Aspen Thompson

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Human Development and Family Science

M.S. Child Life Student, Graduate Research Assistant

Aspen Thompson is an aspiring certified child life specialist with a passion for therapeutic programming for hospitalized children experiencing poverty, child development interventions for military families, and innovative advancements in pediatric care.


Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
B.S. Pre-Clinical Public Health Liberty University May 2021
Minor Christian Leadership Liberty University May 2021
M.A. Human Services Counseling: Marriage and Family Studies Liberty University December 2022


Current research interests include the following:

Creative strategies for integrating therapeutic, coping, and grief/loss support interventions with military family programs

Outreach and educational events to increase health literacy within low socioeconomic communities

Addressing burnout and compassion fatigue among child life professionals and other pediatric care team members

Benefits of child life team involvment in pediatric hospital administration - encouraging leadership development for child life professionals

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