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Christian Jordal, PhD

Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Counseling & Family Therapy, and Program Director, Master of Family Therapy

College of Nursing and Health Professions

In addition to his teaching and director duties, Jordal is also the coordinator of Student Experiential Learning via the Center for Interdisciplinary Clinical Simulation and Practice at Drexel University.

Jordal is a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of Pennsylvania and been clinically active for 14 years across a variety of university, agency and hospital-based settings including the University of California at San Diego Medical Center; Marriage and Family Counseling Service in Rock Island, Ill., and university-based family therapy clinics at Virginia Tech and The University of Oregon. Jordal has a private practice in Center City Philadelphia.

Jordal is a clinical fellow and certified as an approved supervisor by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), and a certified sex therapist by the American Association for Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT). He is also member of the American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA); International Center for Excellence in Emotionally-focused Therapy (ICEEFT); International Family Therapy Association (IFTA) and Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR).  Jordal serves on state and national professional and regulatory boards including: Pennsylvania Association for Marriage and Family Therapist (PAMFT); Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors; and Commission for Accreditation of Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE).

Jordal's research agenda includes the use of mixed methodology and encompasses LGBT and mixed orientation relationships, marital commitment and behavioral health outcomes. He 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.

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In the News

  • Drexel Professor Discusses Bipolar Disorder and Mental Health

    Christian Jordal, PhD, associate clinical professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was quoted in a July 23 WCAU-TV (NBC-10) broadcast about bipolar disorder after Kanye West's family spoke out about his mental health.

  • FDA Approves a Second Drug to Boost Libido in Women

    Christian Jordal, PhD, associate clinical professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was quoted in a June 21 Philadelphia Inquirer article about the FDA approving a second drug to boost libido in women.

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