The Helen B. Landgarten Art Therapy Clinic provides administrative and training support for Marital & Family Therapy students engaged in practicum placements in the community. The clinic contracts with community outreach programs and schools that lack the means to provide needed mental health services. Art therapy is provided by students who receive additional supervision and clinical training in the clinic. A wide range of clinical issues are addressed including exposure to trauma and violence in the community, vulnerability due to poverty, immigration status, homelessness, and severe mental illness, as well as resulting depression and anxiety symptoms. In 2013 a new scholarship was developed and students who complete their practicum training in one of the sites supported by the clinic are eligible to apply.

Helen B. Landgarten Art Therapy Clinic Practicum Support Overview

Practicum Sites

Hundreds or hours of clinical services are currently provided though the clinic's art therapy program. These services are provided at the following practicum sites: 

Assumption School in Boyle Heights

Providing group, individual and family, clinical art therapy services for the at-risk tk-8 school community.

Dolores Mission School in Boyle Heights

Providing group, individual and family, clinical art therapy services for the at-risk tk-8 school community.

Immaculate Conception School in Downtown LA

Providing group, individual and family, clinical art therapy services for the at-risk tk-8 school community.

Proyecto Pastoral in Pico Aliso

Providing clinical art therapy services for programs connected to the Dolores Mission parish outreach programs including the Guadalupe Homeless Project which provides emergency services, shelter and immigration sanctuary to adult men in community.

St. Ignatius School in Highland Park

Providing group, individual and family, clinical art therapy services for the at-risk tk-8 school community.

St. Lawrence of Brindisi School in South LA

Providing group, individual and family, clinical art therapy services for the at-risk tk-8 school community..

St. Louis of France School in La Puente

Providing group, individual and family, clinical art therapy services for the at-risk tk-8 school community..

St. Michael's School in South LA

Providing group, individual and family, clinical art therapy services for the at-risk tk-8 school community..

Thomas Riley Continuation High School in Watts

Providing individual and group clinical art therapy services to at-risk pregnant and parenting teens.

Toberman Settlement House in San Pedro

Providing individual and group clinical art therapy services to at-risk youth connected to the community center's after-school assistance, food pantry and gang prevention program.