Liz Moffitt

Liz Moffitt is internationally renowned for the depth of her kindness, intuition, wisdom, clear thinking, communication and generosity in the professional community of Music Therapy, Gestalt Therapy and Guided Imagery and Music.

Soon after training as a mature student in Music Therapy at Capilano then-College, Moffitt joined the faculty of the Music Therapy program at Capilano College in 1979. She immediately became an active member of the Canadian Association for Music Therapy (CAMT) Board. She also served on the educational committee, helping establish the early standards and competencies for Canadian Music Therapy training programs. Her vision, passion and commitment was also instrumental in the transformation of the Music Therapy Diploma program into the Bachelor of Music Therapy, Capilano College’s first bachelor’s degree through B.C. Open University, in 1990.

Moffitt was an outstanding teacher, demonstrating excellence in the classroom, both in her role as program coordinator and in her involvement with the Capilano College community. Moffitt was also active in the life of the College and, later, the University. She participated on many committees and was a vocal advocate for Music Therapy at the dean’s advisory committee level. At the heart of her participation at Capilano was her keen desire for students to succeed.

At the local level, Moffitt's vision and commitment was instrumental in establishing the first Guided Imagery and Music training in Canada. In 1989, she brought the method to Vancouver, subsequently becoming the first Canadian primary trainer. Moffitt was instrumental in the creation of the Guided Imagery and Music Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program at Capilano University. Unfortunately, the program was discontinued in 2013.

Moffitt has maintained an active private practice that combines Music Therapy, Gestalt and Guided Imagery and Music, as well as being part of the faculty of the Gestalt Institute in Vancouver.