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Who’s Who at Southwestern College – Denise Moore

Early on in my graduate internship at a family counseling agency, a supervisor told me, "We have the best jobs in the world, for we get to witness, hold and create change." I remember being pulled by those words, but I do not think I truly understood what they meant, and I am still unraveling…
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The Hogwarts of Santa Fe

This morning I was chatting with one of my lovely classmates about our first two weeks at Southwestern College. She said something that instantly resonated with me- “I feel like we’re at Hogwarts!” Thinking more about this humorous comparison to Harry Potter, I began to see more and more striking parallels. We are summoned here by…
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GRAD SCHOOL @swcsantafe IS….

... staying in on a Saturday night to write a paper with the company of a Santa Fe Pale Ale and burning sage. ... is making, screaming at, rebelling against, and recreating a budget over and over again as I stumble towards financial sobriety. ... is shedding the self-construct that automates what I think I…
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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 in…
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Where Do Southwestern College Grads Work? Karen Wennberg

"My clients are the best of my teachers, and I am forever grateful to them." - Karen Wennberg A few months after graduation, I worked up the courage to take a job offer serving a population that is often avoided and forgotten by society. Addiction brings individuals affected to a place where there is little…
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Bird Sculpture

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 …
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Art-Based Genograms: Ancestors Visible

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…
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Ugly Can be Good Enough

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. Here are…
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Family Art

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…
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Who Is an Artist When She Is Not Making Art?

by Amy Hautman Bates Artist's Block "Who is an artist when she is not making art?" (This is a doodle, not a painting.)  In September, my partner and I packed everything we owned to move from the Southeast to the Southwest. It was very cathartic to consider everything we had and decide if and why…
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Scene Change: Shadow Boxes

        This is another assignment for my History of Art Therapy: Current Trends class. Students were asked to bring in to class a medium sized box, recycled materials, and an idea about a scene they would like to change: Personal, Professional, or Global.  This was inspired by a project done with Veterans at…
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