Specializing in child & adolescent, adult, forensic, and addiction psychiatry.

Christopher R. Thompson, M.D.

10850 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 850, Los Angeles, CA  90024

Telephone: (310) 470-7064    Fax: (310) 470-7141

E-mail: chthompson@mednet.ucla.edu

                   

Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

University of Virginia, 1990-1994

Charlottesville, Virginia

Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (chemistry focus) with distinction, May 1994


University of North Carolina School of Medicine, 1995-1999

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Doctor of Medicine, May 1999



POST-GRADUATE TRAINING

University of California, Los Angeles General Psychiatry Residency, 1999-2003
UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital, Los Angeles, California


University of California, Davis Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship, 2003-2004
UC Davis Department of Psychiatry, Sacramento, California


University of California, Los Angeles Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, 2004-2006
UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital, Los Angeles, California



ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS AND TEACHING


Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, July 2008-present
Clinical Instructor of Psychiatry, July 2006-June 2008
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Child & Adolescent Division
UCLA Department of Psychiatry, Los Angeles, California


Organizer, “Forensic Issues in Child &Adolescent Psychiatry” Lecture Series, September 2007-present
Keck School of Medicine of USC
Child & Adolescent Division
USC Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Los Angeles, California


Director, Forensic Rotation for Child &Adolescent Psychiatry Fellows, March 2008-present
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Child & Adolescent Division

UCLA Department of Psychiatry, Los Angeles, California


Guest Lecturer, Course titled “Juvenile Justice,” September 2008-November 2008
UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles, California



LICENSES AND BOARD CERTIFICATIONS


Board Certification in Psychiatry, Certificate #54401, issued in September 2004

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc.

Board Certification in Forensic Psychiatry, Certificate #1581, issued in May 2005
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc.


Board Certification in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Certificate #6129, issued in November 2006 
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc.

 

Board Certification in Addiction Medicine, Certificate #625937, issued in March 2009 
American Board of Addiction Medicine, Inc.

Certified Correctional Health Professional, Certificate, issued in July 2008
National Commission on Correctional Health Care


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

     

Medical Director, Juvenile Justice Mental Health Program, July 2011-present
Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, Los Angeles, California 
       Supervise psychiatrists providing evaluation and treatment to children and adolescents in the custody of the Los Angeles County Probation Department; interface with other county agencies in the delivery of health services to youth in this system; help with redesign of LA County Department of Probation camp system, where juveniles serve their sentences, in order to help improve delivery of psychiatric, educational and other services and reduce recidivism rates; advise the juvenile court on appropriateness of particular psychotropic medications for youth under juvenile court jurisdiction.


Staff Psychiatrist, Juvenile Justice Mental Health Program, July 2007-June 2011
Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, Los Angeles, California 

       Provide psychiatric evaluation and treatment to children and adolescents in the custody of the

Los Angeles County Probation Department. Supervise psychiatrists providing evaluation and treatment

to children and adolescents in the custody of the Los Angeles County Probation Department; interface with other county agencies in the delivery of health services to youth in this system; help with redesign

of LA County Department of Probation camp system, where juveniles serve their sentences, in order to help improve delivery of psychiatric, educational and other services and reduce recidivism rates; advise the juvenile court on appropriateness of particular psychotropic medications for youth under juvenile court jurisdiction.

Forensic Psychiatric Consultant and Clinical Private Practice, July 2004-present

Los Angeles, California


Forensic Psychiatric Consultant, Napa State Hospital, March 2004-June 2004 

Forensic Division, Napa, California
        Provided forensic consultation to staff psychiatrists at Napa State Hospital in difficult cases. Issues included: fitness for release of NGRI acquittees (including violence risk assessments), competence to stand trial, competence to refuse medical and psychiatric treatment, diagnostic clarification, and optimization of psychiatric treatment.


