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Graduate School of Professional Psychology
Denver FIRST

Postdoctoral Fellowship 

The University of Denver, the Graduate School of Professional Psychology, the Masters of Forensic Psychology Program, and Denver FIRST are pleased to offer our postdoctoral fellowship in forensic psychology. The fellowship runs on the academic year, early September - late August, and provides opportunities for forensic practice, supervision, research, and teaching. In the 2016-17 year, the fellowship was awarded the five-year experience waiver from the American Board of Forensic Psychology. Primarily, the fellowship offers a blend of forensic evaluation practice and academic duties. The fellow(s) will be integrated into the forensic expertise at GSPP and Denver FIRST, and the fellow(s) will network with mental health professionals, administrators, judicial personnel, correctional personnel, and others around Colorado throughout the training year. The didactic portion of the fellowship is integrated with the forensic psychology fellowship at the Colorado Mental Health Institute - Pueblo and the University of Colorado's forensic psychiatry fellowship program. Graduates of the fellowship are best positioned to work in private forensic practice, forensic settings, or higher education. 

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Denver FIRST Postdoctoral Fellowship Brochure

For 2020-2021, Denver FIRST will have two fellowship positions available. Interested applicants must use the University of Denver's employment application system, Silk Road, to apply to the fellowship.

Information in the Denver FIRST fellowship brochure is subject to change without notice, so please review it regularly as well.


The application deadline for both Denver FIRST fellowship positions is January 7, 2019. Denver FIRST is participating in the Uniform Acceptance Date (UAD) process for forensic fellowships. This year, the UAD for forensic fellowships is February 25, 2019. Although our fellowship may make an offer prior to the UAD, we will not require applicants to accept an offer prior to February 25, 2019.

Our 2018-19 Fellow

  • Kate McCallum

    Kate McCallum, PhD

    Postdoctoral Fellow, Denver FIRST
    PhD, Sam Houston State University, 2018
    Office Phone: 303-871-6346
    Annex Building: Office 104

    Learn more about Dr. McCallum

    Dr. McCallum is the 2018-2019 Postdoctoral Fellow in Forensic Psychology at Denver FIRST, where she primarily completes forensic evaluations, supervises, and teaches. She graduated from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas and completed her predoctoral internship at the United States Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield, Missouri. Her career focus is on forensic evaluation and academic research. Her recent research has focused on sex offender risk assessment practices and subtypes of psychopathy in sex offender populations.

Our Previous Fellows

  • Lauren Best

    Lauren Best, PsyD

    PsyD, Pacific University, 2016

    Our 2016-17 fellow, Dr. Best, is now employed as a forensic evaluator at a state hospital in Oregon. She passed the EPPP during her fellowship year and had no problems obtaining her psychology license in Oregon shortly after completing her fellowship.

  • grabowski

    Karen Grabowski, PhD

    PhD, Texas Tech University, 2017

    Our 2017-18 fellow, Dr. Grabowski, is now employed as a psychologist at a county jail in the Denver metro area. She oversees competency restoration programming and staff at the jail, and she continues to serve as an adjunct faculty member in our department. She passed the EPPP during her fellowship year and is on track to obtain her license soon.


Please contact us at 303.871.7910 or [email protected] for more information.