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Adenike Webb, PhD, MT-BC

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Adenike Webb


Assistant Clinical Professor; Clinical Coordinator

Creative Arts Therapies Department

Adenike Webb, PhD, is a board-certified music therapist with 20 years of experience. Her clinical work has been in behavioral and mental health settings, serving children through older adults. Her personal and clinical experiences as an Afro-Caribbean woman and immigrant in the United States sparked her research interests in furthering cultural awareness and sensitivity in music therapy practice, research and education. She employs a critical pedagogy in her academic and supervisory roles as a means of encouraging anti-oppressive engagement.

Webb has presented nationally and internationally within the fields of music therapy and psychiatry on topics such as the value of creativity in supporting well-being; systemic oppression and trauma; the academic and professional experiences of Black music therapists; the impact of cultural identity on music therapy training, scholarship and practice; and the role of social justice in music therapy. She served as guest co-editor of the first social justice-focused issue of the journal Music Therapy Perspectives.

Webb is a founding member of the Black Music Therapy Network, Inc., and serves on their steering committee. She is co-host of the podcast Black Creative Healing, which focuses on radical conversations, mindful collaborations and wholistic visioning centering Black communities.

Academic Distinctions

  • 2004 – Future Faculty Fellowship, Temple University
  • 2014 – Future Faculty Fellowship, Temple University

Professional Society

Black Music Therapy Network, Inc.

Selected Publications

  • Abrams, B. & Webb, A. (2022). Imagining post-colonial music therapy education. In A. Crooke and S. Hadley (Eds.), Colonialism and music therapy. Barcelona Publishers
  • Swamy, S. & Webb, A. (2022). Voices of change: Learning from the lived experiences of minoritized music therapists. Music Therapy Perspectives, 40(2), 121-124.
  • Webb, A. & Swamy, S. (2020). Introduction to the focus on social justice. Music Therapy Perspectives, 38(2), 100-101.

Editorial Review Board Membership

  • 2020-2022 Guest co-editor for the special issue on social justice, Music Therapy Perspectives
  • Peer reviewer for Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy

Research Interests

Social justice in music therapy; Culturally sustaining practices

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Music Therapy
    Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Master in Music Therapy
    Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Bachelor of Music, with a concentration in Music Therapy
    Radford University, Radford, VA