New Earth Institute
Online Registration Form For CEUs/Certificate Programs
Academic Year 2023 - 2024
* NOTE: DO NOT USE THIS FORM for elective graduate credit.
Contact the Registrar at 505-467-6809.
Southwestern College & New Earth Institute is licensed by the New Mexico Counseling and Therapy Practice Board as a Continuing Education Provider (#CCE0111661). Please check with your state’s licensing agency to see if they will accept CEUs approved by the New Mexico Counseling & Therapy Practice Board.
Presented by: Kate Cook, MA, LPCC, TEP and Diana Zumas, MA, LPCCDESCRIPTION: This skills-based course draws from the traditions of interpersonal neurobiology, attachment theory, mindfulness, experiential and expressive art therapy, and will expand what we know about groups and their facilitation in service of therapeutic process. Groups can provide opportunities for deep healing and repair of attachment wounds. Students will reflect on their internal and embodied experience in/of groups and investigate their implicit beliefs and responses to groups and the ways this personal material influences effective leadership and participation. Mindfulness practices will be integrated as primary tools to support resourcing and self-regulation in group process. This course will touch upon the navigation of traumatic material, the occurrence of relational disruptions and reparative experience. Leadership qualities of attunement, compassion and inclusion will be emphasized in service to the greater goal that a group can become, as JL Moreno states, "a healing agent unto itself.”Dates/Times: Saturday & Sunday, 1/13 & 1/14, 2024, 9:30am–5:30pm16 contact hours toward the Applied Interpersonal Neurobiology Certificate.LOCATION: SWC Campus16 CEUsPRESENTER BIOS: Kate Cook, MA, LPCC, TEP, is the Director of the Applied Interpersonal Neurobiology Certificate Program and a nationally-certified practitioner and trainer in psychodrama, sociometry and group psychotherapy.Diana Zumas, MA, LPC, LPCC, has 17 years of psychodrama, sociometry, and group psychotherapy training. She has a psychotherapy private practice in Santa Fe, NM.
Presented by: Rochelle Calvert, PhD, CMT, SEP and Ann Filemyr, PhDDates/Times: Friday, 1/19, 6 - 8 PM, Saturday 1/20, 9AM - 6PM & Sunday, 1/21, 9AM–4:30PMDESCRIPTION: This course will address the rupture imposed by industrialization, militarization and post-modern urban life that disrupts any sense of connection to or relationship with one’s biological and other ancestors. The subsequent intergenerational trauma is often carried unconsciously as an inarticulate but deep longing to fully connect and belong within our families, cultures, histories, lineages, and with the places (land, waterways, plants, animals) we call home. We will explore these ancestral relationships through personal reflection and journaling, art processes, and the making of an ancestor altar. We will consider healthy boundaries, building positive relationships with well and wise ancestors, and how these relationships can be sources of strength and support. 16 contact hours toward the Ecotherapy Certificate.LOCATION: Zoom Synchronous16 CEUsPRESENTER BIOS:Rochelle Calvert, PhD, CMT, SEP, is the author of Healing with Nature: Mindfulness and Somatic Practices to Heal from Trauma. She has studied and taught mindfulness for the past 19 years and personally knows the transformational potential. Dr. Calvert currently leads courses, workshops, and treats in mindfulness and somatic experiencing in nature. As a licensed clinical psychologist and founder of New Mindful Life, she supports her clients, taking them into nature with the aid of Bertha Grace, a Sprinter van that serves as a mobile therapy office. www.newmindfullife.comAnn Filemyr, PhD, is the President of Southwestern College and the Director of the Regenerative Leadership and Visionary Practice PhD program.
Presented by: Laura Rademacher, MA, LMFT, CST, CST-SDates/Times: Saturday & Sunday, 2/3 & 2/4, 9am–6:30pmDESCRIPTION: This course introduces participants to foundational models for working with sexuality within a therapeutic setting. Participants will become acquainted with a variety of clinical skills and approaches including both brief and comprehensive intake assessments, sexuality-focused question formulation, and building a container for therapeutic alliance. Foundational theoretical concepts and interventions for helping clients develop a more satisfying sexual and erotic life, such as Sensate Focus, spontaneous/Responsive Desire, as well as the Dual Control Model will be introduced. Participants will be encouraged to identify and address areas of discomfort and implicit bias when working with sex-related topics in a clinical setting. This class will also assist practitioners in developing a listening perspective and therapeutic attitude that cultivates a safe, inclusive, validating exploration of sexual issues. Attention will be given to applying theoretical approaches in ways that are welcoming and affirming of a wide range of sexual identities, practices, and relationship styles. 16 contact hours toward the Human Sexuality Certificate.LOCATION: Zoom Synchronous16 CEUsPresenter Bio: Laura Rademacher, MA, LMFT, CST, CST-S, AASECT, is the Director of the Human Sexuality Certificate program. She is an AASECT certified sex and relationship therapist with over 15 years of experience as a sex-positive sexual health educator. She is the author of “The Principles of Pleasure: Working with the Good Stuff as Sex Therapists and Educators.”
