Electronic theses, dissertations and research projects by LMU graduate students can be found here.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Art in the Terror: An Analysis of Nightmare Imagery in Art Therapy, Emily Christine Brozyna

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Angel Of War, Pablo Ignacio Castrillo

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Charter Schools as Leverage for Special Education Reform, Tommy Chang

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Examining the Reliability and Validity of ADEPT and CELDT: Comparing Two Assessments of Oral Language Proficiency for English Language Learners, Gina Chavez

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An Exploration of the Qualities and Features of Digital Art Media in Art Therapy, Nancy Sunjin Choe

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Exploration of Cultural Differences and the Therapeutic Relationship: The Role of Art between Ethnically Diverse Therapists and Clients, Jaimie N. Cloud

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Spirituality, Creativity, Identity, and Art Therapy, Theresa Crooks

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Teacher Understanding of Curricular and Pedagogical Decision-Making Processes at an Urban Charter School, Rodolfo Cuevas Jr.

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A Study of Teacher-Buy-In and Grading Policy Reform in a Los Angeles Archdiocesan Catholic High School, Christian Martín De Larkin II

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Rodeo Logan: An American Buckin' Story, Robert Wolfe Dunn

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An Exploration of Contemplative Practice in the Life of the Art Therapist, Kristina Marie Ebsen

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Engaging the Lived Realities of Adult Immigrant English Language Learners: A Case Study of Literacy for Consciousness, Todd Eckel

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Examining English Language Development among English Language Learners with Specific Learning Disability, Karla Vanessa Estrada

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Biblical Hermeneutics and the Power of Story, Melissa Evans

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Latina Women and the Use of Art to Explore Issues of Immigration and Acculturation, Maria Elena Fuster

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Before and While you are a Leader...You are a Disciple! A Retreat for Pastoral Ministers in the Diocese of San Diego, María Olivia Galván

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The Impact of Catholic High School Education: Catholic High School Young Adult Alumnae Perception and Engagement in Social Justice Related Activities, Antony John Joseph Gaspar

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Unified Earth, Adam Gonshorowski

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Attachment, Empathy, and Mentorship in a Community Arts Workshop with Adolescents, Amber Leigh Helmstetter and Allison Patch

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Implementation of Liberation Theology Method and Theory in Latino Immigrant Programs of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Susana C. Hernández

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A Theology of Imagination & Creativity, Karen Lynn Huseby

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An Examination of School Harassment for Middle School Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Questioning Students, Kimberly Megan Indelicato

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A Transpersonal Approach to Self Reflective Art to Explore a Therapeutic Relationship with an Adolescent, Tara Joseph

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Visual Sexuality: Integrating Art and Sex Therapies, Jillien Anne Kahn

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Family Art Assessment Praxis In Community Mental Health, Nitzan Keynan

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Women Principals of Jewish Secular High Schools in Israel: Access and Progress, Dana Michelle Lebental

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Exploring The Use Of Picture Books, Other Stories, And Art Therapy With Children, Stella M. Lee

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An Exploration of Eating Disorders and Trauma in Art Therapy Treatment, Taklai Melissa Li

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Male Chinese Student Transitions to Life in an American Secondary Catholic Boarding School, Matthew R. Mallon

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City of White, Kshama Ramchandra Marathe

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Mindfulness Practices In Art Therapy With Veterans, Eric G. Martin

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Learning from Hunger: A Communal Recipe in Contextual Theology, Daniel Méndez

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A Community Art Exploration of Bicultural Identity and Acculturation with Latino Adolescents, Stephanie V. Moreno

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An Exploration of Art Therapy as a Treatment for Cumulative Trauma, Kristina Marie Naff

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Paralleled, Denis Nielsen Patane

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Fidelity, Conscience, and Dissent: Engaging the LCWR and Charles Curran on the Issue of Dissent in a Roman Catholic Context, Dennis Albert Pangindian

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From Inclusion for Some to Inclusion for All: A Case Study of the Inclusion Program at One Catholic Elementary School, Emily Marie Paz

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Latinas’ Access to Advanced Placement Courses: A Case Study of a Catholic Female Single-Sex High School, Jennifer Maria Pérez Aguilar

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Letting Go: Termination Through the Lens of Attachment and Reflective Art, Brittany Alexandra Peterson

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Transformational Leadership: A Qualitative Study of Rural Elementary Schools in Fresno County, Xavier Piña

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College Knowledge: How Immigrant Latino Parents Access Information, Ana F. Ponce

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Changing Mindsets: A Case Study of a Community of Practice between Charter and Traditional Public School Leaders in the School Leaders Network, Manuel Nicolas Ponce Jr.

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Afrocentric Pedagogy as a Transformative Educational Practice, Miranda L. Ra'oof

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Young Adult Ministry: Challenge to Faith Formation and Leadership, Janella Rea

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A Close Look at a STEM-Themed Magnet and its Experiential Program on the Occupational Identities, Career Maturity, and Access Provided to Low Socioeconomic Minority Students, Urlette Reyes

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Rise of the Elementals, Allison Marie Schmitter

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Sensory-based Art Therapy for Children with Developmental Trauma, Eunice Solae Shin

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Living a Holistic and Integrated Life: Ignatian Spirituality and Conscience in the Public Sphere, Josephine Narciso Sioson

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Kinship: A Pastoral Approach, Jan E. Sooter

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Exploring Spiritual Development in Transitional Periods Through Art and Journaling, Alyssa K. Steinke

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As Yourself: A Guide to Self-Love in a Selfless World, Sarah Swisher

