Kirk Heilbrun, PhD

Interim Department Head; Professor

Kirk Heilbrun
Office: Stratton 334
Phone: 215.553.7109
Curriculum Vitae: Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Research Interests

  • Forensic mental health assessment

  • Violence risk assessment
  • Risk management
  • Interventions to reduce risk


Kirk Heilbrun is currently a Professor in the Department of Psychology. He received his doctorate in clinical psychology in 1980 from the University of Texas at Austin, and completed postdoctoral fellowship training from 1981-82 in psychology and criminal justice at Florida State University. His current research focuses on juvenile and adult offenders, legal decision-making, forensic evaluation associated with such decision-making, and youth mentoring programs. His practice interests also center around forensic assessment, and he directs a practicum within the department in this area. He is board certified in Clinical Psychology and in Forensic Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology, and is a past president of both the American Psychology-Law Psychology/APA Division 41, and the American Board of Forensic Psychology.