Jennifer R. Clark, PsyD
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
PsyD, Clinical Psychology, The Illinois School of Professional Psychology – Chicago, 1999
BA, Psychology, Wesleyan University – Middletown, CT, 1992
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)
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.
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.