Youmans, A., Canby, N., & Cordova, J. (in press). College, career, commitment, oh my: How emerging adult women balance romantic relationships, career plans, and financial stability. Emerging Adulthood.  

Hughes, J. A., Gordon, K. C., Lenger, K. A., Roberson, P. N. E., & Cordova, J. V. (2021). Examining the role of therapeutic alliance and split alliance on couples’ relationship satisfaction following a brief couple intervention. Contemporary Family Therapy.

Darling, E.V., Byatt, N., Maher, E.L., Gray, T., Moore-Simas, T., & Cordova, J.V. (2021). The before baby relationship checkup” A couples-based intervention to reduce relationship risk factors for perinatal depression and anxiety. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings.

Canby, N.K., Eichel, K., Lindahl, J., Chau, S., Cordova, J.V., Britton, W.B. (2021). The Contribution of Common and Specific Therapeutic Factors to Mindfulness-Based Intervention Outcomes. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, DOI:

Rossman, S. M., Lerner, R. E., & Córdova, J. V. (2021, July 1). Disentangling Acceptance: Direct and Indirect Effects of Partner Acceptance on Felt Acceptance and Relationship Satisfaction. Journal of Family Psychology. Advance online publication.

Roberson, P. N. E., Lenger, K. A., Gray, T., Cordova, J., & Gordon, K. C. (2020). Are marital relationships a barrier to health care utilization in Southern Appalachia?: A dyadic examination of the link between marital quality and individual health care usage. Families, Systems, & Health, 38(3), 265–277.

Wischkaemper, K. C., Fleming, C. J. E., Lenger, K. A., Roberson, P. N. E., Gray, T. D., Cordova, J. V., & Gordon, K. C. (2020). Attitudes toward relationship treatment among underserved couples. Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice, 9(3), 156–166.

Roberson, P.N.E., Lenger, K., Gray, T., Cordova, J., Gordon, K. C. (2020) Dyadic Latent Profile Analyses and Multilevel Modeling to Examine Differential Response to Couple Relationship Education.  Journal of Family Psychology, doi: 10.1037/fam0000667

Lenger, K. A., Amer, Z., Roberson, P. N. E., Gray, T., Cordova, J. V., & Gordon, K. C. (2020). Your place or mine?: Examining the Accessibility and Efficacy of Home-Based Interventions. Family Process, . DOI: 10.1037/fam0000622

Maher, E. L., & Cordova, J. V. (2019). Evaluating equanimity: Mindfulness, intimate safety, and relationship satisfaction among meditators. Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice, 8(2), 77–89.

Gray, T.D., Hawrilenko, M., & Cordova, J.V. (2019). Randomized controlled trial of the Marriage Checkup: Depression outcomes. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy.

Reyes, L. M., Lenger, K. A., Rauer, A., Roberson, P. N. E., Cordova, J. V., Gray, T., & Gordon, K. C. (2019, August 5). Consensus and Relationship Distress Before and After a Brief Couples’ Intervention. Journal of Family Psychology. Advance online publication.

Gordon, K. C., Cordova, J. V., Roberson, P. N. E., Miller, M., Gray, T., Lenger, K. A., Hawrilenko, M., & Martin, K., (2019). An implementation study of relationship checkups as home visitations for low-income at-risk couples. Family Process, 58, 247-265.

Allen, E.S., Grolnick, W.S., & Cordova, J.V. (2019). Evaluating a self-determination theory-based preventative parenting consultation: The Parent Check-In. Journal of Child and Family Studies, doi: 10.1007/s10826-018-01309-0

Dovala, T., Hawrilenko, M., & Cordova, J. (2018). Implicit Theories of Relationships and Conflict Communication Patterns in Romantic Relationships: A Dyadic Perspective. Journal of Relationships Research, 9, E11. doi:10.1017/jrr.2018.11

Gray, T., Cordova, J., Hawrilenko, M., Dovala, T., & Sollenberger, J. (2018). The Path of Emotional Least Resistance: Developing Theory Based on the Self-Reported Strengths of Happy and Distressed Couples in the Marriage Checkup. Journal of Relationships Research, 9, E5. doi:10.1017/jrr.2018.4

Gray, T.D. & Cordova, J.V. (2018). Addressing Relationship Problems in an Integrated Primary Care Setting. In A.Maragakis and W.T. O’Donohue (Eds.), Principle-Based Stepped Care and Brief Psychotherapy for Integrated Care Settings.

