Practicum for Pre-Internship Doctoral Students 


Coming soon!

Make plans to join us for our Externship Symposium. This virtual event features supervisors from our clinical sites providing program overviews and with time for students to ask questions and learn more about the opportunities that our program provides.

When: January 18, 2024, 2 -3 pm MST

Where: ZOOM -

How The Externship Works

Please Note -

This is a 12-month training position beginning in early July.

Clinic Locations

Meet The Team

Shandra Brown Levey, PhD

Shandra Brown Levey, PhD

Practicum Director


Laura Washington

Laura Washington

Program Coordinator


Our Externs

Nadia Kako

Nadia Kako, M.A.

Centennial and Landmark Clinics

Nadia is a Clinical Psychology PhD student at the University of Denver. They are interested in assessment for both learning and emotional challenges as well as chronic pain and working with diverse populations. They are very excited to get more experience working within an integrated healthcare framework. In their free time they enjoy hiking, baking, and playing guitar.

Rafe Karen

Rafe Karen

UCHealth Lone Tree Primary Care - Lonetree

Rafe is a 3rd-year doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology PsyD program at the University of Denver. He is interested in providing mental health care to the patient and the entire family. Throughout his training, Rafe has gained experience working with a wide range of clients and employs an evidence-based psychological approach to interventions and care. He has a firm belief that clinical work should be person first and that clinicians should see people for who they are. He has experience in working with clients with autoimmune disorders, ADHD, spectrum disorders, and end-of-life considerations to name a few. In his free time, Rafe enjoys taking photographs, running, snowboarding, and cooking new foods.

Samuel Kohlenberg

Samuel Kohlenberg, PhD, MA, MEd 

UCHealth A.F. Williams Family Medicine

Sam is a doctoral student in Clinical Psychology at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Professional Psychology. He also works as an Assistant Adjunct Professor of Psychophysiology at Saybrook University, and as Adjunct Faculty in the MEHP program at Johns Hopkins University. He is board-certified by the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine and by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance. He is also an Approved Consultant of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, and his current research interests include questions relevant to Clinical Hypnosis in Health Service Psychology with overlapping clinical and educational implications. Sam’s clinical interests include the intersection of evidence-based clinical education and the optimization and proliferation of impactful behavioral medical interventions for the treatment of conditions caused or worsened by stress.

Joey Levy

Joey Levy, MA

UCHealth Lone Tree Primary Care - Lone Tree

Joey is a doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology PhD program at the University of Colorado Boulder. His research seeks to reveal and create opportunities for young adults to support one another’s mental wellness.  In his clinical work, he is passionate about collaborating with clients to find evidence-based approaches that may best support their goals for building a life worth living. Joey is also committed to trying to catch a fish in the many beautiful creeks, rivers and lakes of Colorado.

Devyani Sharma

Devyani Sharma, MS

UCHealth A.F. Williams Family Medicine

Devyani is a fourth-year, international doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology PsyD program at the University of Denver. Prior to this, she completed two masters degree, first, M.Sc in Clinical Mental Health Sciences at University College of London and second, M.S Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Johns Hopkins University. Throughout her training, she has gained clinical experiences working with patients in a variety of settings, including pain management, case management at university office, nonprofit organization, forensic clinic, outpatient clinics and inpatient mental health hospitals. Her research interests includes working with diverse populations of varying age groups, for psychotherapy and psychological assessments. She is dedicated to making mental health care comprehensible by shattering cultural stigmas and promoting insight for all parties involved. Her clinical interest includes depression, personality disorders, anxiety, grief and loss, substance use and developing multicultural competency. She follows a strengths-based approach, with emphasis on collaborative work. In her free time, she loves to cook, dance and spending time with friends and family.

John Stennes

John Stennes, M.A. (they/them)

UCHealth A.F. Williams Family Medicine

John is a second-year doctoral student at the University of Denver in the Counseling Psychology PhD program. They have experience working in in-patient mental health hospitals, residential treatment centers, community mental health, and college counseling. Their passion lies in gender-affirming care, and working with other 2SLGBTQIA+ identities.  They are most interested in working with those seeking services related to gender-affirming care, anxiety disorders, trauma, and sex therapy. Outside of therapy, they enjoy observing wildlife, hiking, climbing, video games, and live music.  

2022-23 Externs

Kelsey Nogg, MA

Dallas Robinson, MS

Cynthia "Cindy" Villanueva, MA

Megan Weishaar, MS

Sarah Wilson, MS

Orphea Wright, MA


Laura Washington
Program Coordinator

Family Medicine (SOM)

CU Anschutz

Academic Office One

12631 East 17th Avenue

Box F496

Aurora, CO 80045


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