Marital & Family Therapy / Art Therapy

LMU's Master of Arts in Marital and Family Therapy program gives candidates a broad theoretical basis for the practice of art psychotherapy, an overview of the complex societal culture in which they are engaging, and full knowledge of the legal and professional responsibilities of the licensed practicing psychotherapist. Additionally, graduates of the program should be able to advance in professional engagement in the mental health community, describe individual and family dynamics according to the theory and concepts of the discipline of marriage and family therapy, and delineate short- and long-term psychotherapeutic goals and develop treatment plans, among other essential professional skills. LMU encourages candidates to value an increasing commitment to change as part of the psychotherapeutic and artistic process, the ongoing development of multicultural competences, and engagement with the community in the service of social justice.