Jennifer R. Clark, PsyD

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

Roles and Interests

Associate Professor: PsyD Clinical Program

Director: PsyD Clinical Program

Clinical Supervisor: Pacific Psychology & Comprehensive Health Clinic

Supervise thesis and dissertation research

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, Disproportionate Minority Contact within Child Welfare

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


Division 37 - Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice

Previous Relevant Work Experience

Associate Professor, Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Department of Forensic

Psychology, Chicago, IL (2014-2015)

Private Forensic and Clinical Practice (2012 - present)

Clinical Director, Cook County Juvenile Court Clinic, Chicago, IL (2003-2011)

Selected Publications

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 Presentations

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.

Clark, J., Cintron, H., Cornette, S., Devaud, A., & Bushell, L. (2010, March). A real-time approach to assessing a parent’s competence to consent to adoption. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, Vancouver, BC.