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Dr Jennifer Jordan

Jennifer JordanSenior Research Fellow

MA(1st Class Hons), Dip Clin Psych (Cant), PhD (Otago) FNZCCP

Tel 64 3 372 0400
Email jenny.jordan@otago.ac.nz

Jenny has been an investigator and therapist in a series of randomised clinical trials, evaluating different psychotherapies for serious mental disorders including eating disorders, depression and latterly post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) related to the Christchurch earthquakes.

These therapies include cognitive behaviour therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, schema therapy, and metacognitive therapy.

She was part of the research team who developed specialist supportive clinical management for anorexia nervosa.

Current research interests

Psychotherapies for mental disorders

  • Mood, anxiety and eating disorders research
    • Diagnostic issues and comorbidity
    • Transdiagnostic processes and approaches
    • Cultural responsiveness
  • Christchurch Earthquakes 
    • Psychiatric and psychosocial impacts
  • Comparative psychotherapy trials
    • Predictors of outcome and psychotherapy response
    • Mechanisms of change
    • Therapy process factors
    • Patient perspectives 
    • Language of psychotherapy

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Publications

Crowe, M., Jordan, J., Gillon, D., McCall, C., Frampton, C., & Jamieson, H. (2017). The prevalence of pain and its relationship to falls, fatigue and depression in a cohort of older people living in the community. Journal of Advanced Nursing. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/jan.13328

Mathieson, F., Jordan, J., Merrick, P., & Stubbe, M. (2017). Juicy Conceptualizations: Increasing Alliance Through Attending to Client Metaphoric Language. Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapy. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1017/s1352465817000339

Groves, S. J., Pitcher, T. L., Melzer, T. R., Jordan, J., Carter, J. D., Malhi, G. S., … Porter, R. J. (2017). Brain activation during processing of genuine facial emotion in depression: Preliminary findings. Journal of Affective Disorders. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2017.07.049

Kirk, K. M., Martin, F. C., Mao, A., Parker, R., Maguire, S., Thornton, L. M., … Jordan, J., Kennedy, M. A., … Martin, N. G. (2017). The Anorexia Nervosa Genetics Initiative: Study description and sample characteristics of the Australian and New Zealand arm. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0004867417700731

Crowe, M., Whitehead, L., Seaton, P., Jordan, J., McCall, C., Maskill, V., & Trip, H. (2017). Qualitative meta-synthesis: The experience of chronic pain across conditions. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 73(5), 1004-1016. doi: 10.1111/jan.13174

Chapter in Book - Research

Jordan, J., McIntosh, V. V. W., & Bulik, C. M. (2015). Specialist supportive clinical management for anorexia nervosa. In T. Wade (Ed.), Encyclopedia of feeding and eating disorders. (pp. 1-5). Singapore: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-981-287-087-2_69-1

McIntosh, V. V. W., Jordan, J., & Bulik, C. M. (2010). Specialist supportive clinical management for anorexia nervosa. In C. M. Grilo & J. E. Mitchell (Eds.), The treatment of eating disorders: A clinical handbook. (pp. 108-129). New York: Guildford Press.

McIntosh, V. V. W., & Jordan, J. (2009). Specialist supportive clinical management for anorexia nervosa. In S. J. Paxton & P. J. Hay (Eds.), Interventions for body image and eating disorders: Evidence and practice. (pp. 75-94). Melbourne, Australia: IP Communications.

McIntosh, V. V. W., Jordan, J., Carter, J. D., Latner, J. D., & Wallace, A. (2007). Appetite-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy for binge eating. In J. D. Latner & G. T. Wilson (Eds.), Self-help approaches for obesity and eating disorders: Research and practice. (pp. 325-346). New York: Guildford Press.

McKenzie, J. M., Jordan, J., & McIntosh, V. V. W. (2004). Eating disorders and depression. In P. R. Joyce & P. B. Mitchell (Eds.), Mood disorders: Recognition and treatment. (pp. 339-346). Sydney, Australia: The University of New South Wales Press Ltd.

