Professor Sara Smock Jordan

Couple and Family Therapy

School of Medicine

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

 

 

The AASFBT is sad to say that Professor Sara Smock Jordan (University of Nevada, Las Vegas) is unable to come to Sydney in 2020 due to COVID19. However we are proud to announce that Sara will be the Keynote Speaker for 2021. 

Sara will be delivering a pre-conference workshop on the day before the conference (Thursday), as well as a plenary address, and other activities.

Sara learnt the craft from Steve, Insoo, and others in the early days of SFBT in Milwaukee. She has extensive experience in clinical, academic and teaching applications of SFBT. Sara is a past President of the SFBTA and was one of the original board members. Sara is also the current Editor of the Journal of Solution Focused Practices.

Sara will be doing 3 presentations/workshops:

Pre-conference workshop - "A very close look at SFBT conversations."

Description: This is an advanced level workshop taking an in-depth look at solution-focused conversations, and would be applicable to anyone using the solution focused approach in any setting. The primary focus will be using microanalysis of face-to-face dialogue to explore conversation and identify what works in creating change. We will discuss an overview of communication components (questions, etc.), myths of communication, the method of mircoanalysis of face-to-face dialogue, and applying microanalysis to one's solution focused work. There will be a significant amount of interaction and practice through the day to consolidate learning.

Workshop Objectives:

  • To develop an understanding of solution focused conversations at an advanced level
  • To learn the basics of microanalysis of face-to-face dialogue 
  • To learn the basic components of communication
  • To understand the myths of communication
  • To apply the method of microanalysis to the participants' work

Plenary Session - Conversation that creates change

Description: This plenary will take an in-depth look at a SFBT conversation that creates change. By dissecting the dialogue, we will uncover what creates change in their conversation.

Workshop – SFBT and Substance Abuse

Description: This interactive workshop will cover the application of the SFBT with problematic substance use. 

Workshop Objectives:

  • Participants will gain an overview of the SFBT model.
  • Participants will gain an understanding about how to use the key components of SFBT with “substance use disorder” clients.
  • Participants will learn how to use SFBT with "difficult" clients.

Here is Sara's c.v. - as you can see it is pretty long!

Ph.D., 2006     Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Marriage and Family Therapy.

M.S., 2003      Purdue University Calumet, Child Development and Family Studies (with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy).

B.A., 2000       Olivet Nazarene University, Psychology

 

CURRENT POSITIONS

2019-present  Editor, Journal of Solution-Focused Practices

2018-present   Associate Professor and Program Director, Couple and Family Therapy, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

2011-present   Private Practice, Solution Building Therapy

 

PREVIOUS POSITIONS

2012-2018       Associate Professor, Community, Family and Addiction Sciences, Texas Tech.

2006-2012       Assistant Professor, Community, Family and Addiction Services, Texas Tech.

2010-2013       Trainer/Consultant, Solution-Focused Training Institute (SFI)

2008-2011       Therapist, The Ranch at Dovetree

 
GRANTS AND CONTRACTS

Heiden-Rootes, K., Meyer, D., Peterson, D., Lynn, B., Salas, J., & Jordan, S.S. (not funded). Sex and Romantic Relationships After Cervical Cancer: A Pilot Study, $30,050, St. Louis University School of Medicine (Research consultant). Submitted November 2018.

Gatlin, P., & Eddy, B. (2017). The use of Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) to enhance postpartum weight loss in overweight women with gestational diabetes. C-BIS funded project UNLV. (Jordan, S. Supervisor and Trainer).

Jordan, S. S. (2017). Microanalysis of Grounding Sequences, $1,500, TTU’s MFT Clinic, (100%), 8/2017 – 10/2017.

Harris, K. S., Kimball, T., & Smock, S. A. Healthiest Communities and Childhood Obesity Program, $250,000 per year, Covenant Health System. (10%), 7/1/08 – 5/1/11.

Harris, K. S., Smock, S., & Baker, A. Creating Recovery Support Communities on College Campuses, $247,500, Health Resources & Services Administration, (25%), 9/1/10 – 8/31/11.

Smock, S. A., Metcalf, L., & Connie, E. Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Program for At-Risk Substance Abusing Youth and Their Families (SFARY), $30,000, Tarrant Co. Juvenile Drug Court Services for Juvenile Services (33%), Submitted by the Solution-Focused Institute  (33%), 9/1/10 – 8/31/11.

Shine, S., Smock, S., & Boylan, M., Texas Tech University Early Head Start Program

Renewal Grant, $ 719,138, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (15%), 6/01/09 – 5/31/10.

Harris, K. S., Kimball, T., Baker, A. K., & Smock, S. A. Methodology for Effectively

Meeting the Needs of Recovering Students, $95,000, U.S. Department of Education. (35%), 9/1/09 – 8/31/10.

