Interim Chair, Counseling and Family Therapy; Director of the Master of Family Therapy Program, Associate Clinical Professor, Coordinator of Student Experiential Learning
Counseling and Family Therapy Department
1601 Cherry Street, Room 727
Christian Jordal, PhD, is the interim chair and an associate clinical professor in the Department of Counseling & 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 Northcentral University, University of Oregon and Virginia Tech.
Jordal is a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of Pennsylvania and been clinically active for 13 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 the Editor of the Journal of Family Psychotherapy, affiliated with the International Family Therapy Association. 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 a Certified Sex Therapist in the American Society for Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists. Jordal serves on the State (PA) Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors, as well as the Commission for Accreditation on Marriage and Family Therapy Education. He is also a member of the American Family Therapy Academy; the International Family Therapy Association; and the Society for Sex Therapy and Research.