Jackie Williams-Reade, PhD, MS

Associate Professor, Counseling and Family Sciences

Contact Information

Email jwilliamsreade@llu.edu
Phone 909-558-4547, ext. 47025
Fax 909-558-0417

Department of Counseling and Family Sciences
Loma Linda University, Griggs Hall, Office 207
11065 Campus St., Loma Linda, CA  92350

Degrees and Certifications

  • PhD, Medical Family Therapy - East Carolina University, 2011
  • MS, Marriage Family Therapy - Seattle Pacific University, 2005

Areas of Specialization

  • Medical family therapy
  • Adult and pediatric illness
  • Palliative and hospice care
  • Grief
  • Qualitative research
  • Narrative therapy
  • Spirituality and meaning-making
  • Women's professional development in academia

Professional Memberships and Licenses

  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
  • AAMFT Approved Supervisor
  • Collaborative Family Health Care Association (CFHA)
  • Licensed Marital and Family Therapist (LMFT)

Recent Publications

  • 2017. Distelberg, B., Tapanes, D., Emerson, ND., Brown, WN., Vaswani, D., Williams-Reade, J., Anspikian, A. & Montgomery, S. (2017). Prospective Pilot Study of the MEND Psychosocial Family Systems Program for Pediatric Chronic Illness. Family Process doi: 10.1111/famp.12288.
  • 2016. Harvey, R., Brown, K., Miller, B., Williams-Reade, J., Tyndall, L. & Murphy, M. "Theory into Research Practice: Reflections and Recommendations on Collaborative Feminist Research." Journal of Feminist Family Therapy, 28(4); 136-158. doi: 10.1080/08952833.2016.1235410.
  • 2016. Distelberg B. J., Emerson N. D., Gavaza P., Tapanes D., Brown W. N., Shah H., Williams-Reade J. and Montgomery S. A Cost–Benefit Analysis of a Family Systems Intervention for Managing Pediatric Chronic Illness. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 42, 371–382. doi: 10.1111/jmft.12166.
  • 2016. Freitas, C. J., Williams-Reade, J., Distelberg, B., Fox, C. A., & Lister, Z. (2016). Paternal Depression During Pregnancy and Postpartum: An International Delphi Study. Journal of Affective Disorders, 202, 128-136. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2016.05.056.
  • 2016. Emerson, N. D., Distelberg, B., Morell, E. R., Williams-Reade, J., Tapanes, D., & Montgomery, S. Quality of Life and School Absenteeism in Children with Chronic Illness. The Journal of School Nursing, pp.1-9, doi: 10.1177/1059840515615401.
  • 2015. Haywood, C. Jr., Williams-Reade, J., Rushton, C., Beach, M.C., & Geller, G. "Improving Clinician Attitudes of Respect and Trust for Persons with Sickle Cell Disease." Hospital Pediatrics, 5(7). 377-384. http://dx.doi.org/10.1542/hpeds.2014-0171.
  • 2015. Williams-Reade, J., Lamson, A, White, M.B., Knight, S., Ballard, S., and Desai, P. "The Clinical, Operational, and Financial Worlds of Neonatal Palliative Care:  A Focused Ethnography." Palliative & Supportive Care, 13(2), 179-186. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1478951513000916. PMID: 24168724.
  • 2015. Tapanes, D., Distelberg, B., Williams-Reade, J. & Montgomery, S. "MEND Biopsychosocial Intervention for Pediatric Chronic Illness." Journal of Family Psychotherapy, 26, 3-8. 10.1080/08975353.2015.
  • 2015. Williams-Reade, J., Lamson, A, White, M.B., Knight, S., Ballard, S., and Desai, P.P. "Paediatric Palliative Care: A Review of Needs, Obstacles, and the Future." Journal of Nursing Management, 23(1), 4-14. DOI: 0.1111/jonm.12095 PMID: 23944156.
  • 2014. Williams-Reade, J., Gordon, B.A., and Wray, W. "Program Evaluation for Medical Family Therapists." J. Hodgson, A. Lamson, T. Mendenhall, & R. Crane (Eds.), Medical family therapy: Advanced applications. Springer.
  • 2014. Williams-Reade, J., Freitas, C., and Lawson, L.A., "Narrative-Informed Medical Family Therapy: Using Narrative Therapy Practices in Brief Medical Encounters." Families, Systems, and Health, 32(4), 416-25. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/fsh0000082.
  • 2014. Distelberg, B., Williams-Reade, J., Tapanes, D., Montgomery, S. & Pandit, M. "Evaluation of a Family Systems Approach to Managing Pediatric Chronic Illness: Managing Each New Direction (MEND)." Family Process, 53(2), 194-213. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/famp.12066.
  • 2013. Williams-Reade, J. [Review of the book Palliative and End of Life Care for Children and Young People. Home, Hospice, and Hospital.] Families, Systems, & Health, 31(2), 230-231. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0032661.

