Casey Barlow is an art therapist with the Florida State University/Florida Department of Corrections Art Therapy in Prisons Program. She provides individual and group art therapy services to individuals incarcerated at both male and female institutions. While a graduate student, she served practicum placements in a level V male prison, a forensic state hospital, and a residential substance abuse treatment facility. Upon graduation, she accepted a position with the mental health team at a maximum-security women’s prison. As a clinical art therapist, Ms. Barlow has spent several years providing client-centered art therapy and dialectical behavior therapy to incarcerated adults with severe and persistent mental illness, especially individuals with a significant history of trauma. She serves as an instrumental member of the inmates’ Individualized Education Program and clinical treatment teams. Additionally, she works as a liaison between the Program Director and the local prison staff within her region.
Master of Science in Art Therapy, Florida State University.
Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Virginia.
Ms. Barlow’s research interests include art therapy in forensic settings, identity reconstruction, trauma transformation, sex offender treatment, mindfulness practices, and the therapeutic uses of labyrinths.