Claire E. Hatkevich, PhD

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Claire E. Hatkevich, PhD, is a psychologist with the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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

Education and Training


Clinical Psychology Internship, Trauma Adolescent Mental Illness Track - University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA

Undergraduate Degree

BS in Psychology - University of Delaware, Newark, DE

Graduate Degree

PhD in Clinical Psychology, Child and Family Track - University of Houston, Houston, TX
MA in Clinical Psychology - University of Houston, Houston, TX

Titles and Academic Titles


Departments and Services

Research Interests

Identification of affective and social-cognitive mechanisms underlying adolescent suicidal thoughts and behaviors
Utilizing longitudinal and within-person analytic models to study the development of adolescent suicidal thoughts and behaviors
Examining suicide and self-injury risk processes in adolescents who are medically underserved, low-income, and experiencing trauma and adversity
Investigating suicide and self-injury from the framework of developmental psychopathology




Busby, D., Hatkevich, C., McGuire, T., & King, C. (2019). Evidence-Based Interventions for Youth Suicide Risk. Current Psychiatry Reports [IF: 3.82].

Hatkevich, C., Venta, A., & Sharp, C. (2019). Theory of mind and suicide ideation and attempt in adolescent inpatients. Journal of Affective Disorders [IF: 4.04].

Mellick, W., Hatkevich, C., Venta, A., Hill, R., Kazimi, I., Elhai, J., & Sharp, C. (2019). Measurement invariance of the Beck Depression Inventory-II across race/ethnicity in adolescent psychiatric inpatients. Psychological Assessment [IF: 3.37].

Hatkevich, C., Penner, F., & Sharp, C. (2019). Difficulties in emotion regulation and suicide ideation and attempt in adolescent inpatients. Psychiatry Research [IF: 2.57].


Hill, R. M., Hatkevich, C., Kazimi, I., & Sharp, C. (2017). The Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale: Associations between Interrupted, Aborted, and Actual Suicide Attempts among Adolescent Inpatients. Psychiatry Research. [IF: 2.52].

Hill, R. M., Hatkevich, C., Pettit, J. W., & Sharp, C. (2017). Gender and the Interpersonal Psychological Theory of Suicide: A Three-Way Interaction between Perceived Burdensomeness, Thwarted Belongingness, and Gender, Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology [IF: 1.52].

Buitron, V., Hartley, C. M., & Pettit, J. W., Hatkevich, C., Sharp, C. (2017). Aggressive Behaviors and Suicidal Ideation in Inpatient Adolescents: The Moderating Roles of Internalizing Symptoms and Stress. Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior. [IF: 3.25].

Hatkevich, C., Mellick, W., Reuter, T., Temple, J., & Sharp, C. (2017). Dating violence victimization, nonsuicidal self-injury and the moderating effect of borderline features in adolescent inpatients. Journal of Interpersonal Violence [IF: 2.44].

Venta, A., Hatkevich, C., Sharp, C., & Rotenberg, K. (2017). Low Emotional Trust in Mothers is Associated with Increased Suicide Attempts in Inpatient Adolescents with Depressive Symptoms. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 36(3), 221-237. [IF: 1.52]

Venta, A., Hatkevich, C., Mellick, W., Vanwoerden, S., & Sharp, C. (2017). Social cognition mediates the relation between attachment schemas and posttraumatic stress disorder. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 9(1), 88. [IF: 1.58].


Buitron, V., Hill, R., Pettit, J., Green, K., Hatkevich, C., & Sharp, C. (2016). Interpersonal stress and suicidal ideation in adolescence: An indirect association through perceived burdensomeness towards others. Journal of Affective Disorders, 190, 143-149. [IF: 3.43].


Lyons, E., & Hatkevich, C. (2013). Prevalence of behavior changing strategies in fitness video games: theory-based content analysis. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 15(5). [IF: 5.17].

Awards and Honors

2019, Elizabeth Douvan Junior Scholar Fund Award, University of Michigan Institute for Social Research (ISR)
2013, First-Year CLASS Graduate Assistantship, University of Houston, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
2013, BS with Distinction, University of Delaware
2013, Recruitment Award, University of Houston, Department of Psychology
2012, Dean’s Award, University of Texas Medical Branch
2011-2013, Marshall J. Warren Scholarship, University of Delaware
2010-2013, Presidential Achievement – Catherine Campbell Scholarship, University of Delaware
2011, Global Citizenship Award, University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies (IGS)
2009-2011, Federal Academic Competitiveness Grant

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

2020-present, European Journal of Investigation in Health
2020-present, Psychology and Education
2019-present, Journal of Child and Family Studies
2019-present, Journal of Personality Disorders
2019-present, Journal of Research on Adolescence
2019-present, Psychological Medicine
2019-present, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
2019-present, Brain Sciences
2018-present, American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
2018-present, Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation Journal

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2019-present, Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
 - Division 53 of the American Psychological Association
2014-present, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
 - Suicide and Self-Injury Special Interest Group