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Our Professional Staff

Dr. Robert J. Wingfield

Dr. Robert J. Wingfield, Chief Psychologist of the Boys Town Washington DC Behavioral Health Clinic, earned his B.A. in Psychology from McDaniel College, followed by his M.A. in School Psychology from Towson University. He then earned his Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of Florida with a specialization in behavioral pediatrics. Dr. Wingfield completed pre-doctoral training at the Boys Town Center for Behavioral Health in Boys Town, Nebraska. He then completed specialized training in behavioral psychology as a postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Maryland.

Dr. Avital Deskalo

Dr. Avital Deskalo is a licensed psychologist and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, with a ​​background in treating traumatic stress. She earned her B.A. in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Delaware. Following her undergraduate education, she earned her M.S.Ed. in Learning and Developmental Sciences and her Ph.D. in School Psychology from Indiana University-Bloomington. At Indiana University, Dr. Deskalo gained experience in therapy and assessments in multiple treatment settings, including Riley Hospital for Children, Madison Juvenile Correctional Facility, community mental health centers and schools. She completed her predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the Boys Town Center for Behavioral Health in Boys Town, Nebraska.


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