Harris, K. S., Kimball, T., Baker, A. K., & Smock, S. A. Methodology for Effectively Meeting the Needs of Recovering Students, $143,449, U.S. Department of Education. (10%), 6/1/08 – 5/31/09.

Colwell, M., Smock, S., & Boylan, M., Parents as Teachers, $ 714,067, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (15%), 6/01/08 – 5/31/09.

Colwell, M., Nathan, C., Smock, S., & Roman-Shriver, C., Texas Tech University Early Head Start Program Renewal Grant, $654,115, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (15%), 6/01/07 – 5/31/08.

Smock, S. A. & Froerer, A. (Co-Officers), Solution-Focused HIV/AIDS Groups Contract, $6,750, Planned Parenthood of Lubbock, (75%), 2/6/07 – 12/31/07.

Colwell, M., Nathan, C., Smock, S., & Roman-Shriver, C., Texas Tech University Early Head Start Program Renewal Grant, $654,115, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (12%), 6/01/06 – 5/31/07.

Smock, S. The development, training, and testing of the new SFBT manual- Seed Grant, $4,500 (per year), Texas Tech University. 10/2/06- 8/8/08.

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

Awarded the Ted Jim Dotts Jr. & Betty Shewbert Dotts Ally of the Year Award, 2018, Texas Tech University’s Office of LFBTQIA.

Awarded Mentor of the Year Award 2016-2017, Mentor Tech, Texas Tech University.

CFAS Diversity 2360 was selected as a Service Learning Faculty Fellow, Texas Tech University, 2016-2017.

Nominated for the President’s Excellence in Diversity and Equity Award, Texas Tech University, 2015.

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.

Awarded the College of Human Sciences’s Outstanding New Faculty Award, 2008.

Awarded the Texas Tech University’s Alumni Association New Faculty Award, 2008.

Awarded the AAMFT’s Dissertation/Thesis Award for the project “Solution-Focused Group Therapy for Level 1 Substance Abusers”, 2004.

Nominated by peers to interview candidates for Purdue Calumet’s Marriage and Family Therapy Class of 2003-2004.

Recipient of Purdue Calumet’s Graduate Research Award, 2002.

Nominated to participate in Purdue Calumet’s Spotlight on Graduate Research, 2002. 

Elected President of local Psi Chi chapter at Olivet Nazarene University, 1999-2000.

Elected Psychology Club President at Olivet Nazarene University, 1999-2000.

Dean’s list, Olivet Nazarene University, 1996-2000.

Graduated Summa Cum Laude, Olivet Nazarene University, 2000.

Phi Delta Lambda (Nazarene National Honor Society), 2000-2007.

       

PUBLICATIONS

Book(s)

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

 

Refereed Articles

Kim, J., Jordan, S. S., Franklin, C., Froerer, A., (in press). Is Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Evidence-Based?: An Update Ten-Years Later. Families in Societies.

Turns, B., Jordan, S. S., Callahan, K., Whiting, J. & Piland Springer, N. (2019). Assessing the effectiveness of solution-focused brief therapy for couples raising a child with autism: A clinical outcome study. Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy. DOI:10.1080/15332691.2019.1571975

Handley, V. A., Soloski, K. L., Sewell, S., Gowdy, A., Jordan, S. S., & Elshershaby, S. (2019). The Interactions Between Power and Couple Satisfaction for Women. Journal of Feminist Family Therapy, 30, 1-18. DOI: 10.1080/08952833.2018.1526510.

Handley, V., Story, M. & Jordan, S. S. (2018). SFBT: a Solution to Dialogues Between Members of Differing Generational Cohorts. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 37, 1-14. DOI:10.1521/jsyt.2018.37.3.1

Mullett, N., Zielinski, M, Jordan, S. S., & Brown, C. (2018). Solution Focused Brief Therapy for Families: When A Loved One Struggles with Substance Abuse. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 37, 15-28. DOI:10.1521/jsyt.2018.37.3.15

Soloski, K. L., Minaiy, C., Purcell, J. B., Macey, P., Jordan, S. S., & Talley, A., (2018 online). Are you in, or are you out? Implications of inclusion criteria in sexual minority health disparities research. Journal of Bisexuality. DOI: 10.1080/15299716.2018.1532373

Smith, J. A., Hayes, N. D., & Jordan, S. S. (2018).  A Systemic Integration of IFS Therapy and a 12-Step Framework for Substance Use Disorder in Young Adults. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, 37, 60-74. DOI: 10.1080/07347324.2018.1502032.

Farmer, O. & Jordan, S. S. (2017). Experiences of Women Coping with Catcalling Experiences in New York City: A Grounded Theory Study. Journal of Feminist Family Therapy, 29, 205-225. DOI: 10.1080/08952833.2017.1373577

Gonzalez Suitt, K., Franklin, C., Cornejo, R., Castro, Y., & Jordan, S. S. (2017). Solution-focused brief therapy for Chilean primary care patients: exploring a linguistic adaptation. Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse. DOI:10.1080/ 15332640.2017.1310643

Turns, B., Eddy, B. P., & Jordan, S. S. (2016). Working with Siblings of Children with Autism: A Solution-Focused Approach. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 37, 558-571.

