Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - Expert Witness
Christian Jordal, Ph.D., LMFT, CST-S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19146
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Attorneys consult with Dr. Jordal about cases with these concerns:
Sexual Behavior that is not well-understood by a jury or attorneys.
Discrimination (sexual, sexual orientation, transgender)
Criminal domestic abuse or sexual assault.
Coping mechanisms, functional and dysfunctional.
Behavior that appears to be sexual but isn't, or doesn't appear to be sexual, but is.
Damages address a family that is suffering
Family Disputes in Family Court or Divorce Mediation
Impact on Sexuality of experiences including related to adjudicated events.
Impact of Sexuality on behavior relevant to litigated matters.
Litigation Support Services
Dr. Jordal provides an array of litigation consultation services to attorneys in the following areas:
Review of case
Educating attorneys about a case's relevant sex, sexuality, gender and/or behavior
Evaluation of reports and credentials of opposing experts
Assisting with cross and direct-examination questioning
Non-disclosed expert and attorney-client privileged communication about
Intimate partner violence
Loss of Consortium
Alternative relationships (domestic partnership, family contracts)
Areas of Expertise
- Anxiety Disorders
- Child Abuse
- Child Custody
- Child Sexual Abuse
- Depressive Disorders
- Family Law
- Family Practice
- Intimate Partner Violence
- Loss of Consortium
- Mental Health
- Parental Alienation
- Sexual Addiction
- Sexual Disorders
- Sexual Harassment
- Spousal Abuse
- Transgender Identity
Sex and the Workplace; Therapy Malpractice and Ethical Violations; Sexual and Gender-based Discrimination; Prenups - Relationship Communication/Contracts; Alternative Relationships (Domestic Partnership; Family Contracts).
Dr. Jordal's more than 15 year career providing therapy to couples and families includes an impressive body of publications, appointments, and acknowledgment as a leader in his field.
Interim Department Chair, Department of Counseling and Family Therapy, Drexel University.
Associate Clinical Professor, Drexel University, Director, Master of Family Therapy degree program
Private practice, providing client treatment for over 15 years.
Editor, Journal of Family Psychotherapy.
Commissioner, Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE.)
Board member, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors.
Clinical Fellow, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
Certified in Affirmative Therapy for Transgender Communities (Widener University).
Certified by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists, Sex Therapy.
Dr. Christian Jordal Professional Credentials, Expert Witness
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Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Pennsylvania
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, New Jersey
Legal Experience & Services
Qualified expert witness, Court of Common Pleas, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania.
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Clinical Fellow
American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists
International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)
International Family Therapy Association
Society for Sex Therapy and Research
Approved Supervisor, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
Certified Sex Therapist, American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists
Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor in Training, American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, & Therapists
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Ph.D. in Human Development, Concentration: Marriage & Family Therapy. Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University – Blacksburg, VA - 2011.
M.A. in Marital and Family Therapy. The University of San Diego – San Diego, CA - 2006.
B.S. in Psychology. Pennsylvania State University – University Park, PA – 1994.
Advanced Training in Transgender Mental Health, Widener University– Chester, PA - 2018
Sex Therapy, Council for Relationships – Philadelphia, PA - 2014