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

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Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Adolescents, Social Media, and the Use of Self-Portraiture in Identify Formation, Sharee Nicole Allen

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How Women Use Art and Art Therapy to Cope With Breast Cancer: A Systematic Exploration of Published Literature, Diana C. Barnes

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An Arts Based Exploration of Immigration and Acculturation through the Lenses of First, Second and Third Generation Clinical Art Therapists, Elizabeth Barraza, Christina Sanchez, and Carmen Solis

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Art Therapy and Evidence-Based Practice: An Exploration of Interactions, Michael G. Bauer, Chauney Peck, Aubrey Studebaker, and Naomi Yu

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A Cross-Cultural Exploration InTo Kinetic Family Drawings, Kathleen Deanna Baxter, Sharon Brooke Uy, and Stella Mina Yun

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Expanding the Theoretical Lenses of Addiction Treatment Through Art Therapy Practice, Lily F. Braverman

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Catequesis Familiar: A Program of New Evangelization and Life-long Catechesis for the Family and through the Family, Alexander David Fontes

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Blind Allegiance, Ebony P. Gilbert

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Blood Night, Tasha Joi Henderson

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The Preserve, Daniel J. Hogan

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The Closure Agency, Albert T. Leo

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A Heuristic Study of a Wounded Healer, Samantha McMullen

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Exploring a Trainee's Response to Visiting Refugees in Jordan: A Bifocal Art Exploration, Daniela Marie Montañez

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The Snoops, Rigvedita Nigam

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Generation Z, Jennevie A. Oliveri

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The Blast-Off Inn, Danielle M. Ownbey

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The Senator's Wife, Matthew Jay Schlissel

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Art Therapy Considerations with Transgender Individuals, Bryan A. Schnebelt

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The Role of Art Making in the Recovery from a Physical Disability due to Trauma, Erika Y. Schreefel

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An Exploration of the Utilization of Art Materials in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for Resolution of Attachment Trauma, Susan Lorena Snodgrass

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Finders Keepers, Nicholas Jay Thacker

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Bad Romance, Chad Edward Wllinger

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Agent Brownie, Andrew Michael Blanchette

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Latino Cultural Implications for Art Therapy: The Influence of Cultural Risk Factors and Academic Performance in High School, Piera Lynn Carfagno

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Visualizing Levels of Family Satisfaction and Quelity of Life in Families with an Autistic Member(s), Sarah Christolini and Camille Elise Werstler

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First Mate, Kara Costello

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Art Making for the Therapist: A Study on Clinical Insight, Therapist Identity, Self-Care, and Countertransference, Saira Crawford, Guadalupe Solis, and Eliza Ann Pfister

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

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Envisioning Queer Culture: Toward a Theological Framework for Reimagining Sexuality and Sexual Orientation, Danielle Dempsey

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

Final Curtain, Holly N. Leveque

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Art Therapy and Runaway Homeless Youth: An Exploration of Trauma and The Survival Response of, 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 Francis Murphy

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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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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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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 Gold 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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Has-Been, Katherine M. Adams

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Valentine Productions, Justin Amey

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The Collectors, Laura M. Baum

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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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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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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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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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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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Unified Earth, Adam Gonshorowski

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Attachment, Empathy, and Mentorship in a Community Arts Workshop with Adolescents, Amber Leigh Helmsttetter 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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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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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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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 Mendez

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

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

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

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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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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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