Jordan, S. S., & Turns, B. (2016). Utilizing Solution-Focused Brief Therapy with Families Living with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Family Psychotherapy, 27, 155-170.

Takagi, G., Wakashima, K., Sato, K., Ikuta, M., Hanada, R, & Jordan, S. S. (2015). The Development of Solution Building Inventory Japanese Version: Validation of the SBI-J. International Journal of Brief Therapy and Family Science, 5, 19-25.

Bavelas, J. B., De Jong, P., Jordan, S. S., & Korman, H. (2014). The theoretical and research basis of co-constructing meaning in dialogue. Journal of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, 1, 1-24.

Shumway, S.T., Dakin, J. B., Smock Jordan, S., Kimball, T.G., Harris, K. S. (2014). The development of the hope and coping in recovery scale (HCRS). Journal of Groups in Addiction and Recovery, 9, 280-293.

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 of Systemic 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 of Systemic 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.

Smock, S. A., Froerer, A. S., & Blakeslee, S. E. (2011). The history of systemic substance abuse treatment. Journal of Family Psychotherapy, 22, 177-192.

Harris, K. S., Smock, S. A., & Wilkes, M. T. (2011). Relapse resilience: A process model for recovery. Journal of Family Psychotherapy, 22, 265-274.

Smock, S. A., Baker, A., Harris, K., & Dsauza, C. (2011). The role of social support in collegiate recovery communities: A review of the literature. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, 29, 35-44.

Smock, S. A., McCollum, E., & Stevenson, M. (2010). The development of the solution- focused inventory. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 36, 499 - 510.

Kim, J. S., Smock, S. A., Trepper, T. S., McCollum, E. E., Franklin, C. (2010). Is solution-focused brief therapy evidence-based? Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Sciences, 91, 300-306.

Froerer, A. S., Smock, S. A., & Seedall, R. (2009). Solution-focused group work: Collaborating with clients diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. Journal of Family Psychotherapy 20, 13-27.

Smock, S. A., Trepper, T. S., Wetchler, J., McCollum, E., Ray, R., & Pierce, K. (2008). Solution-focused group therapy for level 1 substance abusers. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 34, 107-120.

Jarrott, S. E., Gigliotti, C. M. & Smock, S. A. (2006). Where do we stand? Testing the foundation of a shared site intergenerational program. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 4(2), 73-92.

Smock, S. A., McWey, L. M., & Ward, D. (2006). Rural versus urban clinical needs: Are there differences? Journal of Family Psychotherapy, 17(2), 37-49.

Smock, S. A. (2005). A student’s response to the SFBT training meetings: The future looks bright. Journal of Family Psychotherapy, 16(1/2), 11-13.

Gigliotti, C. M., Morris, M., Smock, S. A., Jarrott, S. E., & Graham, B. (2005). An intergenerational summer program involving persons with dementia and preschool children. Educational Gerontology, 31(6), 425-441.

Nelson, T. & Smock, S. A. (2005). Challenges of an outcome-based perspective for marriage and family therapy education. Family Process, 44(3), 355-362.

Arditti, J.A., Smock, S. A., & Parkman, T. S. (2005). “It’s been hard to be a father”: A qualitative exploration of incarcerated fatherhood. Fathering, 3(3), 267-288.  

McCollum, E. E., Trepper, T. S., & Smock, S. A.  (2004). Solution-focused brief group therapy for drug abuse: Rationale, content, and approaches. Journal of Family Psychotherapy, 14(4), 27-42.

 

Book Chapters

Turns, B., Finlayson, B., & Jordan, S. S. (in press). The Use of SFBT with Families Raising a Child with ASD. Systemically Treating ASD.

Milligan, K., Meixner, T., & Jordan, S. S. (2017). The Family with Addiction. In S. Browning & B. van Eeden-Moorefield (Eds.), Contemporary Families at the Nexus of Research and Practice (pp.123-161). New York: Rutledge.

Jordan, S. S. (2016). Solution focused brief family therapy. In J. Carlson, & S. Dermer (Eds.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Marriage, Family, and Couples Counseling, 1575-1579.

Jordan, S. S. (2016). What’s better? In G. Weeks, S. Fife, & C. Peterson (Eds.), Techniques for the Couple Therapist: Essential Interventions, 165-168.

Jordan, S. S. (2016). SFBT scaling questions with couples. In G. Weeks, S. Fife, & C. Peterson (Eds.), Techniques for the Couple Therapist: Essential Interventions, 169-172.

DeGraff, A., Sorenson, P., Atchley, A., & Smock Jordan, S. (2014). Physical 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 Exercises for 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 Self-Awareness: 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.

