under Top News, SWC Blog, Featured.
Santa Fe has over 300 restaurants to choose from, and chances are whatever your tummy craves, or whatever diet you are on while studying here, Santa Fe has something special for you to eat! I can’t go over every restaurant or type of food offered in town, but I can give you the list of…
Posted April 23rd, 2015 by & filed under Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC, Featured.
Come enjoy Laura's Art Show at the Wild Heart Gallery at Southwestern College. It will be up until the beginning of June, with a closing reception on Saturday 5/30 at 5:30!
by Laura Schoff
I feel with such a passion that art has the capacity to heal in many different ways. It has been my…
Posted March 15th, 2015 by & filed under Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC, Featured.
This weekend a group of Art Therapy students, soon to be interns, gathered for the Capstone Process. Debbie and I facilitated this weekend, focused on transition, group dynamics, an art offering and goodbyes. These students are moving from having multiple classes and seeing clients at the Southwestern Counseling Center, to entering into the full-time…
Posted May 29th, 2014 by & filed under Top News, Wilderness Fasts & Earth Based Healing, Featured.
A photographic journey of the passing clouds in New Mexico and Colorado.…
Posted May 13th, 2014 by & filed under Top News, Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC, Featured.
by Karen Stefano Ed.M., M.A., L.P.C., NCC
How can you unwind your body and mind, listen to the inner stirrings of your spirit, and supercharge your creativity? It’s easy. Tissue Paper Collage!
Mythologist Joseph Campbell said, “The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.” The truth is that our…
Posted May 8th, 2014 by & filed under Top News, Wilderness Fasts & Earth Based Healing, Featured.
Photographing the beauty of New Mexico. …
Posted March 10th, 2014 by & filed under Counseling Program at SWC, Where Do Southwestern College Grads Work?, Alumni News and Updates.
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 27th, 2014 by & filed under Top News, SWC Blog, So you want to become a therapist? Tips and Advice for Prospective Students, Featured.
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…
Posted January 23rd, 2014 by & filed under Top News, Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC.
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,…
Posted December 2nd, 2013 by & filed under Top News, Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC.
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, working…
Posted November 7th, 2013 by & filed under Top News, SWC Blog.
Southwestern College student, Mary Edson, interviews four new students to get their insight on what it is that makes the Southwestern College experience so unique. What the students have to say is thoughtful, honest and evocative. …
Posted October 5th, 2013 by & filed under Wilderness Fasts & Earth Based Healing, Featured.
by Natascha Holmes
Moving to Santa Fe at the end of July gave me a great opportunity to get to know my new home town way ahead of schedule; or so I thought. Most of my time before the start of school was spent traveling to other states, working on writing projects and trying…
Posted June 20th, 2013 by & filed under Top News, Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC, Featured.
by Debbie SchroderAs it got close to 6:00 on Monday evenings 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 each class.The process involved…
Posted May 7th, 2013 by & filed under Top News, Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC.
Magdalena Karlick and Kat Dison share a vision of providing a safe space to draw people together and experience creativity. Their goal of spreading the arts was honored last weekend through a community art supply swap that was sponsored by the Santa Fe Creative Arts Center, New Mexico Art Therapy Association, and Southwestern College. With this additional support from the Santa Fe community, the art swap acted as…
Posted May 7th, 2013 by & filed under Top News, 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
Posted April 3rd, 2013 by & filed under Where Do Southwestern College Grads Work?, Alumni News and Updates.
1998 Grad, Gretchen Wachs, LMHC
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 find…