Jennifer R. Clark, PsyD

Associate Professor | Director of PsyD Program
503-352-2417
UC Box 
A-191
HPC-2, Room 269

Roles and Interests

Instructor

  • Psychology and the Law
  • First Year Seminar
  • Treatment Planning and Interventions
     
  • Clinical Supervisor for Child Team in Pacific Psychology & Comprehensive Health Clinic
  • Dissertation Chair

Clinical and Research Interests

Parenting, Child Welfare, Trauma, Attachment, Child Abuse and Neglect, Preventative Interventions and Programing, Interface of Psychologists with the Legal System, Use of Forensic Evaluations in Court, Student Training and Supervision, Graduate Admissions

Education

  • PsyD, Clinical Psychology, The Illinois School of Professional Psychology – Chicago, 1999
  • BA, Psychology, Wesleyan University – Middletown, CT, 1992

Professional Membership

  • American Psychological Association - Division 41 - American Psychology and Law Society
  • American Psychological Association - Division 37 - Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice
  • National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

Selected Recent Publications (*denotes student author)

*Michelin, A. & Clark, J. R. (2017, September). Exploring barriers to training criminal defense attorneys to work effectively with mentally ill defendants. The Oregon Psychologist, 36(3), 3-5.

Clark, J. R. & Budd, K. S. (2014).  Sample forensic report: Parenting Capacity Evaluation.  In K. Heilbrun, D. DeMatteo, S. Brooks Holliday, & C. LaDuke (Eds.), Forensic mental health assessment:  A casebook, 2nd Edition.  New York:  Oxford University Press.

Clark, J. R., Connell, M., & Budd, K. S. (2013). Assessment of parenting capacity in child protection matters.  In R. Roesch & P. A. Zapf (Eds.), Forensic assessments in criminal and civil law: A handbook for lawyers.  New York: Oxford University Press.

Budd, K. S., Connell, M., & Clark, J. R.  (2013). Assessment in a child protection context. In I. B. Weiner & R. K. Otto (Eds.), Handbook of psychology: Volume 11 forensic psychology, 2nd Edition.  New Jersey: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.

Budd, K. S., Connell, M., & Clark, J. R. (2011). Evaluation of parenting capacity in child protection. New York: Oxford University Press.

Selected Recent Presentations (*denotes student author)

*Aton, E., Miller, C., & Clark, J. R. (2019, March). The relationship between the presence of a courthouse dog and anxiety in victims. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, Porltand, OR.

*Michelin, A., Clark, J. R., & Arnaut, G. (2019, March). Criminal defense attorney’s experiences with mental health training and with defendants with mental illness. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, Porltand, OR.

*Young, M. A. & Clark, J. R. (2019, February). Exploring self-perceived cultural competence of psychologists in working with BDSM practitioners in Portland, Oregon: A call to research. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology’s annual convention, Portland, OR.  

Clark, J. R. (2019, January). Rethinking the admissions interview:  Piloting the multiple mini interview process in a graduate psychology program. Symposium presented at the Winter meeting of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

*Bratland, L. & Clark, J. R. (2018, April). Are foster parents receiving trauma informed care training? An analysis of requirements by state. Poster presented at the Western Psychological Association Conference, Portland, OR.

Clark, J. R. & Arnaut, G. (2018, January). Essential functions of clinical psychology graduate students: Utilizing principles from the American with Disabilities Act to guide evaluations of student competency. Symposium presented at the Winter meeting of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology, Las Vegas, NV.

*Greene, A. & Clark, J. R. (2017, May). Schools' impact on gang activity: Youths’ decision-making process to join a gang. Poster session presented at the annual conference of the Oregon Psychological Association, Eugene, OR.

Clark, J. (2015, February).  Unaccompanied immigrant minors: Understanding their mental health needs. Paper presented at the Cultural Impact Conference at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL.

Clark, J. (2011, August). A model for assessing parents’ capacity to consent to adoption. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association National Convention, Washington, DC.

Clark, J. (2010, March). One clinic’s model for acquiring and utilizing clinical information in juvenile court. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, Vancouver, BC.