Dr. Bradley Elison teaches graduate students in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program. His coursework includes theories of counseling, psychopathology, and lifespan development. Dr. Elison began his career as a Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor and worked in substance abuse treatment for three years. His primary clinical interest is family systems counseling, and he has worked as a Licensed Professional Counselor with families, children, and adolescents in inpatient, partial hospitalization, and group home environments.

Dr. Elison’s scholarly interests include adolescent brain development, violence in the workplace, family dynamics, and counselor education. He joined the faculty in 2016, after 15 years of academic experience at both the undergraduate and graduate levels at Carroll College.

He enjoys hiking and mountain biking as well as downhill and cross-country skiing. He has played the trombone since 5th grade and currently plays in a community band and in a traditional big band.

BA, Whitman College
MEd, College of William and Mary
EdD, College of William and Mary

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”