William R. Dikel, MD
, is a board certified Adult, Adolescent, and Child Psychiatrist
with over 30 years experience providing expertise to professionals in all of the systems that serve individuals who have mental health disorders.
Dr. Dikel served as a Past President of the Minnesota Psychiatric Society and the MN Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and a Lifetime Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.
- Dr. Dikel works with defense and plaintiff's attorneys in civil and criminal justice cases, and provides consultation and expert witness services to professionals and clients in the Education, Insurance, Public Health, Social Services, Corrections and Mental Health systems. Dr. Dikel is skilled in communicating complex psychiatric issues to laypersons, and this skill has proven to be very useful in consultations with attorneys and in deposition and courtroom testimony. Dr. Dikel has provided over 25 years of psychiatric care to severely mentally ill clients in community mental health clinics.
Areas of Expertise
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- Forensic Psychiatry
- Personal Injury
- Psychiatric Diagnosis Clarification
- Mental Health File Reviews
- Disability / Insurance Claims
- School Mental Health
- Independent Educational Evaluations (IEEs)
- Special Education Responsibilities
- Educational Due Process Hearings
- Management / Organizational Consultation
- Workman's Compensation
- Diminished Capacity / Competency
|Reduced ResponsibilityChild Protection Psychiatric AssessmentsWorkplace Violence / HarassmentCompetency AssessmentsDefamation LawsuitsInsanity DefenseEmployee Psychiatric Risk AssessmentMalpractice IssuesStandards of CareInstitutional NegligenceNeurological DamageEmployee Assistance ProgramsContested Wills|
William R. Dikel, MD
From anxiety and depression to ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, behavior disorders, substance use disorders, and psychoses, this practical book provides essential information on how mental health disorders are diagnosed and treated, how they tend to manifest at school, and how they affect students’ emotions, behaviors, and ability to learn. It explains why traditional behavioral interventions are often unsuccessful, and describes effective classroom interventions that teachers can use to provide optimal educational experiences.