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Jennifer Sampson

Antioch University Seattle

Jennifer Sampson, PhD, LMFT, CST is Chair in the CFT Program. She has over twelve years of teaching and academic experience and has served in the role of Program Chair at Antioch University since 2017. She graduated with her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Seattle Pacific University in 2008, and with her doctorate in Family Social Science from the University of Minnesota in 2013. She has been practicing individual, relationship, and family therapy since 2007; her clinical interests include working with relationships and individuals around personal and interpersonal growth, communication, and sexuality. Dr. Sampson served on the board of the Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy from 2017 to 2021, including in the role as Board President of WAMFT from 2019-2020. Dr. Sampson also served as the Executive Director and co-founder of The Hoarding Project from 2011 to 2018, during which time she chaired the King/Pierce County Hoarding Task Force. Dr. Sampson’s research has included work on hoarding disorders and families, as well as the use of mixed-reality simulation software in MFT training programs.

Educational History

  • BS, Psychology, University of North Dakota
  • MS, Marriage and Family Therapy, Seattle Pacific University
  • PhD, Family Social Science, University of Minnesota

  • Sampson, J.M., Hughes, R.L., Wallace, L.B., & Finley, M.A. (2021). Integration of teaming therapy and mixed-reality simulation as remote learning modality in couple and family therapy graduate training programs. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy. https://doi.org/10.1111/jmft.12494
  • Sampson, J. M. (2018). Hoarding and the aging population: A growing crisis. Family Therapy Magazine, 17(2), 18-22.
  • Sampson, J. M., Yeats, J. R., & Shapiro, L. (2017). Hoarding. In The SAGE Encyclopedia of Marriage, Family, and Couples Counseling.
  • Whitehill, A. R., & Sampson, J. M. (2016). Review of Termination Challenges in Child Psychotherapy. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 42(2), 364-365.
  • Sampson, J. M. (2013). The Influences of Unresolved Trauma and Family Experiences on Hoarding Behavior. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN. Retrieved from http://purl.umn.edu/154298
  • Harris, S. M., & Sampson, J. M. (2013). Adultery and infidelity. In Cultural Sociology of Divorce. R. E. Emery & J. G. Golson [Eds.]. Sage Publications.
  • Sampson, J.M., Yeats, J. R., & Harris, S. M. (2012). Compulsive hoarding and ambiguous loss: A clinical intervention for family members of persons who hoard. Contemporary Family Therapy. 34(4), 566-581.
  • Sampson, J. M. (2012). The lived experiences of family members of persons who compulsively hoard: A qualitative study. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy. DOI: 10.1111/j.1752-0606.2012.00315.x
  • Sampson, J. M., Kelly-Trombley, H. M., Zubatsky, J. M., & Harris, S. M. (2012). Breaking up is hard to do: Dismissing students from MFT training programs. American Journal of Family Therapy.
  • Sampson, J. M. (2011). Review of Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 37(3), 373-374.
  • Sampson, J.M. (2009-2012). “CD in the Media”. St. Louis, MO: The Chronical, The Institute for Challenging Disorganization, bi-monthly newsletter column.
  • Sampson, J.M. & Yeats, J.R. (2011). Take them or leave them? Involving difficult families in the organization process. St. Louis, MO: The Chronical, The Institute for Challenging Disorganization, October/November.
  • 2019 Supervisor of the Year, Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, September 2019
  • Community Service Award, Antioch University, August 2017
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration/American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Minority Fellowship, 2009-2012
  • Outstanding Doctoral Student, Minnesota Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, 2012
  • David and Karen Olson Marriage and Family Fellowship, University of Minnesota, 2010-11
  • Waller Summer Fellowship, University of Minnesota, 2009-2011
  • Clinical Fellow – American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Clinical Member – Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
    • Board Past President (2021)
    • Board President (2019-2020)
    • Board President-Elect (2018)
    • Board Member-At-Large (2017)
  • Certified Sex Therapist and Clinical Member – American Association for Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist – Washington State
  • AAMFT Approved Supervisor
Jennifer Sampson

Chair & Core Faculty,

Couple and Family Therapy, School of Applied Psychology, Counseling and Family Therapy

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