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Where Do Southwestern College Grads Work? Charmayne Kilcup

How Quitting School Was the Best Thing that Ever Happened to Me  Charmayne Kilcup, Ph.D.  At the young age of 23, I was bright-eyed, bushy-tailed, and sure I wanted to be a therapist. I had just graduated college and knew that furthering my studies was the next step in my career. I had fallen in…
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Where Do Southwestern College Grads Work? Lisa Ramirez

Lisa Ramirez, M.A., LCDC  Women’s Behavioral Health Coordinator, DSHS I graduated from the Art Therapy/Counseling program at Southwestern College in 2005.  My career thus far has been primarily focused on advocating for women and their families affected by substance use disorders. My interest in working with women can be traced to early childhood experiences with gender…
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A Newbie Art Therapist Reflects on the 2012 AATA Conference

by Christina-Villarreal The American Art Therapy Association's 45th annual conference (2012) was held in San Antonio, Texas. As a budding art therapist, I decided to take the opportunity to attend my first official art therapy conference, located an hour and half from where I lived in Austin, Texas.    In retrospect, I am amazed at how…
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All In

All In by Bryce Downey, graduate of Southwestern College, Santa Fe Not for the first time in my life do I find myself here: my physical surroundings are incredibly beautiful & conducive to frequent adventures, I am blessed with a sweet, conscientious, & peppy roommate, sharing a spacious, comfortable, quiet home. I have three…
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Psychodrama “Soul in Action” Healing Method

by Amy Hautman Bates My first quarter at SWC has introduced me to what seems like a million new healing practices.  One I find particularly interesting is Psychodrama. It is believed that acting out physically frees us from barriers and allows us to act spontaneously in the here and now.  I like drama and I…
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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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