The Southwestern College’s new board of advisors provides guidance from their vast experience and spectrum of influence.
Masters Degrees in Counseling and Art Therapy, sends its students into the community with the mission of “Transforming Consciousness Through Education.” It's a lofty goal that requires a vast base of knowledge and more than a little wisdom. Since its formation four years ago, the school's board of advisors has provided just that. From a pioneer of PhotoTherapy techniques to the founders of international art therapy organizations, these remarkable leaders use their diverse experiences to help form the minds of those who seek to shape thought itself.— SANTA FE, NM – At Southwestern College, credo and curriculum are tightly intertwined. The postgraduate institution, which offers
“These are amazing people,” says Dr. Jim Nolan, President of Southwestern College. “We at Southwestern College are appreciative and proud.”
Currently the school has more than 20 volunteer advisors from across the globe who have made themselves available for consultations on an as needed basis. Some of the prominent people among them include:
Gretchen M. Miller, MA, ATR-BC is a registered, board certified art therapist practicing in Cleveland, Ohio. Gretchen is the founder of The Art Therapy Alliance, co-founded Art Therapy Without Borders, Inc. and serves on ATWB’s Board of Directors to promote international art therapy initiatives in mental health, healthcare, and education worldwide. Gretchen also serves as executive editor for FUSION, an e-zine dedicated to a new energy, blend of ideas, cultures, and people for a sustainable future in art therapy.
Fiona Chang M. So. Sc (Family Therapy & Health Care), Prof. Diploma in Creative Photography, is a registered Expressive Arts Therapist and a registered social worker. She is an international trainer, presenter, networker and writer. She is a gifted practitioner and has received many awards, including Young Investigators’ Award, the Pioneer of the Patient Resource Centre, Outstanding Staff of Hospital Authority and Distinguished Social Work Alumni. She is a member of the Advisory Council of Art Therapy Without Borders.
Judy Weiser, R.Psych., A.T.R., is a psychologist, art therapist, consultant, trainer, college instructor, and author. One of the earliest pioneers of PhotoTherapy techniques, Judy has spent over 35 years developing, teaching, and consulting and providing mentoring about PhotoTherapy techniques. Long considered the “world authority” on PhotoTherapy and related techniques, she is also the Director of the PhotoTherapy Centre in Vancouver, Canada.
Ronald A. Hughes is internationally recognized as a leading authority in the study and research of Phineas Parkhurst Quimby (1802-1866), who is credited by many as being the “Intellectual Father” of the New Thought movement. Author and founder of websites and books regarding Quimby, he has personally transcribed thousands of pages of letters, personal journals, and other historical papers. His mission is to document and shed light on the life and science of Phineas Parkhurst Quimby, for present and future generations.
A video about Southwestern College's master degrees in counseling and art therapy:
Now in its 33rd year, Southwestern is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and the American Art Therapy Association (AATA).
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