Smock, S. A. (2011). A review of solution-focused, standardized outcome measures and other strengths oriented outcome measures. In  C. Franklin, T. Trepper, W. Gingerich, & E. McCollum (Eds.), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy: A Handbook of Evidence-Based Practice (pp. 55-72). New York: Oxford University Press.

Smock, S. A. (2010). Evidence-based supervision: Identifying successful moments of SFBT. In T. S. Nelson (Ed.), Doing Something Different: Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Practices (pp. 197-200). New York: Routledge.

Froerer, A. S., & Smock, S. A. (2010). Training therapist for SFBT group work: A multidimensional approach. In T. S. Nelson (Ed.), Doing Something Different: Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Practices (pp. 201-208). New York: Routledge.

Smock, S. A. (2009). The evidence base of SFT. In L. Metcalf & E. Connie (Eds.), The art of solution-focused therapy (pp. 145-154). New York: Springer Publishing.

Froerer, A. S., & Smock, S. A. (2008). The miracle blog. In C. Sori & L. Hecker (Eds.), The Therapist’s Notebook III: More Homework, Handouts, and Activities for Use in Psychotherapy (pp.39-46). New York: Haworth.

Smock, S. A., & Thomas, F. N. (2008). Reviewing our common body of knowledge: MFT license exam preparation manual: Fourth Edition. In B. Bradley (Ed.), Solution-focused brief therapy. Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy: Austin, TX.

McWey, L. M., James, E. J., & Smock, S. A. (2005). The graduate student guide to conducting research in marriage and family therapy. In F. Piercy & D. Sprenkle (Eds.), Research methods in family therapy (pp. 19-40). Guilford Press: New York.

Smock, S. (2005). A student’s response to the SFBT training meetings: The future looks bright. In T. S. Nelson (Ed.), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Training (pp. 11- 16). New York: Haworth.

 

Published Conference Proceedings

Bavelas, J.,  De Jong, P.,  Korman, H., &  Smock Jordan, S. (2012). Beyond back-channels:  A three-step model of grounding in face-to-face dialogue. System Description for Demonstration at the Interdisciplinary Workshop on Feedback Behaviors in Dialog. September 7-8, 2012, Stevenson, WA.

 

Invited Published Articles

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.

 
Published Manuals

Bavelas, J.,  De Jong, P., Franklin, C., Froerer, A., Gingerich, W., Kim, J., Korman, H., Langer, S.,  Lee, M. Y., McCollum, E. E., Smock Jordan, S. & Trepper, T. S. (2013). Solution Focused Therapy Treatment Manual for Working with Individuals 2nd Version. Solution Focused Brief Therapy Association, 1-42. (NOTE: This manual is the international manual for disseminating SFBT)

 

VIDEOS/PODCASTS

Godat, D., & Czerny, E. (Producers). (2018, December). SFT 44- Episode 44: How to learn to have effective conversations with Sara Smock Jordan. [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from http://www.sfontour.com/project/sfp-44-how-to-learn-to-have-effective-conversations-with-sara-smock-jordan-ph-d-lmft/?fbclid=IwAR0MQswpTCoVqYM3tSZkkpx-DqBWUVriatVqOL00C4Cf3zOZjmQu8XOc_E8

Smock, S. A. (August, 2011). Microanalysis and Induction Part 1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AU5o836TtEs&feature=related

Smock, S. A. (August, 2011). Microanalysis and Induction Part 2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSTPFzjqhlk&feature=related

Smock, S. A. (August, 2011). Microanalysis and Induction Part 3. http:// http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLiSVMj4eAI&feature=related

 

UNPUBLISHED COURSE MATERIALS

Moore, A., & Smock, S. History of Addiction. In K. Harris, T. Kimball, S. Shumway, S. A. Smock (Eds.), ADRS 2310 Textbook.

Wilkins, E., Murphy, E., & Smock, S. Multiculturalism: Culture, Ethnicity and Addiction. In K. Harris, T. Kimball, S. Shumway, S. A. Smock (Eds.), ADRS 2310 Textbook.

 
EDITORIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

2019- present  Editor, Journal of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

2016- present  Ad hoc reviewer for Journal of Financial Therapy

2014-present   Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Solution Focused Brief Therapy 

2011-present   Ad hoc reviewer for Journal of Marital and Family Therapy

2011-present   Ad hoc reviewer for Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly

2010-present   Board Member for the Journal of Family Psychotherapy

2006-present   Board Member for the Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy

2006-present   Ad hoc reviewer for Family Process

2016                Reviewed book for Congnella Publishers

2016                Reviewed book for MacMillian Publishers

2013                Ad hoc reviewer for Sage

2011-2014       Co-Editor for the special section SFBT Contributions to Practice-Oriented Research. Part II: Changing the Language of Clinical Practice. Journal of Systemic Therapies.

2011-2013       Co-Editor for the special section SFBT Contributions to Practice-Oriented Research. Part I: Microanalysis of Communication. Journal of Systemic Therapies.

