Jeff Jackson

Jeff Jackson

Assistant Professor


Northern Virginia Center
7054 Haycock Rd.
Falls Church, VA 22043





  • Relationship Quality and Stability
  • Clinical Outcome Research
  • Ambiguous Loss
  • Disability
  • Meta-Analysis

Professional Activities

  • Clinical Fellow & Approved Supervisor, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy
  • Associate Board Member, RELATE Institute
  • National Council on Family Relations


  • Ph.D.  Brigham Young University
  • M.S. University of Maryland
  • B.S. Brigham Young University

Awards and Honors

Student Government Association Outstanding Faculty Award (2012). California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University.

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

Selected Publications

Book Chapters

Daneshpour, M., & Jackson, J. B. (2015). Standard I: Responsibility to clients. In B. E. Caldwell and A. Reeves (Eds.), User’s guide to the AAMFT code of ethics. Alexandria, VA: American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.


Falconier, M., Jackson, J. B., Hilpert, P., & Bodenmann, G. (2015).  Dyadic coping and relationship satisfaction: A meta-analysis.  Clinical Psychology Review, 42, 28-46.  doi:10.1016/j.cpr.2015.07.002.

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

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

Additional Information

Current Research

  • Predictors of adult romantic relationship outcomes
  • Physical health and marital satisfaction
  • Attachment style and adult romantic relationship outcomes
  • Family therapy effectiveness
  • Couple therapy effectiveness

Summary of Clinical Experience: Therapeutic Issues


  • Bipolar
  • Borderline
  • Personality
  • Depression
  • Eating
  • Obsessive Compulsive
  • Pervasive Developmental
  • Posttraumatic Stress
  • Reactive Attachment
  • Schizophrenia
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Desire & Aversion
  • Substance Abuse

Family & Couple Related:

  • Communication
  • Conflict
  • Disability/Chronic Illness
  • Divorce & Remarriage
  • Domestic Violence
  • Grief & Loss
  • Infidelity & Affairs
  • Marital Distress
  • Marriage Enrichment
  • Marriage Preparation
  • Parenting

Child Related:

  • Abuse
  • Academic Performance
  • ADHD
  • Behavior Problems
  • Body Image
  • Child-Parent Reconnection
  • Depression
  • Emotional Dysregulation
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexuality
  • Social Skills Training