KirkNewring

Kirk Newring

Kirk Newring, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Kirk A. B. Newring, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist in the states of Nebraska, Iowa and Washington. Prior to joining Forensic Behavioral Health, Inc, he was the clinical psychologist supervisor of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services, working primarily with the Inpatient Healthy Lives Sex Offender Treatment Program at the Lincoln Correctional Center. Dr. Newring is an adjunct professor at Nebraska Wesleyan University, teaching courses such Forensic Psychology, Threat Assessment, Serial Offenders, Adolescence & the Juvenile Justice System, Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Offense Behaviors, Interviewing Child Victims and Witnesses, Adjudicative Competencies, and Violence Mental Illness, and Risk Assessment.

Dr. Newring has published extensively in the areas of sex offender assessment and treatment, including coauthoring two entries in the 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 been invited to present trainings on topics such as Firesetting in Youth, Female Sexual Offenders, The Role of Psychology in the Assessment of Threat and Risk, and Assessment of Threats, Violence, and Sexual Violence Risk in Children and Adolescents.

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 has offered testimony on topics such as false confessions, adjudicative competencies, risk assessment, behavioral health, behavioral health and experiences of incarcerated people, evaluations of investigations involving allegations of child sexual abuse, dangerousness, and psychological trauma in victims of violence and sexual violence. He also offers assessment and treatment services to those that have been subjected to violence. Dr. Newring earned his Ph.D. from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2005.

Recent Publications and Presentations
Publications

Brovko, J. & Newring, K. A. B. (2015). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Sexual Offense Behaviors. In B. Schwartz (Ed.), The Sex Offender (vol. 8), Kingston, NJ: Civic Research Institute, Inc.

Newring, K. A. B. (2014). Assessment and Treatment of Telephone Scatologia. In W. O’Donohue (Ed.), Case Studies in Sexual Deviance, pp. 168-194. New York: Routledge.

Wheeler, J. G., Newring, K. A. B., & Schafer, K. (2014). Social Skills, Substance Abuse, and Sexual Behavior Problems in the Adolescent. In D. Bromberg & W. O’Donohue, Toolkit for Working with Juvenile Sexual Offenders. Elsevier.

Garvey, K., Newring, K. A. B., Parham, R., & Pineals, D. (2013). Mental Health in Correctional Settings. In O. Thienhaus & M. Piasecki (Eds.) Textbook of Correctional Psychiatry.

Newring, K. A. B. & Wheeler, J. G. (2012). Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP) with Juveniles with Sexual Offense Behaviors. International Journal of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy (IJBCT), 7 (2-3), 102-110.

Newring, K. A. B., Raschke, V., Cacialli, D. O., & Rodriguez, P. J. (2012). The Inmate-Participant Experience of a Motivational/Working Positive Treatment Program for Men Convicted of Sexual Offenses. In B. Schwartz (Ed.), The Sex Offender (vol. 7), Kingston, NJ: Civic Research Institute, Inc.

Newring, K. A. B. & Wheeler, J. G. (2010). Functional Analytic Psychotherapy and Sex Offenders. In J. W. Kanter, M. Tsai, and R. J. Kohlenberg (Eds). The Practice of Functional Analytic Psychotherapy. New York: Spring Publishing Company.

Newring, R., Parker, C. & Newring, K. A. B. (2010). Functional Analytic Psychotherapy and Adolescents. In J. W. Kanter, M. Tsai, and R. J. Kohlenberg (Eds). The Practice of Functional Analytic Psychotherapy. New York: Spring Publishing Company.

Newring, K. A. B., Loverich, T. M., Harris, C. D. & Wheeler, J. G. (2009). Relapse Prevention. In. W. O’Donohue & J. Fisher (Eds.), General Principles and Empirically Supported Techniques of Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Hoboken NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Newring, K. A. B. and Bruhn, S. L. (2008). Pedophilia. In C. Renzetti and J. Edleson (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Violence. Thousand Oaks California: Sage Reference.

Newring, K. A. B. & O’Donohue, W. (2008) False Confessions and Influenced Witness Statements [Electronic version]. Applied Psychology and Criminal Justice, 4(1) 81-107.

Newring, K. A. B., Wheeler, J. G. & Draper C. (2008). Transvestic fetishism: Assessment and treatment. In D. R. Laws & W. O’Donohue (Eds.), Sexual Deviance: Theory, Assessment and Treatment (2nd Ed.). New York: The Guilford Press.

Newring, K. A. B., Draper, C., & O’Donohue, W. (2006). Sexual Instrumentation. In J. G. Webster (Ed). Encyclopedia of Medical Devices and Instrumentation (2nd Ed.), Volume 6, Hoboken NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Conference Presentations

Newring, K. A. B. (2012). The role of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in sex offender treatment. Presented at the 31st Annual Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, Denver Colorado, October 2012.

Newring, K. A. B. & Wheeler, J. G. (2012). The therapeutic relationship as both the context for and agent of change. Presented at the 31st Annual Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, Denver Colorado, October 2012.

Newring, R. W., Newring, K. A. B., & Parker, C. (2010). FAP Strategies and Ideas for Working with Adolescents. In Symposium Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP) Across Settings and Populations, symposium chair, D. J. Moran, presented at the 36th Annual Association for Behavior Analysis, San Antonio Texas, May 2010.

Newring, K. A. B. (2009). Behavior Therapies with Juvenile Offenders: Fire, Sex, and Violence, symposium chair, J. Apsche, discussant presented at the 35th Annual Association for Behavior Analysis, Phoenix Arizona, May 2009

Newring, K.A. B. & Wheeler, J. G. (2009). Recidivism Risk Reduction Therapy (3RT) and the Juvenile Sex Offender. In symposium, Behavior Therapies with Juvenile Offenders: Fire, Sex, and Violence, symposium chair, K. A. B. Newring, chair, J. Apsche, discussant presented at the 35th Annual Association for Behavior Analysis, Phoenix Arizona, May 2009

Newring, K. A. B. & Rodriguez, P. J. (2008). The inmate-participant experience of a positive/ motivational sex offender treatment program: Qualitative data from the Inpatient Healthy Lives Program, in symposium, The Effect of a Positive/ Motivational Treatment Program for Sexual Offenders on Therapeutic Process Issues, L. E. Marshall, chair, presented at the 27th Annual Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, Atlanta Georgia, October 2008.

Newring, K. A. B. (2008). Using What Works on What Matters: 3rd Wave Behavior Therapies and Dynamic Risk Assessment with Sexual Offenders, in symposium, History and Current Developments in Behavior Analytic Forensic Psychology, K. A. B. Newring, chair, presented at the 34th Annual Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago Illinois, May 2008

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