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Perceptions Regarding the Use and Experience of Information and Communication Technology from Female Students in a Catholic Middle School, Julio Cuauhtemoc Tellez

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Facing Death: An Art-Based Exploration of Countertransference, Compassion Fatigue, and Personal Growth as Experienced by a Beginning Hospice Clinician, Sarah Elizabeth Tippit

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Lonely Planet, Clayton T. Tolbert

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Tie-Dyed Realities in a Monochromatic World: Deconstructing the Effects of Racial Microaggressions on Black-White Multiracial University Students, Claire Anne Touchstone

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The Significance of National Association for the Education of Young Children Accreditation in Elevating Quality of Early Childhood Education: Administrators’, Teachers’, and Parents’ Beliefs about Accreditation and its Process, Kristine Vardanyan

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“...and he was known in the breaking of the bread.”, Michele Volz

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To Teach as Jesus Would: Inclusive Education in one Catholic Elementary School, Michelle Powell Wechsler

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“We’re Different because We’re Scholars”: A Case Study of a College Access Program in South Los Angeles, Lizette Zarate

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Art Therapy and Complex Trauma Related to Political and Religious Violence, Parisa Amirmostofian

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An Exploration of the Therapeutic Relationship When the Therapist and Client Come From Different/Similar Cultural Background, Joyce S. An

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Stories of Persistence: Filipina/o American Undergraduate Students in a Private, Catholic, and Predominantly White University, Angelica M. Bailon

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An Art Therapistʼs Heuristic Study of Self-Care, Patricia F. Benton

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Summons, Justin Blanche

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Identity and Popular Culture In Art Therapy, Andrea Branca

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Combining African-Centered and Critical Media Pedagogies: A 21st-Century Approach Toward Liberating the Minds of the Mis-Educated in the Digital Age, Shani Byard

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Art’s Ability to Illuminate the Biopsychosocial-Cultural-Spiritual Impact of Living with a Chronic Medical Disease, Megan A.S. Collins

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Exploring Therapeutic Outcomes Through Picture Books, Other Stories, and Art Therapy, Sara DeSmet

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Diary of a Krazy Bitch and a Practicing Saint, Jean V. Duncan

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Energy Analysis & Utility Cost Mitigation With Storage for Commercial Buildings in California, Eric Anthony Fleming

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Bourbon and Ashes, Daniel Valero Fletcher

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It's Just Pretend, Christopher Glennon

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Parents’ Perceptions of Partners in Print, a Family Literacy Program, Rebecca Jane Godbey

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The Mnemosyne Victim, Sean Henry Goldthwaite

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Program Evaluation of a Pilot Project Using the Family Art Assessment to Support Clinical Treatment, Meirav Haber

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Art Processes, Self-Care and Resiliency in the Art Therapist, Krista L. Hawkins

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A Qualitative Study of Three Urban Catholic High Schools: Investigating Parent and Principal Expectations and Realizations of Parental Involvement and the Parent-School Relationship, Karen Elayne Holyk-Casey

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Bleeding Cuba, Jen Howell

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Coincidence, Matthew Kic

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Exploration of Disorganized Attachment in Emotionally Disturbed Children Through Art Therapy: Case Studies at a Therapeutic School, Vala Kondo-Legan

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Linking Resource Allocation to Student Achievement: A Study of Title 1 and Title 1 Stimulus Utilization, Kati Petersen Krumpe

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An Exploitation of Art in the Treatment of Complex Trauma and the Therapeutic Relationship, Moriah Nessia Manning

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Brown v. Board of Education (1954) An Analysis of Policy Implementation, Outcomes, and Unintended Consequences, Carla M. McCullough

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The Familiars, Matt McGinnis

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The Avoidance of Race: White Teachers’ Racial Identities in Alternative Teacher Education Programs and Urban Under-Resourced Schools, Kelley Marie McCann Miller

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Effectiveness of Self-Care: A Heuristic Study Exploring Art Making, Bikram Yoga, and Personal Journaling, Gina Marie Minardi

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Becoming Unionized in a Charter School: How Charter School Teachers Navigate the Culture of Choice, Elizabeth Montaño

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Maverick of the Mounties, Tom Nowak

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Building Resilience Through Group Art Therapy with Youth Exposed to Risk, Lorraine Rose Pantic

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A Critical Discourse Analysis of the Obama Administration’s Education Speeches, Adriane Kayoko Peralta

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Art-Based Heuristically Informed Social Action for a Survivor of Childhood Complex Trauma, Anna Nicole Pirkl

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An Engineering Approach Investigating the Uptake and Phytotoxicity of One Type of Engineered Nanoparticle (CdSe/ZnS Quantum Dots) by Solanum lycopersicum, Lynsey Alexandra-McLennan Salverson

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Building Spiritual Capital: The Effects of Kundalini Yoga on Adolescent Stress, Emotional Affect, and Resilience, Meliné Sarkissian

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An Archival Case Study Contextualized by a Chronological Review and Analysis of Helen B. Landgarten's Publications, Ronda Sells

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An Art-Based Heuristic Study of an Art Therapist's Struggles With Learning Disabilities and Anxiety Disorders During Adolescence, Ashley J. Semler

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Cancer Patients' Perception of Body Image: A Visual Exploration, Danielle Lauren Servedio

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An Exploration of Art Therapy with Street Children in Mumbai, India, Rucha Shirsalkar

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Baltimore or Less, Susan E. Smith

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Packingtown, Ryan Trevino

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The Body's Imagery: Yoga and Art in Healing, Licia Wise