Lois Friedlander, MA, MFT, CGP, adjunct faculty in Expressive Arts Therapy is a Board Certified Music Therapist, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and a Certified Group Psychotherapist with more than 30 years of experience specializing in the field of psychiatry. She is a nationally recognized music therapist, consultant, and author. Lois began her career in psychiatry in 1973 at Napa State Hospital.
In 1976 she took a position in Child and Adolescent Services within the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In 1993 she joined the UCSF faculty as assistant clinical professor, joined the Adult Psychiatry clinical treatment team, and began supervising psychiatry physicians in training in both verbal therapy and the art of facilitating creative arts therapy groups for outpatients.
In 1995 she became a Certified Group Psychotherapist with the American Group Psychotherapy Association. In 2001 she became part of the Adjunct Faculty in the Expressive Arts Program at CIIS.