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Graduate School of Professional Psychology


Year-End Gratitude Video, December 2016

As we wrap up 2016 and head into the new year, GSPP students, alumni, and faculty take a moment to reflect on what being part of the GSPP community has meant in their lives. Thank you for being part of our community in 2016!


Behind the scenes: Chile exchange, 2015

As a part of your training in the GSPP Latin@ Psychology Specialty, you will have the opportunity to travel abroad for two to three weeks with your cohort to a Spanish-speaking country where you will gain a first-hand understanding of the mental health care systems to which your clients are accustomed. You will work alongside mental health professionals in the community. This international immersion is also a true growing opportunity in your professional development.


Dr. Alette Coble-Temple on Disability Issues

The DU Health and Neuropsych Club/Division 22 (Rehab Psych) Official Student Leadership Network Chapter brought Dr. Alette Coble-Temple to GSPP to present on disability culture and parenting with disability. Dr. Coble-Temple is a Professor of Clinical Psychology at the John F Kennedy University College of Graduate and Professional Studies. As an advocate for people with disabilities, Dr. Coble-Temple is routinely asked to speak at National Conventions and provide training for businesses. She served as a Board member for APA’s Committee on Disability Issues in Psychology for five years and is currently serving a three year term on the Committee for Women in Psychology. She was also crowned Ms. Wheelchair America 2016 and will be traveling around the US to speak about disability issues. 


Dr. Kim Gorgens on Fox 31, Aurora Theater Trial

Forensic Psychology faculty member Dr. Kim Gorgens weighed in on the Aurora Theater Trial as the verdict came in, July 16, 2015. 

Trauma and Disaster Recovery Clinic, Fox 31 Promo

FOX 31 Denver is featuring the University of Denver in a five-part feature series called “Transforming Passion Into Purpose,” focused on how the DU community is positively impacting lives throughout Denver and beyond. This Sunday’s segment (during the 9 p.m. news on 6/28) features the Trauma and Disaster Recovery Clinic housed at the Graduate School of Professional Psychology. This story highlights the work students and alumni are doing locally to help rebuild a “new normal” during flood recovery. The clinic provides mental health outreach and fosters community resilience among those impacted by trauma.

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Nelson Jones Returns for Alumni Reunion

GSPP Co-Founder Nelson Jones returned for our Alumni Reunion BBQ & Open House, August 2, 2014. (Dr. Jones is featured below in a 2006 video detailing our early days and celebrating the first 30 years of GSPP!)

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Gowensmith Leads ISL Trip to South Africa

In November of 2013, GSPP faculty member Dr. Neil Gowensmith led a group of DU students on an International Service Learning trip to South Africa. Students were engaged in field work including grant writing and trauma center assistance. Three GSPP students attended: Jenna Peyton, Amanda Bryant, and Lizz Coyle (who made this video). 

Poczwardowski Receives Distinguished Teaching Award

Dr. Artur Poczwardowski, Associate Professor of Sport & Performance Psychology, received the Distinguished Teaching Award for 2013-14 at Convocation. This is the second time a GSPP faculty member has received this prestigious award in the past five years.

2013 Summer Internship Presentation

Each summer IDP students engage in an 8-week international internship, providing a rich opportunity to apply theory to practice in the global context. Sites are arranged by the program with non-governmental and governmental agencies whose missions focus on a variety of mental health and psychosocial issues relevant to the needs of communities affected by disaster and trauma.

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2013 Humanitarian Disaster Simulation 

Footage documents the 2013 Humanitarian Disaster Simulation training activity, a collaboration between GSPP's International Disaster Psychology program and the Humanitarian Assistance Program at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies.

Gorgens' TedxDU Talk on Concussions

GSPP faculty member Kim Gorgens presented a TedxDU Talk on the subject of protecting the brain against concussion. Dr. Gorgens teaches the Psychophysiology and Clinical Neuropsychology sequence at the doctoral level and several courses for the master's level programs.