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.
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.
Newest Credential Holders
Twelve of our alumni recently received credentials from the Art Therapy Credentials Board. Please visit our Alumni page to see the list of our newest ATR's and ATR-BC's.
CAMFT Fall Symposium
Dr Einat Metzl, assistant professor, conducted a workshop at California Association of Marriage and Family Therapist's 2013 Fall Symposium, on November 8. Her all-day workshop was entitled Cross-cultural, Inter-cultural, and Multi-cultural: Considerations for Meaningful Cultural Dialogue in Therapy. Through crosscultural participation, inter-cultural dialogue, Meta discussion and personal exploration, this workshop identified the theoretical and applied basis for cross-cultural work, connoted the importance of awareness, knowledge and skills for the practice of sound psychotherapy and for the purpose of broadening the implications of therapy within the context of social justice and constructivist framework.
For more details website of CAMFT.
The Los Angeles premier of "William Kurelek's 'The Maze'" was October 25 at the Crest Theatre in Westwood. This film has been over 40 years in the making and is about the life of celebrated Canadian artist William Kurelek, dramatically told through his paintings and on-camera revelations. The evening's event included a reception, a screening of the film with an introduction by special guest Edward James Olmos, and a post-screening discussion about the making of the film, the art, and art therapy with filmmakers Robert M. Young, Nick & Zack Young, special guest Debra Linesch - Ph.D., MFT, ATR-BC, Director, Graduate Department of Marital and Family Therapy (Clinical Art Therapy) at LMU, and special guest Barbara Drucker, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Director of Arts Education UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture.
To view a trailer and learn more about the film, please visit the official website of William Kurelek's The Maze.
2013 American Art Therapy Association Conference
The Department of Marital and Family Therapy acknowledges our faculty and alumni who presented at the 2013 AATA Conference in Seattle:
Connecting with the Mental Health Community: Utilizing Family Art Assessment
Visualizing Resilience: An Experiential Art Therapy Workshop
Mindfulness Based Art Psychotherapy Practices
Secure Remembrance: An Art Therapy Approach to Treating Complex Trauma
Connecting Communities: Visual Expression and Healing with Evidenced Based and Wraparound Programs
Connecting Worlds: Enhancing Resiliency through Visual Expression with Third Culture Kids
Integrating Clinical Art Therapy and Somatic Psychology: A Blended Model
Art Therapy as a Way of Visually Expressing and Activating Body Intelligence
Symbolizing Bodily Held Memory: The Role of Visual Expression in Healing Trauma
Examining/Enhancing Cultural Integration Through Visual Expression Among Children of Hungarian Immigrants
Student Research Papers
The graduating class of 2013 has presented us with an astonishing variety of research topics. To see them click: Research Paper Titles from Class of 2013