Nicole S.C. Heilbron, PhD


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Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Department / Division:
Psychiatry / Child & Fam Mental Health & Dev Neuro
2608 Erwin Road, Suite 300
Durham, NC 27705
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  • PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, 2007
  • Child Trauma Specialization, Duke University Medical Center, 2006-2007
  • Psychology (Research), University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, 2007-2010
Clinical Interests:
Child clinical psychology, child/adolescent trauma and maltreatment, nonsuicidal self-injury, suicidality, child/adolescent mood, anxiety disorders
Research Interests:
Child clinical psychology, child and adolescent trauma and maltreatment, nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI), suicide-related thoughts and behaviors, mood and anxiety disorders, OCD, couples therapy
Representative Publications:
  • Sapyta, J; Goldston, DB; Erkanli, A; Daniel, SS; Heilbron, N; Mayfield, A; Treadway, SL. Evaluating the predictive validity of suicidal intent and medical lethality in youth. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 2012;80:222-231.  Abstract
  • Franklin, JC; Hessel, ET; Aaron, RV; Arthur, MS; Heilbron, N; Prinstein, MJ. The functions of nonsuicidal self-injury: support for cognitive-affective regulation and opponent processes from a novel psychophysiological paradigm. Journal of Abnormal Psychology. 2010;119:850-862.  Abstract
  • Heilbron, N; Compton, JS; Daniel, SS; Goldston, DB. The Problematic Label of Suicide Gesture: Alternatives for Clinical Research and Practice. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. 2010;41:221-227.  Abstract
  • Heilbron, N; Prinstein, MJ. A review and reconceptualization of social aggression: adaptive and maladaptive correlates. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review. 2008;11:176-217.  Abstract