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Dr. Lisa Jackson-Cherry
Chair, Department of Counseling; Program Director; Professor of Psychology
Contact Information

(703) 284-1633

Academic Credentials

B.A., The College of Notre Dame of Maryland
M.C.J., Ed.S., Ph.D., University of South Carolina
Teaching Areas:
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Community Counseling and Pastoral Counseling Internship
  • Pastoral Integration
Research Interests:
  • Ethical and legal issues in counseling
  • crisis assessment and intervention
  • religious and spirituals issues in counseling
  • military and law enforcement issues in counseling
Dr. Lisa Jackson-Cherry, LCPC, ACS, NCC, NCSC, joined Marymount in 2000. During her tenure, she founded the program in Pastoral Counseling. Prior to joining the University, she had clinical experiences as a mobile crisis team coordinator, group facilitator (women’s prison), conflict resolution counselor, behavioral specialist, and crisis intervention training facilitator for law enforcement.

She works with children and families on the Eastern Shore and provides group counseling during National Police Week for children who lost a parent in the line of duty.

She is the current chairperson for the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists in Maryland and is the president–elect for the American Association of State Counseling Boards. She is a past president of the Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling. She is the recipient of the American Counseling Association’s- Carl Perkins Award for Legislative and Governmental Relations. Dr. Jackson-Cherry presents extensively at regional, national, and international conferences on her teaching and research areas and is the co-editor of the 2009 text, Crisis Intervention and Prevention.