Clinical Assistant Professor, Coordinator of Student Experiential Learning
Dr. Christian Jordal is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Couple & Family Therapy, as well as the Coordinator of (CFT) Student Experiential Learning via the Center for Interdisciplinary Clinical Simulation and Practice at Drexel University. Dr. Jordal received his doctoral degree in Human Development with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy from Virginia Tech in 2011. He received his master’s degree in Marital and Family Therapy from the University of San Diego. 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.
Dr. Jordal is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Pennsylvania and been clinically active for nine 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 Center City Philadelphia.
His research agenda includes the use of mixed methodology and encompasses LGBT and mixed orientation relationships, marital commitment, and behavioral health outcomes. Dr. Jordal is a former Editorial Assistant at the multidisciplinary, family science 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.
Dr. Jordal is a Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor Candidate in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and an Early Career Member in the American Family Therapy Academy. He joined the CFT Department in the fall of 2012.