Texas Tech University

Jaclyn Cravens Pickens, Ph.D., LMFT

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 of technology and internet in the profession, including technology and intimate partner relationships and relational teletherapy practices.

Classes Taught

  • ADRS 4329: Eating Disorders
  • CMFT 5305 DSM
  • CMFT 6303 Couples and Sex
  • CMFT 6342 Practicing CMFT in the Digital Age


Referred Journal Articles

Asebedo, S. D., Archuleta, K. L., Durband, D. B., Fife, S., Ford, M. R.,Gray, B. T., Lurtz, M. R., Pickens, J. C., McCoy, M., & Sheridan, G. (2021). Facilitating Virtual Client Meetings for Money Conversations: Skills and Strategies. Journal of Financial Planning.

Finlayson, B. T.*, Jones, E.*, & Pickens, J. C. (Submitted 1/2021). Solution Focused Brief Therapy: Telemental Health Suicide Intervention. Contemporary Family Therapy. Doi:10.1007/s10591-021-09599-1

Pickens, J. C., Morris, N.*, & Johnson, D. J.* (2020). The Digital Divide: Couple and Family Therapy Programs' integration of teletherapy training and education. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 46(2), 186-200. doi:10.1111/jmft.12417 

Pickens, J. C. & Whiting, J. B. (2020). Tech Talk: Analyzing the negotiations and rules around technology use in intimate relationships. Contemporary Family Therapy, 42(2), 175-189.

Pickens, J. C. (Spring, 2020). Adaptations of Therapists' theory of therapy: Preparing for  Teletherapy services. Family Therapy Magazine, (Invited).

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).

Pickens, J. C. (Spring, 2020). Adaptations of Therapists' theory of therapy: Preparing for  Teletherapy services. Family Therapy Magazine, (Invited).

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