Board Certified Police and Public Safety Psychologist
Dr. Wihera is a Senior Consulting Psychologist for Psychological Dimensions based in our satellite office in Grand Junction. He brings over 35 years’ experience working with law enforcement to the firm and during this time has worked with over 150 public safety agencies throughout the Rocky Mountain region and across the country. Dr. Wihera received his Master’s degree in Psychology, Counseling & Guidance from the University of Northern Colorado in 1975, and his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Denver in 1982. He has been licensed as a Psychologist in seven states (CO, WY, CA, NV, NY, GA, and HI) and is Board Certified in Police and Public Safety Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. He is an active member of the Police Psychology Services Section (PPSS) of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), and in 2014 Dr. Wihera was Chair of the IACP-PPSS committee to revise the Preemployment Psychological Evaluation Guidelines.
Augmenting his academic background, Dr. Wihera has hands-on experience as a law enforcement officer. He completed a POST-certified academy and worked on patrol as a sworn, armed, uniformed Reserve Police Officer with the San Jose (CA) Police Department in the mid-1980’s.
Despite his own accomplishments, Dr. Wihera is most proud of his three children who all serve in blue – both of his sons are Police Officers in Colorado and his daughter is on active duty in the Navy serving as a Lieutenant onboard an aircraft carrier in the Atlantic.