Dr. Christopher L. Bishop
Dr. Christopher L. Bishop is the President and CEO of Mid-Atlantic Children’s Services, Inc., and Mid-Atlantic Psychological Services. He is a licensed psychologist (specializing in clinical and forensic psychology) and clinical social worker in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Dr. Bishop conducts psychotherapy and psychological assessments, as well as provides regular consultation and supervision of graduate trainees and mental health professionals. Dr. Bishop has extensive experience performing forensic and educational evaluations and providing expert testimony. His research interests include juvenile and adult forensic psychology, exploring multicultural issues in psychological practice, and child/clinical dilemmas.
Dr. Bishop accepts appointments at our Maryland and Virginia locations.
EDUCATION: State University of New York at Buffalo, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and African-American Studies. Master in Social Work at Howard University. Master and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Hartford (APA-Accredited).
INTERNSHIP AND POST-DOCTORAL TRAINING: APA Accredited internship at the Community Service Board at Woodburn Community Mental Health Center in Fairfax, VA. Performed clinical and forensic evaluations and provided therapy for children, adolescents and adults. His post-doctoral training was completed in the private sector at New Foundations School and the public sector at Robert Poole Middle School with a focus on individual and group therapy and psychological testing in Baltimore, MD.
CREDENTIALS: Licensed Psychologist in the State of Maryland; Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the Commonwealth of Virginia; Licensed Psychologist in the District of Columbia; Licensed Certified Social Worker – Clinical in the State of Maryland; Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the District of Columbia; Board Certified Social Worker Supervisor in the State of Maryland.
2021-present Chair, Diversity and Equity Task Force, The American Psychology and Law Society
2021-present Member, Committee on Professional Practice and Standards (COPPS), Child Protection Matters Work Group, American Psychological Association
2021-present Member, Health & Wellness Committee, Eastern Province, Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity, Inc
2020-present Member-At-Large, The American Psychology and Law Society
2018-2021 Chair, Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists
2017-2019 Member, The Association of Black Psychologists Ethics Committee
2017-2021 Reappointed Board Member, Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists (Governor
2013-2017 Board Member, Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists, (Governor Martin O’Malley)
2017-2020 Chair, The American Psychology and Law Society, The Broadening Representation, Inclusion, Diversity, and Global Equity (BRIDGE) Committee i
2015-2017 Sub Committee Chair, Diversity Research, The American Psychology and Law Society Minority Affairs Committee
2012-2015 Committee Member, The American Psychology and Law Society, Minority Affairs Committee
SUPERVISION: Dr. Bishop provides supervision for Registered Psychology Associates and Psychology Residents (DC., MD, VA). In addition, he is a Board Certified Supervisor for LMSW and LGPC for the State of Maryland.
MEMBERSHIPS: American Psychological Association (APA); American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS); Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC); The Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi)
SERVICES PROVIDED: Comprehensive Evaluations including, but not limited to, Psychoeducational, Clinical, Parental Capacity, and Competency assessments with children, teens, and adults; Therapy with children, adolescents, adults, families, and groups; Clinical Supervision; Clinical/Forensic Consultation, Expert Witness; Trainings; Executive Coaching; Speaking Engagements.
|Learning Disabilities||Developmental Delays|
|Cognitive Functioning||Parenting Skills|
|Coping Skills||School Support|
|Mood Disorder||Adjustment Disorders|
|Men’s Issues||Cultural Issues|
|Leadership Development||Change of Life Issues|
Forensic Evaluations (Parental Capacity/Child Custody, Competency, etc.)
Dr. Bishop administers personalized assessments for clients of all ages and demographics. Dr. Bishop’s reports and recommendations are individualized in consideration of test data in conjunction with cultural factors that can impact the findings to provide meaningful understandings that can improve the lives of individuals. Dr. Bishop seeks to understand, integrate, and explain educational, social-emotional, cognitive, and adaptive strengths and weaknesses to support each client in a holistic manner, and to inform recommendations for every aspect of day to day life and/or to answer a legal question.
Dr. Bishop is a skillful clinician who is adept at working with all ages. His training in play therapy allows him to assist children to resolve developmental issues to improve the lives of children and parents. Similarly, his work with adolescents is effective in which he assists youths to manage the common transitions and challenges they experience in today’s changing world.
Adult clients typically experience anxiety, depression, work stress, and life changes, for which Dr. Bishop equips them with better coping skills to meet the demands of their lives to reduce interruptions that have become a barrier in their lives. Furthermore, Dr. Bishop assist clients who are in leadership roles to find ways to improve and enhance the strengths they possess to become more effective in their companies.