Presented by: Richard Pelfrey, BA, LADAC, NCACDates/Times: Saturday & Sunday, 2/10 & 11, 9am–6:30pmDESCRIPTION: Addiction treatment increasingly requires the use of evidence-based practice in order to meet standards of care and ensure quality of service to those struggling with substance use and abuse. This clinical population often experiences co-morbidity, or the experience of co-occurring mental health issues, compounding the complexity, acuity, and need for effective and holistic treatment methods. This course provides students with clinical skills that allow them to assess and treat addiction with co-occurring mental health issues. Students will be provided with an overview of evidence-based practices and theoretical approaches to treating co-occurring disorders common in addiction treatment including medically assisted treatments and the use of medication in addiction treatment, as well as psychotherapeutic treatment such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Medically Assisted Therapies (MAT), Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP), and Seeking Safety. Holistic and alternative approaches will be discussed and compared with evidence-based models keeping in mind cultural considerations as well as standards of care. 16 contact hours toward the Addictions, Abuse, and Recovery Certificate.LOCATION: SWC Campus (in person class)16 CEUsPresenter Bio: Richard Pelfrey, BA, LADAC, NCAC, has been holding space for the resolution and reintegration of trauma and addictions of all forms for the past 12 years. While becoming licensed as an addictions counselor, Richard heard the call to expand his work with people beyond traditional models and began exploring alternative methods for the resolution of trauma. Richard is trained and certified in Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Wim Hoff method, and Brainspotting, meditation leadership and grief counseling, and incorporates all of these modalities as well as a decade of apprenticeship in the Toltec wisdom path and traditional earth-based ceremony in his focused work with individuals and groups for the purpose of healing and finding our highest joy and artistry in life.
Presented by: Amy Wong Hope, MA, LCSWDates/Times: Saturday & Sunday, 2/17 & 2/18, 9am–6:30pmDESCRIPTION: This course will explore the mystical and transcendent experiences common in psychedelic-assisted therapy interventions. Indigenous traditions and their influence on current therapeutic usage of psychedelic compounds will be explored. The phenomenology of the transformation process from clinical and ethical standpoints, and the qualities, stages, and variables that define the psychedelic-assisted therapy experience will be discussed. Students will have the opportunity to participate and/or see experiential exercises that simulate these phenomena. Students will analyze how best to take advantage of adaptive neuro-plasticity activated to integrate changed perspectives and behaviors. Students will assess how the variables of facilitator or therapist approaches, group or individual usage, location, music, and many other aspects in the set and setting affect the psychedelic experience of the participant.16 contact hours toward the Psychedelic Studies Certificate.LOCATION: Zoom Synchronous16 CEUsPresenter Bio: Amy Wong Hope, MA, LCSW, is the Certificate Program Director of the Psychedelic Studies Certificate. Amy is trained as an MDMA-assisted therapist through the (MAPS) Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies and co-author of Small Doses of Awareness: A Microdosing Companion (due to be published spring 2024). Amy maintains a private practice with a focus on trauma-informed modalities and shame-resilience approaches that support clients in restoring emotional, somatic, and relational resiliency.
Presented by: Rev. Ted Wiard, EdD, LPCC, CCMHCDates/Times: Saturday & Sunday, 2/24 & 2/25, 9am–6:00pmDESCRIPTION: Grief gives us the chance to continuously heal and grow so that we can find balance in our lives, with joy and sorrow bridging an always changing world. This course describes the grief process from various perspectives and treatment models, including interpersonal neurobiology, cognitive behavioral theory, positive psychology, and the work of Elizabeth Kubler-Ross. Students will have the opportunity to examine their own experiences of grief and loss including tracking common stages of the grief healing process moving from futility to hope. Cultural considerations for marginalized populations, complex bereavement, disenfranchised grief, traumatic grief, disease-related grief, and the creation of effective support systems will also be explored. 16 contact hours toward the Trauma, Grief and Renewal Certificate.LOCATION: Zoom Synchronous16 CEUsPresenter Bio: Rev. Ted Wiard, EdD, LPCC, is the Director of the Trauma, Grief, and Renewal Certificate. Dr. Wiard is the founder and Director of Golden Willow Counseling and Golden Willow Retreat Center. He is also the co-author of Witnessing Ted: The Journey to Potential through Grief and Loss as well and continues to write professional articles pertaining to emotional healing. Dr. Wiard also maintains a private practice.
