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Carolyn Brown Treadon

Published July 5, 2016

Adjunct Professor
Department of Art


(850) 445-9293

Carolyn Brown Treadon is a Registered and Board Certified art therapist (ATR-BC), and an Art Therapy Certified Supervisor (ATCS). She is an adjunct professor at Florida State University and a part time Instructor at Edinboro University. Carolyn received a Bachelor of Science and Fine Art degrees from Ohio University, Master of Arts in Expressive Therapy from The University of Louisville and a Ph.D. from Florida State University. Before beginning teaching, Carolyn provided art therapy services in alternative schools and out-patient settings before becoming clinical supervisor of a community based mental health clinic. During that time, she supervised art therapy interns as well as interns from other disciplines. She has published research on utilizing art museums in the therapeutic process and using art therapy process to alter individual’s perceptions and attitudes toward individuals with disabilities. Carolyn continues to explore how using resources such as the museum and other experience based practices can be utilized to further students’ knowledge acquisition during their training to become art therapists.


B.S. and B.F.A. from Ohio University
M.A. in Expressive Therapy from The University of Louisville
P.h.D from Florida State University

Teaching Areas

Intro to Counseling, Assessment


Children and Art Therapy in Museums

Select Scholarly/Creative Works & Awards

  • Treadon, C. B. (2015). Book Review [Review of the book The Practitioner’s Guide to Child Art Therapy: Fostering Creativity and Relational Growth, by Annette Shore. Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art therapy Association, 32(3). 153-154.
  • Treadon, C. B. (2015). Bringing Art Therapy in Museums. In Rosal, M. L. & Gussak D. (Eds.), The Wiley-Blackwell handbook of art therapy.
  • Creating a Bridge Between Adjunct Educators and Students, Paper Presentation at the AATA Conference, July 2015
  • Art Therapy with young Children, Masters Supervision Group, AATA, July 2013; July 2014; July 2015; scheduled to present July 2016
  • Enhancing Cohesion in Art Therapy Graduate Students: Self-care Art Journal Swap, Paper Presentation at the AATA Conference, July 2014
  • Secretary for the for the Art Therapy Credentials Board 2015-2016
  • Director for the Art Therapy Credentials Board 2012- 2014