Celia Elizabeth Heppner, PsyD, ABPP $$

Pediatric Psychologist

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UT Southwestern Pediatric Group

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Education and Training

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (2011), Psychology
Children's Medical Center Dallas (2012), Pediatric Psychology
Graduate School
American School of Professional Psychology/Argosy (2011)
Board Certification
American Board of Professional Psychology


  • Bullying
  • Coping with and Adjustment to Appearance Difference
  • Research Interests

    • Quality of Life Outcomes for Pediatric Craniofacial Conditions
    • Bullying and Protective Factors in Youth with Appearance Differences
  • Publications

    • Cook, A., Kerins, C., & Heppner, C. (2016). Dental impacts on health-related quality of life of children with orofacial clefts. Pediatric Dentistry, 38(3), 218-223.
    • Crerand, C., Conrad, A., Albert, M., Bellucci, C., Heppner, C., Sheikh, F., Woodard, S., & Kapp-Simon, K. (2017). The Americleft Psychosocial Outcomes Project: A multicenter approach to advancing psychosocial outcomes for youth with cleft lip and palate. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology, 5(1), 65-76.
    • Faith, M., Reed, G., Heppner, C., Hamill, L., Tarkenton, T., & Donewar, C. (2015). Bullying in medically fragile youth: A review of risks, protective factors, and recommendations for medical providers. Journal of Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics, 36(4), 285-301.
  • Professional Activities

    • Society for Pediatric Psychology
    • American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
    • ACPA Commission on Approval of Teams
  • Awards and Honors

    • American Board of Professional Psychology Foundation (2019) Training Director Award