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 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 as the 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 recent revision of Sexual Deviance. He has presented at national and international conferences on topics such as using Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Acceptance and Committment 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 can provide assessment and testimony related to competency issues in legal proceedings. 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
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. & 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.
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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