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Capstone Theses from 2020

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T is for Territory: A Literature Review of Human Experience in Dramatic and Virtual Spaces, Jennifer Marshall

Capstone Theses from 2019

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"Music and Memory": Is it Personalized Music Therapy or Just 'Good Music'?, Tamara Adams

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Being a witness: Using kinesthetic empathy as a reflective tool for clients, Nishtha Agarwal

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Art Therapy in a Museum Setting for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: A Literature Review, Sharon Aguilar

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Method Development: Dance/Movement Psychotherapy to Address Substance Use Disorder in Cultural Appalachia, Taylor Aitken

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Pushing Back on Patriarchy Through Feminist Expressive Arts Therapy, Rosanna Alejo

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An Application of The Expressive Therapies Continuum with Trauma-Related Symptoms in Women, Nielle Alfred

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Examining the Impact of DMT with African American Families Affected by Trauma: A Literature Review, Darkia Anderson

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The Effects of Dance and Movement Therapy with Adolescents Who Have Experienced Trauma, a Literature Review, Katherine Anderson

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Puppet Creation: A Lost Art in Treating Child Trauma, Keely Anderson

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In the Wings: Actors & Mental Health A Critical Review of the Literature, Gabrielle L. Arias

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A Critical Review of the Literature on the Accessibility of Music Therapy in Rural Areas in the USA for Families with Children with Special Needs, Carolyn Artesani

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Reparation of Dignity: A Literature Review of Trauma-Informed Addiction Treatment with Expressive Arts Therapy, Courtney R. Battistelli

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Dance/Movement Therapy as a Tool to Improve Social Skills in Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Literature Review, Holly Berlandy

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Implications and Applications of Eco-Therapy on Art Therapy, Eliza Bessone

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Using D/MT to Elicit Social Change for the Incarcerated: A Literature Review, Courtney Bieda

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Exploring the Usage of Found Objects in Art Therapy for Bereavement: A Literature Review, Bridget Bogan

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No Need for Words: Participatory Action Research with an Arts-based Peer Support Group, Samantha Boyce

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Assisting Elders with Dementia in Residential Settings through Music Therapy: A Literature Review, Benjamin Burke

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Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome A Literature Review on African American Community Healing and Expressive Arts Therapy, Akinlana Burrowes

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The Poetic Function of Imagination: The Parallel Process of Poiêsis, Angela Carlson

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Using Body Oriented Interventions for Impulse Control in Individuals Struggling with Addiction: A Literature Review, Cheryl Cavey

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Patterned Sensory Enhancement-Based Interventions in an Acute Rehabilitation Setting: Development of a Method, Lionel Cheong

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Breaking Pathological Stigmas: Art Therapy and Yoga with Mental Illnesses and Substance Abuse: Development of a Method, Daniell Cohen

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Sensory Art Therapy with Students in Public Schools: Development of a Method, Sarah Como

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Literature Review on Urban Trauma and Applying a Trauma-Informed Approach, Ashley Corazon

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Social Goals in Adults with ASD: The Case for Ballroom in Dance/Movement Therapy, Stacey Crimans

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A Trauma-Informed Art Therapy Approach for Boys with Sexualized Problematic Behaviors: A Group Method, Rebecca Cyr

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Principal Instruments in Music Therapy Practice: An Art-Based Research Community Engagement Project, Alison G. Dagger

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A Literature Review of Nature-Based Expressive Arts Therapy for Bereaved Children, Wendy Dalton

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Expressive Mindfulness: A Trauma-Sensitive Expressive Arts Therapy Group Method, Meghan Daly

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Making and Using Natural Art Materials and its Effect on Adolescents’ Self-Concept, Jocelyn Dimpel

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The Benefits of Art Therapy for Mental Health Clinicians Who Have Experienced Vicarious Trauma, Monique Downs

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Attachment, Shame, the Expressive Therapies and Substance Use Disorders, Steven Edelman

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Art Therapy as a Tool for Enhancing Adolescent Identity Formation, Self-Knowing, and Empowerment., Victoria Force

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The Use of Dance/Movement Therapy to Improve Stabilization of Trauma Responses in Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence: A Literature Review, Genevieve Fuller

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Dance/Movement Therapy As a Tool to Address Racism and Injustice in Service Learning, Melody Gamba

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Nature as an Impermanent Canvas: An Intergenerational Nature-Based Art Community Engagement Project, Joy Geha

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The Possibility of Assessment Tools in Expressive Arts Therapy, Joyce Gendler

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Mindfulness-Integrated Art Therapy & the Cultivation of Self-Compassion: Development of a Method, Mollie German

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Leading the Play: Development of a Method Supporting Expression and Control with Adults with Dementia, Victoria Green

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A Literature Review of Art Therapy for Women with Breast Cancer, Soraya Hage Obeid

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A Time to Play: A Literature Review on Trauma-Informed Play and Expressive Arts Therapy Approaches for Low-Income Children, Leila Hashimi Malone

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Culture, Identity, and Critical Theory in Expressive Arts Therapy: A Literature Review, Isaac Hunnewell

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A Nature- Informed Expressive Arts Therapy Method and Group Participation in Youths, Ella E. Huzdovich

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Facing Neurotypical Normativity: An Ethical Call for Therapeutic Sensitivity to Neurodiversity, Karen Irvine

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Existential Art Therapy in Children’s Bereavement Groups: Development of a Method, Catherine Johnson

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Development of a Method: The Use of Flowers in Group Art Therapy, Paige Johnson

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Digital Music Making: Developing a Method for Using Technology in Music Psychotherapy, Sangeetha Kavety

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Expressive reflections: Using multi-modal response art as a method of understanding and verbalization, Brayden Kendziora

