Nicholas James Westers, PsyD, ABPP $$

Pediatric Psychologist

Languages Spoken:


UT Southwestern Pediatric Group

Education and Training

University of Miami/ Jackson Memorial Center (2010), Psychology
Baylor College of Medicine (2012), Pediatric Psychology
Graduate School
Regent University (2010)
Board Certification
American Board of Professional Psychology

Departments and Programs

  • Research Interests

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

    • Managing risk and self-harm: Keeping young people safe. Westers NJ, Plener PL Clin Child Psychol Psychiatry 2020 25 3 610-624
    • Media guidelines for the responsible reporting and depicting of non-suicidal self-injury. Westers NJ, Lewis SP, Whitlock J, Schatten HT, Ammerman B, Andover MS, Lloyd-Richardson EE Br J Psychiatry 2020
    • SOARS model: Risk assessment of nonsuicidal self-injury. Westers NJ, Muehlenkamp JJ, Lau M Contemp Pediatr 2016 33 7 25-31
    • Position statement of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine: Preventing firearm violence in youth through evidence-informed strategies. Sigel EJ, Culyba A, Westers NJ, Stoddard S, Elliott AS, Brittner M, Efevbera Y, Austin K, Miller E, Coyne-Beasley T J Adolesc Health 2020 66 2 260-264
    • 25 years of suicide research and prevention: How much has changed? Westers NJ Clin Child Psychol Psychiatry 2020 25 4 729-733
    • Associations between connections to parents and friends and non-suicidal self-injury among adolescents: The mediating role of developmental assets. Taliaferro LA, Jang ST, Westers NJ, Muehlenkamp JJ, Whitlock JL, McMorris BJ Clin Child Psychol Psychiatry 2020 25 2 359-371
  • Professional Activities

    • American Board of Professional Psychology - ABPP (2019)
    • International Society for the Study of Self-Injury (2012)
    • Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (2011)
    • Texas Psychological Association (2011)
    • American Psychological Association (2007)

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