Cordova, J.V., Cigrang, J.A., Gray, T.D., Najera, E., Hawrilenko, M., Pinkley, C., Nielsen, M., Tatum, J., & Redd, K. (2017). Addressing Relationship Health Needs in Primary Care: Adapting the Marriage Checkup for use in medical settings with military couples. The Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 24, 259-269. doi: 10.1007/s10880-017-9517-8

Trillingsgaard, T., Fentz, H. N., Hawrilenko, M., & Cordova, J. V. (2016). A Randomized Controlled Trial of the Marriage Checkup Adapted for Private Practice. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. Advance online publication. doi:10.1037/ccp0000141

Cordova, J.V., and Morse, M. (2016). The Story of Mu. Wisdom Publications, Somerville, MA.

Morrill, M. I., Hawrilenko, M., & Córdova, J. V. (2016). A longitudinal examination of positive parenting following an acceptance-based couple intervention. Journal of Family Psychology, 30(1), 104-113. doi: 10.1037/fam0000162

Hawrilenko, M., Gray, T. D., & Córdova, J. V. (2016). The heart of change: Acceptance and intimacy mediate treatment response in a brief couples intervention. Journal of Family Psychology, 30(1), 93-103.

Cigrang, J. A., Cordova, J. V., Gray, T. D., Najera, E., Hawrilenko, M., Pinkley, C., Nielsen, M., Tatum, J., & Redd, K. (2016).  The Marriage Checkup: Adapting and Implementing a Brief Relationship Intervention for Military Couples.  Cognitive and Behavioral Practice.

 Gray, T.D., Hawrilenko, M. & Córdova, J.V. (2015). The Better Part of Valor: Developing a system for studying how couples transition out of untimely conflict conversations. Journal of Relationship Research, 6, e11 doi:10.1017/jrr.2015.7.

Hawrilenko, M., Eubanks Fleming, C. J., Goldstein, A. S., & Cordova, J. V. (2015). Motivating action and maintaining change: The time‐varying role of homework following a brief couples’ intervention. Journal of marital and family therapy, 42(3), 396-408.

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., Morrill, M. I., Hawrilenko, M., Sollenberger, J. W., Harp, A. G., Gray, T.D., Darling, E.V, Blair, J.M., Meade, A.E., & 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.

Fleming, C.E. & Cordova, J.C. (2014). Emerging Approaches to Empirically-Based Couple Interventions. In K. Sullivan & E. Lawrence (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook  of Couple Dysfunction.

Fleming, C. E., & Cordova, J. V. (2012). Predicting relationship help seeking prior to a Marriage Checkup. Family Relations, 61, 90-100.

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(4), 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.

Cordova, J. V. (2009). The Marriage Checkup: A Scientific Program for Sustaining and Strengthening Marital Health. New York: Jason Aronson.

Cordova, J.V. & Harp, A.G. (2009). Deteriorating relationships. In Reis, H.T. & Sprecher, S. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Human Relationships. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Blair, J.M., & Cordova, J.V. (2009). Commitment as a Predictor of Participation in Premarital Education. The Family Journal, 17, 118-125.

Mansfield, A.K., Addis, M.E., Cordova, J.V. & Dowd, L.S. (2009). Emotional Skillfulness as a Key Mediator of Aggression. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma, 18, 221-247.

Moore, T. M., Stuart, G. L., McNulty, J. K., Addis, M. A., Cordova, J. V., & Temple, J. K. (2008). Domains of masculine gender role stress and intimate partner violence in a clinical sample of violent men. Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 9, 82-89.

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.