Heilbrun 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 diversion from standard prosecution for individuals with severe mental illness. 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 by the 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.
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