2007-2011       Guest Editor for the special issue “Systemic Treatments for Substance Abuse” in the Journal of Family Psychotherapy

2006-2011       Book Review Editor for the Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy

2004-2006       Editorial assistant for Family Relations

 

REFEREED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Bavelas, J. (author only), Korman, H. (presenter), De Jong, P. (author only), & Jordan, S. S. (author only). (July, 2018). Is there a theory about SFBT? Australian Association for Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Melbourne, Victoria, AU.

Smock Jordan, S., Finlayson, B., Handley, V., Hansen, S., Lopez, A., McCrory, G., Nies, R., Ortiz, S., & Pena, V. (November, 2017). What Works in Learning SFBT, Oral Presentation at the Conference on Solution Focused Practices, Santa Fe, NM.

Handley, V., Finlayson, B., Knudsen, S., McCroy, G., & Smock Jordan, S. (April, 2017). The Secret Network: Empowering Women in Graduate Education. Panel Presentation at the 33rd Annual Conference of the Advancement of Women, Lubbock, TX.

Hamlin, O., & Smock Jordan S. (December, 2016). Experiences of women coping with catcalling: A grounded theory. Poster at the TTU TLPDC Qualitative Conference.

Jordan, S. S., Turns, B., Eddy, B., Sukach, T., Finch, K., Zielinski, M., Perkins, D., Morris, N., Minaiy, C., Gonzalez, N., Hamlin, O., Dansby, R., & Poll, V.  (November 2016). What Works in Learning SFBT, Oral Presentation at the Conference on Solution Focused Practices, Halifax, NS, Canada.

Turns, B., & Jordan, S. S. (November 2016). SFBT and families living with autism spectrum disorders. Oral Presentation at the Conference on Solution Focused Practices, Halifax, NS, Canada.

Kim, J., Stark, M., Jordan, S. S., Langer, S., & Froerer, A. (November 2016). Evaluating Clinical SFBT Practice, Oral Presentation at the Conference on Solution Focused Practices, Halifax, NS, Canada.

Turns, B., & Jordan, S. S. (November 2016). Solution building and Coping in Parents Raising a Child with ASD. Poster Presentation at the Conference on Solution Focused Practices, Halifax, NS, Canada.

Eddy, B., Turns, B., & Jordan, S. S. (November, 2016). Solution Focused Interventions for helping strengthen the sibling relationships in families with ASD. Poster Presentation at the Conference on Solution Focused Practices, Halifax, NS, Canada.

Soloski, K., Jordan, S. S., Ivey, D., Shen, F., Macey, P., & Aamar, R. (September 2016). Engaging in systemic science through collaborative research teams. Oral presentation at the Annual American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, Indianapolis, IN.

Purcell, J. B., Jordan, S. S., Macey, P., & Soloski, K. (2015). A discrete affair: Resolving methodological concerns with the assessment of sexual orientation in Add Health. Poster presented at the Society for the Study of Human Development’s 9th Biennial Scientific Meeting, Austin, TX.

Jordan, S. S., De Jong, P., Bavelas, J. (author only), & Korman, H. (author only). (2014). SFBT Lacks a Theory: “True or False”?. Conference on Solution Focused Practices, Santa Fe, NM.

Richmond, C., & Jordan, S. S. (2014). Creating Opportunities for Solution Building Before the First Session. Conference on Solution Focused Practices, Santa Fe, NM.

Jordan, S. S., De Jong, P., & Bavelas, J. B. (author only). (2014). Is Solution Focused Brief Therapy Really Different? Brief Family Therapy Center Claims and Microanalysis Results. Presentation at the Annual American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, Milwaukee, WI.

Bavelas, J. B., De Jong, P., & Jordan, S. S. (author only). (2014). Solution Focused Brief Therapy Research: Using Microanalysis to Observe Co-construction. Presentation at the Annual American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, Milwaukee, WI.

Koerber, A., Jordan, S. S., Heuman, A. (2014). Organizing, Connecting and Supporting Moms at TTU. Presentation at the Annual Conference on the Advancement of Women, Lubbock, TX.

Smock Jordan, S. (2013). Applications of Microanalysis in Training and Supervision. Poster at the 11th annual conference of Solution-Focused Practices, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Bavelas, J. B., De Jong, P. (author only), Korman, H. (author only), & Jordan S. S. (author only). (2013). SFBT and Microanalysis: Looking Closely at How Therapy Works. Presentation at the 1st SF research conference of the Association for the Quality Development of Solution Focused Consulting and Training, Hertfordshire, England.

DeJong, P., Bavelas, J., & Smock Jordan, S. A. (2012). Microanalysis and Grounding. Pre-conference research day at the 10th annual conference of Solution-Focused Practices, Minneapolis, MN.

Andrews, A., Smock Jordan, S. A. (2012). Working with GLBTQ Clients: A Solution Focused Approach. Poster at the 10th annual conference of Solution-Focused Practices, Minneapolis, MN.

