Psychology Department



Angela Clarke

Angela T. Clarke, Ph. D.
Associate Professor of Psychology

Graduate Coordinator for Clinical PsyD Program
Ph.D., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Office Phone: (610)-436-3136
Office Room #: PB 05
Preferred means of contact: Phone, email, in person: Email is the best method for contacting me.


Fall 2016 Office Hours:

Monday      9:30am - 2:00pm

Tuesday     6:00pm - 7:00pm

Friday         9:30am - 2:00pm

Courses typically taught:

  • Theories of Personality (PSY 257)
  • Research in Psychology (PSY 410)
  • Field Experience (PSY 441)

  • Multicultural Psychology (PSY 540)

Brief description of research interests:

My research focuses on the use of community partnership approaches for developing sustainable, community-based interventions to prevent mental health disorders among youth living in communities of concentrated poverty. A recent project involved the use of action research to adapt an evidence-based depression prevention program known as RISE, for high school students exposed to the chronic stressors common in low-income urban communities and to evaluate it's effectiveness when delivered in the novel setting of a neighborhood after-school program.  Currently, my research team is evaluating whether the effects of the RISE program are sustained over a 3-4 month period.

Representative publications:

1.Clarke, A. T., Marshall, S. A., Mautone, J. A., Soffer, S. L., Jones, H. A., Costigan, T., Patterson, A., Jawad, A. F., & Power, T. J. (2015). Parent attendance and homework adherence predict response to a family-school intervention for children with ADHD. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 44, 58-67. doi: 10.1080/15374416.2013.794697


2. De Grace, A., & Clarke, A. T. (2012). Promising practices in the prevention of intimate partner violence among adolescents. Violence and Victims, 27, 849-859. doi: 10.1891/0886-6708.27.6.849


3. Clarke, A. T., Foster-Drain, R., Milligan, C. S., Shah, I, Mack, D., & Lowe, B. J. (2011). Engaging high-risk adolescents in pregnancy prevention programming: Service delivery in low-income housing developments. Journal of Children and Poverty, 17, 7-24.


4. Clarke, A. T. (2006). Coping with interpersonal stress and psychosocial health among children and adolescents: A meta-analysis. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 35, 11-24.




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