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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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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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

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

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The Familiars, Matt McGinnis

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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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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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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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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

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The Oracle, James Zolliecoffer

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Acculturation and Identity Issues of Latino Adolescents, Hilda Cristina Aceves

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Towards An Indian Constructive Theology: Towards Making Indian Christians Genuinely Indians and Authentically Christians, Dominic K. Arputham Rev.