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Christopher King

Associate Professor, Psychology

Office:
Dickson Hall 455
Email:
kingch@montclair.edu
Phone:
973-655-3325
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Dr. Chris King is an Associate Professor of Psychology and the Director of Clinical Training (DCT) for the PhD Program in Clinical Psychology. He teaches undergraduate, master's, and doctoral courses.

Email correspondence specific to Dr. King's role as DCT (e.g., from prospective applicants to the program) can be sent to clinicalpsychologydct@montclair.edu or gradclinical@montclair.edu.

Specialization

Dr. King is a clinical psychologist and lawyer.

His research lab (http://www.chriskinglab.com/) focuses on forensic psychology, correctional psychology, police and public safety psychology, and mental health law. Instructions for students interested in applying to work as research assistants in Dr. King's lab can be found here: http://www.chriskinglab.com/applying/ Note for non-MSU students, including high school students: Among other reasons, due to his primary obligation to MSU students, many of whom are interested in his research lab, Dr. King very rarely invites non-MSU students to join his lab.

Dr. King also has professional interests in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and supervises an in-house DBT training clinic that serves justice-involved persons undergoing community reentry (http://www.chriskinglab.com/dbt-clinic/).

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Office Hours

Fall

Thursday
9:00 am - 11:00 am
In-person or via Zoom (email Dr. King to arrange Zoom)

Research Projects

Forensic psychology and mental health law

Current directions/projects:

(a) Law and practice concerning forensic psychological testing.

(b) Law and practice concerning hybrid psychological–legal concepts for evaluation.

See link for recent articles, book chapters, and presentations.

Correctional psychology

Current directions/projects:

(a) The clinical utility of incorporating the self-perceptions of justice-involved persons and digital technologies into correctional human services, including the development of the latter.

(b) The interpretability of measures of developmental maturity and criminal sophistication, as used in evaluations of justice-involved juveniles, by examining the comparative performance of justice-involved young adults on these measures.

(c) Validation of theories underlying correctional human service principles.

See link for recent articles, book chapters, and presentations.

Police and public safety psychology

Current directions/projects:

(a) Multicultural sensitivity in conducting pre-employment psychological screenings for police officer candidates.

(b) The utility of structured professional judgment in conducting pre-employment psychological screenings for police officer candidates.

See link for recent articles, book chapters, and presentations.

Secondary research themes

Dr. King occasionally branches out within or beyond his primary research themes when a compelling idea arises from colleagues or students.

See link for examples.