Heilbrun Research Lab

Kirk HeilbrunKirk Heilbrun is Professor and Interim Head, 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)