Presented by: Jennifer Albright Knash, DAT, ATRL-BC, LPAT, LPC/AODA, LPCC, CC CCTPDates/Times: Saturday & Sunday, 12/2 & 12/3, 9am–6:30pmDESCRIPTION: This course is designed to equip students with an overview of holistic approaches to understanding the biological, psychological, and social aspects of addiction. Students will examine vulnerability to addictive patterns and cycles stemming from genetic predispositions, family systems, trauma, and ideas of spiritual malady. The disease concept, chemical addiction, “self-medication,” and process addiction will also be explored. Participants will examine theories of substance recovery in conjunction with experiential treatment techniques.16 contact hours toward the Addictions, Abuse and Recovery Certificate.LOCATION: Zoom Synchronous16 CEUsPresenter Bio: Dr. Albright Knash resides in Cudahy, Wisconsin near Milwaukee where she operates a small private practice; her focus has been working with children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced cumulative trauma. She graduated in 2003 from Southwestern College and received her doctor in 2017; her dissertation described utilizing art therapy as a bottom up processing intervention for cumulative trauma repair in the framework of Bruce Perry’s Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics. Throughout Dr. Albright Knash’s career, she has worked with experiential methods such as art therapy and somatic work to address addictive patterns while simultaneously empowering clients in the process of trauma repair.
Presented by: Rev. Ted Wiard, EdD, LPCCDates/Times: Saturday, 11/11/23, 9am-6:00pm; and Sunday, 11/12/23, 9am-6:00pm MSTDESCRIPTION: This course will focus on the transformational process involved in working with people experiencing grief. Students will learn to differentiate between trauma and grief and how the brain responds to each differently. Through readings, experiential exercises, understanding of cultural competencies, guided imagery, ritual, ceremony, and mindfulness activities, participants will receive resources to be able to assess situations and provide support to individuals, families, groups, and communities experiencing loss, grief, and trauma. 16 contact hours toward the Trauma, Grief and Renewal Certificate.LOCATION: Zoom Synchronous16 CEUsPresenter Bio: Rev. Ted Wiard, EdD, LPCC, is the Director of the Trauma, Grief, and Renewal Certificate. Dr. Wiard is the founder and Director of Golden Willow Counseling and Golden Willow Retreat Center. He is also the co-author of Witnessing Ted: The Journey to Potential through Grief and Loss as well and continues to write professional articles pertaining to emotional healing. Dr. Wiard also maintains a private practice.
Presented by: Laura Rademacher, MA, LMFT, CST, CST-SDates/Times: Saturday & Sunday, 10/14 & 10/15, 9am–6:30pmDESCRIPTION: Drawing from the work of Resmaa Menakem, John & Julie Gottman, and Ester Perel, this course introduces participants to current theories and practices for working with couples. Particular emphasis is placed on helping clients develop a capacity for mutual recognition and empathic attunement, the capacity to renegotiate the relationship based on a more conscious understanding of each partner’s individual subjectivity and using Resmaa Menakem’s somatic concept of the five anchors for clients and therapists alike to remain present and effective during conflict. Connections between consent and pleasure, and the dichotomy of safety versus passion will be examined. Students are introduced to diverse ways of working with couples’ desire discrepancies, infidelities, and loss of interest.16 contact hours toward the Human Sexuality Certificate.LOCATION: Zoom Synchronous16 CEUsPresenter Bio: Laura Rademacher, MA, LMFT, CST, CST-S, AASECT, is the Director of the Human Sexuality Certificate program. She is an AASECT certified sex and relationship therapist with over 15 years of experience as a sex-positive sexual health educator. She is the author of “The Principles of Pleasure: Working with the Good Stuff as Sex Therapists and Educators.”
Presented by: Lorraine Freedle, PhD, ABPdN, CST-TDates/Times: Friday, 10/27, 5-8pm, Saturday 10/28, 10am-6pm, Sunday, 10/29, 10am-6pm DESCRIPTION: This course provides an overview of the neuropsychology of trauma and sandplay therapy. Students will explore the impact of trauma on the brain, body, and psyche/soul and discover how sandplay heals trauma from a neuropsychological perspective. Leading theories on trauma treatment are reviewed and applied to case studies in sandplay with an emphasis on theories rooted in neurodevelopment, depth psychology, affective neuroscience, and body-centered therapies. Through participation in lecture/discussion, interaction with myth and symbol, compelling case studies, and personal artwork, journaling, and other experiential activities you will have the opportunity to connect on a deep level to this work and to integrate concepts. Training or coursework in Sandplay Therapy, such as Foundations of Jungian Sandplay Therapy (CMH 5055), is recommended prior to taking this course. Students who do not have prior training or coursework in Sandplay Therapy should contact the instructor for suggested preparations. 16 contact hours toward the Children's Mental Health Certificate.LOCATION: AT classroom/SWC Campus16 CEUsPresenter Bio: Lorraine Freedle, PhD, ABPdN, CST-T, is an international sandplay teacher (STA/ISST) and executive clinical director for TeamBuilders Behavioral Health in New Mexico and Pacific Quest on Hawai’i Island. Her private practice is Black Sand Neuropsychological Services, Inc. in Hilo, Hawai’i. Dr. Freedle is the research editor for the Journal of Sandplay Therapy.
