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 adults with chronic pain and chronic illnesses, hospitalized children, and people with psychiatric illnesses. 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 authored and co-authored many 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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Systematic reviews and meta-analysis, efficacy and effectiveness research of music therapy interventions with medical patients, mixed methods research, and the impact of music therapy improvisational methods on chronic pain management.
Dr. Bradt has served on several regional and national professional committees in her field and has served on the Exam Committee of the Certification Board for Music Therapists. She is the co-editor of the Nordic Journal of Music Therapy and serves on the editorial boards of several music therapy journals.