Sara Jordan

Sara Jordan, Ph.D.

Program Director, Graduate Coordinator, and Professor

Couple and Family Therapy Program


Sara Jordan, Ph.D., a licensed marriage and family therapist, is a professor, graduate coordinator, and program director of UNLV’s Couple and Family Therapy Program.

Jordan’s research focuses on recognizing solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) as an evidence-based practice.

Her work on applying SFBT with substance abusers has been nationally recognized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices.

A co-founding member of the International Microanalysis Associates, Jordan’s expertise lies in microanalysis of face-to-face dialogue, which is the systematic, moment-by-moment examination of specific observable behaviors in face-to-face dialogue, focusing on their immediate communicative functions.

Jordan has received national and international recognition for her research efforts.