Author Archives: Thomas N. Dikel, Ph.D.

About Thomas N. Dikel, Ph.D.

I am a Developmental Psychopathologist trained in child development, clinical psychology, pediatric neuropsychology, and forensic psychology. My focus, expertise, or specialty is trauma and PTSD, particularly child abuse and combat related trauma. I work with both adults and children, and adults who are dealing with childhood issues. I am available for forensic evaluations, consultation, and expert witness testimony.

The Abuse Excuse

Looking through the Gainesville Sun newspaper the other day, I came across a headline: “Police: Couple arrested for ‘malicious’ punishment of child.” The first sentence presented the information in much the same way: Police arrested a couple for allegedly using … Continue reading

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Discipline or Child Abuse?

Discipline or Child Abuse?

Posted in the Gainesville Sun, June 25, 2012

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Remembering the Forgotten War

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This is an edited version of the Korean War article published previously on this blog. It was published Memorial Day 2012 in the Gainesville (FL) Sun. The publication is my way of saying thank you to Marty, Jim Butcher, David … Continue reading

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Birth of the Phoenix

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A Can of Whoop-Ass

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Falling Star

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Beast – The Adversary Within

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