Texas Tech University

Sara Smock Jordan, Ph.D., LMFT

Associate Professor
Marriage and Family Therapy

Email: sara.smock@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834-3212

Office: 166F

Vita

Sara Smock Jordan

Research Interests

Research interests include therapeutic communication, solution focused brief therapy, and substance abuse. 

Classes Taught

Teaches CFAS 2630 Diversity in CFAS and MFT 6395 Practicum in MFT.

About

Leadership/Awards Texas Tech University:

Annual Faculty Review Committee member for CFAS, Texas Tech University (2013-present), President,Solution Focused Brief Therapy Association (2012-present), CoHS Grade Appeal Committee, Texas Tech (2012-present), Community,Family, and Addiction Services Scholarship Committee (2012-present), Awarded the Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Association's Steve de Shazer Memorial Award for significant contributions to the field of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Research, 2011, Awarded the College of Human Sciences' Chancellor's Distinguished Research Award, 2010-2011, Awarded the College of Human Sciences's Outstanding New Faculty Award, 2008, Awarded the Texas Tech University's Alumni Association New Faculty Award, 2008.

Recent Publications:

Book(s)

Pichot, T. & Smock, S. A. {2009). Solution-focused substance abuse treatment. New York: Haworth.

Referred Articles

Shumway, S.T., Dakin, J. B., Smock Jordan, S., Kimball, T.G., Harris, K. S. (in press). The Development of the Hope and Coping in Recovery Scale {HCRS). Journal of Groups in Addiction and Recovery.

Bavelas, J. B.,Jordan, S.S., Korman, H. & De Jong, P. (May/June, 2014). Is solution- focused brief therapy different? Family Therapy Magazine, 19-23.

Jordan, S.S. (2014). Further Validation of the Solution Building Inventory. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 33, 78-88.

Richmond, C. J., Jordan, S. S., Bischof, G. H., & Sauer, E. M. {2014). Solution-focused brief therapy intakes and intake forms. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 33, 33-47.

Bavelas, J. B., & Jordan, S. S. {2014). Introduction to SFBT Contributions to Practice-Oriented Research. Part II:Changing the Language of Clinical Practice. Journal ofSystemic Therapies, 33, 30-32.

Jordan, S.S., Froerer, A., & Bavelas, J. (2013). Microanalysis of Positive and Negative Content in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Expert Sessions. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 32, 46-59.

Froerer, A., & Jordan, S.S. {2013). Identifying Solution-Building Formulations Through Microanalysis. Journal ofSystemic Therapies, 32, 60-73.

Jordan,S .S., & Bavelas, J.B. (2013). Introduction to SFBT Contributions to Practice-Oriented Research. Part I:Microanalysis of Communication. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 32, 13-16.

Book Chapters

DeGraff, A., Sorenson,P., Atchley, A., & Smock Jordan, S. {2014). hysical and Mental Disabilities Co-Occurring with Substance Abuse. In R. A. Bean,S. Davis, & M. P. Davey (Eds.), Increased Self-Awareness: Experiential Exercises for Dedicated Clinicians and Supervisors, 213-218.

Luna, B., Heath, C., Smock Jordan, S., & Higgins, M. {2014). Perceptions of LGBTA Individuals and Couples. In R. A. Bean, S. Davis, & M. P. Davey (Eds.), Increased Self-Awareness: Experiential Exercisesfor Dedicated Clinicians and Supervisors, 245-254.

Newman, K. E., Pettigrew, H.V., Trujillo, C.R., Smock Jordan, S. A. (2014). Social Class, Ethnicity and Resources. In R. A. Bean,S. Davis,& M. P. Davey (Eds.), Increased Self­Awareness: Experiential Exercises for Dedicated Clinicians and Supervisors, 183-190.

Shafer, K. C., & Smock Jordan, S. A. {2013). Working with Mandated Clients with

Substance Use Disorders: A Solution-Focused Approach. In L. Ashenberg Straussner (Ed.), Clinical Work with Substance Abusing Clients (pp.202-224). New York: Guliford Press.

Smock Jordan, S. A. (2013). Solution-Focused Approach with LGBTQ Clients. In J. Kim (Ed.), Solution Focused Brief Therapy: A Multicultural Approach (pp. 150-165). Thousand Oaks,CA: Sage.

Blakeslee, S. E., & Smock Jordan, S. A. (2013). Solution-Focused Approach with American Indian Clients. In J. Kim (Ed.), Solution Focused Brief Therapy: A Multicultural Approach (pp. 106-121). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.