Center for Couples and Family Research at Clark University

Center for Couples and Family Research at Clark University -

Publications

Cordova, J. V. (2014). The marriage checkup practitioner’s guide: Promoting lifelong relationship health. Washington, DC, US: American Psychological Association.

Cordova, J. V., Fleming, C. J. E., Morrill, M. I., Hawrilenko, M., Sollenberger, J. W., Harp, A. G., . . . Wachs, K. (2014). The Marriage Checkup: A randomized controlled trial of annual relationship health checkups. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 82(4), 592-604.

Sollenberger, J. W., Fleming, C. E., Darling, E. V., Morrill, M. I., Gray, T. D., Hawrilenko, M., & Cordova, J. V. (2014). The Marriage Checkup: A public health approach to marital wellbeing. The Behavior Therapist, 36(8), 197-203.

Morrill, M. I., Eubanks-Fleming, CJ, Harp, Amanda G., Sollenberger, Julia W., Darling, Ellen V., & Córdova, J. V. (2011). The marriage checkup: Increasing access to marital health care. Family Process, 50, 471-485.

Morrill, M. I., & Córdova, J. V. (2010). Building intimacy bridges: From the Marriage Checkup to integrative behavioral couple therapy. In A. Gerson (Ed.) Clinical Casebook of Couple Therapy. New York: Guilford Press.

Morrill, M. I., Mahmood, S., Hines, D. A., & Cordova, J. V. (2010). Pathways between marriage and parenting for wives and husbands: The role of coparenting. Family Process, 49(1), 59-73.

Wachs, K., & Cordova, J. V. (2007). Mindful relating: Exploring mindfulness and emotion repertoires in intimate relationships. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy.

Mirgain, S., & Cordova, J. V. (2007). Emotion skills and marital health: The association between observed and self-reported emotion skills, intimacy, and marital satisfaction. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology.

Cordova, J.V., Cautilli, J., Simon, C., Axelrod-Sabag, R. (2006). Behavior analysis of forgiveness in couples therapy. International Journal of Behavioral and Consultation Therapy, 2, 192-214.

Cordova, J. V., Scott, R. L., Dorian, M., Mirgain, S., Yaeger, D., & Groot, A. (2005). The marriage checkup: A motivational interviewing approach to the promotion of marital health with couples at-risk for relationship deterioration. Behavior Therapy 301-310.

Cordova, J. V., Gee, C. G., & Warren, L. Z. (2005). Emotional Skillfulness in Marriage: Intimacy as a Mediator of the Relationship Between Emotional Skillfulness and Marital Satisfaction. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology 24218-235.

Mansfield, A. K., & Cordova, J. V. (2005). A contemporary behavioral perspective on adult intimacy disorders. Invited chapter in D. Woods & J. Kanter (Eds.), Understanding behavior disorders: A contemporary behavioral perspective. Reno, NV: Context Press.

Fals-Stewart, W., O’Farrell, T. J., Birchler, G. R., Cordova, J.,& Kelley, M. L. (2005). Behavioral couples therapy for alcoholism and drug abuse: Where we’ve been, where we are, and we’re going. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy.

Cordova, J. V., & Dorian, M. (2004). Observing intimacy in couples’ interactions. Invited chapter in P. K. Kerig & D. Baucom (Eds.), Couple observational coding systems. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Cordova, J. V., & Mirgain, S. (2004). Social problem solving training with couples. Invited book chapter to appear in Chang, E. C., D’Zurilla, T. J., & Sanna, L. J. (Eds.), Social problem solving: Theory, research, and training. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Cordova, J. V. (2003). Behavior analysis and the scientific study of couples. Behavior Analyst Today, 3, 412-420.

Scott, R., & Cordova, J. V. (2002). The influence of adult attachment styles on the association between marital adjustment and depressive symptoms. Journal of Family Psychology, 16, 199-208.

Gee, C. B., Scott, R. L., Castellani, A. M. & Cordova, J. V. (2002). Predicting 2-year marital satisfaction from partners’ reaction to a marriage checkup. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 28, 399-408.

Cordova, J. V., Warren, L. Z., & Gee, C. B. (2001). Motivational interviewing with couples: An intervention for at-risk couples. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 27, 315-326.

Cordova, J. V., & Scott, R. (2001). Intimacy: A behavioral interpretation. The Behavior Analyst, 24, 75-86.

Cordova, J. V. (2001). Acceptance in behavior therapy: A theory for understanding the process of change. The Behavior Analyst, 24, 213-226.

Cordova, J. V. (2001). Broadening the scope of couples research: Pragmatics and prevention. In A. Booth, A. Crouter, & M. Clements (Eds.), Couples in conflict (pp. 105-114). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Cordova, J. V., & Gee, C. B. (2001). Couple therapy for depression: Using healthy relationships to treat depression. In S. R. H. Beach (Ed.), Marital and Family Processes in Depression (pp.185-204). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Sayers, S. L., & Cordova, J. V. (2001). Rates of marital success and failure. Couples Research and Therapy, 7, 4-7.

Jacobson, N. S., Christensen, A., Prince, S. E., Cordova, J. V., & Eldgridge, K. (2000). Integrative behavioral couple therapy: An acceptance-based, promising new treatment for marital discord. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 68, 351-355.

Cordova, J. V. (1999). Making the transition from student to professional family therapist [Book review]. Contemporary Psychology, 44, 158-159.

Cordova, J. V. (1998). Intimacy: Uncovering the principal referent and constructing a behavioral theory. Couples Research and Therapy, 4, 7-9.

Cordova, J. V., Jacobson, N. S., & Christensen, A. (1998). Acceptance vs. change in behavioral couples therapy: Impact on client communication processes in the therapy session. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 24, 437-455.

Cordova, J. V., & Jacobson, N. S. (1997). Acceptance in couples therapy: Implications for the treatment of depression. In R. J. Sternberg & M. Hojjat (Eds.), Satisfaction in close relationships (pp.307-334). New York: Guilford Press.

Cordova, J. V., & Addis, M. E. (1995). Adopting and defending an explanatory system: How and by what criteria? The Behavior Therapist, 18, 38-39.

Cordova, J. V., & Kohlenberg, R. J. (1994). Acceptance and the therapeutic relationship. In S. C. Hayes, N. S. Jacobson, V. M. Follette, & M. J. Dougher (Eds.), Acceptance and change (pp. 125-140). Reno, NV: Context Press.

Cordova, J.V., Jacobson, N. S., Gottman, J. M., Rushe, R. and Cox, G. (1993). Negative reciprocity and communication in couples with a violent husband. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 102, 559-564.

Cordova, J.V., & Jacobson, N.S. (1993). Couple Distress. In D. H. Barlow (Ed.), Clinical Handbook of Psychological Disorders (2nd ed.) (pp. 481-512). New York: Guilford Press.

Cordova, J. V., & Koerner, K. (1993). Persuasion Criteria in Research and Practice: Gathering More Meaningful Psychotherapy Data. The Behavior Analyst, 16, 317-330.