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Joy Willenbrink-Conte

Lecturer, Music Therapy

Full-Time Faculty

College of Arts and Sciences: Music


Email: Joy Willenbrink-Conte
Phone: 937-229-3921
FH 474


  • M.A., Music Therapy, Certificate in Addictions Studies, Immaculata University, 2017
  • B.A., Music Therapy, University of Dayton, 2012


Joy Willenbrink is a board certified music therapist and earned degrees from the University of Dayton (B.M.) and Immaculata University (M.A.) Joy's clinical experience is centered in mental health care of all ages, with a focus on the impacts of trauma, addiction recovery, and strength-based treatment approaches.

Professional Activities

  • American Music Therapy Association

Selected Publications and Presentations


Gardstrom, S., Bartkowski, J., Willenbrink, J., & Diestelkamp, W. (2013). "The impact of group music therapy on negative affect of people with co-occurring substance use disorders and mental illness: single group, pretest-posttest design." Music Therapy Perspectives, 31, 116-126.


"Nurturing Safety, Empowerment, and Connection: Body-Oriented Music Therapy as Trauma Treatment." American Music Therapy Association Conference, November, 2017

"Music Therapy and Evolving Sense of Hope among At-Risk Adolescent Boys: A Qualitative Group Study Based on Yalom's Principles of Group Psychotherapy." Great Lakes Region American Music Therapy Association Conference, April, 2012.