Texas Tech University

Jaclyn Cravens, Ph.D., LMFT-A

Assistant Professor
Couple, Marriage, and Family Therapy

Email: Jaclyn.Cravens@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834-2705

Office: 166A

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


  • Cravens, J.D. (2015). Couples Communication of rules and boundaries for technology and the Internet. NCFR Report, Effective Communication (invited).
  • Cravens, J. D. & Whiting, J. B. (2015, online access). Fooling around on Facebook: The perceptions of infidelity on social networking sites. Journal of Couple & Relationship Therapy. doi:10.1080/15332691.2014.1003670
  • Cravens, J. D., Whiting, J. B., & Aamar, R.* (2015). Why I stayed/left: An analysis of voices of intimate partner violence on social media. Contemporary Family Therapy, 37(4), 372-385.
  • Whiting, J. B. & Cravens, J. D. (2015, online access). Escalating, Accusing, and Rationalizing: A Model of Distortion and Interaction in Couple Conflict. Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy: Innovations in Clinical and Educational Interventions. doi:10.1080/15332691.2015.1055417
  • Cravens, J. D., Pratt, K. P., Palmer, E., & Aamar, R.* (in press). Couple and Family Therapy trainees' views on including weight bias training into their clinical training. Contemporary Family Therapy.
  • Pratt, K. J., Palmer, E., Cravens, J. D., Ferriby M., Cai, Y., & Balk, E. K. (in press). Marriage and Family Therapy trainees' reports of explicit weight-bias. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy.
  • Cravens, J. D. & Whiting, J. B. (2014). Clinical implications of Internet infidelity: Where Facebook fits in. American Journal of Family Therapy. doi:10.1080/01926187.2013.874211
  • Hertlein, K. M. & Cravens, J. D. (2014). Assessment and Treatment of Internet Sexuality Issues. Current Sexual Health Reports, 6, 56 -63.
  • Cravens, J. D., Leckie, K., & Whiting, J. (2013). Facebook Infidelity: When poking becomes problematic. Contemporary Family Therapy, 35(1), 74-90. doi:10.1007/s10591-012-9231-5

Peer-reviewed Book Chapters

  • Cravens, J. D. & Whiting, J. (2015). Communicating rules and boundaries for online interactions. In C. J. Bruess (Ed), Family Communication in a Digital Age.
  • Cravens, J. D. & Whiting, J. (2014). Mindfulness: Acceptance & Non-judgment. In R. Bean, S. Davis, & M. Davey (Eds.), Clinical Supervision Activities for Increasing Competence and Self-awareness. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
  • Pratt, K. J. & Cravens, J. D. (2014). Weight and Body Awareness: Considerations for the supervisor and clinician in training. In R. Bean, S. Davis, & M. Davey (Eds.), Clinical Supervision Activities for Increasing Competence and Self-awareness. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.