Forensic Psychiatric Evaluator, Sacramento County Court Panel, January 2004-June 2004

UC Davis Department of Psychiatry, Forensic Division, Sacramento, California

 

Forensic Psychiatric Consultant, Office of the Federal Public Defender, February 2004-June 2004

UC Davis Department of Psychiatry, Forensic Division, Sacramento, California

        Provided forensic consultation services to the Federal Public Defender. Issues included: substance abuse/intoxication and impact on witness reliability, competence to undergo probation revocation hearings, and likelihood of defendant(s) being medication compliant if released.


Forensic Psychiatric Consultant, Sacramento County District Attorneys’ Office, Oct. 2003-June 2004

UC Davis Department of Psychiatry, Forensic Division, Sacramento, California

         Provided forensic consultation services to the District Attorneys’ Office by evaluating individuals currently on mental health conservatorships to render opinions regarding their need for continued conservatorship. Also testified in mental health court when necessary.


Staff Psychiatrist, Sacramento County Jail, July 2003-March 2004
UC Davis Department of Psychiatry and Jail Psychiatric Services, Sacramento, California
        Worked as an attending psychiatrist on both the inpatient unit and outpatient clinics at Sacramento County Jail. Supervised UC Davis medical students and psychiatry residents during their inpatient and outpatient rotations.


Staff Psychiatrist, Assembly Bill 2034 Program, July 2001-June 2003
San Fernando Valley Mental Health Clinic, Van Nuys, California
        Worked independently providing psychiatric evaluations and treatment to mentally ill inmates recently released from state penitentiaries and Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles as part of an intensive case management strategy designed to reduce recidivism rates.



HONORS


Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, elected in 1998
University of North Carolina School of Medicine


Commendation for summer medical service in an underserved area, 1996
National Health Service Corps

Bachelor of Arts with distinction, 1994
University of Virginia

Echols Scholar (top 5% of entering class) and Honors Program, 1990-1994
University of Virginia

National Merit Scholar, 1990
University of Virginia



PUBLICATIONS


Thompson CR, Reba-Harrelson L: Addictive Behaviors in Clinical Handbook of Adolescent Addiction. Edited by Rosner R. Chichester, UK, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, in press

Bender HE, Kambam P, Thompson CR: Juvenile Adjudicative Competence. Encyclopedia of Adolescence. Edited by Roger J, Levesque R. Chichester, UK, Springer Publishing, in press

Weinstock R, Thompson CR: Commentary: Ethics-Related Implications and Neurobiological Correlates of False Confessions in Juveniles. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 37(3):344-8, 2009

Wu S, Thompson CR: Juvenile Offenders in Handbook of Correctional Psychiatry. Edited by Scott CL. Washington, DC, American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., 543-72, 2009

Thompson CR, Kenan J: Children: as Defendants in Wiley Encyclopedia of Forensic Science.

Edited by Jamieson A and Moenssens A. Chichester, UK, John Wiley & Sons Ltd., 542-9, 2009

Costello J, Thompson CR, Kenan J: Parental Rights and Prerogatives in Wiley Encyclopedia of Forensic Science. Edited by Jamieson A and Moenssens A. Chichester, UK, John Wiley & Sons Ltd., pages TBD, 2009

Kambam P, Thompson CR: The Development of Decision-Making Capacities in Children and Adolescents: Psychological and Neurobiological Perspectives and Their Implications for Juvenile Defendants. Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 27(2): 173-90, 2009

Thompson CR, Del-Pan N, Beckson M, Weinstock R: Adolescent Substance Use Disorders and Psychiatrists: Competent Assessment and Treatment? The American Journal on Addictions, 17(3): 245-6, 2008

Simpson JR, Thompson CR, Beckson M: Impact of Orally Disintegrating Olanzapine on Use of Intramuscular Antipsychotics, Seclusion, and Restraint in an Acute Inpatient Psychiatric Setting. Journal

of Clinical Psychopharmacology, 26(3): 333-5, 2006

Chaiken SB, Thompson CR, Shoemaker WE: Mental Health Interventions in Correctional Settings in Handbook of Correctional Mental Health. Edited by Scott CL and Gerbasi JG. Washington, DC, American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., 109-30, 2005

Thompson CR, Beckson M: A Case of Factitious Homicidal Ideation. Journal of the American Academy

of Psychiatry and the Law, 32(3): 277-81, 2004

Thompson CR (ed): UCLA Psychiatry Residency Handbook. Los Angeles, NPI Press, 2001

Thompson CR, Quanbeck CD: Suicide Risk Assessment in UCLA Psychiatry Residency Handbook.

