Christine Charyton, Ph.D. is a Visiting Assistant Professor and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at the Ohio State University Wexner Center in Columbus, Ohio and a licensed psychologist in her private practice in Columbus, Ohio and Pataskala, Ohio. Christine Charyton, Ph.D., and John Elliott, Ph.D., are owners of Veselka Farms located at 4151 Mink Street SW, Pataskala, OH 43062. (740) 927-2640. (See

Christine’s research encompasses the synthesis and unification of interdisciplinary knowledge and transdisciplinary science. She focuses on the integration of psychology, neurology and engineering with cognitive and learning interventions. Christine has been actively working on the measurement and assessment of creative engineering design and cognitive risk tolerance. She recently edited a book called Creativity and Innovation among Science and Art. This winter she will be working on another book entitled Pilgrimage a Mindful Journey.

Christine specializes in the treatment of comorbid psychological and neurological conditions using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in combination with mindfulness and positive psychology. (See Her clinical research integrates interventional research with neuroscience and epidemiology.

Christine is also a musician, playing piano, keyboard, organ and some acoustic and electric guitar, writing and singing her original compositions and performing at venues in her band called Cyd Peace. (See She is working mastering the studio release of their next CD called Pilgrimage.

Christine has been riding since she was 6 years old and began competing under saddle and later hunter jumper at 7 years old. She had a Morgan pony named Valley short for My June Valentine (a birthday present in June). The pony had a white heart on his head for a marking. She then leased Star, a quarter horse and then purchased Andrew, a chestnut thoroughbred off the track when he was 3 years old going on 4 years. She trained him with Sharon Bush Flowers and had serious dressage lessons with Hans and a master class for eventing with Bruce Davidson. She competed and evented Andrew until she went to college with plans of pursuing her career to become a psychologist. Recently, Christine got back into riding and competing in dressage on Caruso with Jennifer Roth.

Now, Christine rides and trains Josef (Ukrainian for Joseph) (Josef was formerly called Joey or Joseph), a 4 year- old Thoroughbred that was purchased from Angela Moore. Josef raced and was then retrained in the basics in a hunter jumper fashion. She is currently training Josef for dressage and hound walking with potential to event and fox hunt in the future. Paige Liptak is assisting Christine with training Josef.

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