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PSHTC Superintendent Dr. Mike Dixon Named Alumni of the Year by the Wichita State University Department of Psychology

For Immediate Release

May 3, 2018

For more information contact:
Angela de Rocha
Director of Communications
Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) is proud to announce Parsons State Hospital and Training Center (PSHTC) Superintendent Mike Dixon has been named Alumni of the Year for 2018 by the Wichita State University Department of Psychology, his alma mater.

“The State of Kansas is very happy to see Dr. Dixon’s accomplishments honored by Wichita State University,” KDADS Secretary Tim Keck said. “He richly deserves this honor. His commitment to our patients is unwavering and countless patients have benefited from his exceptional skills as a therapist.”

Dr. Dixon also serves as Program Director for the Kansas Sexual Predator Treatment Program at Larned State Hospital. He holds a Ph.D. in Community Clinical Psychology from Wichita State University and is a licensed psychologist. He has worked at PSHTC since 1987 in a variety of positions.

Since receiving his Ph.D. in 2005, Dr. Dixon has been a member of the adjunct faculty at Wichita State University. He has served as Director of Psychology at PSHTC and as Chief Forensic Psychologist for KDADS, which oversees the four state hospitals.

Dr. Dixon has also worked for the University of Kansas as a research assistant and at the Labette Center for Mental Health Services as a licensed psychologist. His research interests have focused on the suppression of deviant sexual behavior through the use of behavioral strategies and on relapse prevention procedures for sexual offenders with an intellectual disability.