Texas Tech University

Jaclyn Cravens, Ph.D., LMFT-A

Associate Professor, CMFT Master's Program Director
Couple, Marriage, and Family Therapy

Email: Jaclyn.Cravens@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834-2705

Office: 166G

Jaclyn Cravens

Research Interests

Research focuses on the role technology and the Internet plays in intimate partner relationships; Social justice issues in the MFT profession (e.g., weight bias, sexual and gender minority affirmative practices).

Classes Taught

  • CFAS 4331 Introduction to Marriage and Family Therapy
  • MFT 6395 Practicum in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • ADRS distance learning specialist


Referred Journal Articles

(* = notes undergraduate/graduate student mentorship at time of publication; IF = Impact Factor)

Johnson, D. J.*, Holyoak, D.*, & Pickens, J. C. (Accepted). Using Narrative Therapy in the treatment of Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse in the context of Couples Therapy. American Journal of Family Therapy.

Whiting, J. B., Dansby, R.*, Cravens Pickens, J., & Banford, A. (2019). Victim blaming in the forums of social media: A content analysis of internet accusations regarding domestic violence. The Qualitative Report, 24(1).

Gonzalez, N.*, Sukach, T.*, & Pickens, J. C. (2018). Experiences of human sex trafficking victims: A phenomenology. The Qualitative Report, 23(6).

McDaniel, B., Galovan, A., Cravens, J. D., & Drouin, M. (2017). “Technoference” and implications for mothers' and fathers' couple and co-parenting relationship quality. Computers in Human Behavior, 80, 303-313.

Morris, N.*, & Cravens, J.D. (2017). “I am not a gadget.” A grounded theory on unplugging. American Journal of Family Therapy.

McDaniel, B. T., Druin, M., & Cravens, J. D. (2017). Do you have anything to hide? Infidelity-related behaviors on social networking sites and marital satisfaction. Computer in Human Behavior, 66, 88-95.

Macey, P.*, Morris, N.*, Hamlin, O.*, Cravens, J. D. (2017). Bi-invisibility: A Phenomenological Exploration of Same-sex Casual hook-ups. Journal of Bisexuality, 17(2), 225-250.

Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters

Soloski, K., & Cravens, J. D. (2018). Medical Family Therapy in Alcohol & Drug Treatment. In (Eds.) T. Mendenhall., A. Lamson, & J. Hodgson. Clinical Methods in Medical Family Therapy (pp.321-356). New York: NY: Springer Publishing.

Schonian, S.*, & Cravens, J. D. (2017). Family of Origin. In (Eds.) J. Carlson & S. Dermer. The Sage Encyclopedia of Marriage, Family, and CouplesCounseling. SAGE: Thousand Oaks, CA.

Schonian, S.*, & Cravens, J. D. (2017). Sexuality and Religion. In (Eds.) J. Carlson & S. Dermer. The Sage Encyclopedia of Marriage, Family, and Couples Counseling. SAGE: Thousand Oaks, CA.

Other Publications

Labanowski, J., Smith, S., Pickens, J. C., & Norton, A. (March/April 2019). Online Therapy: Shaping the Future of our Field. Family Therapy Magazine, 18(2).