Dr. Naveen Jonathan
Assistant Professor, Clinical Faculty; Director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic
- Office Location:
- Crean Hall 142 ( 501 W. Palm Ave )
- (714) 997-6932
- Washington Adventist University, Bachelor of Science
Loma Linda University, Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy
Loma Linda University, Ph.D.
Dr. Jonathan received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Marital & Family Therapy from Loma Linda University. He also received a B.S. degree in Counseling Psychology from Columbia Union College. He began teaching as an adjunct instructor at Chapman in 2009 while completing his dissertation. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology at Chapman University and is the Director of the Frances Smith Center for Individual & Family Therapy
Dr. Jonathan is also a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in the state of California. He has a private practice in Santa Ana, CA - Santa Ana Community Counseling, where he has worked in therapy with families, couples, children, individuals and groups in both agency and school-based settings. He has worked extensively with issues pertaining to court mandated clients, divorce/co-parenting, parenting, children & adolescents, culture, gender and diversity.
Dr. Jonathan is the current President-Elect for the American Association for Marital & Family Therapy, California Division (AAMFT-CA). Dr. Jonathan also serves on the Elections Council on the national level for the American Association for Marital & Family Therapy (AAMFT). He has served in several positions in leadership in the AAMFT-CA and also served on the national board for AAMFT.
PSY 326 Child Psychology
PSY 328 Abnormal Psychology
PSY 340 Human Sexuality
PSY 556 Family Systems & Studies
PSY 583 Assessment & Treatment of Sexual Disorders
PSY 588 Assessment & Treatment of Substance Abuse
PSY 618 Multicultural Issues in Therapy
Research and Scholarship:
Dr. Jonathan's research interests and publications cover topics pertaining to working with children and adolescents, diverse populations, couples issues pertaining to gender equality, power and attunement along with divorce and its effects on the family.
Strategies for Achieving Relational Attunement and Gender Equality in Heterosexual Couple Relationships
American Family Therapy Academy Conference; May 19, 2012, San Francisco, CA
A Narrative Approach to Grief With Elder Women
International Family Therapy Association Conference; March 23, 2012, Vancouver, Canada
Attunement & Relational Responsibility in Same-Sex Couple Relationships
American Family Therapy Academy Conference; June 24, 2011, Baltimore, MD
When Gender Doesn’t Organize Process: Studying Same-Sex Couples
National Council for Family Relations Conference; November 11, 2009, San Francisco, CA
Is it the Blues?: Recognizing Signs of Suicidal Behavior in Youth
National Catholic Educators Association Conference; April 16, 2009, Anaheim, CA
President-Elect, American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy, California Division, 2012-Present
Elections Council, American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy 2010-Present
Treasurer, American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy, California Division, 2010-2011
Board Member, American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy 2006-2007
2001 American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy Clinical Member
2001 California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists Member
2001 National Council on Family Relations Member
2005 International Family Therapy Association Member
2008 American Family Therapy Academy Member
- Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications
Jonathan, N. & Knudson-Martin, C. (2012). Building Connection: Attunement and Gender Equality in Heterosexual Relationships. Journal of Couple & Relationship Therapy.
Jonathan, N. (2009). Carrying Equal Weight: Relational Responsibility & Attunement Among Same-Sex Couples. In C. Knudson-Martin & A. Rankin Mahoney (Eds.), Couples, Gender, and Power: Creating Change in Intimate Relationships. New York, NY: Springer Publications.