Posts Tagged Santa Fe
Posted January 9th, 2019 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories.
When you move to Santa Fe you might wonder what some of the things are that you can do to relax. Well just 15 minutes from campus you will find El Rancho de Las Golondrinas, a living history museum.
The museum is open to the public from the Spring Festival in June through…
Posted January 21st, 2017 by & filed under Counseling at SWC, Student & Alumni Stories, People of SWC, Where Do Southwestern College Grads Work?, Alumni News and Updates.
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…
Posted January 16th, 2016 by & filed under SWC Blog, Mindfulness.
Graduate Student, Amy Gordon, discusses the content of an important cultural event in Santa Fe, New Mexico. …
Posted November 23rd, 2015 by & filed under Creative Writing from Southwestern College, SWC Blog.
Graduate student, Amy Gordon, shares some of her favorite Southwestern College looks.…
Posted October 19th, 2015 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, SWC Blog.
It has officially been two months since I 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.…
Posted October 9th, 2015 by & filed under Creative Writing from Southwestern College, Art Therapy at SWC, Student & Alumni Stories, Consciousness & Mindfulness.
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…
Posted May 12th, 2015 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, Counseling at SWC, Top News, SWC Blog, Featured.
Santa Fe is awesome as a grad school destination and city. Check out a few of the honors awarded to "The City Different" below (read the entire "Best of Santa Fe" Chamber of Commerce post here detailing many more awards):
Santa Fe was ranked #2 City for Art Vibrancy by the National Center for Arts Research and…
Posted May 10th, 2015 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, SWC Blog.
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 25th, 2014 by & filed under Top News, SWC Blog, Featured.
An exploration of the stories, memories and personal significance behind the jewelry we wear. …
Posted January 28th, 2014 by & filed under Top News, SWC Blog, Featured.
... 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…
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 in…
Posted December 11th, 2013 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, Where Do Southwestern College Grads Work?.
"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…
Posted November 13th, 2013 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, Consciousness & Mindfulness, SWC Blog.
First year grad student Lynsey Rubin talks about her welcoming experience at Southwestern College, and the surprising ways the school creates a safe and welcoming atmosphere. …
Posted November 7th, 2013 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, SWC Blog.
Britt shares her initial impressions of Southwestern College and her unique perspective on art therapy. …
Posted October 1st, 2013 by & filed under Ecotherapy, SWC Blog.
Day one with the kids complete. What utter fun!, and I have limited internet access. I didn't meet Carol, by the way. She was on a journey to Machu Pichu, but I met her foreman and got a tour of the gardens, and of course, walked the labyrinth.
I met Joshuri at…
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 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 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 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 17th, 2012 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, Consciousness & Mindfulness, SWC Blog, Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC.
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…
Posted February 27th, 2012 by & filed under Wild Heart Gallery, Creativity & More, Top News, Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC, Featured.
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…