Christopher T. Kalkines, Psy.D., President and Principal
Licensed Psychologist (PY 4489)
Dr. Kalkines is a Jacksonville native and was graduated with a B.A. in Psychology and M.A. in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Florida. He was employed for nine years at a private psychiatric hospital in several roles including Director of Social Services and Director of Administration before entering the Clinical Psychology Program at the University of Denver, School of Professional Psychology where he completed his Doctor of Psychology degree in 1989. In Denver, Dr. Kalkines was employed as a behavioral medicine research assistant at the University of Colorado Department of Family Medicine and in clinical positions at Rose Medical Center, St. Anthony Hospital Systems EAP Program, Aurora Presbyterian Hospital, the University of Denver Student Mental Health Clinic, and in private practice. He accepted a commission as an officer in the U.S. Navy and completed the Clinical Psychology Internship Program at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland before being transferred to Naval Hospital, Orlando. There, Dr. Kalkines directed outpatient mental health services and served as the primary psychological consultant to the prestigious Naval Nuclear Power Schools, which train the technicians and engineers who operate US Navy nuclear reactors. Dr. Kalkines was decorated by the Navy and officially recognized by the American Psychological Association for service with the First Marine Expeditionary Force in Saudi Arabia in Operation Desert Shield. In that role, he was the first US military psychologist deployed to the Southwest Asian theatre of operations and perhaps the first psychologist ever to provide clinical services in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Dr. Kalkines returned to Jacksonville and joined the Byron Harless group in 1992. He has been a principal and President since 1998. His primary practice areas are in talent assessment for selection and development purposes, law enforcement/sensitive duties pre-employment and Fitness for Duty examinations, and forensic psychology. Dr. Kalkines has served as a consultant to numerous local, state, federal, and international law enforcement and security organizations. Dr. Kalkines is often retained as a consultant and expert and has particular expertise in employment law cases involving sexual harassment, ADA, FMLA, EEOC, and mental disorder and disability issues. He has testified at trial in both Federal and State courts. He was an invited Adjunct Professor in psychometrics at the University of North Florida.
Dr. Kalkines is a psychologist licensed to practice in Florida and is a member of the American Psychological Association and Florida Psychological Association, having served as President of the Northeast Florida Chapter. He maintains memberships in the Human Capital Institute, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the Florida Police Chief's Association. He is a graduate of the inaugural class of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Citizen's Police Academy. In the community, Dr. Kalkines is a Contemporaries member of the Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art, an inaugural member of the Jacksonville Jaguars Touchdown Club, and a supporter of The Wounded Warrior Project. He has served as a mayoral appointee to the Victim's Assistance Advisory Council and was a founding member of the Arlington Rotary Club, where he held several leadership positions. Dr. Kalkines can be reached directly at Kalkines@byronharless.com.
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