Professor Maru Serricchio-Joiner earned her B.A. in art studio and psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and her M.A. in Marital and Family Therapy/Art Therapy from Loyola Marymount University. Currently she is an International Psychology PhD candidate, with a concentration in Organization and Systems, from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, where she is currently researching loss and grief support in the Mexican workplace.
Professor Serricchio-Joiner is a licensed marital and family therapist, board certified art therapist, and feels passionately about her research endeavors. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and growing up in Mexico City, Professor Serricchio-Joiner has a diverse background and uses a cultural competence and a multi-systemic lens throughout all her professional roles.
Professor Serricchio-Joiner began her art therapy practice in 2013 and has since served many clients, as well as provided workshops to clinicians, schools, and organizations to discuss and address ways to transform and experience loss and grief, transition to end of life, and trauma, to name a few, with a creative and socially just focus.