Program Faculty

Mary Andrus

Assistant Professor and Art Therapy Program Director

Teaches: Current: AT 510 Introduction to Art Therapy, AT 524 Cross Cultural Counseling, AT 515 Group Dynamics, Processes and Art Therapy. Past: AT 501 Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy, AT 539 Art Therapy Professional Orientation and Ethics, AT 511 Helping Relationship: Art Therapy Technique, AT 530 Clinical Assessment by Graphic Means, AT 580 Art Therapy Practicum, AT 526 Clinical Practice Counseling Skills in Art Therapy, AT 570 Art Therapy Candidacy/Portfolio, AT 545 Equity-Based Community Interventions in Art Therapy, AT 583 Art Therapy Internship Studio, AT 594 Art Therapy Capstone, AT 563 Art Therapy Special Topics Cultural Humility & Art Therapy Trauma Treatment

Researches and specializes in: Mary’s scholarship focus is on expanding clinical practice beyond traditional practices, the use of film in reintegration and implications of art therapy in the treatment of collective trauma. Her clinical orientation is from a narrative, feminist, social constructionist orientation.


Kristine Bella

Art Therapy Instructor and Clinical Coordinator

Teaches: AT 582 Art Therapy Internship, AT 530 Clinical Assessment by Graphic Means, AT 511 Helping Relationship: Art Therapy Technique, AT 570 Art Therapy Candidacy/Portfolio

Researches and specializes in: Addictions, Adolescents, Family Art Therapy


Jillynn Garcia

Teaches: AT 545 Equity-Based Community Interventions in Art Therapy; AT 580 Art Therapy Practicum

Researches and specializes in: Eco-Art Therapy, LGBTQIA+, Children and Adolescents, Trauma


Erin Headley

Teaches: AT 580 Art Therapy Practicum

Researches and specializes in: OCD and related disorders, arts based advocacy and mental health literacy


Owen Karcher

Teaches: AT 542 Adult Development and Family Therapy

Researches and specializes in: Research interests: healing intergenerational and internalized oppression and dominance; supporting LGBTQ clients and therapists; liberatory methods for healing. Specializes in: LGBTQ clients; trauma; sex positivity and healing from sexual or intimate partner violence; supporting undocumented immigrants.


Shan Ru Lin

Teaches: AT 524 Cross-Cultural Counseling

Researches and specializes in: Trauma-informed care, working worth women, marginalized community, oppression and social justice, Expressive Therapies Continuum, ecoart therapy/ecopsychology


Marie Mellberg

Teaches: AT 550 Diversity & Social Equity; AT 526 Clinical Practice: Counseling Skills in Art Therapy Practice

Researches and specializes in: Chronic Illnesses/Disability; LGBTQ+, Culturally Specific (BIPOC)


Erin Patridge

Teaches: AT 594 Art Therapy Capstone, AT 535 Research Methods and Evaluation, AT 537 Art Therapy Research

Researches and specializes in: Older adults, technology, communication, art-based research, studio practice, nature/eco art


Quinn Rivenburgh

Teaches: AT 539 Art Therapy Professional Orientation and Ethics, AT 515 Group Dynamics, Processes, and Art Therapy, AT 580 Art Therapy Practicum

Specializes in: LGBTQ+ community competences with a special focus on the needs of transgender/gender diverse people including gender issues for children and youth.


Justin Rock

Teaches: AT 501: Theories of Counseling, AT513: Psychopathology, AT 522: Diagnostic Appraisal & Testing

Researches and specializes in: Existential-Humanistic Therapy, Bereavement and Grief, Ethical Non-Monogamy and Polyamory


Melissa “Missy” Satterberg

Teaches: AT 523 Child and Adolescent Development, AT 563 Art Therapy Special Topics


Beth Ann Short

Teaches: AT 501 Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy, AT 583 Art Therapy Internship Studio. Supervisor for L&C Open Studio and ASC Open Studio (supporting 2 practicum students).

Researches and specializes in: My theoretical lens aligns with a postmodernist approach, drawing from intersectionality, social constructivism, feminism, queer theory, and antiracism.