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Christopher Trigani

Dr. Christopher Trigani, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology


School of Arts and Sciences


Department of Psychology and Counseling

Office Location:

Farley Center- Office 111

Office Hours:

All office hours are held virtually and by appt. only. Tues. & Thurs. 12:30-2pm Wed. 8am-9am Additional hours by appt.

Educational Background

1985   B.A. in Psychology- Georgian Court University (Magna Cum Laude) 1987  M.S. in Educational Psychology, Fordham University, NY 1991   Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, Fordham University, NY 2015  Postdoctoral Coursework for School Supervision Certificate, Georgian Court University

Professional Experience

1987- Certification for NJ School Psychologist 1995- NJ Licensed Psychologist 2015- School Supervisor Certification 35+ years of GCU teaching at undergraduate, Masters and Doctoral level (School Psychology/Psy.D) 33 years consulting in NJ public schools as School Psychologist on Child Study Teams 25+ years in private practice conducting child/adolescent psychotherapy and assessements/diagnostic evaluations 25+ years on Medical Staff of Hackensack Meridian Health- Jersey Shore University Medical Center Served on State level Executive Board Member of NJ Association of School Psychologists (NJASP) Subcommittee for Ethics and Professional Practice. Primary psychological consultant for NJ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired conducting evaluations for the High School and College Units. Provided expert testimony in the courts for Special Education litigation for children/adolescents and their families. Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) Certification completed in 2003

Research / Creativity Interest Area

Research interests include: Creativity/creative thinking abilities, Problem Solving Abilities ADHD in children/adolescents Autism Spectrum Disorders

Additional Information

Associate Chair of Dept. of Psychology (2015-2018) Recipient of GCU McCallion Award (2011) Former Chair of Faculty Assembly (1997) Past Chair of Rank and Tenure (4 terms) Past Chair of Faculty Concerns Subcommittee on Salary and Benefits


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