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Journal - Research Article

Crowe, M., Jordan, J., Gillon, D., McCall, C., Frampton, C., & Jamieson, H. (2017). The prevalence of pain and its relationship to falls, fatigue and depression in a cohort of older people living in the community. Journal of Advanced Nursing. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/jan.13328

Crowe, M., Whitehead, L., Seaton, P., Jordan, J., McCall, C., Maskill, V., & Trip, H. (2017). Qualitative meta-synthesis: The experience of chronic pain across conditions. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 73(5), 1004-1016. doi: 10.1111/jan.13174

Kirk, K. M., Martin, F. C., Mao, A., Parker, R., Maguire, S., Thornton, L. M., … Jordan, J., Kennedy, M. A., … Martin, N. G. (2017). The Anorexia Nervosa Genetics Initiative: Study description and sample characteristics of the Australian and New Zealand arm. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0004867417700731

Groves, S. J., Pitcher, T. L., Melzer, T. R., Jordan, J., Carter, J. D., Malhi, G. S., … Porter, R. J. (2017). Brain activation during processing of genuine facial emotion in depression: Preliminary findings. Journal of Affective Disorders. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2017.07.049

Mathieson, F., Jordan, J., Merrick, P., & Stubbe, M. (2017). Juicy Conceptualizations: Increasing Alliance Through Attending to Client Metaphoric Language. Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapy. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1017/s1352465817000339

Smith, R., McIntosh, V. V. W., Carter, J. D., Colhoun, H., Jordan, J., Carter, F. A., & Bell, C. J. (2017). In some strange way, trouble is good for people: Posttraumatic growth following the Canterbury earthquake sequence. Australasian Journal of Disaster & Trauma Studies, 21(1), 31-42. Retrieved from http://trauma.massey.ac.nz/index.html

Crowe, M., Gillon, D., Jordan, J., & McCall, C. (2017). Older peoples’ strategies for coping with chronic non-malignant pain: A qualitative meta-synthesis. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 68, 40-50. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2016.12.009

Mathieson, F., Jordan, J., Carter, J. D., & Stubbe, M. (2016). Nailing down metaphors in CBT: Definition, identification and frequency. Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapy, 44, 236-248. doi: 10.1017/S1352465815000156

Porter, R. J., Bourke, C., Carter, J. D., Douglas, K. M., McIntosh, V. V. W., Jordan, J., Joyce, P. R., & Frampton, C. M. A. (2016). No change in neuropsychological dysfunction or emotional processing during treatment of major depression with cognitive-behaviour therapy or schema therapy. Psychological Medicine, 46(2), 393-404. doi: 10.1017/S0033291715001907

Smith, R., McIntosh, V. V. W., Carter, J. D., Colhoun, H., Jordan, J., Carter, F. A., & Bell, C. J. (2016). Thriving after trauma: Posttraumatic growth following the Canterbury earthquake sequence. Australasian Journal of Disaster & Trauma Studies, 20(2, Spec. Iss.), 125-134. Retrieved from http://trauma.massey.ac.nz/index.html

Burrell, B. A., Jordan, J., Crowe, M., Wilkinson, A., Williman, J., Jones, V., Harris, S., & Gillon, D. (2016). Life-balance self-management programme for community-based older adults living with chronic disease: A feasibility study. European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare, 4(3), 459-466. doi: 10.5750/ejpch.v4i3.1128

Crowe, M., Jordan, J., Burrell, B., Jones, V., Gillon, D., & Harris, S. (2016). Mindfulness-based stress reduction for long-term physical conditions: A systematic review. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 50(1), 21-32. doi: 10.1177/0004867415607984

McIntosh, V. V. W., Jordan, J., Carter, J. D., Luty, S. E., Carter, F. A., McKenzie, J. M., Frampton, C. M. A., & Joyce, P. R. (2016). Assessing the distinctiveness of psychotherapies and examining change over treatment for anorexia nervosa with cognitive-behavior therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, and specialist supportive clinical management. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 49(10), 958-962. doi: 10.1002/eat.22555

McIntosh, V. V. W., Jordan, J., Carter, J. D., Frampton, C. M. A., McKenzie, J. M., Latner, J. D., & Joyce, P. R. (2016). Psychotherapy for transdiagnostic binge eating: A randomized controlled trial of cognitive-behavioural therapy, appetite-focused cognitive-behavioural therapy, and schema therapy. Psychiatry Research, 240, 412-420. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2016.04.080

Crowe, M., Jordan, J., Burrell, B., Jones, V., Gillon, D., Harris, S., & Wilkinson, A. (2016). Clinical effectiveness of transdiagnostic health management interventions for older people with multimorbidity: A quantitative systematic review. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 72(10), 2315-2329. doi: 10.1111/jan.13011

Groves, S. J., Porter, R. J., Jordan, J., Knight, R., Carter, J. D., McIntosh, V. V. W., Fernando, K., Frampton, C. M. A., Mulder, R. T., Lacey, C., & Joyce, P. R. (2015). Changes in neuropsychological function after treatment with metacognitive therapy or cognitive behavior therapy for depression. Depression & Anxiety, 32(6), 437-444. doi: 10.1002/da.22341

