Kari M. Rehmann, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, is originally from Mid-Michigan and has lived in the Los Angeles area since 2003. She is a Registered Art Therapist, as well as an Infant/Family and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist and a Reflective Practice Facilitator II. Kari's graduate education includes an M.A. from Loyola Marymount University, and she has over eleven years of experience working professionally with children and families. Her passion lies in helping families with young children navigate the challenges of parenthood, as well as cope with more serious stressors that come their way. She is of consult to several local preschools, has a private practice in the San Fernando Valley, and continues supervising Birth-to-Five mental health service providers in community mental health settings.
Central Michigan University: B.A., Two Dimensional Art 2003
Loyola Marymount University: M.A., Marriage & Family Therapy / Clinical Art Therapy 2005
Areas of Expertise (4)
Industry Expertise (1)
Infant-Family & Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist (professional)
Endorsees include individuals from relevant professional practice disciplines who have a master’s degree or higher, a professional license from a state regulatory agency, and have completed the required 260 hours of training and 1000 hours of clinical practice. They provide prenatal, infant-family, and early childhood mental health services within their scope of practice in the areas of promotion, preventive intervention, and treatment.
- Art Therapy Credentials Board
- California Center for Infant-Family & Early Childhood Mental Health
- California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (CAMFT)
This research utilised grounded theory methodology to explore the current clinical experiences of art therapists who work with young children, formulating an art therapy frame that currently does not exist. Following a series of focus groups with art therapists who have worked extensively with 0–5-year-olds, additional written and creative responses were collected and further clarified the emergent theoretical frame. This theoretical frame posits art therapy as a modality that offers both creativity and structure, a dialectic integration that responds to identified issues at the early stages of life while combating pressures to over-standardise treatment...