J. Shep Jeffreys, Ed.D., F.T.
J. Shep Jeffreys, Ed.D., F.T., is a licensed psychologist specializing in grief, loss, and end-of-life concerns and a Fellow in Thanatology (Association For Death Education and Counseling). In addition to maintaining a private practice at the Family Center, Columbia, Maryland, Shep is assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and affiliate assistant professor of pastoral counseling, Loyola University Maryland. He is a training and staff development consultant to hospices, hospitals, nursing and assisted living facilities, educational institutions, community organizations and corporations. He has served as trainer and workshop leader with Elisabeth Kübler-Ross in the United States, Canada, and overseas, and as consulting psychologist for the Johns Hopkins AIDS Service.
Shep is author of Helping Grieving People –When tears are not enough: A Handbook For Care Providers, 2nd Edition; and Coping With Workplace Grief: Dealing With Loss, Trauma and Change, Revised Edition. He is co-author (with Deborah Carr) of “Spousal Bereavement in Later Life” in Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society: Bridging Research and Practice, (2011), edited by Robert A. Neimeyer, et al,). His column, “Grief Psychologist’s Corner” has been a regular feature of Living with Loss Magazine.
Shep is a member of and consultant to the Bereaved Parents USA, Howard County (MD) Chapter. He serves as an on-call Chaplain at Howard County (MD) General Hospital where he is on staff in the Department of Psychiatry.