Emily Biggs-Heisler, M.A.

Psychology Extern

Emily Biggs-Heisler
Emily Biggs-Heisler, MA, is currently a graduate student at Fairleigh Dickinson University where she is working toward her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology. She has experience working with children, adolescents and young adults in clinical and research settings.

Emily has received training in brief suicide prevention interventions, cognitive behavioral and trauma-based therapies, mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). While obtaining her master’s degree at New York University, she co-led skills training and affective interpersonal regulation (STAIR-A) groups at Bellevue Hospital Center and volunteered as a research assistant on projects examining safety planning and rates of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in youth residing on inpatient units. During this time, she also worked as an extern at the Manhattan VA and conducted CBT with veterans suffering from PTSD and various anxiety disorders. More recently, she worked as a clinical assistant research scientist at the New York State Psychiatric Institute taking part in various projects, such as assessing safety planning interventions with veterans and coordinating a treatment study comparing the effectiveness of DBT to serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) in an adult population with borderline personality disorder.