Celia Elizabeth Heppner, PsyD, ABPP $$

Pediatric Psychologist - Plastic Surgery

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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
Florida School of Professional Psychology (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

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