Charlotte Boston

Charlotte Boston
Professorial Lecturer

Areas of Expertise

Charlotte Boston is an art therapist at Adventist Behavioral Health-Rockville, Maryland. This 100-bed facility provides inpatient, residential, outpatient, and partial hospitalization services to a broad range of psychiatric diagnosis for populations from ages 5 to 89. Charlotte has over 26 years of experience in inpatient psychiatry. She has served in roles as director of expressive therapy, clinical director, supervisor, consultant, teacher, presenter, and author.  Charlotte was elected secretary of the Board of Directors of the American Art Therapy Association (AATA) in 2011 and was re-elected to serve again until 2015.  

In her 26 year career, Charlotte has worked with a broad spectrum of psychiatric inpatients. She received her MA in Art Therapy from the George Washington University in 1986. She interned and later worked with inpatient, psychiatric, active duty and retired soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. She was the past chairperson of the AATA Multicultural Committee 1996-1998. She has published and lectured on multicultural issues locally and nationally. In 1998, she co-authored a chapter in Tapestry of Cultural Issues in Art Therapy. In 2010, she débuted in the film Wheels of Diversity: Pioneers of Color. This was a 5 year project which included interviews and works of multicultural art therapy pioneers of color and their contribution to the AATA. Charlotte has been an adjunct faculty member in the GW Art Therapy Program since 2009. Charlotte has been both a field supervisor and a faculty supervisor.

Classes Taught

  • Social and Cultural Diversity in Art Therapy
  • Practicum Supervision