Lisa Jackert, MA, MT-BC has been a board-certified music therapist since 1990. Her music psychotherapy practices includes Guided Imagery and Music, as well as Vocal Psychotherapy, clinical improvisation, drumming, and song-writing for adults and older adults. Lisa has also adapted GIM and Vocal Psychotherapy to use collaboratively so that clients have the option of using both receptive and active forms of music psychotherapy. She has clinical experience in a variety of settings including, mental health, substance abuse, memory care centers, wellness, spiritual workshops/retreats, and other community healthy settings. She worked as program coordinator and music therapist for the Center for Mental Health and Wellness of Community Hospital Long Beach for 15 years. She has also worked as adjunct professor at Chapman University and has served as guest lecturer at many area universities, including UCLA, California State University, Long Beach, and California State University, Northridge. She has a BA degree from Cal State Univ Long Beach. She also has a master’s degree in psychology from the University of Missouri, St. Louis combined with graduate music therapy work at University of Kansas, and Temple University. She also has advanced training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and DBT focused Music Therapy. Lisa is also singer-song-writer and actively performs in her community. A frequent conference and workshop presenter both locally, nationally, and internationally as well. She is also is co-founder, with Robin Rio, of Strength-Based Improvisation Training for advanced practice music therapists.