Associate Professor of Clinical Education
PhD, Arizona State University
Expert in family and child therapy and counseling, with a focus on women’s issues
Licensed counseling psychologist
Dr. Ginger Clark is the Program Lead for the Marriage and Family Therapy program. She teaches courses in theories in counseling, group counseling, the counseling process, career counseling, and provides supervision in practicum and fieldwork courses. Her research interests include the development and evaluation of Internet-based parent education programs, the effects of parenting styles on child outcomes, and the effects of implementing Parent-Child Interaction Therapy over the Internet. Prior to joining the USC Rossier School of Education, Clark served four years as a faculty member in the Counseling Program at California State University, Long Beach. She is a licensed counseling psychologist, with a part-time practice in the city of Long Beach.
- American Psychological Association, Member
- American Counseling Association, Member
Honors and Awards:
- National Career Development Association/Association of Computer Based Systems for Career Information Research Grant Winner 2000
- American Psychological Association Travel Scholarship Winner 1999
- Arizona State University Graduate School and Psychology in Education Travel Grant Winner 1999 & 2000
- Phi Kappa Phi Member 1994
- Phi Kappa Phi Scholarship Winner 1994
- Psi Chi Member 1990
- Clark, G. (2010). Traditional uses of technology in counseling education a nd supervision. In K. Anthony & D. Nagel (Eds.), Mental Health and the Impact of Technological Development. Charles Thomas Publisher: Springfield, IL.
- Clark, G. (2009, June). Striving for mediocrity: Accepting with gratitude the death of my dreams. Feminist Psychologist, 36(3), pp. 9, 35.
- Clark, G., Horan, J. J., Tompkins-Bjorkman, A., Kovalski, T. M., & Hackett, G. (2000). Interactive career counseling on the Internet. Journal of Career Assessment, 8 (1), 85-93.
- Hanish, C., Horan, J. J., Keen, B., & Clark, G. (1998). A note on the empirical futility of labor-intensive scoring permutations for assessing scholarly productivity: Implications for research, promotion/tenure, and mentoring. Education Policy Analysis Archive, 6, (15) ISSN 1068-2341.
- Clark, G. & McWhirter, J. J. (1997). Brief Note Review [Review of Mary-Joan Gerson's book The Embedded Self: A psychoanalytic guide to family therapy]. Contemporary Psychology, 42, (7), p. 650.
- Clark, G., Colarossi, D., Davis, J., Ferro, M., Kuhl, A., Mendel, A., & Nord, J. Do existing parent education programs meet the needs of average parents? A review of the literature. Manuscript in preparation for publication.
- Clark, G. Understanding the Place of Parents in the Career Development Process of Non-gifted and Gifted Girls. Manuscript in preparation for publication.