Dr. Thompson has been the Medical Director for the Juvenile Justice Mental Health Program of the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health for the past 2 ½ years. For the five years prior to this, he treated youth in Los Angeles County juvenile halls and camps. He is Board Certified in General Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, and Addiction Medicine. He is also a Certified Correctional Health Professional of the National Commission on Correctional Health Care. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and an AAFS Fellow.
Dr. Thompson completed his General and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Residencies at UCLA and his Forensic Psychiatry Residency at UC Davis. He is actively involved in organized psychiatry and serves as the Chair of the American Academy of Psychiatry & the Law’s Child and Adolescent Committee, the Co-Chair of the California Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry’s Government Affairs Committee, and the Secretary of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences’ Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Committee. He also serves as an Alternate Commissioner for First 5 LA.
Additionally, Dr. Thompson is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He organizes and teaches in the second-year child psychiatry fellows’
forensic rotation. He also gives lectures on child forensic psychiatric topics to second-year child psychiatry fellows and forensic fellows at the University of Southern California.