Maxine Borowsky Junge ’59

Dr. Maxine Borowsky Junge ’59 is considered a pioneer in the art therapy profession, training clinical art therapists to carry the responsibility of entire cases and to work in outpatient settings with a variety of populations and mental health problems. Maxine is professor emerita at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, and was chair of the Department of Marital and Family Therapy (Clinical Art Therapy.) She has also been a professor at Goddard College in Vermont and Antioch University, Seattle, Washington where she taught psychology, counseling, group dynamics, organizational development, and art therapy in the years after her retirement from Loyola Marymount. Graduating from Scripps in art in 1959, she was educated in the graduate Painting Department at UCLA and, in 1973, received a Masters of Social Welfare from University of Southern California. She earned a Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Systems from the Fielding Institute. Maxine is a registered and board certified art therapist, as well as a licensed clinical social worker. Maxine has published six books, and her research establishes an important alternative theory of creativity to the usual unitary ones and hypothesizes that creativity is born out of differing personality worldviews manifested and illuminated in artwork. She is the 2012 recipient of the Scripps College Distinguished Alumna Award.