Dr. Sara Ann Smock Jordan, PHD

Name:Sara Ann Smock Jordan
Gender:Female
Specialty:Marriage & Family Therapist—Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Location:8212 Ithaca Ave
Suite E-12
Lubbock, TX 79423
Phone: 806-470-1146
www.solutionbuildingtherapy.com
 
Introduction:
I am a marriage and family therapist with over 14 years experience in using Solution-Focused Brief Therapy. I work with individuals, couples, and families dealing with a wide variety of mental health and interpersonal issues from a solution building perspective. My unique expertise lies in helping clients live their preferred lives despite the obstacles and challenges they face. SFBT has been used to successfully treat many types of presenting issues such as depression, substance abuse, anxiety (Kim, 2007). My clinical research has been recognized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration as an evidence-based practice.
I have co-authored a book (Pichot & Smock, 2009), written numerous articles (e.g. Jordan, 2014), and have published research on Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (e.g. Jordan, et al., 2013; Smock, et al., 2008). I am also a founding member of the Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Association.
My specialized international training and research in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy makes me very a very unique practitioner here in West Texas. Please visit my website for a full list of my publications and research on SFBT (www.solutionbuildingtherapy.com).
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Education:
SchoolDegreeMajorGraduation
Virginia TechPh.D.Human Development- Marriage and Family TherapyMay 2006
Purdue CalumetM.S.Child Development and Family Studies- Marriage and Family TherapyMay 2003
License:
NameIssued ByDuration
LMFTTexassince 2012
Publication:
RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Book(s)

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

Refereed Articles

Bavelas, J. B., De Jong, P., Jordan, S. S., & Korman, H. (accepted). The Theoretical and Research Basis of Co-constructing Meaning in Dialogue. Submitted to the Journal of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy.

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, 280-293.

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 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). Using contact theory to build the foundation of an intergenerational community between pre-school children and older adults with dementia.  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

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

Jordan, S. S. (under review). SFBT Scaling Questions with Couples. In G. Weeks, S. Fife, & C. Peterson (Eds.), Techniques for the Couple Therapist: Essential Interventions.

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.

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.

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.
Membership:
TitleOrganizationDuration
MemberAmerican Association of Marriage and Family Therapists2000
Board MemberSolution-Focused Brief Therapy Associationfounding member
Association:
Title/RelationshipOrganizationDuration
Trainer/ResearcherSolution-Focused Institute2009
Insurance:I do not take insurance.
Fee:
$100 per session/hour

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