The Art of Proposal Development: Basics and Strategies for Success

The Art of Proposal Development: Basics and Strategies for Success presented by Nadia F. Paredes, MA, LMFT, ATR & Carolyn Brown Treadon, Ph.D., ATR-BC, ATCS.

Join us for an informal session on proposal writing. Bring your questions to ask presenters and fellow AATA members during this interactive session. We want to make this process as inclusive and welcoming as possible. Whether you're a first-time proposal writer or a seasoned conference presenter looking for a refresher, we hope that this information session will make the proposal process less daunting.

Please note that this session is not CEU-eligible and is available to AATA members only.

Dr. Carolyn Brown Treadon


Carolyn Brown Treadon (she/her) is the current Conference Program Chair and Coordinator for the Graduate Art Therapy Program at Pennsylvania Western University. She has been a part of the Conference Committee for the past 10 years and is in her final term.

Carolyn is a Registered and Board Certified art therapist (ATR-BC), and an Art Therapy Certified Supervisor (ATCS). Before entering academia, Carolyn provided art therapy services in alternative schools and outpatient settings.  She served as the clinical supervisor of a community-based mental health clinic. During that time, she had the privilege of supervising art therapy interns as well as interns from other disciplines.

Her published research includes topics on utilizing art museums in the therapeutic process and using the art therapy process to alter individual's perceptions and attitudes. She 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. 

As an artist, Carolyn likes to explore the layering of traditional and non-traditional materials, painting, and building.

Nadia F. Paredes


Through her expressive arts programs, Nadia Paredes helps people connect with their inner creativity and empower their minds and souls. Nadia founded Nadia Paredes - Creative Studio, a bilingual resource for empowering, healing, and artistic inspiration. With expertise and training as an Art Therapist, Intuition Painting Facilitator, and Licensed Martial and Family Therapist, she creates programs for transformation, creativity, and art-making as a mindfulness practice. Nadia also works in corporate wellness as a speaker and workshop facilitator and is an Adjunct Professor and Art Therapy Supervisor at Loyola Marymount University.


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