Atchley, A., DeGraff, A., Sorenson, P., & Smock Jordan, S. A. (2012). Using SFBT with Disabled Clients. Poster at the 10th annual conference of Solution-Focused Practices, Minneapolis, MN.

Smock Jordan, S. A., Tomori, C., & DeJong, P. (2012). Applying Microanalysis in SF Training and Supervision. Post-conference all day workshop at the 10th annual conference of Solution-Focused Practices, Minneapolis, MN.

Bavelas, J.,  De Jong, P.,  Korman, H., &  Smock Jordan, S. (2012). Beyond Back-channels:  A Three-step Model of Grounding in Face-to-face Dialogue. System Description for Demonstration at the Interdisciplinary Workshop on Feedback Behaviors in Dialog. September 7-8, 2012, Stevenson, WA.

Bavelas, J., DeJong, P., Smock, S. A., & Korman, H. (November, 2011). Can we really see co-construction happening? Workshop at the 9th annual conference of Solution-Focused Practices, Bakersfield, CA.

Smock, S.A. (November, 2011). Using Microanalysis for SFBT Training and Supervision. Poster at the 9th annual conference of Solution-Focused Practices, Bakersfield, CA.

Smock, S. A., Bavelas, J., Froerer, A., Korman, H., De Jong, P. (September, 2010). Are SFBT and CBT really different? Using microanalysis to compare what therapists do. Workshop at the SFBTA/EBTA Bridges Conference, Malmö, Sweden.

Harris, K., Smock, S. A., & Baker, A. (June, 2010). Collegiate recovery communities: Facilitating and investigating recovery in the young adult demographic. Poster at the 2010 CPDD Scientific Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ.

Smock, S. A., Rushing, S., & Taylor, K. (March, 2010). Body-Mind Initiative (BMI): A Psycho-Educational Approach to Childhood Obesity and Eating Disordered Prevention. Poster at the Texas Dietetic Association’s 2010 Annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Exhibition, Dallas, TX.

Harris, K., Walker, L., Smock, S. A., Rushing, S., & Tabor, M. (March, 2010). Body-Mind Initiative. Poster at the National Youth-At-Risk Conference, Savannah, GA.

Smock, S. A., Trepper, T. S., Franklin, C., & Kim, J. (November, 2009). Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and Evidence-Based Practice. Workshop at the 7th annual conference of Solution-Focused Practices, Albany, NY.

Froerer, A., & Smock, S. A. (November, 2009). Microanalysis of Solution-Focused Formulations. Workshop at the 7th annual conference of Solution-Focused Practices, Albany, NY.

Smock, S. A., Froerer, A., & Bavelas, J. (October, 2009). CBT and SFBT: A Look at the Similarities and Differences. Workshop at the 67th annual conference of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Sacramento, CA.

Froerer, A, Smock, S. A., Kim, J., Trepper, T. S., & Franklin, C. (November, 2009). Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and Evidence-Based Practice. Poster presented at the 7th annual conference of Solution-Focused Practices, Albany, NY.

Smock, S. A., Froerer, A., & Bavelas, J. (October, 2008). What's the Fate of Positive Talk: Microanalysis of Communication in Solution-focused Brief Therapy. Workshop at the 6th annual conference of Solution-Focused Practices, Austin, TX.

Blakeslee, S. E., Froerer, A. S., & Smock, S. A. (October, 2008). Therapy Implications: SFBT Training for HIV-Positive Clients. Poster presentation at the 66th annual conference of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Memphis, TN.

Froerer, A. S., Morgan, M., Simón, K. D., Blakeslee, S. E., Seedall, R, B., Houghtaling, A. W., Wilkins, E., Smock, S. A. (March 2008). Solution-Focused Group Format and Considerations for Clients Diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. Poster presented at the Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy annual conference, Galveston, TX.

Blakeslee, S. E., Froerer, A. S., & Smock, S. A. (March, 2008). Using Qualitative Methods to Analyze an SFBT Group Training Experience. Poster Presented at the Annual Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Galveston, TX.

Smock, S. A. (October, 2007). Further Development of the Solution Building Inventory. Poster presentation at the 65th annual conference of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Long Beach, CA.

Froerer, A., Morgan, M., Simón, K. D.,  Blakeslee, S., Seedall, R., & Smock, S. A. (November, 2007). Solution-Focused Groups with Clients Diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. Workshop at the 5th annual conference of Solution-Focused Practices, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Smock, S. A., McCollum, E. E., Stevenson, M., Trepper, T., Piercy, F. (November, 2007). The Development of the Solution Building Inventory. Poster presented at the 5th annual conference of Solution-Focused Practices, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Smock, S. A. (November, 2007). Further Development of the Solution Building Inventory. Poster presented at the 5th annual conference of Solution-Focused Practices, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Lehmann, P., Basham, R., & Smock, S. A. (November, 2006). Solution-Focused Practice and Research: The Development of Three New Instruments. Workshop at the 4th annual conference on Solution-Focused Practices, Denver, CO.

