Christine Gerchow, Ph.D., Q.M.E., is a licensed psychologist (PSY29762) and credentialed school psychologist with more than a decade of experience in behavioral healthcare focused on the justice system. Dr. Gerchow spent most of her career thus far at Contra Costa County’s John A. Davis Juvenile Hall (CCC-JH) where she served as a psychologist and Behavioral Health Team Lead and provided clinical, consultative, research, supervisory, and assessment services.
Dr. Gerchow has facilitated more than 5,000 sessions of individual psychotherapy and more than 300 groups. After becoming a licensed psychologist, Dr. Gerchow served as a lecturer at UC Berkeley and contracted psychologist for a Bay Area private practice focused on assessing and treating adults reporting occupational injuries, including injuries precipitated by high-profile workplace violence and hostage-taking events.
Dr. Gerchow is currently the Director of Juvenile Justice – Health Services in Alameda County where she oversees the juvenile justice center (JJC) and other contracted programs and personnel serving youth in the Alameda County juvenile justice system. She is also the consulting and supervising psychologist for Contra Costa County’s Trauma Recovery Center (TRC).
Dr. Gerchow recently completed her certificate in First Responder Psychology from the Wright Institute and has developed competency in working with first responder professionals from police, fire, corrections, emergency medical services, coroner, and related departments. In spring 2021, she completed the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Emerging Leadership Academy.
Dr. Gerchow earned her Ph.D. at UC Berkeley, her master’s degree at the University of Southern California, and her bachelor’s degree from Villanova University, where she was elected and served as student body president. Dr. Gerchow is a member of APA and the California Psychological Association (CPA). As a Q.M.E., she aspires to deliver objective, thorough, scientifically sound reports that facilitate timely resolution.