Edited by Thompson CR and Little JZ. Los Angeles, NPI Press, 2001

Thompson CR, Quanbeck CD: Violence Risk Assessment in UCLA Psychiatry Residency Handbook.

Edited by Thompson CR and Little JZ. Los Angeles, NPI Press, 2001


SELECTED PRESENTATIONS


Thompson CR, Liggins, E, Espana A. Mental Illness and Developmental Delays in Children.
Presented at the Juvenile & Family Law Judicial Officers Program, sponsored by the Judicial Council of California-Administrative Office of the Courts. Los Angeles, CA, April 2011

Thompson CR, Reba-Harrelson L. An Update on Juvenile Psychopathy and Development.
Presented at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL, February 2011

Thompson CR, Bath E, Crecelius G, Kenan J, Reba-Harrelson L. Child and Adolescent Forensic
Mental Health Professionals in Juvenile Specialty Courts.
Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. Tucson, AZ,
October 2010


Ryan E, Dwyer RG, Kenan J, Lopez-Leon M, Thompson CR. Debate: Should Videotaping be Required for Child Forensic Evaluation?
Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. Tucson, AZ,
October 2010

Thompson CR. Juvenile Offenders and Correctional Mental Health.
Presented at the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA, May 2010

Thompson CR. Juvenile Psychopathy and Development.
Presented at the American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry Annual Meeting. Los Angeles, CA,
March 2010


Thompson CR, Sokolov G, Scott CL. Treating Disruptive Behavior Disorders in Correctional Settings: To Treat or Not to Treat?
Presented at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Meeting. Seattle, WA, February 2010

Thompson CR. The Etiology and Taxonomy of Adolescent Antisocial Behavior.
Presented at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Meeting. Seattle, WA, February 2010

Thompson CR. Applying Psychiatric Principles to California Appellate Issues.
Presented at the Annual Appellate Judicial Attorneys Institute. Long Beach, CA, November 2009

Thompson CR, Weinstock R. Adolescent Substance Abuse: Corrections & College.
Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. Baltimore, MD, November 2009

Thompson CR, Weinstock R, Ash P. Current Controversies in Juvenile Delinquency.
Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. Baltimore, MD, October 2009

Thompson CR, Dwyer G, De Crisce, D, Kenan J, Saleh F, Billick S. Child Sexual Abuse Allegations in Custody Evaluations.
Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. Baltimore, MD, October 2009

Thompson CR. Juvenile Psychopathy and Development.
Presented at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Meeting. Denver, CO, February 2009

Thompson CR. Adolescent Substance Use and Disruptive Behavior Disorders.
Presented at symposia titled “Co-Occurring Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorder in Children and Adolescents: Diagnostic Challenges and Treatment Challenges for Los Angeles County Psychiatrists.” Co-Sponsored by the UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs and the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. Los Angeles, CA, September 2008

 

Thompson CR. Criminal Responsibility in Juveniles: Less Guilty by Reason of Adolescence?

Presented at the American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry Annual Meeting. Boston, MA, March 2008

Thompson CR. Criminal Responsibility in Juveniles: Less Guilty by Reason of Adolescence?

Presented at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Meeting. Washington, DC, February 2008

 

Thompson CR. Adolescent Substance Use Disorders.

Presented at USC Dept. of Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Division Grand Rounds. Los Angeles, CA, September 2007

Thompson CR. Adolescent Substance Use and Associated Psychiatric Disorders.

