Professional Bio


  • Post-doctoral Fellowship: Research, Evaluation and Policy Psychology, University of Colorado and Health Sciences Center
  • PhD, Counseling Psychology, University of Denver
  • Master of Arts in Social Sciences, Psychology, University of Chicago, Magna cum Laude
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, emphasis in Leadership, William Jewell College, Magna cum Laude

Professional Credentials

  • License in Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT)
  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist (LP), State of Colorado, License #3149

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT)  
  • American Psychological Association (APA)

Recent Academic Experience

  • Regis University, Associate Professor, Graduate Counseling, May 2008-present
  • University of Colorado-Denver, Assistant Clinical Professor, School of Family Medicine Residency, May 2008-present
  • University of Colorado at Denver, School of Medicine-Department of Family Medicine, Assistant Clinical Professor, May 2007-present

Research & Scholarship

Research Interests

Gender issues in romantic relationships
Relationship satisfaction
Medical education
Integrated healthcare
Health behavior change
Counselor education

Recent Publications

Cates, J., Christensen, T., Beres, S., Stratton, J., Lonneman-Doroff, T., & Reynolds, J. (2013).     Engaging children in family therapy: Using play RESPECTFULly. Family Therapy: The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Newsletter, May/June.

Murray- Swank, N. A., Yammi-Brelsford, G., & Stratton, J. S. (2012). The Sanctification of Sexuality among Married Individuals. Manuscript in Preparation.

Recent Presentations

Stratton, J.S. & Cuccia, J. (2014). Therapeutic Interventions for Idiopathic Pain.  Colorado Counseling Association. Denver, CO.

Brown Levey, S., Green, L., Stratton, J.S., Cifuentes, M., Seymour, D. (2013). Improving Integration: Making Better Use of Behavioral Health Provider Skills. Collaborative Family Healthcare Association's 15th Annual Conference.

Cates, J., Christensen, T., Beres, S., Stratton, J.S., & Reynolds, J. (2013). Engaging children in family therapy: Using play RESPECTFULly. AAMFT National Conference. Portland, OR.

Stratton, J. S. & Seymour, D. (2012). Engaging residents in the PCMH curriculum: One unified goal. The Forum for Behavioral Science in Family Medicine. Chicago, IL.

Stratton, J. S. & Huntington, J.  (2012). Training Counseling in Mind Body Health. ASERVIC Conference on Spirituality and Counseling. Sante Fe, NM.

Seymour, D., Stratton, J. S., Taylor, G., Mami, C. (2011). Teaching and Measuring Health Behavior Change Curriculum. The Forum for Behavioral Science in Family Medicine. Chicago, IL.

Stratton, J. S. & Medina, S. (2010). The Recipe for Successful Couple’s Counseling: Does Compromise or Individuation Help Cook up the Best Relationship? Colorado Counseling Association. Denver, CO.

Seymour, D., & Stratton, J. S. (2010). Countertransference in the Doctor Patient Relationship. Society for Teachers of Family Medicine. Vancouver, B.C.

Seymour, D., Stratton, J. S., & Clampitt, D. (2009). Lights, Camera, Action (or Contemplation): Facilitating Health Behavior Change Conversations in Family Medicine Residents. Society for Teachers of Family Medicine. Denver, CO.

Awards & Recognition

  • U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HRSA) Grant, 2008-2014
    • Helped write and secure two separate multi-million dollar grants given over eight years to address the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity in a high risk urban community
    • Provide mental and physical health services to patients and training to University of Colorado Denver family medicine residents and deliver these services in health clinics and hospitals


Community Involvement & Service

  • Journal Article Reviewer: The Clinical Supervisor: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Research, Theory, and Practice, 2009-present
  • Colorado Psychological Association Legislative Committee Member, 2007-2008
  • Colorado State University Outreach Team Member, August 2005-August 2006
  • Corp for National Service: AmeriCorps VISTA, Lowry Family Center Case Manager for Welfare to Work Project, Director of Tutorial Services, August 1998-August 1999