Creative Arts Therapies Department
1601 Cherry Street, Room 7112
Dr. Joke Bradt, PhD, MT-BC is Associate Professor in the Creative Arts Therapies Department. As a board-certified music therapist, she has worked with hospitalized children, people with developmental disabilities, psychiatric illnesses and chronic pain. Her clinical work has focused on the use of vocal/instrumental improvisation and songwriting.
She has presented her clinical work and research findings extensively at national and international conferences, and has given keynote addresses in Italy, Australia, and the USA. She has authored and co-authored several music therapy articles, book chapters, and Cochrane Systematic Reviews.
Prior to joining the Drexel University faculty, she was the Assistant Director of the Arts and Quality of Life Research Center at Temple University and served on the music therapy faculty at Montclair State University.
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Cochrane systematic reviews, evidence-based practice, study design and ethical issues in creative arts therapy research, efficacy and effectiveness of music therapy interventions with medical patients, and the impact of music therapy improvisation techniques on chronic pain management.
Dr. Bradt is a member of the Exam Committee of the Certification Board for Music Therapists and has served on several regional and national professional committees in her field. She currently serves on the editorial board of the international journals Voices and Music and Medicine and is a reviewer for several journals such as the Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, Qualitative Inquiries Monographs, and The International Journal of Stress Management.