Christopher Drescher

Assistant Professor

Christopher Drescher

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior

Bio

I am a clinical psychologist that primarily works with children and adolescents on an outpatient basis. I also serve as a mental health consultant for the Cystic Fibrosis center at Augusta University.

  • (706) 446-0058
  • (706) 721-3593
  • EG 2022

Education

  • Ph.D., Psychology, General University of Mississippi, 2015

  • MA, Psychology, Other. University of Mississippi, 2011

  • BA, Psychology, General West Virginia University, 2009

  • MA, Psychology, General University of Mississippi, 2001

Certifications

  • PSYC GA Professional Licensing Brd, 2016

Awards & Honors

  • Graduate Student Achievement Award University of Mississippi College of Liberal Arts, 2014

  • John & Lillian Wolfe Graduate Award for Excellence University of Mississippi Department of Psychology, 2012

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • MEDI 5593

    ECM 1-PBL
  • MEDI 6593

    ECM 2-PBL
  • RPSY 5000

    Psychiatry
  • MEDI 5592

    ECM 1-PBL
  • MEDI 6592

    ECM 2-PBL
  • PHAS 5200

    Essentials of Psychiatry

Teaching Interests

Problem-based learning, psychotherapy, psychological assessment

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Associations of Physical and Sexual Violence Victimization, Homelessness, and Perceptions of Safety with Suicidality in a Community Sample of Transgender Individuals , 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Assessing Assets Among Street-Connected Youth: New Angles With Participatory Methods in Tanzania, 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Predictors of anxiety among sexual minority individuals in the southern US, 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Implementing an LGBTQ training for teen pregnancy prevention facilitators, 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Predicting civic competencies among East African youth and emerging adults: Report on the Swahili General Self-Efficacy Scale. , 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Youth development, LGBT health, health psychology

Department Service

  • General Rotation for Psychology Internship 2017 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Steering Committee for the Cerner Behavioral Health Module 2018 - 2018

    Role: Committee Member

College Service

  • Case-Based Learning Case Writing Group 2020 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Problem Based Learning Case Development Committee 2017 - 2020

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • Cystic Fibrosis Mental Health Consultation Group 2018 - Present

  • American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 2018 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member
  • Cystic Fibrosis Mental Health Coordinator Mentoring Program 2018 - 2018

    Role: Mentor
  • Program Committee for Southeastern ACBS Conference 2016 - 2017

    Role: Committee Member

Public Service

  • Equality Clinic 2016 - Present

    Role: Board Member
  • National Alliance for Mental Illness 2018 - 2018

    Role: Guest Speaker
  • 2018

    Role: Guest Speaker