Dr. Jennifer Schwartz, is an Adjunct Assistant in the Rossier School of Education’s Master of Marriage and Family Therapy program. She works on staff at the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine (DAYAM) and within the Department of Anesthesiology at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Clinically, Dr. Schwartz provides psychological consultation and assessment services within the Pediatric Pain Management Clinic (PPMC), individual and group psychotherapy for teens utilizing evidence-based interventions, and psychological assessments for a variety of referral questions.
Within APA-accredited training programs, Dr. Jennifer Schwartz supervises psychological interns and fellows in psychological testing and teaches didactics on evidence-based practices and intimate partner violence in teen relationships. She is also an expert in the areas of adolescent development, interdisciplinary treatment, trauma-informed care with high-risk youth, and psychological testing with adolescents. Dr. Schwartz’s current research projects focus on animal-assisted therapy in pain management, transgender youths’ experiences with suicide, group intervention outcomes with teen girls, and opioid abuse and dependence in pediatric chronic pain populations.
Dr. Schwartz completed a 2-year post-doctoral fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and her internship at the Hamm Memorial Psychiatric Clinic. She earned her PsyD in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Child and Family from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Twin Cities, and her BA in Psychology and Political Science from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.