Recent Presentations

  • 2017. American Association of Marital and Family Therapy (AAMFT), Atlanta, GA.
    • Lamson, A, Pratt, K., & Williams-Reade, J. "Supervision and Consultation: How to Provide it and Where to Seek it when Working in a Healthcare Setting."
    • Williams-Reade, J., Lobo, E. Gutierrez, G. "Integrating Spirituality into Teaching, Supervision & Therapy."
  • 2017. American Family Therapy Association (AFTA) Annual Meeting and Open Conference, Philadelphia, PA. Miller, B., Brown, K., Harvey, R., Williams-Reade, J., Murphy, M. "Creating a Feminist Research Team Via Distance."
  • 2017. AAMFT-California 7th Annual Division Conference, San Diego, CA. Williams-Reade, J., Lobo, E., & Whittemore, Abel Arvizú. "MFTs Helping Enhance Medical Professionals' Compassion."
  • 2016. American Association of Marital and Family Therapy Annual Conference, Austin, TX. "MFTs and Collaborative Care: The Future of Behavioral Health," Williams-Reade, J., Gutierrez. G. and Lobo, E.
  • 2016. Collaborative Family Health Care Association (CFHA), Charlotte, NC.
    • Rolland, J. and Williams-Reade, J., "Spanning Systems, Bridging Relationships: Collaborative Family Health Care in Primary and Specialty Settings for Complex Chronic Illnesses - Part I: Collaborative Family Health Care with Children: Childhood and Parental Illness."
    • Williams-Reade, J. & Lister, Z. "Integrating Spirituality into Supervision of Clinicians in the Medical Setting."
  • 2015. Collaborative Family Health Care Association (CFHA), Portland, OR.
    • Reitz, R., Kurtz, P., Leckie, K., Mitchell, S., Simmons, P., Wilbur, C., & Williams-Reade, J. "An Introvert's Guide to Collaboration and Leadership: A Pecha Kucha Experience."
    • Williams-Reade, J., Pandit, M., & Tapanes, D. "MEND: A Family Systems Approach to Pediatric Chronic Illness."
    • Nowels, D., Williams-Reade, J., & Jacobs, B.J. "Less Suffering, More Living: Integrated, Behaviorally Informed Approaches to Adult and Pediatric Palliative Care."
  • 2015. National Council on Family Relations (NCFR), Vancouver, Canada.
    • Distelberg, B., Tapanes, D., Emerson, N., Williams-Reade, J., Montgomery, S., & Pandit, M. "Pilot Study Outcomes of MEND: Family System Based Approach to Pediatric Chronic Illness."
    • Tapanes, D., Distelberg, B., Williams-Reade, J., Pandit, M., & Montgomery, S. "MEND A Multi-dimensional Family Systems Based Approach to Pediatric Chronic Illness."
  • 2015. American Association of Marital and Family Therapy (AAMFT), Austin, TX. Eppler, C. & Williams-Reade, J. "Experientially Exploring the Intersections of Resiliency and Spirituality."
  • 2014. American Association of Marital and Family Therapy (AAMFT), Milwaukee, WI. Williams-Reade, J., Freitas, C., & Kuhn, V. Preconference Institute: Medical Family Therapy: Brief Therapy in Medical Settings."
  • 2014. 20th International Congress on Palliative Care, Montreal, Canada.
    • Williams-Reade, J. "Focused Ethnography as a Program Evaluation Tool: Exploring Attitudes Regarding Neonatal Palliative Care.
    • Williams-Reade, J. "Illness Narratives of Adolescent Patients, Siblings, and Parents: Understanding the Evolution and Interplay of Unique Perspectives in the Family."
  • 2014. American Association of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM), San Diego, CA. Williams-Reade, J. "'I've never thought of that before': Using Focused Ethnography to Explore Professional Attitudes Regarding Neonatal Palliative Care."
  • 2013. American Association of Marital and Family Therapy (AAMFT), Portland, OR.
    • Williams-Reade, J., Lawson, L., & Tapanes, D. "Medical Family Therapy 101: The Impact of Childhood Illness."
    • Eppler, C. & Williams-Reade, J. "Resiliency, Spirituality, and Narrative Therapy."

Community Engagement

  • Board Member, AAMFT-CA Division Board of Directors (2017-2018)
  • Medical Family Therapy Consortium (2017-present)
  • Mentor for American Association of Marital and Family Therapy 2016-2017 Certificate of Leadership cohort (2016-present)
  • Healing Circle Leader, Comfort Zone Children's Grief Camp (2011-present)