Practicum for Pre-Internship Doctoral Students 



How It Works

Please Note -

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

Meet The Team

Shandra Brown Levey, PhD

Shandra Brown Levey, PhD

Practicum Director


Laura Washington

Laura Washington

Program Coordinator


Our Externs

Courtney Agorsor

Courtney Agorsor, MS

A.F. Williams Family Medicine

Courtney is a third-year doctoral student at the University of Denver in the Counseling Psychology PhD program and earned her M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from John Hopkins University. She has experience working with adolescents and adults in inpatient mental health hospitals, partial hospitalization programs, college counseling centers, government and community agencies. Courtney is involved in research projects aimed to examine how to increase trainees skills around multicultural orientation (MCO). Her research interests include studying what factors in therapy lead to better therapeutic outcomes especially for racial, ethnic, and cultural minority client populations. Her clinical interests include anxiety and depression, grief and loss, health behavior change, and trauma. As a behavioral health extern at UCHealth Family Medicine Clinic, Courtney is looking forward to further developing her clinical skills in an integrated health setting.


Kelsey Nogg

Kelsey Nogg, MA

A.F. Williams Family Medicine

Kelsey Nogg is a PhD student in the Clinical Health Psychology program at the University of Colorado Denver. At CU Denver, and in previous experiences at AIDS Project Los Angeles and earning her Master of Arts degree in Psychology from San Diego State University, she has dedicated herself to addressing health disparities in underserved populations. Through her training in several evidence-based interventions (e.g., CBT, ACT), she is committed to providing whole-person care by treating mental and physical health concerns.


Dallas Robinson

Dallas Robinson, MS

Lone Tree Primary Care/CU Family Medicine Centennial

Dallas is a Clinical Health Psychology doctoral student at the University of Colorado Denver. She graduated from Missouri State University with a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology. Dallas has trained in a variety of clinical and research settings providing individual and group therapy. She is passionate about serving a diverse population and providing patient centered care focusing on both physical and mental health with an integrated care team. She has extensive experience working with anxiety and mood disorders as well as health concerns such as pain, sleep, and stress management using both cognitive behavioral and acceptance-based strategies. In her free time, she enjoys exploring Colorado’s trails with her dog, rock climbing, and dancing.

Cindy Villanueva

Cynthia "Cindy" Villanueva, MA

Lone Tree Primary Care

Cindy is a doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology program at the University of Colorado Boulder. She is passionate about improving mental health equity in research and treatment, including expanding access to care for marginalized groups and rural communities, such as among her hometown of migrant farmworkers. In her clinical work, she emphasizes a person-centered and collaborative approach that incorporates sociocultural context to help clients pursue a values-guided, meaningful life. In her free time, she enjoys reading, live music, basketball, iced coffee dates, and spending time with her family.

Megan Weishaar

Megan Weishaar, MS

A.F. Williams Family Medicine

Megan is a 5th year in the Counseling Psychology PhD Program at Colorado State University. Clinically, she is interested in promoting access to mental health care by providing brief, patient-centered, evidence-based, values-guided treatment to patients across the lifespan in integrated behavioral health settings. Specifically, she is most interested in working with children, adolescents, and adults who experience chronic health diagnoses, complex trauma, and those who have rehabilitative needs. Megan’s research interests include identifying individual and systemic characteristics that may be used to inform individualized/targeted prevention and intervention efforts for adolescent and young adult health risk behaviors. In her free time Megan enjoys spending time with friends and family, paddle-boarding, hiking, and exploring the Denver area.

Sarah Martin

Sarah Wilson, MS

Lone Tree Primary Care

Sarah is a PhD candidate in the Clinical Health Psychology program at the University of Colorado Denver. Prior to this program, she received her Master of Science degree in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Throughout her training, she has gained clinical experiences working with patients in a variety of settings, including pain management, transplant, private practice, community outpatient, and addiction clinics. She also has in-depth experience in translational research and hopes to achieve a career in which she can continue to help bridge the gap between science and practice. Sarah is passionate about providing person-centered care that is informed by science and highlights the relationship between mental and physical health. Outside of research and practice, she enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her family and animals.


Orphea Wright

Orphea Wright, MA

Westminster Family Medicine

Years of clinical work across various systems of care including residential treatment, correctional care, land community mental health has informed my work with clients to include a strong social justice and intersectional-feminist lens. My passion for Women’s Health is rooted in my years of clinical experience working with pregnant, postpartum, and parenting.

Women, children, and families navigating a variety of systemic barriers to quality care.

I conceptualize from a person-centered Relational-Cultural Therapy (RCT) framework, and I also draw strongly from CBT, ACT, and multicultural perspectives. As a former yoga and meditation teacher (and current practitioner/student), I am deeply passionate about integrating holistic, evidence-based mindfulness practices in collaboration with clients.

My pronouns are she/her/hers. I am committed to providing affirming and inclusive care.


Laura Washington
Program Coordinator