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James F. Alexander, Ph.D.

James F. Alexander, Ph.D.

Adjunct Research Professor, Clinical Psychology

Curriculum Vitae
Functional Family Therapy

Contact Information


Research Interests

Jim Alexander is not currently accepting graduate students at this time.


Ph.D., Michigan State University (Clinical Psychology, 1967)
M.A., California State University, Long Beach (Psychology, 1964)
B.A., Duke University (Psychology, 1962)

Selected Publications

Alexander, J. F. (2005). Adolescent disruptive behavior disorders. In Clinical Updates for Family Therapists: Research and Treatment Approaches for Issues Affecting Today’s Families. Alexandria, VA: American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

Sexton, T. L., Alexander, J. F., & Mease, A. L. (2004). Levels of evidence for the models and mechanism of therapeutic change in family and couple therapy. In M. Lambert, (Ed.) Handbook of Psychotherapy and Behavior Change, (pp. 590-646), New York, NY: Wiley.

Sexton, T. L., Alexander, J. F. (2003). Functional Family Therapy: A mature clinical model for working with at-risk adolescents and their families. In T. L. Sexton, G. R. Weeks, & M. S. Robbins (Eds.), Handbook of Family Therapy (pp. 323-348). New York: Brunner-Routledge.

Robbins, M. S., Turner, C. W., Alexander, J. F., & Perez, G. A. (2003). Alliance and dropout in family therapy with drug using adolescents: Individual and systemic effects. Journal of Family Psychology.

Sexton, T. L., & Alexander, J. F. (March 2002). FBEST: Family-based Empirically Supported Treatment Interventions, The Counseling Psychologist 30(2), 238-261.

Alexander, J. F., Sexton, T. L., & Robbins, M. (2002). The Developmental Status of Family Therapy in Family Psychology Intervention Science. In H. Liddle, D. Santisteban, R. Levant, & J. Bray (Eds.) Family Psychology Science-Based Interventions. Washington DC: APA.

Sexton, T. L. & Alexander, J. F. (Dec. 2000). Functional Family Therapy (FFT), U. S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Juvenile Justice Bulletin (p1-8).

Last Updated: 6/4/21