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Louvenia Jackson - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Louvenia Jackson Louvenia Jackson

Assistant Professor of Marital & Family Therapy, College of Communication and Fine Arts | Loyola Marymount University


Assistant Professor of Marital & Family Therapy


Professor Louvenia Jackson, MFT, ATR, Ph.D. is an assistant professor at Loyola Marymount University in the Graduate Department of Marital Family Therapy/ Art Therapy College of Communications and Fine Arts. She received her Ph.D. from Notre Dame de Namur University in a one of its kind doctoral art therapy program. Dr. Jackson was one of the first cohort and the first African American. Dr. Jackson has extensive focus on cultural humility, acquiring new knowledge and self-exploration in art therapy. Dr. Jackson supports cultural humility in art therapy education through the involvement of collective art projects with diverse cultural communities. Her dissertation focused on “Acquiring new knowledge through art self-exploration and collective journaling to enhance cultural humility in art therapy.” Her work on cultural humility and art therapy education has earned her the May 2016 Outstanding Service Award in the Art Therapy Psychology Department Ph.D. Program from Notre Dame de Namur University and the American Art Therapy Association 2016 Perlie Roberson Scholarship on behalf of the associations Multicultural Committee. Dr. Jackson is currently featured in the research book Emerging Perspectives in Art Therapy (R. Carolan and A. Backos, 2018). Dr. Jackson co-edited the chapter “Wisdom Through Diversity in Art Therapy,” which focuses on cultural humility, and competence in art therapy. Currently, Dr. Jackson’s focus is on community-based art therapy practice and research in addressing social justice considerations in art therapy education.

Education (2)

Notre Dame de Namur University: M.A., Art Therapy

Notre Dame de Namur University: Ph.D., Art Therapy