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Heilbrun Research Lab

Kirk HeilbrunKirk Heilbrun is 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 forensic mental health assessment, violence risk assessment, risk management, interventions to reduce risk, and community-based alternatives to prosecution. 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.

Personal Perspectives: My Life as a Forensic Psychologist (PDF)