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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 will be integrated into the forensic expertise at GSPP and Denver FIRST, and the fellow 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. 

Learn more

Denver FIRST Postdoctoral Fellowship Brochure

Interested applicants must use the University of Denver's employment application system, Silk Road, to apply of the fellowship. However, the Silk Road site may not yet have the fellowship's application portal open. We expect it to open soon. Please check back regularly to the Silk Road site to apply.

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


Denver FIRST is participating in the Uniform Acceptance Date (UAD) process for forensic fellowships. This year, the UAD for forensic fellowships is February 26, 2018. Although our fellowship may make an offer prior to the UAD, we will not require applicants to accept an offer prior to February 26, 2018.

Our 2017-18 Fellow

  • Karen Grabowski

    Karen Grabowski, PhD

    Postdoctoral Fellow, Denver FIRST
    PhD, Texas Tech University, 2017
    Office Phone: 303-871-6346
    Annex Building: Office 104

    Learn more about Dr. Grabowski

    Dr. Grabowski is the 2017-18 Postdoctoral Fellow in Forensic Psychology at Denver FIRST, where she primarily completes forensic evaluations, supervises, and teaches. She graduated from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas and completed her pre-doctoral internship at Fulton State Hospital in Fulton, Missouri. Her career focus is on forensic evaluation and supervising and teaching students. She has completed research on intellectual disability and competency to stand trial and criminal risk factors in criminal justice involved populations with mental illness. In her free time, Dr. Grabowski enjoys cooking, keeping up with pop-culture, and spending time with her dog.

Our Previous Fellow

  • Lauren Best

    Lauren Best, PsyD

    PsyD, Pacific University, 2016

    Our 2016-17 fellow 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.


Please contact us at 303.871.7910 or for more information.