Presented by: Rochelle Calvert, PhD, CMT, SEP, BCBADates/Times: Friday, 10/6, 6-8pm, Saturday, 10/7, 9am-6pm, & Sunday, 10/8, 9am–4pmDESCRIPTION: We all have the capacity to find our way with our own rhythms, cycles, and connection to nature to heal. In this course we will explore nature-based teachings and practices to connect to the rhythms, cycles, and elements of nature to heal our inner landscape and experience ways to live in a more deeply interconnected way with life. Most people are disconnected from themselves and from the health they can experience when living in balance and harmony with life. We will cultivate learning to listen to nature's rhythms and the movements of life, develop ways to integrate the cycles of the seasons into life, and explore deepening our relationship to the elements to support health physically, mentally, emotionally, and piritually. During this course there will be an opportunity to deepen your personal relationship with nature’s healing and integrate your own unique wisdom of connection with nature (i.e., gardening, ecotherapy art, animal supported therapy, plant medicines) to expand its healing potential into your ecotherapy practice to share with your clients.16 contact hours toward the Ecotherapy Certificate.LOCATION: AT classroom/SWC Campus16 CEUsPresenter Bio: Rochelle Calvert, PhD, CMT, SEP, is the author of Healing with Nature: Mindfulness and Somatic Practices to Heal from Trauma. She has studied and taught mindfulness for the past 19 years and personally knows the transformational potential. Dr. Calvert currently leads courses, workshops, and treats in mindfulness and somatic experiencing in nature. As a licensed clinical psychologist and founder of New Mindful Life, she supports her clients, taking them into nature with the aid of Bertha Grace, a Sprinter van that serves as a mobile therapy office. www.newmindfullife.com
Presented by: Amy Wong Hope, MA, LCSWDates/Times: Saturday & Sunday, 9/30 & 10/1, 2023, 9am–6:30pm MSTDESCRIPTION: This course explores the complex history of psychedelics, past and current legal status, policy development, and potential uses. A combination of lectures, discussions, readings, and experiential exercises will support students as they explore the various ways in which psychedelic compounds have been used throughout history from ancient Indigenous practices up to current controversies surrounding their therapeutic benefits. Topics covered in this course will include an overview of modern psychedelic research and how it has been influenced by Indigenous usage, the political and cultural opinions about psychedelics in the 1970s, the current legal status of psychedelic compounds across the globe, and legalization/decriminalization. The various potential uses of these substances in therapy for mental health issues and for creativity and personal growth will be discussed. Students will be invited to contribute to current debates as well as discern relevant evidence-based resources in psychedelic studies. 16 contact hours toward the Psychedelic Studies Certificate.LOCATION: Zoom Synchronous16 CEUsPresenter Bio: Amy Wong Hope, LCSW, is the Certificate Program Director of the Psychedelic Studies Certificate. Amy is trained as an MDMA-assisted therapist through the (MAPS) Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies and co-author of Small Doses of Awareness: A Microdosing Companion (due to be published spring 2024). Amy maintains a private practice with a focus on trauma-informed modalities and shame-resilience approaches that support clients in restoring emotional, somatic, and relational resiliency.
Presented by: Cynthia Fulreader, MA, LPCDates/Times: Saturday, 8/19/23, 9am-6:30pm; and Sunday, 8/20/23, 9am-6:30pm MSTDESCRIPTION: When it comes to mental health, children and adolescents do not process or operate in the same way as adults. They have varying social, emotional, relational, and mental health needs. Learning to utilize methods that work for young hearts and minds is important for working effectively with this unique population. This course will explore a wide range of creative approaches to assessment and intervention with children and adolescents, including expressive arts, play therapy, puppetry, eco-therapy, and “Creative Gestalt.” Various tools and techniques for supporting children and adolescents in the therapeutic container, including creative use of the therapy room and outdoor environments, will be examined as powerful players in a child’s experience of counseling and therapy. Participants will also experience opportunities for self-healing work with their own inner child or inner adolescent.16 contact hours toward both the Children's Mental Health Certificates.LOCATION: AT classroom on SWC campus16 CEUsPresenter Bio: Cynthia Fulreader, MA, LPC, is the Director of the Children’s Mental Health Certificate Program. She has over 35 years professional experience as a child and family therapist and has been a bilingual school counselor and program consultant. She maintains a private practice in Santa Fe.