Tay, D., & Jordan, J. (2015). Metaphor and the notion of control in trauma talk. Text & Talk, 35(4), 553-573. doi: 10.1515/text-2015-0009

Carter, F. A., Boden, J. M., Jordan, J., McIntosh, V. V. W., Bulik, C. M., & Joyce, P. R. (2015). Weight suppression predicts total weight gain and rate of weight gain in outpatients with anorexia nervosa. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 48, 912-918. doi: 10.1002/eat.22425

Mathieson, F., Jordan, J., Carter, J. D., & Stubbe, M. (2015). The metaphoric dance: Co-construction of metaphor in cognitive behaviour therapy. Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, 8, e24. doi: 10.1017/S1754470X15000628

Carter, J. D., Crowe, M. T., Jordan, J., McIntosh, V. V. W., Frampton, C., & Joyce, P. R. (2015). Predictors of response to CBT and IPT for depression: The contribution of therapy process. Behaviour Research & Therapy, 74, 72-79. doi: 10.1016/j.brat.2015.09.003

Hooper, A. L., Dorahy, M. J., Blampied, N. M., & Jordan, J. (2014). Dissociation, perceptual processing, and conceptual processing in survivors of the 2011 Christchurch earthquake. Psychological Trauma, 6(6), 668-674. doi: 10.1037/a0037303

Jordan, J., Carter, J. D., McIntosh, V. V. W., Fernando, K., Frampton, C. M. A., Porter, R. J., Mulder, R. T., Lacey, C., & Joyce, P. R. (2014). Metacognitive therapy versus cognitive behavioural therapy for depression: A randomized pilot study. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 48(10), 932-943. doi: 10.1177/0004867414533015

Jordan, J., McIntosh, V. V. W., Carter, J. D., Rowe, S., Taylor, K., Frampton, C. M. A., McKenzie, J. M., … Joyce, P. R. (2014). Bulimia nervosa-nonpurging subtype: Closer to the bulimia nervosa-purging subtype or to binge eating disorder? International Journal of Eating Disorders, 47(3), 231-238. doi: 10.1002/eat.22218

Jordan, J., McIntosh, V. V. W., Carter, F. A., Joyce, P. R., Frampton, C. M. A., Luty, S. E., McKenzie, J. M., & Bulik, C. M. (2014). Clinical characteristics associated with premature termination from outpatient psychotherapy for anorexia nervosa. European Eating Disorders Review, 22(4), 278-284. doi: 10.1002/erv.2296

Porter, R. J., Douglas, K., Jordan, J., Bowie, C. R., Roiser, J., & Malhi, G. S. (2014). Psychological treatments for cognitive dysfunction in major depressive disorder: Current evidence and perspectives. CNS & Neurological Disorders: Drug Targets, 13(10), 1677-1692. doi: 10.2174/1871527313666141130223248

Carter, J. D., McIntosh, V. V., Jordan, J., Porter, R. J., Frampton, C. M., & Joyce, P. R. (2013). Psychotherapy for depression: A randomized clinical trial comparing schema therapy and cognitive behavior therapy. Journal of Affective Disorders, 151(2), 500-505. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2013.06.034

Porter, R. J., Bowie, C. R., Jordan, J., & Malhi, G. S. (2013). Cognitive remediation as a treatment for major depression: A rationale, review of evidence and recommendations for future research. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 47(12), 1165-1175. doi: 10.1177/0004867413502090

Schmidt, U., Oldershaw, A., Jichi, F., Sternheim, L., Startup, H., McIntosh, V., Jordan, J., … Treasure, J. (2012). Out-patient psychological therapies for adults with anorexia nervosa: Randomised controlled trial. British Journal of Psychiatry, 201(5), 392-399. doi: 10.1192/bjp.bp.112.112078

Carter, J. D., Crowe, M., Carlyle, D., Frampton, C. M., Jordan, J., McIntosh, V. V. W., O'Toole, V. M., Whitehead, L., & Joyce, P. R. (2012). Patient change processes in psychotherapy: Development of a new scale. Psychotherapy Research, 22(1), 115-126. doi: 10.1080/10503307.2011.631195

Crowe, M., Whitehead, L., Carlyle, D., McIntosh, V., Jordan, J., Joyce, P., & Carter, J. (2012). The process of change in psychotherapy for depression: Helping clients to reformulate the problem. Journal of Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing, 19(8), 681-689. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2850.2011.01840.x

