Madelaine Ventre, MS, is a Board Certified Music Therapist, a licensed creative arts therapist, and an Association for Music and Imagery Fellow and Primary Trainer. She has been in private practice in GIM for more than 30 years. Ventre has been teaching GIM in universities and institutes both nationally and abroad since 1978. She specializes in the use of improvisational GIM to address abuse and women's issues. She has published in professional journals and books and presented at national and international conferences.