Counseling & Art Therapies Blog

Counseling and Creative Arts Therapies at Marylhurst University

Welcome to Marylhurst University’s Counseling & Creative Therapies department blog. Stay up-to-date on the latest news from Marylhurst’s Department of Counseling & Creative Therapies with blog posts authored by Marylhurst faculty, students, alumni and community members.

Ellen Urbani Wins Peace Corps Writer Award

Marylhurst alum Ellen Urbani ‘96 won several awards for Landfall, her book of historical fiction set in Louisiana during Hurricane Katrina, including the 2016 Maria Thomas Fiction Award from Peace Corps Worldwide. […]

Creative Wellness Podcast – Featuring Mary Andrus

Last month Beth Ann Short, owner of 100th Monkey Studio and adjunct professor at Marylhurst, interviewed our own Mary Andrus, Art Therapy Program Director as a part of the Creative Wellness Podcast. Listen in as they [...]

Kristi Gmutza Curates Refugee Art Exhibit

Art therapy alum Kristi Gmutza ’03 is one of the curators of an exhibition featuring art works produced by Somalia and Syrian refugees at Art of the Soul Studio in Indianapolis. The exhibition runs through [...]

Thriving: Moving Beyond Just Surviving School

This election cycle has been filled with divisiveness, division and opposition. We need to come together now more than ever to see how we are alike, to understand one another and to build compassion and empathy. We need to strive toward inclusion, honoring diversity and embracing dispassionate viewpoints.