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Jessica Thomas, PhD, LMFT holds a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy and a PhD in Psychology with an emphasis in Transpersonal Psychology. She is a therapist, an AAMFT trained clinical supervisor and organizational consultant that specializes in death, dying and grief at her private practice Reflective Therapy & Consulting LLC. She has been a hospice volunteer for over seven years and a volunteer for PDX Death Cafe’s- a movement working to open up the discussion of death in the greater community. Dr. Thomas currently serves as Education Chair on the board of the NW Association for Death Education and Bereavement Support. As an adjunct professor at Lewis and Clark College, she teaches on death, loss and psycho-spiritual crises, and provides clinical supervision for MCFT students. Dr. Thomas’s doctoral research, Mindful Photography and its Implications in End-of-life Caregiving: An Art-based Phenomenology focused on creative expression and the experience of anticipatory loss.