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Jennifer Schwartz, PhD

Director, Psychological Services Center; Associate Teaching Professor

Jennifer Schwartz
Office: Stratton 266
Phone: 215.553.7127
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Research Interests

  • Adult Psychopathology
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Competency-Based Training
  • Competency-Based Clinical Supervision

Biography

Jennifer Schwartz, PhD, is an Associate Teaching Professor and Director of the Psychological Services Center (PSC) in the Department of Psychology. She is a Clinical Psychologist who received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Idaho State University in 2004. She did her postdoctoral internship at Vanderbilt University with placements in Adult Psychiatry and the Nashville Veterans Administration. She did a postdoctoral fellowship at the Psychopathology Research Unit and Center for Cognitive Therapy at the University of Pennsylvania. After completing her fellowship, she was an Assistant Professor and Training Clinic Director for 8 years at the University of Delaware. Schwartz is an active member of the Association of Psychology Training Clinics (APTC) and serves as a liaison to the APA Board of Educational Affairs. She also belongs to the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and has been an executive board member for the Delaware Psychological Association. Schwartz has taught many courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels and has attended several conferences that focus on the scholarship of teaching.

Professor Schwartz is the Director of the PSC at Drexel University, a training clinic that serves the Philadelphia Community. There, graduate students in the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program at Drexel are trained in state-of-the-art therapeutic approaches of patient assessment and treatment. Schwartz trains cognitive-behavioral intervention techniques and is heavily invested in utilizing the competency-based model to foster student development as research-informed clinicians. She also utilizes competency-based supervision approaches in her own work with trainees. Schwartz embraces emerging technologies as tools for enhancing patient care and facilitating training of graduate students. In addition to her work with graduate students, she also enjoys working with undergraduate students and exciting them about the field of psychology. She values critical-thinking skills and weaves training in this domain into her courses.