Dr. Wilkenfield trained in clinical psychology and applied behavior analysis, completing his Ph.D. at Western Michigan University in 1991.  He moved to Sacramento to pursue postdoctoral training in clinical and forensic psychology.  He joined Scripps Psychological Associates in 1993, as director of behavioral services and became licensed in California in 1994.

With a broad range of experience as a psychologist, including college teaching and curriculum development, professional licensure examination development, clinical psychology and forensic assessment, Dr. Wilkenfield has developed a specialty practice conducting psychological evaluations with children, adolescents and adults. 

He is regularly appointed by Juvenile Courts in northern California to conduct psychological evaluations and attachment assessments with parents and children in juvenile dependency cases.  He is often retained to consult and perform independent psychological evaluations by plaintiff and defense attorneys.  He also has considerable experience in the evaluation of children and adults with developmental and learning disabilities and has often been called on to evaluate applicants for the Alta California and North Bay Regional Centers to determine eligibility for Regional Center services. 

Dr. Wilkenfield is on the panel of expert examiners for the Sacramento and Yolo County Criminal Courts. Using his specialty training in Applied Behavior Analysis, he is frequently asked to design and implement behavior intervention and treatment plans for students with a variety of emotional and conduct disorders.



General Psychological Evaluation and Diagnostic Assessment of Children, Adolescents and Adults

Psychological Evaluation of Children and Parents in Juvenile Dependency cases

Attachment Assessments in Juvenile Dependency Cases

Consultation with Attorneys in Juvenile Dependency Cases

Criminal Forensic Evaluations (trial competency, insanity, sex offenders, probation suitability)

Learning Disability Screening Evaluations

Eligibility for Regional Center Services Evaluations

Testamentary Capacity Evaluations