Assistant Clinical Professor,Coordinator of Student Experiential Learning
Christian Jordal is an Assistant Clinical Professor and Coordinator of Student Experiential Learning in the Department of Couple & Family Therapy (CFT). He received his Ph.D. in Human Development with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy from Virginia Tech in 2011. He’s formerly taught foundational, contextual, and supervisory graduate and undergraduate courses in CFT, Counseling Psychology, and Human Development at the University of Oregon, Virginia Tech, and Chestnut Hill College.
He is licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapy in the state of Pennsylvania and been clinically active for eight years across a variety of university, agency, and hospital-based settings including the Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine at the University of California at San Diego, the Family Therapy Center at the University of Oregon, and the Marriage and Family Counseling Service in Rock Island, Illinois. He maintains a part-time private practice in the Philadelphia area.
His research agenda includes the use of mixed methodology and encompasses LGBT and mixed orientation relationships, marital commitment, and behavioral health outcomes. Christian is a former Editorial Assistant at the journal, Family Relations, He has coauthored several articles published in peer-reviewed academic journals and presented his work at national conferences including the American Association For Marriage and Family Therapy and the Society of Behavioral Medicine.
Christian is am Associate member of the AAMFT and the American Family Therapy Academy. He joined the CFT Department in the fall of 2012.