Presented at symposium titled “Not Just Small Adults: New Insights on Adolescent Brain Development and Implications for Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment.” Sponsored by the California Society of Addiction Medicine. Los Angeles, CA, June 2007

Thompson CR. Waiver of Juveniles to Adult Criminal Court.

Presented as part of the UCLA Forensic Psychiatry and Child & Adolescent Fellowship Core Curriculum. Los Angeles, CA, April 2007

Thompson CR. Criminal Responsibility in Juveniles: Less Guilty by Reason of Adolescence?

Presented as part of the UCLA Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Core Curriculum. Los Angeles, CA,

March 2007

Thompson CR. The Juvenile Justice System.

Presented at the American Society of Adolescent Psychiatry Annual Meeting. Santa Monica, CA,

March 2007

Thompson CR. Forensic Report Writing.

Presented as part of the UCLA Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Core Curriculum. Los Angeles, CA,

January 2007

Thompson CR. Forensic Issues in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

Presented as part of the USC Child & Adolescent Clinical Didactic Series. Los Angeles, CA, January 2007

Thompson CR. Adolescent Anti-Social Behavior.

Presented as part of the UCLA Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Core Curriculum. Los Angeles, CA, November 2006

Thompson CR. Juvenile Adjudicative Competence: A Minor Misunderstanding?

Presented to the Los Angeles County Juvenile Mental Health Court, Los Angeles, CA, January 2006

Thompson CR. Juvenile Adjudicative Competence: A Minor Misunderstanding?

Presented at UCLA Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Division Grand Rounds, Los Angeles, CA, January 2006

Thompson CR. SSRIs and Adolescent Suicide Risk.

Presented as part of the UCLA Psychiatry Residency PG-1 Core Curriculum, Los Angeles, CA, May 2005

Thompson CR. Suicide Risk Assessment.

Presented as part of the UCLA Psychiatry Residency PG-1 Core Curriculum, Los Angeles, CA,

January 2005

Thompson CR. The Swanson Study: A Brief Primer on Mental Illness and Violence.

Guest Lecturer to the UC Davis Department of Psychiatry, Forensic Division, Sacramento, CA,

February 2004

Thompson CR. The Mental Status Exam.

Guest Lecturer to the UC Davis School of Law, Davis, CA, January 2004

Thompson CR, Kile S, MacKenzie C. Violence Risk Assessment.

Guest Lecturer to the UC Davis School of Law, Davis, CA, December 2003

Thompson CR. Management of Assaultive Behavior.

Presented as part of the UCLA Psychiatry Residency PG-1 Core Curriculum, Los Angeles, CA, April 2003



PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Chair, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Committee, American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 2009-present

 

Councilor, American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 2010-present

 

Co-Chair, Government Affairs Committee, California Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2010-present

 

Vice-Chair, Judicial Action Committee, California Psychiatric Association, 2007-present

 

Member at Large, American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry, 2009-present

 

Program Co-Chair for 2011 Annual Meeting, American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law

 

Luncheon Seminars Chair for 2012 Annual Meeting, American Academy of Forensic Sciences

 

Luncheon Seminars Co-Chair for 2011 Annual Meeting, American Academy of Forensic Sciences

 

Program Chair for 2010 Annual Meeting, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Section, American Academy of Forensic Sciences

 

Assistant Program Chair for 2009 Annual Meeting, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Section, American Academy of Forensic Sciences

 

Expert Reviewer for Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2005-present

 

Member, Addiction Psychiatry Committee, American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 2006-present

 

Member, Government Affairs Committee, California Psychiatric Association, 2007-present


ORGANIZATIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS

Academy of Correctional Health Professionals, 2008-present
American Society of Adolescent Psychiatry, 2008-present
American Academy of Forensic Sciences, 2008-present
American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, 2007-present
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2004-present
American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 2001-present
American Psychiatric Association, 1999-present
California Psychiatric Association, 1999-present
Southern California Psychiatric Society, 1999-present