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Carolyn A. Bradley, Ph.D., LCSW, LCADC

Affiliate Clinical Faculty

School of Social Work
McAllan Hall 317

Carolyn A. Bradley, Ph.D., LCSW, LCADC

Carolyn A. Bradley holds a Ph.D. and M.S.W. from Fordham University, as well as LCSW and LCADC licenses. Her dissertation topic was women’s experiences in A.A. She earned her B.A. in Sociology from the College of St. Elizabeth.

Dr. Bradley has 30 years of clinical experience in individual, group, and family therapy with a specialty in addiction recovery and a subspecialty in lesbian/gay/ issues.  She continues to maintain a small private practice.

Teaching areas include clinical, spirituality, and addictions in the Clinical Practice with Families and Children track. Research interests are in aging in the LGBT community, and in A.A., spirituality and women.

Personal interests include Irish culture and history, theater, and travel. Dr. Bradley is also an ordained Deacon in the Episcopal Church and serves a local parish on weekends.


Ph.D., Fordham University

M.S.W., Fordham University

B.A., Sociology, College of St. Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ

Research Interests

Aging in the LGBT community; spirituality; addiction recovery and women

Developed training curriculum on cultural sensitivity when working with LGBT older adults



Maschi, T., Bradley, C. & Ward, K. (Eds.) (2009). Forensic Social Work. NY: Springer

Book Chapters:
Bradley, C. & Dunn, K. (2018). Education, social work and the law. In T. Maschi &
G. Leibowitz (Eds.), Forensic Social Work (pp. 83-95). NY: Springer Publishing.

Ward, K. & Bradley, C. (2009). Alcoholism and domestic violence.
In K. van Wormer & A.R. Roberts (Eds.), Death by Domestic Violence.
(pg. 67 – 84). Westport, CT: Praeger Publishing Co.

Bradley, C. , Richards, R. & Doyle, R. (2009). Education, social work and the law.
In T. Maschi, C. Bradley & K. Ward (Eds.), Forensic Social Work (pg.121-133).
NY: Springer.

Bradley, C. & Ward, K. (2009). Mental health and addictions. In T. Maschi,
C. Bradley & K. Ward (Eds.), Forensic Social Work (pg.183-195). NY: Springer.

Scholarly Articles

Zabotka, J.,  Bradley, C.  & Escueta, M. (2017). “How could I have done this?” : Thoughts of mothers of children    with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.  J. of Social Work Practice in the Addiction, 00:1-18 .

Bradley, C. , Maschi, T., O’Brien, H. & Ward, K. (2012). Faithful but Different: Clinical social workers’ speak out about career motivation and professional values.  Journal of Social Work Education, 48 (3) ,459-478.

Bradley, C.  (2011). Women in A.A: “Sharing experience, strength and hope,” the relational nature of spirituality.       Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought, 30(2) , 89-112.

Maschi, T. &  Bradley, C.  (2010). Recreational drumming: A creative arts intervention strategy for social work teaching and practice.  Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work, 15(1) ,53-66.

Bradley, C.  & Mazza, E. (2009). Substance abuse and mental health issues in old people.  CSWE Hartford  Foundation Gero Ed Curriculum .

Maschi, T., Probst, B. &  Bradley, C.  (2009). Mapping social work students’ perceptions of the research process. Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work, 14 (2) , 63-78.

Bradley, C. , Maschi, T. & Gilmore, K. (2008). One woman’s life journey: A case study of spirituality and activism.  Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work, 26(4) , 21-47.

Maschi, T.,  Bradley, C.  & Morgen, K. (2008). Unraveling the link between trauma and delinquency.  Journal of  Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, 6(2) ,136-157

Maschi, T.,  Bradley, C.  (2008). Exploring the moderating influence of delinquent peers on the link between  trauma, anger and violence among male youths.  The Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 25(1) , 1-14.

Maschi, T., Morgen, K.,  Bradley, C. , Hatcher, S.S. (2008). Exploring gender differences on internalizing and  externalizing behavior among maltreated youth.  The Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, DOI  10.1007/s10560-008-0139-8 .

Maschi, T.,  Bradley, C. , Youdin, R., Cleaveland, C., Barbera, R., & Killian, M.L.(2007). Social work students and the research process: The thinking, feeling and doing of research. Journal of     Baccalaureate Social Work, 13(1), 2-12.


Developing training curriculum on cultural sensitivity when working with trans older adults
Working on intergenerational dialogue sessions with LGBT youth and LGBT older adults

Professional Associations



Monmouth University Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Unsung Hero Award Recipient: 2015
Project Director, CSWE/ Hartford Foundation GERO ED Grant: 2008 – 2010
NJ Governor’s Council 2010 Ambassador Award, Military & Veteran’s Affairs for the School of Social Work’s Coming Home Project


Frequently Taught Classes

  • Advanced Social Work Practice With Families (SW 605)
  • Clinical Practice in Addictions (SW 604)
  • Clinical Practice With Families and Children (SW 605)
  • Clinical Social Work Assessment Diagnosis and Intervention Planning (SW 645)
  • Social Work Practice in Groups (SW 513)
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