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Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapy for Adults at a Short-Term Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital, Megan Kenyon

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Feeling Colors: Reflections on the Creative Process of a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Kimberly Ann Knowles

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Promoting Resilience in Economically Disadvantaged Adolescents through School-Based Expressive Arts Groups, Bailey Knox

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Fostering Creativity for Healing: A Literature Review on the Use of Art Therapy and Mindfulness with Traumatized Adults, Kathryn Kost

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Trauma-Focused CBT Informed Music Therapy: Connecting Traumatized Youth with Affective Modulation — Developing a Method, Genevieve Kurtzman

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Exploring Intersections of Queer Artist Identities through Music: A Community Engagement Project, Derrick Lacasse

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Art Therapy Blossoms: Developing Floral Design in Art Therapy for Adults with Anxiety, Katharine Lagreze

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A Laughing Matter: Transforming Trauma Through Therapeutic Humor and Expressive Arts Therapy, Alison M. Landoni

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Beyond Regression: An Investigation of Art Material Choice for Children with Trauma, Natalie Lane

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Two Worlds, One Family-Acculturation, Identity Development, and Storytelling: Literature Review, Christie Lebrun

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The Relationship Between Therapy And Students’ Anxiety, Seung H. Lee

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Songwriting as Self-care - A Burnout Prevention Tool for Mental Health Professionals: Development of a Method, Brittany Leonard

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“There was something magical about this group”: Building Cohesion in a Psychiatric Hospital, Mariah L. Logan

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The Mandala as Response Art: A Method for Centering, Containing, and Exploring, Kristine Lorentzsen

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Drama Therapy with Queer Adults: Identity Reflection and Expression, Emily Lunardi

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Sometimes a Crucible: Mindfulness Art Therapy Experientials in a DBT-Oriented Residential Partial Hospitalization Program for Dually-Diagnosed Adults, Joan Mancuso

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Role Method with Patients with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Development of a Method, Megan Marchant

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Structured Songwriting in Special Education Group Music Therapy from a Humanistic Lens: Development of a Method, Katherine Marsh

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Exploring Ageism Intergenerationally with the Expressive Arts, Sarah Masciave

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An Open Studio Approach to Adolescent Identity Formation: A Development of a Method, Bailey E. McCombs

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Images of the Self: A Literature Review Exploring the Use of Altered Book Making with Adolescent Girls with Anxiety and Depression, Erica McCracken

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Using Expressive Arts Therapy to Test Construct Limitations in Temperament, Julia McGlew

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Music Therapy Assisted Childbirth in the United States: A Critical Literature Review, Sydney Mohr

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Developing a Dance/Movement Therapy Based Method for Cultivating Mind-Body Connection in Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease, Amy E. Motson

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Back to Belonging: Nature Connection and Expressive Arts Therapy in the Treatment of Trauma and Marginalization, Jesse Newcomb

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Moving Blind Spots: Cultural Bias in the Movement Repertoire of Dance/Movement Therapists, Ebony Nichols

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I Will Circle Back: A Literature Review of Witnessing in Developmental Transformations, Chelsey O'Connor

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Development of an Art Therapy Method for the Prevention and Treatment of Vicarious Trauma, Leanna Pai

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Ethical Art Waste: Examining Resource Management in the Art Studio, Amanda Peavey

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Creativity and Movement Maintain Synaptic Activity, Improving QOL in Older Adults: A Critical Review, Caitlin Pilette

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Towards Healing Ambiguous Grief with Nature-Based Expressive Arts Therapy, Embodiment, and Mindfulness: A Literature Review, Emily Piper

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Using Dance/Movement Therapy to Educate Hospice Providers on Preventing Burnout: A Method, Victoria G. Powell

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An Exploration of Whiteness, Resilience, and Dance/Movement Therapy, Sharon Elizabeth Quimbay Nolasco

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Expressive Arts Therapy for Healing Gang Trauma: A Community Engagement, Margaret Reid

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The Metaphor of Protected Spacein Therapy with Survivors of Trauma: Development of an Art Therapy Method, Aiden J. Reis

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DMT and “The Man Box:” Provoking Change and Encouraging Authentic Living, An Arts-Based Project, Steven Reynolds

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Considering Art Therapy for Adults with Fear of Cancer Recurrence (FCR): A Literature Review, Max Roberts

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Art Therapy and Art Education: A Conversation - A Critical Review of the Literature, Shannon Rogers

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The Role of Meaning Making in Expressive Writing and Adults with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Literature Review., Leah Kennedy Rose

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Dance/Movement Therapy for Competitive Dancers: A Community Engagement Project, Melanie Ryder

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Development of a Method: Self-Directed Self-Expression through Digital Storytelling for Students with Behavioral Concerns, Stephanie Sabins

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Empowering the Plus Size Body Using Dance as Therapy, Ashley Sampson

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Mindful Mandala Art Therapy in Partial Hospitalization with Children: Development of a Method, Kristen Sampson

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Holistic Music Therapy – Reconnecting Mind to Body Through SMART-Supplemented Music Therapy: Development of a Method, Jacqueline San Nicolas

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Creating Connection: Group Expressive Arts Therapy with Incarcerated Women, María Luisa Santamaría

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The Embodiment of Attachment and Grief in Adolescents: A Literature Review, Kelsey Sawyer

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Movement and Support as Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease: A Literature Review, Sara K. Schmidt

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Observing, Understanding, and Treating Disordered Attachment Patterns: A Dance Movement Therapy Perspective, Arika Schultz

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Solution Focused Brief Expressive Arts Therapy, David Sherman

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How can Storytelling Facilitate Body Positivity in Young Women Struggling with their Bodies?: Literature Review, Natalie Slaughter