As the only Master of Arts in Art Therapy program in Northern California, Dominican University of California offers an intimate on-campus learning environment designed to prepare students for successful careers in art therapy while encouraging the artistic and therapeutic process.

This site brings together a collection of master's theses from the students of the Art Therapy program.


Theses/Capstones from 1987

The Tao of Art Experiential: A Measurement Designed to Identify Jung's Typology, Gerry Anne Lenhart

The Use of Art Therapy With Chonically Ill Adolescents, Ava Charney

Theses/Capstones from 1986

A Humanistic Approach to Art Therapy, Andrew Schwartz

An Exploration of the Use of Mirroring as a Therapeutic Technique for the Art Therapist, Robyn Nolta

Art Therapy with a Latency Age Child with Borderline Features, Reid M. Dorwin

Coming Out of Childhood: Adolescents and Art Therapy, Christa Hanson

"Flowers, Only Flowers" Art Therapy, The Elderly, and Depression A Case Study, Anne Elizabeth Peterson

Grant Proposal for Art Therapy Outreach Program Through the Mental Health Services, Dominican Santa Cruz Hospital, Bruce R. Arnold

Group Art Work with Chronic Schizophrenic Patients, Leonora Olds

The Effectiveness of the Art Therapy Process in the Survival of Suicide Aftermath, John B. MacCracken

Theses/Capstones from 1985

An Overview of Art Therapy with Children, Gail M. Ferens

A Proposal fo a Longitudinal Study to Document the Effects of Art as an Integral Part of Developmental Therapy, Kathleen M. Park

Art Therapy and the Pathological Child, William B. Cleland

Conversion Disorder: A Case Study Using Art Therapy, Margaret Anderson

Grant Proposal for Art Therapy Program Through the Community Health Abuse Council, Phyllis S. Rose

Men in Art Therapy: Exploring a Minority, Andreas Schmitz

Oedipal Triangle: A Case Study of Temperature Contrasts in Color and Symbol, John Dickinson

Relational Art Therapy: Bridge to Healing of the Abused Child, Cari Rondeau

Stress Management, Relaxation Techniques and Free Drawings with Elementary School Children, Demetra Paras

The Borderline Personality in Art Therapy, Sandra A. Songy

The Utilization of Art Therapy in Helping Children Deal with Loss, Mary Michelle Duffy

Theses/Capstones from 1984

Art Therapy as Crisis Intervention and Psycotherapy with a Four Year Old Girl in a Bereaved and Distressed Family, Barbara Joan Rossiter

Art Therapy Sessions with a Schizophrenic, Alice Folger

Art Therapy with Vietnam Veterans: The Importance of the Therapeutic Alliance, Barbara L. Cowan

Child Abuse An Indictment of a Society in Spiritual Crisis, Christen Grace Aaron

Grant Proposal An Art Therapy Program for Pregnant High School Age Women, Katherine McCleary

Grant Proposal: Expressive Art Program, Dorothy Perry

The Compensating Male and the Adolescent Transitional Stage, Scott P. Gregory

The Utilization of Art Therapy Techniqaues with Hospitalized Anorexic Patients, Karen L. McMichael

Transition to Manhood Thwarted: Struggles Portrayed Through Images, Virginia Taylor

Theses/Capstones from 1983

"A Boost Into Manhood" Violence and Aggression as it Relates to Sex Role Confusion, Scott P. Gregory

Art Therapy in an Acute Care Short Term Pschiatric Facility, Veronica Magay

Working Through the Art Therapy Program and Personal Process (in Conjunction with Primary Therapy), Marilyn Marshall

Theses/Capstones from 1982

A Personal Search for Definition as an Art Therapist, Alex Silberstein

Art: A Therapeutic Modality in the Treatment of Adolescents in Crisis, Sharon Rose McInerney

Art Therapy in a Geriatric-Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center, Mary May Wood

Grant Proposal for Directed Art Therapy for Children with Behavioral Problems: Preschool Through Latency Age, Alyce Curtiss-Cobb

Master of Arts Internship Crystal Springs Rehabilitation Center's Geriatric Psychiatric Ward Day Treatment/Continuting Care Program of Region IV of San Mateo County, Joan M. Evans

Theses/Capstones from 1981

A Proposal for an Art Alternative Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Elementary Students a the Jackson Hearing Center Palo Alto, California for the Academic Year of 1982-3, Barbara Stevenson

A Proposal for an Art Program to Enahnce the Self-Esteem of the Mentally Disabled, Sharyn McDonald

Art Therapy with an Electively Mute Child, Joyce E. Houser

Art Therapy with Three Autistic Boys, Lori Wroblewski

Comparison of Attitudes and Knowledge Regarding the Effect of Parent Workshops on the Learning Handicapped Child, Barbara Whitelaw

Expressive Play/Art Therapy with Children and Adolescents in an Ambulatory Care Center, Charleen Rubin

Grant Proposal, Martha Castillo

Growth Through Creativity, Jean Priestley

Implementation of an Art Therapy Program at a Child Abuse Residential Center, Elizabeth Joyce Voss

Peppermint Patty as a Possible Illustration of a Right-Brain-Dominant Child, Laura F. Williman

Theses/Capstones from 1980

Art and Play Therapy with Pediatric Brun Patients, Valerie Appleton

Art Experiences for Personal Growth, Virginia Meyer