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Marriage and Family Therapy Faculty Member

Jason B. Whiting, Ph.D.

Jason B. Whiting, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Marriage and Family Therapy
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2001

Department of Community, Family, and Addiction Sciences
Marriage and Family Therapy Program
Texas Tech University
Box 41250
Lubbock, TX 79409-1250

Office: Room 308, Human Sciences Building
Office Phone Number: 806.834.4560
Fax Number: 806-742-0053

Research Interests:

Couple conflict and violence, relationship education, mindfulness, theory and qualitative inquiry.

Classes Taught:

DSM 5 -Psychopathology and Marriage and Family Therapy (Created) (MFT 6313), Mindfulness and Wellness in Marriage and Family Therapy (Created) (MFT 6342), Family Violence (Created) (MFT 6342), Family Therapy II-Intergenerational Theories (MFT 5302), Contemporary Theories in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT 6311), Qualitative Research Methods in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT 6323), Practicum in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT 6395)

Leadership/Award Texas Tech University:

Tenure  Hearing Committee,TTU (2011-present), Graduate Review Team Member for Educational Psychology and Leadership,TTU (2011), Promotion and Tenure Committee, College of Human Sciences, TTU (2012-present), Curriculum Committee,College of Human Sciences, TTU (2007-present), Teaching Effectiveness Committee,College of Human Sciences, TTU {2010-2012), Research Committee, College of Human Sciences, TTU 2012-present, Department: Tenure Review Committee,Community, Family and Addiction Services Department (2010-present}, Executive Committee,Community, Family and Addiction Services Department (2007- 2012}, Graduate Coordinating,Community, Family and Addiction Services Department (2007-2012}, >Outstanding Researcher -TIU/ Faculty Distinguished Research Award (Barnie Rushing) - College of Human Sciences. 2012.

Recent  Publications:

Merchant*, L.V. & Whiting, J.B. (in press). Challenges and retention of domestic violence shelter advocates: A grounded theory.Journal of Family Violence. [4]

Karakurt, G.,Smith,D. B.,Whiting,J. B. (in press). Impact of intimate partner violence on women's mental health. Journal of Family Violence. [4]

Whiting,J. B.,Parker*, T.,& Houghtaling*, A. (2014}. Men's perceptions of their violent behavior: A study of responsibility and impact. Journal of Family Violence. DOI 10.1007/s10896-014-9582-9 [4]

Cravens,* J. D.,& Whiting,J. B. (2014). Clinical Implications of Facebook Infidelity: Where Facebook fits in.The American Journal of Family Therapy, 1-15. doi:l0.1080/81926187.2013.874211. [3]

Perez*, C. Brown*, M. D. Whiting,J. B.,& Harris,S. T. (2013). Experiences of Latino couples in relationship education: A critical analysis. The Family Journal, 21, 377-385. DOI: 10.1177/1066480713488525. [3]

Fife, S. T.,Whiting,J.B.,Bradford, K. P. & Davis,S. D. (2014}. The therapeutic pyramid: A common factors synthesis of techniques, alliance, and way of being.Journal of Marital and FamilyTherapy, 40, 20-33. doi: 10.1111/jmjt.12041. "[nominatedfor the 2013 NCFR Reuben Hill awardfor outstanding article contributing to theory and research andfeatured on the Texas TechResearch Facebook page] [S]

Oka,* M. & Whiting,J. B. (2013). Bridging the clinician-researcher gap with systemic research: The case for process research,dyadic, and sequential analysis. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 39,17-27. [S]

Cravens*, J. D.,Leckie*,K.,& Whiting,J.B. (2013). Poking problems: A  process model of infidelity behavior on Facebook. Contemporary Family Therapy, 35. 74-90.  DOI 10.1007/sl0591-012- 9231-5 *[Received press coverage in numerous outlets including Psychology; LubbockAvalanche-Journal,, as well as TTU Today, radio and blog posts] [4)

Thompson*, S. G., Smith,D.,Whiting,J.B., & Bradford,K. (2013). Synergists and Qualities Salient to Low­ Income Parents' Positive Assessment of Marital Health.Marriage and Family Review, 49, 148-176.[4]

Schramm,D.,Harris,S. M.,Whiting,J. B.,Hawkins,A.,Porter*, R. D. & Brown*, M. D. (2013). Counting the economic cost of divorce: A Texas case study. Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, 54. 1-24.DOI: 10.1080/10502556.2012.725354 [4)

Szarzinski*, A.,Porter*, R.,Whiting,J.B.,& Harris,S. T.(2012). Low-Income mothers in marriage and relationship education: Program experiences and beliefs about marriage and relationships. Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy, 11. 322-342. DOI: 10.1080/15332691.2012.718972. [3J

Wilkins*, E.,Whiting,J. B.,Watson, M. Moncrief, A. & Russon, J. (2012). Residual effects of slavery: What clinicians need to know. Contemporary Family Therapy. DOI 10.1007/s10S91-012-9219-1. [4J

Whiting,J.B.,Oka, M.* & Fife, S. T. (2012). Appraisal distortions and intimate partner violence: Gender, power,and interaction. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy. doi:10.1111/j.17S2- 0606.2011.0028S.x [SJ

Smith,D. B.,Whiting,J. B.,Karakurt,G.,Servino, D*.,& Oka, M*. (2012). The self assessment of future events scale (SAFE): Assessing perceptions of risk for future violence in intimate partner relationships. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy. doi:10.1111/j.17S2-0606.2012.00319.x [SJ

Brown*,  M.,Banford*, A.,Mansfield*, T.,Smith,D.,&  Whiting,J.B.,&  Ivey,D. (2012).  Posttraumatic stress symptoms and perceived safety as predictors of dyadic adjustment: A test of mediation and moderation. American Journal of Family Therapy, 40, 349-362. [3J

Whiting,J.B.,Smith,D.S. Oka, M.* & Karakurt, G. (2012). Safety in intimate partnerships: The role of appraisals and threat. Journal of Family Violence 27(4),313-320. [4J


Whiting,J. B. (in process). love me true: Recognizing and reducing distortion and deception in yourrelationship.

Lee, R. E.,& Whiting,J. B. (Eds). (2008) Foster Care Therapist Handbook: Relational Approaches to theChildren and their Families. Washington DC: Child Welfare League of America.