Dr. Jillian Blueford

Jillian Blueford

Clinical Assistant Professor

Practicum & Internship Specialist

  • Faculty

What I do

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Counseling Psychology
Practicum & Internship Specialist, SchoolCounseling@Denver


Grief counseling; children and adolescent grief; counselor preparation and grief training


  • Ph.D., Counselor Education, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2019
  • MA, Counseling, Rollins College, 2016
  • BS, Psychology, University of Central Florida, 2013

Licensure / Accreditations

  • Certification in Thanatology: Death, Dying, and Bereavement
  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • National Certified Counselor

Professional Affiliations

  • American Counseling Association
  • American School Counselor Association
  • Association of Counselor Education and Supervision
  • Association for Adult Development & Aging
  • Colorado School Counseling Association
  • National Alliance for Grieving Children


Blueford, J. M. -L., Doka, K. J., & Rando, T. (2022). Living with grief: Trauma and loss. Living with grief: Trauma and loss. Virtual: Hospice Foundation of America.
Blueford, J. M. -L. (2021). COVID19: Stress and grief during a global pandemic. Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute 19th Annual Community Mental Health Conference. Virtual: Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute.
Blueford, J. M. -L. (2022). Multi-tiered system of care for grieving adolescents. . 25th Annual National Symposium of Children's Grief Support. Orlando, FL: National Alliance for Children's Grief.
Blueford, J. M. -L., Shaine, M., Kostohryz, K., Avadhanam, R., Kocet, M., Wheat, L., & Kepic, M. (2021). Teaching grief and loss across the CACREP curriculum. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision 2021 Conference. Atlanta, GA: Association for Counselor Education and Supervision.


  • Edie Stark-Shirley Scott Early Achievement Award, Association for Death Education and Counseling