Clinical Psychologist, Children's Health

Associate Professor, UT Southwestern Medical Center


Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship

     Baylor College of Medicine / Texas Children's Hospital (2010-2012)

Predoctoral Psychology Internship

     University of Miami / Jackson Memorial Medical Center (2009-2010)


Oral Roberts University (2005), Psychology
Graduate School
Regent University (2008), Clinical Psychology
Graduate School
Regent University (2010), Clinical Psychology

Research Interest

  • Adolescent nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI)
  • Interpersonal Psychological Theory of Suicide (IPTS)


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

The role of forgiveness in adolescents who engage in nonsuicidal self-injury.
Westers NJ, Rehfuss M, Olson L, Biron D J. Nerv. Ment. Dis. 2012 Jun 200 6 535-41

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • International Society for the Study of Self-Injury (2012)
  • Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (2011)
  • Texas Psychological Association (2011)
  • American Psychological Association (2007)