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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, PhD  www.charmaynekilcup.com    At the young age of twenty-three, 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…
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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…
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T & H Conference! Are “Digital Natives” Really A Different Culture? Hmmm…

Cultural Imposition: When Digital Immigrant Therapists See Digital Native Clients These days most therapists are Digital Immigrants—that is, they were not brought up in the digital era, and digital communication is like a second language to them. On the other hand, many clients are Digital Natives, with completely different values, expectations and comfort levels…
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A Multicultural Therapy Dilemma by Claudia Escareño-Clark

As I venture into another quarter here at Southwestern College I am having a difficult time figuring out where I will eventually fit in. I am currently entrenched in the theories and perspectives we are learning in family counseling, and though it may be called family counseling, I cannot separate some of the issues I…
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Learning to Lose: The Freedom in Failure

Learning to Lose: The Freedom in Failure by Claudia Escareño-Clark Have you ever heard the question, “What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?” A while ago I fell down a self-help/find your passion rabbit hole where questions like these were supposed to somehow propel us into finding our dreams. I would like to…
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A Newbie Art Therapist Reflects on the AATA Conference

by Christina-Villarreal This year the American Art Therapy Association held their 45th annual conference 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 live in Austin, Texas.      In retrospect, I am…
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All In

All In by Bryce Downey, graduate student at 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…
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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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