Core Candidate Assistant Professor
Jamie Beachy holds a PhD in Religious Studies from the University of Denver and the
Iliff School of Theology (2015). Jamie received her Masters of Divinity from Pacific
School of Religion (Berkeley, CA) in 1999 and has worked as a chaplain and spiritual
care educator in diverse settings including academic medication centers, trauma hospitals,
hospice, and palliative care settings. Jamie's interreligious background as a former
Christian minister with a deep interest in Buddhism and indigenous earth-based practices
serves her well in the diverse and ever-changing field of professional chaplaincy.
Jamie is certified as an ACPE Educator and has led over 25 CPE units. She is currently completing her teacher certification in Cognitively-Based Compassion Training through the Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics at Emory University, under the guidance of Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi, PhD and the Emory Department of Spiritual Health.
Jamie has a deep interest in the role of chaplaincy in the emerging field of psychedelic therapy. In addition to her role as Assistant Professor, Jamie serves as a sub-investigator and co-therapist for the MAPS-sponosored phase III MDMA-assisted therapy research study in Boulder, Colorado.