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Program Faculty

jennifer schwartzJennifer Schwartz Mrazek, MAAT, ATR-BC, ATCS
Chair, Undergraduate Art Therapy
440 484 7030
Parker Hannifin (PH) 212

Ms. Schwartz is a medical art therapist and has over 20 years of clinical experience, primarily as the Program Manager of the Art Therapy Studio, and as an art therapist at the Centers for Dialysis Care. Jennifer has taught courses in the undergraduate and graduate art therapy programs at Ursuline for over 10 years. She has held leadership positions at the Art Therapy Studio, as Executive Director, at the Buckeye Art Therapy Association, serving as President for two terms, and at the American Art Therapy Association, serving on the Conference Committee.  Jennifer was the 2016 Recipient of the Advising Excellence Award here at Ursuline. She earned her Master of Arts in Art Therapy at Vermont College of Norwich University (’94), and her Bachelor of Arts at Ursuline College, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 1993 with a double major in psychology and studio art. Jennifer is a mixed-media and fiber artist who makes art for stress management, personal growth, social action and community building. 

  Molly O'Neill Haaga, PhD, LPC, ATR
  Assistant Professor, Art Therapy

Dr. Haaga's clinical experience has included work with individuals, families, and groups in community mental health,   hospital, school, rehabilitation, and studio settings.  Her areas of expertise are centered on using mind-body oriented art therapy approaches to identify, examine, and alter maladaptive thoughts and behaviors in an effort toward achieving wholeness and balance.  Dr. Haaga earned her bachelor's degree from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she majored in art therapy with a minor in psychology.  After graduating from Ursuline College's Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling Program, she then returned to Lesley University to earn her doctoral degree in Expressive Therapies.  Her doctoral research focused on psychosocial implication of medical illness and the role of art therapy in assessment, treatment, and management of medically related issues. 

Cameron PlagensCameron M. Plagens, PhD, ATR-BC
Adjunct Faculty, Art Therapy

In her private practice, Dr. Plagens practices Holistic Psychotherapy, emphasizing positive psychology, awareness, and creativity. Complementing her doctorate in Transpersonal Psychology, she is trained in Yin and Hatha yoga, and is a board-certified art therapist. She offers her clients many tools such as meditation, yoga, breathing techniques, and creativity. Her clinical experience also includes work as an art therapist for the Hospice of the Western Reserve.

 Dr. Plagens has taught at Atlantic University and Cuyahoga Community College, and has offered workshops at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland, 3Sisters Yoga Studio, and other regional organizations. She holds a PhD from Sophia University, an MA in Art Therapy and Counseling from Ursuline College, and a Bachelor of Arts from Ursuline College which included significant coursework from the Cleveland Institute of Art. She finds empowerment in creative expression, and believes that while we are always creating our lives, we need to create them consciously.