An important aspect of Expressive Arts Workshops at Psychology and Counseling residencies is the fact that many are created and led by students.
Here, student Tanya Sapula tells the story of her experience leading a workshop at the Fall 2012 Residency:
Art is the ultimate practice of being vulnerable.
With November recently behind us, writers across America are slumped over their keyboards, having endured another NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, in which the name of the game is cranking out as many pages of one’s novel as possible in thirty days. Years ago when I first heard about this month of extreme page production I thought it was a fine idea. Anything that urges writers to commit themselves to their novels is a good thing, right?
Below are brief descriptions of my current three favorite books on meditation. Each one is written by psychologists who have been practicing psychotherapists and meditators for more than 25 years. I use them for reference, inspiration and companionship. I reread them and refer them to clients, friends, students and colleagues.
Paul Selig spoke and signed copies of The Book of Love and Creation at the Ark Bookstore in Santa Fe, NM on November 15th.
17 years ago, Amy Chavez (BA HAS '11, MA HAS '13) paused her college career in order to raise her two daughters, now 16 and 13. While raising her children, Amy became a doula, studied herbalism, received her associate degree in science, a massage therapy license, and became a childbirth educator and prenatal yoga instructor.
Richard Panek has won the 2012 American Institute of Physics Science Communication Award for his book The 4% Universe: Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Race to Discover the Rest of Reality.
The last work of the Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Goddard College is the “Final Product.”
This work represents a culmination and integration of coursework, and may take the form of a thesis or a Capstone Product. Each student makes his or her own decision about which of the two final product options will be undertaken.
Recently, students have begun to integrate creative and expressive work into these final products. Thesis students have created artwork that “stands alone” or is juxtaposed or integrated into theoretical writing.