Thompson, Jennifer

DSW Student
Contact Information Departments
  • DSW Program
Areas of Interest and Expertise
  • Health Disparities in LGBTQ+ Communities
  • Organizational Administration and Leadership
  • Populations Affected by HIV/AIDS
  • Trauma-Informed Care

Previous education

  • MSW, University of Alabama
  • BS, Early Childhood Special Education, Auburn University

Background and professional experience

Jennifer Thompson has over 14 years of experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and providing direct services to both children and adults. Upon completion of her BS in Early Childhood Special Education in 2006, Jennifer taught in the public school setting and provided home-based services to families of children who are differently-abled. This experience created a desire to address the systemic and structural inequities affecting diverse populations in rural Alabama and prompted her to pursue a degree in social work. After receiving her MSW in 2014, Jennifer began providing medical social work services to people living with HIV in south Alabama. Following years of direct client care, she has transitioned into social services administration and leadership. Jennifer is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with certifications in Private Independent Practice as well as Advanced Psychotherapy in Perinatal Mental Health