Smock, S. A., McCollum, E. E., Stevenson, M., Trepper, T., Piercy, F. (October, 2006). The Development of the Solution Building Inventory. Poster presented at the 64rd annual conference of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Austin, TX.

Smock, S. A. (November, 2005). The Development of the Solution Building Inventory. Workshop at the 3rd annual conference of Solution-Focused Practices, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Parkman, T., Smock, S. A., & Arditti, J. A. (November, 2005). Fathering Behind Walls: A Look at Fathering Identity and Incarceration. Poster session presented at the 67th annual conference of the National Council on Family Relations, Phoenix, AZ.

Smock, S. A., McWey, L., & Moore, D. (October, 2005). Rural Versus Urban Clinical Needs: Are There Differences? Poster presented at the 63rd annual conference of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Kansas City, MO.

Arditti, J. A., Smock, S. A., & Parkman, T. (June, 2005). Families and incarceration:  An ecological approach. Poster presented at the Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Glass, V., Issenman, T., Smock, S. A., & Stone, D. (March, 2005). Reflections on a Dialog of Diversity: The Experience of the Process. Poster presented at the Virginia Tech Diversity Conference, Roanoke, VA.

Smock, S. A. (September, 2004). Comparing Intake Forms: Is it a Matter of Semantics? Poster presented at the 62nd annual conference of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Atlanta, GA.

Smock, S. A. (November, 2004). Comparing Intake Forms: Is it a Matter of Semantics? Workshop at the 2nd annual conference of Solution-Focused Practices, Park City, UT.

Gigliotti, C., Jarrott, S., Morris, M., & Smock, S. A. (November, 2004). Supporting  community through an intergenerational summer program involving persons with dementia and pre-school children. Symposium presented at the meetings of the Gerontological Society of America, Washington, DC.

Jarrott, S., Gigliotti, C., & Smock, S. (November, 2004). Where do we stand?  A call to build intergenerational community. Symposium presented at the meetings of the Gerontological Society of America, Washington, DC.

Smock, S. A. (November, 2003). Solution-Focused Group Therapy for Level 1 Substance Abusers. Poster presented at the 1st conference of Solution-Focused Practices, Loma Linda, CA.

Pichot, T., & Smock, S. A. (November, 2003). Co-Creating Solutions for Substance Abuse Treatment. Workshop at the 1st conference of Solution-Focused Practices, Loma Linda, CA.

Clymer, S., Hoogestrat, T., Smock, S. A., Walker, A. (April, 2002). Stereotyping in Family Therapy: Activities to Promote Therapist Awareness. Poster presented at the Indiana Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Smock, S. A. (April, 2002). Solution-Focused Group Therapy for Level 1 Substance Abusers. Poster presented at the Indiana Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Arneson, C., Clymer, S., Flores, C., & Smock, S. A. (April, 2001). Ethical considerations of therapists’ to clients: A preventative model. Poster presented at the Indiana Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Smock, S. A. (April, 2001). Adult Learning Disabilities: A Structural Family Therapy Approach. Poster presented at the Indiana Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

 

INVITED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Jordan, S. S. (November, 2018). Keynote: Calibration analysis in face-to-face dialogue. Conference on Solution Focused Practices, Boulder, CO.

Jordan, S. S. (June, 2018). Microanalysis of face-to-face dialogue. Process Research Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.

Bavelas, J. B. (presenter), Korman, H. (presenter), DeJong, P., & Smock Jordan, S. (September, 2014). Plenary: SFBT Doesn’t Have a Theory. Plenary at the 22nd annual European Brief Therapy Association, Leeuwarden, Friesland, The Netherlands.

Bavelas, J. B. (presenter), Korman, H. (presenter), DeJong, P. & Smock Jordan, S. (September, 2014). Workshop: Microanalysis of Dialogue and SFBT Theory. Workshop at the 22nd annual European Brief Therapy Association, Leeuwarden, Friesland, The Netherlands.

Jordan, S. S. (January, 2014). Ethics in Action: A ‘hands on’ approach to resolving ethical dilemmas. Plenary at the Family Therapy Symposium, Lubbock, TX.

Smock Jordan, S. (August, 2013). Opening Plenary: Solution Building Couples Therapy Summit. Fort Worth, TX. 

Trepper, T. S., Franklin, C., Smock, S. A., & Kim, J. S. (November, 2011). Closing Plenary: Is Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Evidence Based? Plenary at the 9th annual conference of Solution-Focused Practices, Bakersfield, CA.

Smock, S. A. (November 2011). Panel Presenter at Researchers’ Meeting: Moving SFBT Forward Through Research. Pre-conference meeting at the 9th annual conference of Solution-Focused Practices, Bakersfield, CA.

