One of the biggest draws to the graduate program is the Art Therapy in Mexico Summer program in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. This summer program is designed to broaden the experiences of LMU students with art therapy training in the arts, language and culture of Mexico.

While obtaining a master's degree in Marital and Family Therapy/Art Therapy at LMU, students are strongly encouraged to attend the summer program at which they are able to fulfill degree requirements and broaden their appreciation for Mexican culture.

The intercultural learning is enriched by the inclusion of Mexican students participating in an LMU-sponsored certificate program in art therapy at the Universidad Iberoamericana.

A limited number of students currently enrolled in AATA-approved art therapy programs and who have finished at least one year of study are welcome to attend. We are offering a one week course in Family Art Therapy, a one week course in Multiculturalism and Art Therapy and a one week fieldwork experience. Students may enroll in one, two or all three of the classes but must enroll in the Multiculturalism class (second week) if they intend to join the fieldwork (third week). All our classes are structured to include dialogue between American and Mexican psychotherapists.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the Summer 2020 Art Therapy in Mexico Program is Cancelled this year.

 For more information on the summer program, please email the department at lgloyd@lmu.edu 

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Einat Metzl, PhD, MFT, ATR-BC

Director, Art Therapy in Mexico Summer Program

Einat Metzl is committed to understanding art therapy services within the context of social action, intercultural dialogue, and research. Einat has worked with diverse clinical populations in psychiatric hospitals, residential facilities, special education schools, an early intervention center, and an elderly adult facility. Her published work focuses on resiliency and creativity, art therapy research methodology, perceptions of mental health services, narratives of second generation Holocaust survivors, and a photo book depicting life in South East Nepal through the eyes of the children.