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 1997

Measuring the Validitiy of F.E.A.T.S. Using the Apple Tree Projective Drawing to Assess Self-Esteem in Adolescents, Rosine Ferber

Ofrendas: Altar-making Traditions in the Mexican Days of the Dead and Art Therapy Applications for Grief and Bereavement, Jeanne Gabriel

The Aging Population and the Experience of Life Satisfaction: A Phenomenological Paper in Clinical Art Therapy, Ariosto J. Coelho

The Diagnostic Drawing Series of Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa, Julie Price

The Effectiveness of Art Therapy with Depressed Older Adults in a Partial Hospital Program, Susan E. Galen

The Effects of Art Therapy Homework on the Self-Disclosure Statements of Seriously Emotionally Disturbed Adolescents, Kerry Olin

The Use of an Art Journal with Latency Age Children of Divorce: A Multiple Case Study, Shannon A. Anderson

The Use of House-Tree-Person Test in Diagnosing Mental Illness, Eva A. Jarrett

Theses/Capstones from 1996

A Cross-Cultural Comparison: Family Drawings of Japanese and American Elementary School Children in the United States, Junko Sumiya

A Jungian Based Study for Diagnosing Acculturative Stress Within the Hispainc Immigrant and Refugee Population, Lynnaia Keune

Art Therapy Program for the San Mateo County School-based Mental Health 599 Team, Anu Mathur

Assessigng Mandala Art in an Adolescent Diagnosed with Borderline Personality Features, Hauani Gibson

Grant Proposal for an Art Therpay Program for Pain Management at Packard Children's Hospital, Dennis Stott

Individual Art Therapy with Hospice Clients and Their Loved Ones in a Hospital Hospice Program, Beth Newman

Kids Helping Kids Side by Side, Mika Tomita

Meeting the Unborn: A Phenomenological Inquiry into Prenatal and Birth Experience, Patricia Nichols

Photo Art Therapy for the Adolescent Psychiatric Inpatient Program at McAuley Behavioral Health Services, Carolyn J. Donnay

Pilot Art Therapy Program for Emotionally Disturbed Adolescents at Maryhurst, Margaret K. Fennell

Pilot Art Therapy Program for SED Adolescents at the Institute for the Arts of Living, Sue Ann Martin

Proposal for the Establishment of a Psychological Rehabilitative Art Therapy Program for Adults with Serious Mental Illness and Their Families, Sheri Rossi

Read the Writing on the Walls: Graffiti and Art Therapy, Annie Marinovich

Sexual Abuse Indicators in Kinetic Family Drawings, Christopher Phillip Powers

The Diagnostic Drawing Series: A Comparison of Psychiatric Inpatient Adolescents in Crisis with Non-Hospitalized Youth, Hadass Shlagman

The Representative Use of Symbols Within the First Three Sessions of Cyber Sanplay Therapy, Sarah M. Slaughter

The Role of Art Therapy in the Formation of Identity in Female Adolescents, Kathleen M. Keller

Using Art Therapy in Developing Attachment of Adolecents in Fluid Families, Ellen Pompa

Theses/Capstones from 1995

A Grant Proposal for an Art Intervention for Anger Mangement/Violence Prevention Program, Lynn Spaulding

A Grant Proposal for a Pilot Art Therapy Program with Hospice Patients, Sharon A. Stohl

A Pilot Study for Art Therapy and the Wilderness Challenge: A Dual Modality in Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment, Martha Brooke Lawrence

Art Enhanced Parenting Education for Parents of Behavior Problem Children, Joyce R. Chesnos

Art Therapy: An Alternative Therapeutic Approach in the Treatment of Adolescents at-risk for Depression, Michelle Gay Wheatley

Art Therapy and People with HIV/AIDS a Grant Proposal: Group Art Therapy Program for the San Mateo County AIDS Program, Karen Lee Tripp

Art Therapy Based Outcome Study for Assessment of Adolescent Acute Care Treatment: A Progrtam Designed for Acute Care Adolescent Patients, Christopher Nicholas Anthony DiRaddo

Art Therapy for Adolescents with Behavior Disorders, Tricia Melican

Art Therapy Mirroring Techniques to Enhance Parents Sense of Self: Effect on Children and Adolescents, Claudia Sanchez-Cohen

Art Therapy Program for Children of Battered Women, Laura Anne Whitson

Assessing for Depression in Children with Severe Behavioral Disorders Using Kinetic-Tree-Person Drawings, Anne Tucker Stewart

A Video Proposal about the San Francisco General Hospital and Medical Center Pediatric Play Therapy Program San Francisco, California, Rebecca Ann Wyatt

Descriptive Analysis of Kinetic-Family-Drawings by Adults with Develpmental Disabilities, Barbara Kauffold

Documentation of the Use of Art Therapy in Croatia and Bosnia, Katie M. Cacic

Drawing Out the Spirit: Art Therapy as a Healing Force with Epstein-Barr Virus, Bardi Koodrin

Family Art Therapy: A Therapeutic Approach to Aid in the Adjustment of Foster Child Placement, Gina R. Larsen-Mott

Grant Proposal for A Children's Bereavement Art Group, Tobi Garelick

Grant Proposal for an Art Therapy Program at the Comprehensive Pediatric Care Unit of Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford, Susan L. Kleck

Grant Proposal for an Art Therapy Program for Individuals Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Theresa L. Hall

Grant Proposal for Enhancing Self-Esteem for Severly Emotionally Disturbed Adolescents Through Art Therapy, Donna L. Capaldi

Myth or Trend: A Study of the "Clinification Syndrome" in the Field of Art Therapy, Corinne Celeste Meadows

Substance Abusers and Differentiation: Viewing the Self within the Family System, Jeannette Lynn Whitfield

The AIDS Memorial Quilt: Therapeutic Benefits of Panelmaking as an Art Therapy Intervention, Michelle A. Thibaudeau

The "Bridge Drawing" Used as an Assessment of Chemically Dependent Veterans, Hal Lynne Micali