Christopher M. King, J.D., Ph.D.

Christopher King, J.D., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Montclair State University, and the Director of Clinical Training for the Psychology Department’s PhD Program in Clinical Psychology. He is a licensed psychologist in New Jersey and New York State, and a licensed attorney in Pennsylvania. Dr. King received his B.S. in Psychology from the University of Florida, and his M.S., J.D., and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with an area of emphasis in Forensic Psychology from Drexel University. He completed an APA-accredited internship at Trenton Psychiatric Hospital, and his postdoctoral hours at a private practice. His research interests include forensic and correctional psychology, police and public safety psychology, and mental health law. His current clinical and professional foci include dialectical behavior therapy and adaptions for persons who are justice involved, pre-employment police and public safety evaluations, and diversion of persons with mental health needs from the criminal justice system. Dr. King remains active in professional service at the national (the American Psychology–Law Society, Division 41 of the American Psychological Association) and state levels (New Jersey Psychological Association), and currently serves as an Advisor for The Trust Student and Early Career Psychologists Committee (SECP). He formerly chaired the SECP and served as a co-facilitator for The Trust Mentoring Program, Starting an Independent Therapy Practice.