The Institute

The Southwest Family Institute was founded in 2004 by Dr. Craig Pierce at the same time the Guidance Center was created.

Our Institute is home to several exciting programs. Our Parenting and Leadership Programs offer classes, trainings and seminars to parents and families in the community. For more information on these programs, please contact our main office at (505) 830-1871.

Our Professional Development Program is led by Dr. Susan Smith-Pierce, Ph.D. and offers trainings and continuing education to our staff as well as other providers in the community. Dr. Smith-Pierce also leads our Internship program which provides students the opportunity to gain experience in their field and often leads to employment offers after graduation.

The Institute also offers a Speaker’s Bureau. Our experts are capable of speaking on a wide variety of topics, related to (but not limited to) parenting, communication, the Attunetion® Approach, bullying, leadership, and life skills.

If you would like additional information regarding any of the Institute’s programs please contact us at (505) 830-1871.