Louvenia Jackson, Ph.D.

Louvenia Jackson, Ph.D., LMFT, ATR-BC

Email: Louvenia.Jackson@lmu.edu

Louvenia Jackson, Ph.D., LMFT, ATR-BC is an assistant professor at Loyola Marymount University Graduate Department of Marital Family Therapy with Specialized Training in Art Therapy. She received her MFT and Ph.D. from Notre Dame de Namur University Art Therapy in the Psychology Department. Her work on cultural humility in art therapy education has earned her the May 2016 Outstanding Service Award from NDNU’s Art Therapy Psychology Department Ph.D. Program, the American Art Therapy Association’s 2016 Pearlie Roberson Scholarship, the 2020 Loyola Marymount University Ascending Scholar Award and the Southern California Art Therapy Association Distinguished Service Award 2021.

Dr. Jackson is featured in the research book Emerging Perspectives in Art Therapy (Carolan and Backos, 2018), in the co-edited chapter “Wisdom Through Diversity in Art Therapy,” focusing on cultural humility, and competence in art therapy. She has also co-authored a publication with LMU faculty Anthony Bodlovic, Bodlovic, A. & Jackson, L. (2018). “A Cultural Humility Approach to Art Therapy Multicultural Pedagogy: Barriers to Compassion”. The International Journal of Diversity in Education, 19(1):1-9.

Currently, Dr. Jackson released her first authored book, Jackson, L. (2020). Cultural Humility in Art Therapy: The Balance of Creativity, Introspection and Advocacy. Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publications. Dr. Jackson is recently featured in Scholastic Art magazine January/February 2021 issue under featured Career. Dr. Jackson serves on the American Art Therapy Associations Board of Directors and currently focuses on community-based art therapy practice and research in addressing social justice considerations in art therapy education.