Date of Award
Master of Arts
Marital and Family Therapy
School or College
College of Communication and Fine Arts
Jessica Bianchi, Ed.D, ATR-BC, LMFT
This study looks at the Summer Arts Workshop (SAW) and its impacts on the adult facilitators that are involved in the workshop’s programming and implementation. The study seeks to gain an understanding of how the workshop could be improved in order to strengthen the workshop so that its adolescent participants could continue to benefit from attending it. The research question is: What are the impacts of a therapeutically informed summer arts workshop/camp with adolescents according to participants? Strengths? Space for improvements? This study is a qualitative approach utilizing a semi-structured interview. The analysis of the data from the four interviews found several common emergent themes that highlighted the strengths of SAW, such as helping to expand childhood surroundings and experience and creating a space for self-expression and creativity while also shedding light on common areas of improvement, such as creating a mentorship training program and increasing the length and scope of the program. With these findings, SAW can extrapolate the necessary data to use in creating a stronger program for its adolescent participants.
Loiseau, Alexandria C., "The Impacts of Loyola Marymount’s Summer Arts Workshop from the Perspective of the Adult Facilitators" (2020). LMU/LLS Theses and Dissertations. 911.