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Meet the New Chair of Marital and Family Therapy

Professor Einat Metzl has been named the Chair of CFA’s Graduate Department of Marital and Family (Art) Therapy (MFTH), following the stepping-down of former long-time chair Debra Linesch, who will remain a full-time faculty member in the department. Metzl has taught at LMU since 2008, after receiving her Ph.D. in Art Education/Art Therapy from Florida State University. She is also a graduate of Loyola Marymount University, receiving her Master of Arts in Marital and Family Therapy in 2005.

As a licensed marital and family therapist and a registered art therapist, Metzl works with private clients in addition to her work with the MFTH Department. She is committed to expanding art therapy research and bridging our current paradigms of art therapy with related disciplines; weaving our collective knowledge of wellness in ways that benefit the diversity layers between and within each of us.

Metzl is also the director of MFTH’s Art Therapy in Mexico Program, a two-week long summer program that teams LMU art therapy students with students from the Mexican Institute of Art and Psychotherapy (IMPA) on the beautiful grounds of the Instituto Allende in San Miguel de Allende in Mexico. The experience is tailored to allow participants the opportunity to consider cultural aspects of therapy with new populations, strengthening their clinical skills, and working with individuals and families in rural villages around San Miguel de Allende, who would otherwise not be able to receive art therapy services.

Previous articles featuring Metzl:

LMU’s Art Therapy Program Highlighted in Teaching Artists Guild Publication

Integrating Art and Sex Therapies: Professor Metzl Publishes New Book

Deepening Art Therapy Understanding in Mexico