Mark D. Wolkenhauer, PsyD Expert Witness

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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Forensic Psychology and Psychology

Specialty Focus:

IME, Fitness for Duty, Chronic Pain, Abuse, Competency, Mental Capacity, Traumatic Injury, Psychometric Testing, Malpractice, Malingering, Standard of Care, PTSD


BS, California Polytechnic State University- San Luis Obispo; M.Div, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary- Berkeley; MA, California School of Professional Psychology- Fresno; PsyD, California School of Professional Psychology- Fresno

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Mark Wolkenhauer, Psy.D., Q.M.E. is a forensic psychologist with extensive experience in treating and evaluating sexual offenders and individuals with severe mental illness. He continues to serve as an expert witness in both Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) and Mentally Disordered Offender (MDO) civil commitment trials across the state. Licensed in California in 1997 (PSY 15147), Dr. Wolkenhauer has worked for the California Department of State Hospitals (DSH), as a unit psychologist at Patton State Hospital (PSH), and currently works for DSH as a Consulting Psychologist. He serves as a mentor and is part of the Quality Improvement Team in the Forensic Services Division. He was on the SVP panel as a contractor and performed hundreds of SVP evaluations and provided expert testimony. In private practice Dr. Wolkenhauer conducted PC 1370/1372 evaluations, was the director of the Inland Empire Sharper Future clinics, served as a mental health consultant for Job Corps, and provided consultation and psychotherapy for a geriatric and head trauma population in skilled nursing facilities. He has served on the boards of the California Psychological Association (CPA) and the California Coalition on Sexual Offending (CCOSO). As the director of Sharper Future in the Inland Empire, in addition to directing the clinic, he evaluated and treated juvenile and adult sexual offenders, victims of sexual abuse, substance abusers, forensic clients with mental illness, and Regional Center clients. Since 1999, Dr. Wolkenhauer presented numerous trainings, (see CV) primarily related to sex offender risk assessment. Dr. Wolkenhauer also serves on the board of Children’s Fund, a public/private non-profit partnership serving the needs of abused, neglected, and underserved children in San Bernardino County.