Dr. Wilkes is currently Section Chief of Child & Adolescent Addiction & Mental Health Community & Specialized Services, Calgary Zone, Alberta Health Services. He is also the University of Calgary/Alberta Health Services Division Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and a member of the Pediatric and Psychiatry faculties. He is a Professor at the University of Calgary and from 2014-2016 he was President of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and is now Past President until 2018.
Dr. Wilkes is a recognized international specialist in Psychiatry as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists U.K. Dr. Wilkes is also a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, a graduate of the Ontario Association of Jungian Analysts and member of the International Association for Analytic Psychology. Dr. Wilkes' research and publications have been in the area of cognitive behavioral treatment of youth depression, suicide, affective disorders, post traumatic stress disorder, psychotherapy and mental health economics.