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Adam Graves, ATR-BC, LMHC, NCC

Adam Graves

Department of Art Therapy Counseling
Assistant Professor
Davignon Hall
503.636.8141, ext. 6332


MA, Art Therapy, Marylhurst University
BA, Studio Art – Painting, Psychology, Bethany College

Classes Taught

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.

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Greg Crosby Presents at Health Conference

Greg Crosby, art therapy counseling and human sciences faculty, led an all-day workshop on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at Catholic Health Partners in Adrian, Mich. in May 2014.

Christine Turner Presents at National Conference

Christine Turner, art therapy counseling chair, presented at the annual conference of the Association for Death Education and Counseling in Baltimore in April 2014.


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October 23, 2014

Graduate Programs Information Session

Learn about Marylhurst's graduate degree programs. MA - Applied Pastoral Theology. MA - Art Therapy Counseling. MA - Interdisciplinary Studies. MA...



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