This is a collection of Art Therapy Master's Theses (1981 - 2015) from the time that the program was located at Notre Dame de Namur. The program moved to Dominican University of California in the Fall of 2021.

The theses listed here currently reside at the Archbishop Alemany Library and only available for use in the Library


Theses/Capstones from 1997

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

Art Therapy Masters Theses Indexes, Waldena R. O'Sullivan

The Diagnostic Drawing Series of Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa, Julie Price

Art and Healing Among the Native Americans, Serita Rardin

House-Tree-Person with Breast Cancer Patients as Indicating Mood Disturbance, Secure Attachment, and Suppression, Susie Winn

A Cross-Cultural Perspective of the Perception of Color as it Relates to Affect, Delia Lynn Yskamp

Theses/Capstones from 1996

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sexual Abuse Indicators in Kinetic Family Drawings, Christopher Phillip Powers

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

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

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

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

Kids Helping Kids Side by Side, Mika Tomita

Theses/Capstones from 1995

The Diagnostic Drawing Series: Research with Depressed Acute Psychiatric Inpatient Adults, Megan J. Burdick-Grade

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

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

The Experience of Childlessness for Women in Midlife Who Delayed Childbearing Until It Was Too Late, Gail Caufield

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

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

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

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

The Coming Out Process: Parental Knowledge of Sexual Orientation and the Self-Esteem of Adult Lesbians, Gabrielle M. Johnson

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

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

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

The Use of Imagery and Visualization in a Cognitive-Based Art Therapy Group to Increase Internality in Adolescent Girls, Kristin Joy Kuhlman

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

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

Victim to Victimizer: Breaking the Cycle: An Art Therapy Group Intervention with Sexually Abused Boys in a Residential Settting, Lisa A. Manthe

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

Art Therapy for Adolescents with Behavior Disorders, Tricia Melican

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

The Diagnostic Drawing Series: Research with Male Inmates Incarcerated for Murder, Claudee D. Mitchell

The Effects of Adoption on Identity as Assessed by the Kinetic Family Drawing, Colleen Paul

The Use of a Body Sculpture Experience as a Means of Addressing Body-Image with Five Women, Jeanne Cory Preville

Visual Construct Choices of Incarcerated Women, Estelle Frances Rubenstein

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

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

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