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Deann Acton, MFT

Deann Acton, M.A. MFT, ATR
Adjunct Faculty in Psychology

Professional Licenses and Memberships

  • Marriage and Family Therapist, MFC 41640

Professional Certifications or Registrations

  • Board Certified Art Therapist, ATCB 04-034

Educational Background

  • MA - Marriage Family Therapy/ Art Therapy,   Notre Dame de Namur University, Belmont, CA
  • BFA- Studio Art, University of Texas, Austin, TX

Areas of Expertise and Professional Practice

  • Domestic Violence
  • Trauma Recovery
  • Women’s Issues
  • Children with Special Needs
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Sand Tray
  • Narrative Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • San Mateo County School Based Mental Health


  • The Color Blind Therapist.  The Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, Volume 18, #2, 2001.
  • Art, Angst, and Trauma:  Right Brain Interventions with Developmental Issues.  Edited by Doris Banowsky Arrington.  Chapter Title:  The Magic Hour:  Success with Difficult Children.   Charles C. Thomas Publisher:  June 2007

Courses in 2013-2014

  • CP 5214 Domestic Violence

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