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
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
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.
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.
Bradley, C. & Dunkle, J. (Fall, 2017). Advocacy and Enhancing Connections for LGBT Seniors. NJ Foundation for Aging State Conference (Invited to repeat).
Bradley, C. & Maguire, G. (Spring, 2017). Advocacy and Enhancing Connections for LGBT Seniors. NJ Foundation for Aging State Conference (Invited).
Bradley, C. (2017). Special Populations of Older Adults: Considerations for Adult Protective Service Workers. Rutgers University School of Social Work, NJ. (Invited).
Bradley, C., Dunkle, J & LoBravico, P. (2017) Accessing quality healthcare: Considerations for LGBT Older Adults. Monmouth University LGBT OAP (community workshop).
Bradley, C. (2017). Healthcare access issues for LGBT Older Adults. Stockton University Annual Aging Festival (invited)
Bradley, C. & Dunkle, J. (2016). Is Aging the Same for Everyone?: Issues when Working with Older Adults in the LGBT Community. NY Society on Aging Annual Conference, Ithaca, NY (Juried)
Bradley, C. & Dunkle, J. (2016). Advocacy and Program Planning for Older Adults in the LGBT Community. Policy 2.0 National Conference, Washington University, St. Louis, MO. (Juried)
Bradley, C. (2016) Issues when Encountering LGBT Older Adults. Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office Conference on Elder Abuse. Sayreville, NJ (Invited).
Bradley, C. & Dunkle, J. (2016). Competency Issues when Working with LGBT Older Adults. Meridian Health Corporation , Neptune, NJ. (Invited).
Bradley, C. (2016). The Spirituality of the Client and the Clinician. Stockton Center for Successful Aging. Galloway, NJ. (Invited).
Bradley, C. (2016). Special Populations of Older Adults: Considerations for Adult Protective Service Workers. Rutgers University School of Social Work, NJ. (Invited).
Bradley, C. & DeVito, A. (2016). Starting a Private Practice. School of Social Work PEP Workshop, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ.
Developing training curriculum on cultural sensitivity when working with trans older adults
Working on intergenerational dialogue sessions with LGBT youth and LGBT older adults
NASW-NJ, CSWE, BPD, NJREA
Recently Taught Classes
- Clinical Practice With Families and Children – SW 605
- Clinical Social Work Assessment Diagnosis and Intervention Planning – SW 645