Bourke, C., Porter, R. J., Carter, J. D., McIntosh, V. V., Jordan, J., Bell, C., Carter, F., Colhoun, H., & Joyce, P. R. (2012). Comparison of neuropsychological functioning and emotional processing in major depression and social anxiety disorder subjects, and matched healthy controls. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 46(10), 972-981. doi: 10.1177/0004867412451502

Rowe, S., Jordan, J., McIntosh, V., Carter, F., Frampton, C., Bulik, C., & Joyce, P. (2011). Dimensional measures of personality as a predictor of outcome at 5-year follow-up in women with bulimia nervosa. Psychiatry Research, 185(3), 414-420. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2010.07.017

Rowe, S. L., Jordan, J., McIntosh, V. V. W., Carter, F. A., Frampton, C., Bulik, C. M., & Joyce, P. R. (2010). Does avoidant personality disorder impact on the outcome of treatment for bulimia nervosa? International Journal of Eating Disorders, 43(5), 420-427. doi: 10.1002/eat.20716

Rowe, S. L., Jordan, J., McIntosh, V. V. W., Carter, F. A., Frampton, C., Bulik, C. M., & Joyce, P. R. (2010). Complex personality disorder in bulimia nervosa. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 51(6), 592-598. doi: 10.1016/j.comppsych.2010.02.012

Snell, L., Crowe, M., & Jordan, J. (2010). Maintaining a therapeutic connection: Nursing in an inpatient eating disorder unit. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 19(3/4), 351-358. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2009.03000.x

Carter, F. A., Jordan, J., McIntosh, V. V. W., Luty, S. E., McKenzie, J. M., Frampton, C. M. A., … Joyce, P. R. (2010). The long-term efficacy of three psychotherapies for anorexia nervosa: A randomized, controlled trial. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 44(7), 647-654. doi: 10.1002/eat.20879

Jordan, J., Joyce, P. R., Carter, F. A., McIntosh, V. V. W., Luty, S. E., McKenzie, J. M., Frampton, C. M. A., & Bulik, C. M. (2009). The Yale-Brown-Cornell Eating Disorder Scale in women with anorexia nervosa: What is it measuring? International Journal of Eating Disorders, 42(3), 267-274. doi: 10.1002/eat.20605

Bell, C., Bhika, S., Porter, R., Frampton, C., Carter, J., McIntosh, V., Jordan, J., & Joyce, P. (2008). The response to sulpiride in major depression before and after cognitive behavioural therapy: D2 receptor function. Acta Neuropsychiatrica, 20(4), 199-206.

Rowe, S. L., Jordan, J., McIntosh, V. V. W., Carter, F. A., Bulik, C. M., & Joyce, P. R. (2008). Impact of borderline personality disorder on bulimia nervosa. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 42(12), 1021-1029. doi: 10.1080/00048670802512040

Jordan, J., Joyce, P. R., Carter, F. A., Horn, J., McIntosh, V. V. W., Luty, S. E., McKenzie, J. M., Frampton, C. M. A., Mulder, R. T., & Bulik, C. M. (2008). Specific and nonspecific comorbidity in anorexia nervosa. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 41(1), 47-56. doi: 10.1002/eat

Carter, F. A., Carter, J. D., Luty, S. E., Jordan, J., McIntosh, V. V. W., Bartram, A. F., Mulder, R. T., McKenzie, J. M., & Bulik, C. M. (2007). What is worse for your sex life: Starving, being depressed, or a new baby? International Journal of Eating Disorders, 40, 664-667.

McIntosh, V. V. W., Jordan, J., Luty, S. E., Carter, F. A., McKenzie, J. M., Bulik, C. M., & Joyce, P. R. (2006). Specialist supportive clinical management for anorexia nervosa. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 39(8), 625-632.

Gendall, K. A., Joyce, P. R., Carter, F. A., McIntosh, V. V., Jordan, J., & Bulik, C. M. (2006). The psychobiology and diagnostic significance of amenorrhea in patients with anorexia nervosa. Fertility & Sterility, 85(5), 1531-1535.

McIntosh, V. V. W., Jordan, J., McKenzie, J. M., Luty, S. E., Carter, F. A., Carter, J. D., Frampton, C. M. A., & Joyce, P. R. (2005). Measuring therapist adherence in psychotherapy for anorexia nervosa: Scale adaptation, psychometric properties, and distinguishing psychotherapies. Psychotherapy Research, 15(3), 339-344.

McIntosh, V. V. W., Jordan, J., Carter, F. A., Luty, S. E., McKenzie, J. M., Bulik, C. M., Frampton, C. M. A., & Joyce, P. R. (2005). Three psychotherapies for anorexia nervosa: A randomized, controlled trial. American Journal of Psychiatry, 162(4), 741-747.

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