Outreach & Funding Committee Chair
Dr Goklaney is a Distinguished Life Fellow of American Psychiatric Association for his lifelong commitment to his patients, profession, and legislative changes to enhance the quality of life for the patients and their families. He currently is the Medical Director of Advanced Medical Psychiatric Services, which provides psychiatric treatment, psychological testing, individual counseling, couple and family counseling. He also works at Omni Behavioral Health to serve the underprivileged patients in the community.
He has been a psychiatrist for the last 33 years and has worked as an Assistant Clinical Professor at UCLA Westwood and at UCLA Kern Bakersfield, CA. He worked as a Medical Director for Good Samaritan Psychiatric Hospital and Bakersfield Behavioral Healthcare Hospital. He worked for Kern County Behavioral Health from 1996 to 2010.
He served as a President of Central California Psychiatric Society, Assembly member of American Psychiatric Association. He served as a Behavioral Health Board Member for Kern County Behavioral Health from 2014 to 2016. During his tenure, he initiated Laura’s Law, Mental Health Court, Drug Court, and Crisis Intervention Team. All of these were initiatives were achieved by January 2016. He also has been very involved with NAMI Kern, CA NAMI, and NAMI National for advocacy and education for the patients and their families.