Personal Information

California School of Professional Psychology

Couple & Family Therapy

Irvine/Orange County Campus

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor

Alliant International University Irvine
2855 Michelle Drive, Suite 300
Irvine CA 92606

949-812-7470

Courses, Research Interests, Publications

Advanced Brief MFT Models (PSY 8314)

Family Therapy & Culture in Italy (PSY 6654)

Practicum (PSY 7360)

Pre-Practicum (PSY 6360)

Couple & Family Therapy Eating Disorder Treatment (PSY 9310)

Advanced Intergenerational MFT Models (PSY 8315)

Group Therapy (PSY 6303)

Relationship quality and stability; premarital relationship assessment; relationship enrichment; disability and chronic illness; ambiguous loss; clinical outcome research.

Jackson, J. B., & Roper, S. O. (2014). Parental adaptation to out-of-home placement of children with severe or profound developmental disabilities. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 119, 203-219. doi: 10.1352/1944-7558-119.3.203

Jackson, J. B., Miller, R. B., Oka, M., & Henry, R. G. (2014). Gender differences in marital satisfaction: A meta-analysis. Journal of Marriage and Family, 76, 105-129. doi:10.1111/jomf.12077

Jackson, J. B. (2013, Spring). Providing systemically oriented and contextually sensitive supervision. AAMFT-CA Newsletter. Retrieved from http://aamftca.org/aamft-california-newsletter-spring-2013/

Jackson, J. B. (2012, July/Aug). What if you had RAD [reactive attachment disorder]? Family Therapy Magazine, 11(4), 32-33.

Larson, J. H., Blick, R. W., Jackson, J. B., & Holman, T. B. (2010). Partner traits that predict relationship satisfaction for neurotic individuals in premarital relationships. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 36, 430-444. doi: 10.1080/0092623X.2010.510778

Martinson, V. K., Holman, T. B., Larson, J. H., & Jackson, J. B. (2010). Adult relationship satisfaction and coming to terms with family-of-origin difficulties. The American Journal of Family Therapy, 38, 207-217. doi: 10.1080/01926180902961696

Roper, S. O., & Jackson, J. B. (2007). The ambiguities of out-of-home care: Children with severe or profound disabilities. Family Relations, 56, 147-161. doi: 10.1111/j.1741-3729.2007.00448.x

Meyer-Lee, C., & Jackson, J. B. (2013, November). Long-term grief among adults who experienced parental death in childhood. Poster presented at the National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Khoshakhlagh, S., & Jackson, J. B. (2013, November). Adult romantic attachment as a predictor of intimate relationship sexual behavior. Poster presented at the National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Jackson, J. B. (2013, October). Challenging Adolescents: Family Dialectical Behavior Therapy. All-day workshop presented at the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Conference, Portland, OR.

Jackson, J. B. (2013, November). Treating adolescents with reactive attachment: A systemic approach. Roundtable session facilitated at the National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Ellis, J., Roper, S. O., & Jackson, J. B. (2013, November). Parental perceptions regarding support groups for parents raising a child with profound or severe developmental disabilities. Poster presented at the National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Jackson, J. B., Miller, R. B., Oka, M., & Henry, R. G. (2012, November). Gender differences in marital satisfaction: A meta-analysis. Poster presented at the National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Jackson, J. B., Larson, J. H., & Brown, M. D. (2012, October). Premarital Predictors of Marital Relationship Quality and Stability:

Jackson, J. B. (2012, September). Treating adolescents with reactive attachment: A theory-based and evidence-based treatment protocol. Workshop presented at the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Conference, Charlotte, NC

Jackson, J. B., Miller, R. B., Oka, M., & Henry, R. G. (2012, September). Gender differences in marital satisfaction: A meta-analysis. Poster presented at the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Conference, Charlotte, NC.

Jackson, J. B. (2011, November). Premarital counseling: An evidence-informed treatment protocol. Paper presented at the National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.

Jackson, J. B. (2011, September). Premarital counseling: An evidence-based treatment protocol. Workshop presented at the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Conference, Fort Worth, TX.

Jackson, J. B., Larson, J. H., Hawkins, A. J. (2010, November). Premarital predictors of marital outcomes: A meta-analysis. Paper presented at the National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Jackson, J. B., Hall, S. D., D. P., Scoville, & Miller, R. B. (2009, October). Empirically-supported marriage and family therapy treatments. Workshop presented at the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Conference, Sacramento, CA.

Jackson, J. B., Panlilio, C. C., & Haynes, E. R. (2008, October). System-oriented ethical decision-making in agency settings. Workshop presented at the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Conference, Memphis, TN.

Jackson, J. B., & Montague, T. (2007, May). Dialectical behavior therapy: An introduction. Workshop presented at the Utah Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Conference, Park City, UT.

Jackson, J. B. (2007, June). Treating adolescents with reactive attachments. Workshop presented at the American Orthopsychiatric Association Ortho Summer Symposium, Cape Cod, MA.

Roper, S. O., & Jackson, J. B. (2006, November). Ambiguous loss, boundary ambiguity, and families of a child with disabilities. Paper presented at the National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Jackson, J. B., & Olsen, S. F. (2005, November). Parental adaptation to placement of a child with developmental disabilities. Paper presented at the National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Academic History and Background

Doctor of Philosophy [Ph.D.], 2009, Marriage and Family Therapy, Brigham Young University, 2009

Master of Science [M.S.], 2004, Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Maryland, 2004

Bachelor of Science [B.S.], 2000, in Marriage, Family, and Human Development, Brigham Young University, 2000

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (California License #: MFC 53521)

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (Utah License #: 5731350-3902)

National Annual Award for Outstanding Dissertation, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (2010) for the dissertation entitled for the dissertation entitled Premarital predictors of marital relationship quality and stability: A meta-analytic study of couple factors.

National Outstanding New Professional Paper Award, Family Therapy Section, National Council on Family Relations (2010) for the paper entitled Premarital predictors of marital relationship quality and stability: A meta-analytic study of couple factors.

National Council on Family Relations (NCFR)

American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)

Professional Practice and Community Service

Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy Editorial Board: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/WCRT

RELATE Institute Associate Board Member: www.relate-institute.org

Private clinical practice

Bio and Links

Jeffrey B. Jackson, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the California School of Professional Psychology Couple and Family Therapy Program at Alliant International University, Irvine. He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in California and Utah, and an American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) Approved Supervisor. He has experience working with individuals, couples, families, and groups from all life stages and backgrounds in a wide range of areas. His clinical specializations include marital distress, premarital counseling, parenting and parent-child relationships, reactive attachment, abuse, ambiguous loss, disability, eating disorders, and depression. Dr. Jackson’s academic interests include theories of psychotherapy, group therapy, ethics, supervision, and premarital education. His research interests include relationship quality and stability, ambiguous loss, disability, and clinical outcome research. He is the director for the California School of Professional Psychology Italy Immersion Program in Family Therapy and Italian Culture.