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Marital and Family Therapy

Clinical Art Therapy

‌Loyola Marymount University's Marital and Family Therapy Department offers students an innovative program that leads to a Master of Arts in Marital and Family Therapy with specialized training in Clinical Art Therapy. Click here to read more.


The Department has expanded the program's commitment to service with the creation of the The Helen B. Landgarten Art Therapy Clinic, while our Art Therapy in Mexico summer program has expanded the department's commitment to interculturalism. Please follow these links to learn more about both these endeavors.


 Upcoming Events:

Art Psychotherapy Workshop
Saturday, October 18, 2014
9 am to 5 pm
McIntosh Center
Fee: $60

Through case presentations and experiential activities, this workshop will explore the use of art therapy with various populations. To receive more information and payment instructions, please email your request to lgloyd@lmu.edu.

 

Fall 2015 Application Due Date: December 1, 2014

We are currently making substantial changes to our admissions process which will be posted on this page as they develop. We encourage you to check our admissions requirements page often.

Please note the new application deadline for Fall 2015 applications: December 1, 2014.

 

 


8th Annual Summer Arts Workshop 2014

Students from Dolores Mission School focused on exploring the various layers of self at this year's Summer Arts Workshop, held on the LMU campus August 4-9, 2014.  Questions explored were:  "who are we on the outside and what might be protected on the inside?"   Using the umbrella as a foundation and incorporating thoughtful symbols and metaphors, each participant took positive risks in exploring the multiple layers that make up their unique identity.   Participants were presented with a multitude of materials, such as plaster, paint, wire, and found objects and assisted by graduate and undergraduate art and art therapy students to problem solve to create a desired outcome. The result is a visual expression that emphasizes process and represents each individuals thoughts and discoveries about who they are and who they may want to become.


 Identity and Art Therapy: Personal and Professional Perspectives

Former department chairperson and professor, Maxine Borowsky Junge's most recent book, Identity and Art Therapy: Personal and Professional Perspectives, has recently been published.  This book includes a number of essays from other art therapist contributors including "Finding My Voice" by the department's current chairperson and professor, Debra Linesch.   Visit the Charles C. Thomas Publishers website to read an overview of this book.

 


‌American Art Therapy Association Conference 2014

LMU faculty members Debra Linesch and Paige Asawa presented at this year's AATA conference in San Antonio, Texas, July 9 through 12.    Dr. Asawa's session, "The Development of a Community-Based Art Therapy Clinic" was a series of short documentary videos that detail the historical background and development of a community-based art therapy clinic.  Debra Linesch, Ph.D., made three presentations:  "Midrashic Mirrors: Creating Holiness in Imagery and Intimacy", "Hebrew Calligraphy: An Integration of Practices" and "Art Therapy and the Lived Experiences of Acculturation and Immigration."  


 

‌Art for Sexuality Sake

Assistant Professor, Einat Metzl, and alumna, Jillien Kahn presented at the 46th Annual Conference of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists in Monterey, California on June 8, 2014.  Their workshop was entitled "Art for Sexuality Sake: Addressing Challenges of Expressing Sexuality Creatively."

 


 

Student Research Papers

The graduated students have presented us with an astonishing variety of research topics.  We invite you to look over at them at LMU's Digital Commons. 


 

The Third Annual Art Therapy Research Symposium

The Third Annual Art Therapy Research Symposium was held on May 3, 2014, and featured keynote speaker Nancy Gerber Ph.D., ATR-BC, LPC who spoke on Art Therapy Doctoral Education: Past, Present, Future.

 


‌Speaker at the Library of Congress

On March 14, Parisa Amirmostofian ('2011) was a guest speaker at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. on the subject "Art for Therapy." The event was taped and will be part of an upcoming documentary. The nationally syndicated EMMY winning series Between the Lines with Barry Kibrick will debut portions of the documentary and will include a conversation between Parisa and renowned artist and award-wining architect, Kamran Khavarani, originator of Abstract Romanticism. In this program, Parisa also will discuss the therapeutic effect of his paintings and the psychological and scientific research behind it.

 

 


Arts in Psychotherapy

Class of 2013 graduate, Sunjin "Nancy" Choe, has published her article, An exploration of the qualities and features of art apps for art therapy, in the current issue of Arts in Psychotherapy 41 (2014).


Helen B. Landgarten Art Therapy Clinic

Visit the web pages of the Helen B. Landgarten Art Therapy Clinic to see newly-added content including a short documentary video on the Thomas Riley High School program.  Click HERE.

 

  

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