Jennifer Ann Betkowski, PhD

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Jennifer Ann Betkowski, PhD, is a psychologist in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training


School Mental Health – University of Maryland, Center for School Mental Health, Baltimore, MD


Child and Family Therapy - Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Prevention Research - Arizona State University, Prevention Research Center, Tempe, AZ

Undergraduate Degree

BS in Psychology - Towson University, Towson, MD

Graduate Degree

PhD in Child Clinical Psychology - University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore MD

Titles and Academic Titles


Departments and Services




Eisenberg, N., Betkowski, J.A., & Spinrad, T.L. (2013).  Age-related changes in empathy-related responding. In D. Hermans, B. Rime, & B. Mesquita (Eds.), Changing Emotions. Abingdon, United Kingdom: Psychology Press.

Mulloy-Anderson, M.M., Evangelista, N., Betkowski, J., & Weist, M. (2011). Mental health screening for adolescents. In R. Levesque (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Adolescence (pp. 1708-1714). New York, New York: Springer.

Posters and Presentations

Betkowski, J.A. (2015, February). Motivational Interviewing: Overview of a Client-Centered Approach to Promoting Change. Invited presentation for a meeting of the National Association of Social Workers - North Carolina Chapter, Wake County Local Program Unit, Raleigh, NC.

Shuttlesworth, M.E., Shah, S., Flynn, K., Schultz, D. & Betkowski, J. (2013, April). Designing online content to involve parents in school-based prevention programming. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA.