Received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Antioch University New England in 1988. He did his internship at McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School where he worked with a variety of children, adolescents, adults, and families. Dr. Halikias is Board Certified in Assessment Psychology (ABAP). Currently he is a clinical psychologist in independent practice whose professional work includes psychological assessments for courts, schools, and social service agencies. Dr. Halikias conducts forensic evaluations, consultations, and expert testimony in criminal, civil, and family courts in the New England area.
He has a secondary specialization in psychoeducational evaluations and educational due process disputes. Dr. Halikias supervises mental health professionals, and consults to human service organizations. His advanced seminars at Antioch New England have shared core values and professional roles in assessment and consultation, with applications to the fields of law and social psychology, child development and psychopathology, and psychological assessment.
A recipient of the Vermont Children and Family Services Award, Dr. Halikias has served on committees and given many presentations on mental health and forensic issues. His articles have appeared in psychology and law journals including Professional Psychology, the Journal of Clinical Psychology, Family and Conciliation Courts Review, and Adolescence, along with book chapters on the topic of risk-for-violence evaluations. The Chief Justice of the Vermont Supreme Court appointed him to serve on a commission examining the Vermont legal system, and he co-authored the report on the future of Family Court in Vermont. Earlier in his career, Dr. Halikias helped establish and was clinical director of the Antioch Psychological Services Center. He is licensed in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts.