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Marital & Family Therapy / Art Therapy

M.A. in Marital and Family Therapy with Specialized Training in Art Therapy

Loyola Marymount University's graduate program in Marital and Family Therapy with specialized training in Art Therapy offers students an innovative, accredited masters degree. Our MFT students integrate visual arts and psychotherapeutic skills preparing them to become marital and family therapists in the state of California and nationally-registered art therapists.

Via our dedicated Art Therapy Clinic, unique International Summer Program, Art Therapy Research Institute, and agency partnerships, the department continues its commitment to service, multiculturalism and scholarship services communities in Los Angeles and beyond.

Learn About Our Program

Since 1975, our program has been a leader in art therapy education in the United States.


We welcome students from a diverse array of backgrounds. Most hail from psychology, arts, and related fields.


With small classes, experiential opportunities, and international experiences, our graduates are well-equipped to serve a variety of clients.

The LMU Difference

Our close-knit program provides incredible opportunities and services that are unique and customized to each student.


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In the News

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LMU’s Helen B. Landgarten Art Therapy Clinic was delighted to play an integral role supporting Crucial Catch, an initiative from the Los Angeles Rams to encourage pre-can
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As a first generation Taiwanese-American immigrant, Liao seeks to provide trauma-informed art therapy for at-risk immigrant and refugee populations.
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These stipends are designed to recruit and incentivize well-trained therapists to work in agencies funded by the Department of Mental Health throughout Los Angeles.
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At the forefront of (re)Location is Joyce Yip Green, who hopes to use the project to foster connections among different generations of immigrant families.
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“As always with the Summer Arts Workshop, everything is an invitation, the journey artists chose to share ranged from deeply intense to lighthearted and fun,”

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