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

Dr. King

Christopher King, J.D., Ph.D., is an assistant professor of psychology at Montclair State University in New Jersey. He also works part-time as a postdoctoral clinician in a private practice. In his academic role, Dr. King teaches both undergraduate and graduate students, and conducts research primarily in the areas of forensic mental health assessment and correctional psychology. In his clinical role, he works with both youths and adults, and provides forensic mental health assessment, traditional clinical assessment, and cognitive behavior therapy services. Dr. King is also a licensed attorney in Pennsylvania, although he does not currently practice law and instead utilizes his legal training for mental health law scholarship. He has been, and continues to be, actively involved in professional service, including reviewing for academic conferences, journals, and grant-making agencies, and chairing or serving on committees within Division 41 of the American Psychological Association: American Psychology–Law Society. 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 a forensic concentration from Drexel University in Philadelphia. He completed an APA-accredited internship at a state hospital in New Jersey, and as part of his internship, he trained one day each week at a neuropsychology clinic within an academic hospital. Dr. King entered academia immediately upon completing internship in 2016.