News & Articles
Please find Southwest Family Guidance Center & Institute articles, announcements, events and job openings posted below. Thanks!
  • For more than 30 years, MST has consistently demonstrated positive outcomes with chronic juvenile offenders. Based on the program’s success, rigorous randomized trials were conducted to explore the feasibility and effects of adaptations of MST with other target populations. Results have been positive for treating problem sexual behavior, child abuse and neglect, substance abuse, serious emotional…  MORE >

  • EMDR therapy works with the understanding that the mind, like the body, has the capacity heal. Standing for “Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing,” EMDR is a proven and effective treatment for treating trauma in individuals of all ages.[1] EMDR addresses all trauma equally, identifying it as any experience that has an ongoing negative impact. Just as…  MORE >

  • Southwest Family’s Las Cruces MST Team has received the impressive Sustained Excellence Award for Team Adherence. Las Cruces MST therapist, Megan Garcia, was also presented with an Excellence Award for Therapist Adherence. These awards are presented to only the top 1% of therapists and teams nationwide. Multisystemic Therapy (MST) is an evidence-based treatment model that engages both the client…  MORE >

  • Play therapy isn’t simply entertaining a child and calling it beneficial. It’s a delicate and sophisticated way to diagnose and measure internal emotional dynamics that might not easily be identified though more straightforward clinical approaches. Play Therapy is a safe, effective and nonjudgmental way for a child to express his or her feelings and experiences.…  MORE >

  • The Valencia County Healthy Transitions Initiative far surpassed initial 2016 goals, reaching many more young people than initially projected. This was by no small margin. The program outperformed initial projection in excess of 330%, with 135 served through outreach and awareness efforts. Healthy Transitions provides the young people of Valencia County with trainings, events, trust…  MORE >

  • SW Family Las Cruces Celebrates 10 Years! Congratulations to Mathew Cashion and our great team in Las Cruces for 10 years of excellent service—a truly significant milestone. Keep up the great work! Programs & Services Offered: Individual & Family Therapy (Office Based) School Based Therapy Home Based Therapy (MST) Multisystemic Therapy (MST) Problem Sexual Behavior…  MORE >

  • Southwest Family Guidance Center’s MST-PSB program has received a rare distinction for addressing youth with problem sexual behaviors. Blueprints, a nonprofit evaluator of evidence based programs, with the endorsement of MST Associates (the body who developed and oversees all MST-PSB programs on a nation level), has singled out SWFGC as the first “Model Agency” for the implementation of MST-PSB, embodying a…  MORE >

  • Positions Available In Santa Fe, Torrance & Valencia Counties for contract Multi-systemic Therapist (MST). Spanish speaking preferred. MST training will be provided. EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or related area. LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS (one or more of the following): LMHC, LADAC, LPCC, LMFT, LISW, LMSW MODEL DESCRIPTION Multi-systemic Therapy (MST) is an evidence-based treatment model…  MORE >

  • Southwest Family Guidance Center, a growing and thriving counseling agency with offices in Albuquerque, Corrales, Santa Fe, Los Lunas, and Las Cruces, is currently hiring for the following positions: • Contract Therapist in Albuquerque • Contract Therapist in Las Cruces • Contract Therapist in Los Lunas • MST Therapist in Santa Fe, Torrance & Valencia Counties (Details Here)…  MORE >

  • For 3 years, Southwest Family Guidance Center & Institute has partnered with the New Mexico Child Abuse Prevention Partnership (NMCAPP). Because of the work with child abuse issues we perform throughout the state, our agency was awarded the “Precious Gems Award” at NMCAPP’s 2016 Precious Gems Gala. The award recognizes our collaboration with NMCAPP and the Children, Youth & Families Department…  MORE >

  • Does this sound like a typical day for your family? Wake up, get dressed, eat breakfast (maybe), feed kids, search for backpacks, pack lunch, find shoes under the couch, run late to school, run late to work, work all day, run errands, pick up kids, soccer practice, forget to pick up dry cleaning, make dinner,…  MORE >

  • As we all know, bullying has become an epidemic, a hot topic, a buzz word. We have all seen the heart-breaking news stories of young people committing suicide to escape the shame, anger, isolation and fear that they have experienced as a result of incessant bullying at school and online. For most of us, we count ourselves lucky…  MORE >