The Oregonian featured a story about Kinship House, a safe place for foster children to process their memories and emotions, and its executive director, Heather Jefferis '97.
Department of Art Therapy Counseling
503.636.8141, ext. 6332
MA, Art Therapy, Marylhurst University
BA, Studio Art – Painting, Psychology, Bethany College
The Helping Relationship: Counseling/Art Therapy Technique
Child Development, Psychopathology, and Art Therapy/Counseling
Group Dynamics, Processes, Counseling, and Art Therapy
Professional and Clinical Practices in Art Therapy/Counseling
Clinical Assessment by Graphic Means
Clinical Practice: Counseling Skills in Art Therapy Practice
Adam Graves is a board certified art therapist and National Certified Counselor. He has been on the faculty of Marylhurst University since 2004, first as an adjunct faculty member, and now as an Assistant Professor.
His clinical work focused on art therapy with children, adolescents, and families in both residential treatment and a therapeutic school program. Adam teaches several core courses in the first year of the program and coordinates the first year field placements.
Adam's research interest is in assessment, specifically examining the use of standardized drawings and scoring systems in art-based assessment. He recently published a book review in The Arts in Psychotherapy Journal and presented his research at the 2012 Annual Conference of the American Art Therapy Association.