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Christopher Layne, Ph.D.

Associate Professor/Director CATSP
Full-Time Faculty, Department of Clinical and School Psychology
(954) 262-5718
Office: Maltz 1074


  • Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles
  • M.A. University of California, Los Angeles
  • B.A. University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Professional Interests

Dr. Layne holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and is lead developer of multidimensional grief theory and has constructed and validated measures of posttraumatic stress disorder, grief, war exposure, coping, self-efficacy, and social support. He provides trainings and consultation in many settings including high-risk schools, juvenile justice, terrorist attacks, and war. Dr. Layne worked closely with the American Psychiatric Association to develop Prolonged Grief Disorder criteria in DSM-5-TR. His professional interests include traumatic stress and bereavement; competency-based professional education; developmental psychopathology; evidence-based practice; evidence-based assessment; theory; research methods; resilience; and trauma- and loss-focused intervention.

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