Director of the Master of Family Therapy Program, Assistant Clinical Professor, Coordinator of Student Experiential Learning
Counseling and Family Therapy Department
1601 Cherry Street, Room 727
Christian Jordal, PhD 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. He 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.
Jordal is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Pennsylvania and been clinically active for eleven 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 has a private practice in Center City Philadelphia.
Jordal's research agenda includes the use of mixed methodology and encompasses LGBT and mixed orientation relationships, marital commitment and behavioral health outcomes. Jordal is a former Editorial Assistant at the multidisciplinary family science journal, Family Relations. He has co-authored several articles published in peer-reviewed academic journals and presented his work at national conferences including the American Association For Marriage and Family Therapy; American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists; the International Family Therapy Association; National Council for Family Relations; and the Society of Behavioral Medicine.
Professional Society:Jordal is a Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. He is also a member of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists; the American Family Therapy Academy; and the International Family Therapy Association.