Kirk Newring, Ph.D.

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Kirk Newring, Ph.D.

Adjunct Instructor, Forensic Science
knewring [at]

Burt Hall

By appointment

(402) 465-2427

Kirk A. B. Newring, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist in the states of Nebraska, Iowa and Washington. He is a clinical psychologist with Forensic Behavioral Health, Inc. Prior to joining Forensic Behavioral Health, Inc, he was the clinical psychologist supervisor of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services inpatient Healthy Lives Sex Offender Treatment Program at the Lincoln Correctional Center. Dr. Newring is an adjunct instructor at the Nebraska Wesleyan University, having recently taught Psychological Testing in the Psychology Department as well as Violence, Mental Illness and Risk Assessment in the Master's of Forensic Science program. Dr. Newring has published extensively in the areas of sex offender assessment and treatment, including coauthoring two entries in the recent revision of Sexual Deviance. He has presented at national and international conferences on topics such as using Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in correctional settings, interrogation tactics and false confessions and the assessment and treatment of adolescent and adult sexual offenders. Dr. Newring has offered expert and factual testimony in county, state and federal courts. His clinical practice is focused primarily on the assessment and treatment of violent behavior (including sexual violence) that has led to involvement in the juvenile or adult justice system. Dr. Newring earned his Ph.D. from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2005.