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Deepening Art Therapy Understanding in Mexico

  Broadening student experience has always been a vital component of LMU’s Marital and Family Therapy (MFTH) graduate program. In 2004, department chair Debra Linesch, a longtime advocate for informing clinical skills with social justice and cultural awareness, launched the Art Therapy in Mexico summer program. This two-week long summer program teams LMU art therapy […]

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Summer Arts Workshop Explores How Community Shapes Identity

In August, CFA’s Marital and Family (Art) Therapy (MFTH) Department held its 10th Annual Summer Arts Workshop. The young workshop participants were middle school students who collaborated with MFTH faculty members over the course of the week to explore and express their experiences and personalities through art. The effort combined a number of artistic techniques to […]

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Paige Asawa MFTH

American Art Therapy Association Honors MFT Faculty Member

This summer at the American Art Therapy Association (AATA) Annual Conference in Baltimore, Marital and Family (Art) Therapy faculty member Dr. Paige Asawa, PhD, ATR-BC, received the 2016 Distinguished Clinician in Family Service Award. This honor is bestowed on those who serve as models of excellence in art therapy. As an art therapist, art therapy […]

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MFT program produces high number of stipend recipients

More than half of the 2015-16 graduates of CFA’s Marital and Family Therapy program have been awarded State of California and the L.A. County Department of Mental Health stipends to use towards their educational costs. Out of a graduating class of 20 students, 11 were awarded the $18,500 stipend and three were chosen as alternates, […]

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Debra Linesch, who works with children, adolescents and families in crisis, oversees LMU’s collaborative art therapy program with the Universidad Iberoamericano in Mexico.

A Conversation with Debra Linesch

Debra Linesch is professor and chair of the LMU Department of Marital and Family Therapy. The author of four books and numerous articles and a former elementary school teacher, she has worked for years helping children deal with the effects of witnessing violence.   Does the impact on children who are witnesses of gun violence […]

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