I enjoy sharing my clinical expertise and research with other health professionals, educators and community members.  Below are some of my recent talks and presentations/publications. 


“I thought this presentation was fantastic! I have already been sharing information I gained with colleagues and plan to use tools with students I support.”

”Wonderful job of explaining the information in understandable terms. I loved your presentation style. The time flew by!”

”Absolutely phenomenal speaker!! SO grateful for all the practical examples of how to help students dealing with symptoms.”

”The content was a good mix of theoretical and practical, clearly research-based, but illustrated with examples both from real practice and in the form of example scenarios.”

”I liked that your passion showed through and that you really engaged your audience while still being informative. I wasn’t bored!”

”Your presentation was one of the best I’ve been to ever and I’ve been a psych for 35 years! You really had valuable information and I especially loved the info on treatment ideas... thank you so much!”
— Clinical talk attendee comments, 2018

Clinical and Educational Talks

Hecht, K. (2018). Beyond Sad at School: Supporting Children and Adolescents with Depression. Invited talk, Apple Valley School District. Apple Valley, MN, 30 November.

Hecht, K. (2018). Anxiety. Invited graduate lecture, Eastern Michigan University. Ypsilanti, MI, 5 November.

Hecht, K. (2018). Pediatric OCD Evaluation and Treatment. Invited lecture, Children’s MN Psychology Department. Minneapolis, MN, 13 June.

Hecht, K. (2018). Brave Parenting: How to Help your Teen Cope with Anxiety and Stress. Invited speaker, Washburn High School. Minneapolis, MN, 7 May.

Hecht, K. (2018). Sticky Thoughts and Bossy Brains: Pediatric OCD Evaluation and Treatment in Primary Care. Invited workshop, Praestan Health. Minneapolis, MN, 12 April.

Hecht, K. (2018). Sooooocially Anxious: Social Anxiety in Children and Adolescents. Invited lecture, University of Minnesota. Minneapolis, MN, 22 March.

Hecht, K. (2018). The Devil is Busy with Me: Refugee Mental Health in the Schools. Invited speaker, Minnesota School Psychologist Association midwinter conference.  Plymouth, MN, 25 January.

Hecht, K. (2017). Anxious at School, Secondary Edition. Invited workshop, Anoka-Hennepin School District.  Anoka, MN, 4 December.

Hecht, K. (2017). Anxiety: Identification, Evaluation and Treatment. Invited graduate lecture, University of St. Thomas. Minneapolis, MN, 7 November.

Hecht, K. (2017). Anxious at School, Early Childhood/Elementary Edition. Invited workshop, Anoka-Hennepin School District.  Anoka, MN, 18 October.

Hecht, K. (2017). Anxiety-Based School Refusal. Invited workshop, Groves Academy.  Minneapolis, MN, 22 August.

Hecht, K. (2017). Refugee Physical and Mental Health. Invited lecture for the Kiran Stordalen and Horst Rechelbacher Pediatric Pain, Palliative and Integrative Medicine Clinic. Minneapolis, MN, 5 May.

Hecht, K. (2017). Refugee Mental Health. Psychology Grand Rounds, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota-Minneapolis.  Minneapolis, MN, 4 April.

Hecht, K. (2016). Health behavior change: Tips and tricks to promote change on touchy subjects. Invited in-service for RD staff, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.  Saint Paul, MN, 16 March.

Hecht, K. (2016). Mental health of refugee children and families. Internship Training Seminar Series, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.  Saint Paul, MN, 14 June.

Hecht, K. (2016). Refugee mental health. Psychology Grand Rounds, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota-Saint Paul.  Saint Paul, MN, 24 March.

Hecht, K. (2015). Aggression and victimization in Ugandan youth: Gender differences in prevalence and normative beliefs. Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Research Day, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  Philadelphia, PA, 20 May.

Hecht, K. (2014). Depression in war-affected Ugandan youth: The role of aggression and victimization. Behavioral Health seminar series, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  Philadelphia, PA, 14 August.

Hecht, K. (2013). Internationalization.  Invited panel for the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) Fall Assembly. Minneapolis, MN, 27 August.

Hecht, K., Carlson, W., & Miller, K. (2013). A trauma-informed approach to management of behavioral and emotional problems of children in the school setting.  Invited workshop series for Lira Integrated School nursery, primary and secondary school teachers.  Lira, Uganda, 13-15 June.

Ralston, P., Crick, N., & Hecht, K. (2011). Cross cultural perspectives on best practices in education and child development.  Invited workshop series for Lira Integrated School teachers.  Lira, Uganda, 2-4, August.


Research Publications

Hecht, K., Cicchetti, D., Rogosch, F. & Crick, N. (2014).  Borderline personality features in childhood: The role of subtype, developmental timing and chronicity of child maltreatment.  Development and Psychopathology, 26(3), 805-815.  DOI: 10.1017/S0954579414000406

Cicchetti, D., Rogosch, F., Hecht, K., & Crick, N., & Hetzel, S. (2014).  Moderation of maltreatment effects on childhood borderline personality symptoms by gender and oxytocin receptor and FK506 binding protein 5 genes.  Development and Psychopathology, 26(3), 831-849. DOI: 10.1017/S095457941400042X


Research Presentations

Hecht, K., Carlson, W., Biehl, A., & Crick, N. (2015, March). Aggression, victimization and depression in Ugandan war-affected youth.  Poster session presented at the meeting of Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. 

Hecht, K., Carlson, W., Biehl, A., & Crick, N. (2015, March). Aggression and victimization in Ugandan youth: gender differences in prevalence and normative beliefs.  Poster session presented at the meeting of Unite for Sight Global Health and Innovation Conference, New Haven, CT.

Hecht, K., Carlson, W., Biehl, A., Winkel, S., Johnson, K., Ralston, P., & Crick, N. (2014, March). Aggression and psychopathology in Ugandan youth.  Poster session presented at the meeting of Society for Research in Adolescence 2014 Biennial Meeting, Austin, TX.

Hecht, K., Ralston, P., Crick, N. & Cicchetti, D. (2013). Peer relationships and psychopathology in war-affected Ugandan youth.  In K. Dodge (Chair), Honoring the Legacy of Nicki R. Crick. Invited symposium conducted at the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, Washington, 17 April.

Hecht, K., Cicchetti, D., Rogosch, F. & Crick, N. (2013, April). The impact of timing and chronicity of child maltreatment on development of Borderline Personality Features in Childhood.  Poster session presented at the meeting of Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, Washington.

Hecht, K., Ralston, P., Crick, N. & Cicchetti, D. (2013, April). Maintenance of Traumatic Symptoms and Development of Psychopathology in War-Affected Ugandan Youth.  Poster session presented at the meeting of Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, Washington.

Hecht, K., Ralston, P., Crick, N. & Cicchetti, D. (2012, March). Predictors of psychopathology in war-affected Ugandan youth.  Poster session presented at the meeting of Society for Research in Adolescence, Vancouver, BC.

Hecht, K., Cicchetti, D. & Rogosh, F. (2011, March).  Precursors to borderline personality disorder: evidence for maltreatment as a developmental risk factor.  Poster session presented at the meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.