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Jessica Thomas, PhD, LMFT, holds an MS in Marriage and Family Therapy and a PhD in Psychology with an emphasis in Transpersonal Psychology. She is a therapist, an AAMFT certified clinical supervisor and organizational consultant that specializes in death, dying and grief at her private practice: Reflective Therapy & Consulting LLC.
Jessica has been a hospice volunteer for many years and a volunteer for PDX Death Cafe’s- a movement working to open up the discussion of death in the greater community. She currently serves as President on the board of the NW Association for Death Education and Bereavement Support.
As faculty at Lewis and Clark College, Jessica teaches on death, loss and psycho-spiritual crises, research methods and works as the MCFT clinical coordinator. Her 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.
Mindful Photography and End-of-life Caregiving: An Art-based Phenomenology