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Christopher M. Weaver

Associate Professor
Palo Alto University
United States of America


Dr. Christopher Weaver is an Associate Professor at Palo Alto University, and Director of PAU’s Forensic Psychology Program. Dr. Weaver received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Louisville, and has held research and clinical positions (pre- and postdoctoral) at the University of California, San Francisco and Stanford University. He has published in the areas of psychopathy and violence risk assessment, and more recently in the areas of substance abuse and psychological trauma. His publications also include co-authored books in law & mental health and psychopathology. Dr. Weaver’s current research focuses on the role that trauma and substance use play in criminal offending, the assessment of dissimulation in PTSD assessment. He is also conducting a funded training and research program designed to increase police officer effectiveness in working with people with mental illness.

Research Interest

Assessment of malingered PTSD, contributions of PTSD to criminal offending, and psychopathy/PTSD co-occurrence


  • Weaver CM (2008) The need for responsibly pursuing work in juvenile psychopathy. J Forensic Psychol Pract 8: 198-211.

  • Huh JT, Weaver CM, Martin JL, Caskey NH, O'Riley A, et al. (2012) Effects of a late-life suicide risk--assessment training on multidisciplinary healthcare providers. J Am Geriatr Soc 60: 775-780.

  • Weaver CM, Trafton JA, Kimerling R, Timko C, Moos R (2013) Prevalence and nature of criminal offending in a national sample of veterans in VA substance use treatment prior to the Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom conflicts. Psychol Serv 10: 54-66

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