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

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Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Using Photography and Poetry in Group Therapy for People with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness: An Outcome Study, Sarah H. Eggers

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Instructional Experiences and Schooling Factors of Long-Term English Learners, Rafael Gaeta

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Organizational Restructuring and the Process of Image Making: An Arts-based Inquiry of the Image Making Experiences Provided for the Delegates of a Religious Congregation Involved in Restructuring, Donna L. Gibbs

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Rediscovering Lasallian Education: An Ignatian Approach, Monique Gougeon

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Teaching Critical Media Literacy Through Videogame Creation in Scratch Programming, Elizabeth Anne Gregg

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Three Bad Days, Carrie Baker Gutenberg

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Response to 1 Timothy 2:11-12 or its parallel, 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 by three sixteenth-century Protestant women theologians: Argula von Grumbach, Marie Dentiére, and Anne Askew, Katharine German Hall

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Catholic School Leaders’ Perceptions of Governance Models in Los Angeles Parochial Schools, Kristopher Leo Knowles

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Perceptions of Healing: Mind, Body and Spiritual Implications For Yoga Therapy and Art Therapy Students, Robin L. Kusilka

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Final Curtain, Holly N. Leveque

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Sweet Spirit: The Pedagogical Relevance of the Black Church for African-American Males, Brandi Odom Lucas

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Art Therapy and Runaway Homeless Youth: An Exploration of Trauma and The Survival Response of "Flight", LeAnn K. Marschall

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Arena, Catlan McClelland

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Self-Care: Exploring Well-Being Through Exercise, Yoga and Art, Erika J. Moreira and Wendy E. Rios

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Post-Disaster Group Art Therapy Treatment for Children, Caitlin Frances Murphy

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Implementing Calendar Reform in a Suburban Catholic Elementary School: A Case Study, Catherine Cichocki Muzzy

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Application of Satellite Data to Model Storm Runoff Into Rosamond Dry Lake, Mridul Oli

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Truth and Conflict in the Catholic Church: Catholic Jewish Dialogue, Nadia Pandolfo

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Funds of Knowledge that Support Teacher-Student Relationships: A Narrative Study of Effective Teachers, James Allan Pasto

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Disability and Power: A Charter School Case Study Investigating Grade-Level Retention of Students with Learning Disabilities, Esther Lorraine Perez

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Sewing New Theological Cloth on an Old Liturgical Cloak: New Theological Expressions & Tensions Created By The Liturgical Reforms of Vatican II in The Liturgy Of The Hours, Stephen J. Picard

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A Place to Belong: Critical Queer Pedagogy for Social Justice in Catholic Education, Roydavid Villanueva Quinto

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Sometimes the Wolf, Myles Hendry Reid

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Stadium, Stephen D. Trzesniewski

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The Call to Love: A Catholic’s Guide to New Understandings of Homosexual Inclusivity, Eddie-Joe Vieyra

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Integrating Restorative Justice Approaches in an Art Therapy Group, Jenna Walters

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The Golden Record, Danielle E. Weinberg

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Fending off Vicarious Trauma Through Art Making, Laura M. Wong

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Schools of Education in a New Era of Accountability: A Case Study of an Annual Report Process Used to Advance a Professional Learning Community, Manuel A. Aceves

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Has-Been, Katherine M. Adams

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Valentine Productions, Justin Amey

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Listening to Student Voices: A Critical Study of Homework, Michael Bates

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The Collectors, Laura M. Baum

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Living Learning Communities: An Intervention in Keeping Women Strong in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, Jennifer Belichesky-Larson

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Stigma and Identity Formation in Young Adults with Chronic Mental Illness: An Exploration through Personal Narrative and Art-Making, Kerri Lynn Blackstone

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Physics First: Impact on SAT Math Scores, Craig Earl Bouma

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Integrating Art Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing to Treat Post Traumatic Stress, Holland Elizabeth Breed

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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