About Barbara Thompson


Professor Barbara Thompson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Occupational Therapist in New York. She maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Troy, NY.


Recent Courses Taught

OTH 503 Models and Theories in Occupational Therapy Practice
OTH 515 Occupational Performance in Adulthood
OTH 515L Occupational Performance in Adulthood Lab
OTH 609 Psychosocial Assessment and Intervention
OTH 609L Psychosocial Assessment and Intervention Lab

Distinctions & Awards

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health Award, Honorable Mention for the Sage Capital Region Veterans Partnership for Health.

Selected Publications

Gershman, N., & Thompson, B.E. (2019). Prescriptive memories in grief and loss: The art of dreamscaping. New York: Routledge

Thompson, B.E., & Neimeyer, R.A. (Eds.). (2014). Grief and the expressive arts: Practices for creating meaning.  New York: Routledge.

Near, R., & Thompson, B.E. (in press).  The superpower of the expressive arts.  In, J.Harrington (Ed.).  Superhero grief:  The transformative power of loss.  New York:  Routledge.

Thompson, B.E. (2014). Conversing with the canvas. In B.E. Thompson, & R.A. Neimeyer, (Eds.), Grief and the expressive arts: Practices for creating meaning. New York: Routledge.

Thompson, B.E. (2014). Sketching out the story. In B.E. Thompson, & R.A. Neimeyer, (Eds.),Grief and the expressive arts: Practices for creating meaning. New York: Routledge.

Educational Background

Creighton University
Doctorate in Occupational Therapy
University at Albany
Master of Social Work
University of Florida
B.S., Occupational Therapy