Smock, S. A., Kim, J. (November, 2010). Co-Chair of the Researcher’s Day: Bridging the Gap between Solution-Focused Research and Solution-Focused Practice. Pre-conference meeting at 7th annual conference of Solution-Focused Practices, Banff, Alberta, Canada.

Smock, S. A., & D’sauza, C. (April, 2010). Researching Best Practices in Collegiate Recovery Communities. Workshop at the Recovery and Relapse Prevention: Best Practices for Combating Addiction and Supporting Recovery on College Campuses, Lubbock, TX.

Smock, S. A. (November, 2009). Researcher’s Day. Chair of the full day pre-conference meeting at 7th annual conference of Solution-Focused Practices, Albany, NY.

Smock, S. A. (November, 2009). EBPs and SFBT: An update on SFBT. Panel discussion during the pre-conference workshop at 7th annual conference of Solution-Focused Practices, Albany, NY.

Smock, S. A. (January 2009). Presentation at the Recovery Conference Research Meeting. Houstin, TX.

Smock, S. A., Lehmann, P., Patton, J., & Teresa Early. (November, 2008). Strengths based assessment. Panel discussion during the pre-conference workshop at 6th annual conference of Solution-Focused Practices, Austin, TX.

Smock, S. A., Bavelas, J., Langer, S., Franklin, C., McCollum, E. (November, 2008).Research designs for SFBT. Panel discussion during the pre-conference workshop at 6th annual conference of Solution-Focused Practices, Austin, TX.

Smock, S. A. (November, 2008). Researcher’s Day. Chair of the full day pre-conference meeting at 6th annual conference of Solution-Focused Practices, Austin, TX.

Smock, S. A. & Froerer, A. S. (April, 2008). The Process of getting SFBT recognized as Evidence Based Practice. Plenary session at the 1st Solution-Focused World Conference, Aruba.

Smock, S. A., Froerer, A. S., Korman, H., & Bavelas, J. (April, 2008). What do therapists actually do? Microanalysis of communication in solution-focused and other therapies. Plenary session at the 1st Solution-Focused World Conference, Aruba.

Bavelas, J., Smock, S. A., Gerwing, J., Healing, S., & Tomori, C. (November, 2007). Four corners for the Evidence Base. Pre-conference workshop at the 5th annual conference of Solution-Focused Practices, Toronto, ON, Canada.

 

REGIONAL PRESENTATIONS

Jordan, S. (March, 2019). Communication in Relationships. SW Retrouvaille Region Gathering (Couples Community Event), Las Vegas, NV.

Jordan, S. S. (March, 2016). LISD High School Counselor’s Meeting. Presentation on Transgender Teens at LISD, Lubbock, TX.

Jordan, S. S. (November, 2015). LISD Middle School Counselor’s Meeting. Presentation on Transgender Teens at LISD, Lubbock, TX.

Smock, S. A. (June, 2008). Solution-Focused Brief Therapy: A Brief Overview. Presentation at the Lubbock Conference on Addictive Disorders, Lubbock, TX.

Smock, S. A. (April, 2002). Solution-Focused Group Therapy for Level 1 Substance Abusers. Presentation at the Purdue Calumet’s Spotlight on Graduate Research, Hammond, IN.

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND LICENSING

2018-present   Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, NV

2015-present   Approved Supervisor for LMFT (AAMFT and TX LMFT)

2012-present   Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, TX

2012-present   American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, Clinical member.

2006-2012       American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, Associate member.

2002-present   A member of the Founders Group for the Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Association (SFBTA). This is a new association formed by Steve deShazer, Insoo Kim Berg, and accomplished solution-focused therapists.

2002-present   Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Association

2004-2006       National Council on Family Relations, Student member.

2000-2006       American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, Student member.

2000-2002       Indiana Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.


RESEARCH TEAMS

2018  University Medical Center, MFT faculty, Pediatric Trauma Program, Texas Tech

2015-present   Member of the International Microanalysis Associates with Janet Bavelas, Ph.D., Jennifer Gerwig, Christine Tomori, and Sara Healing at the University of Victoria, BC, Canada; Peter DeJong, Ph.D., Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI; and Harry Korman, M.D., SIKT, Malmo, Sweden

2015-present   Developing and training individuals to use microanalysis of communication with Janet Bavelas, Ph.D., University of Victoria, BC, Canada, Peter DeJong, Ph.D., Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI.  Harry Korman, M.D., SIKT, Malmo, Sweden

2010-present   Microanalysis of Grounding Sequences in Psychotherapy, with Janet Bavelas, Ph.D., University of Victoria, BC, Canada, Peter DeJong, Ph.D., Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI,   Harry Korman, M.D., SIKT, Malmo, Sweden

2008-present   Is Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Evidence-Based? with Johnny Kim, Ph.D., University of Kansas, Lawarence, KS,  Adam Froerer, Ph.D., Argosy University, Chicago, IL, Cynthia Franklin, Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin, TX, Mo Yee Lee, Ph.D., Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, Stephen Langer, Ph.D., Private Practice, Olympia, WA