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Dr. Kim Gorgens is a full-time Clinical Associate
Professor in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the
University of Denver. She teaches the Psychophysiology and Clinical
Neuropsychology sequence at the doctoral level, manages a portfolio of
TBI-related research, and has lectured extensively on those issues
(including a 2010 TED talk on youth sports concussion, several NPR spots
and an interview on CNN with Anderson Cooper). She completed a
postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology and is board
certified in Rehabilitation Psychology.
In addition to her work with medical patients in various settings,
she also engages in advocacy and leadership around disability and TBI
awareness and previously served as the Chair of Colorado Traumatic Brain
Injury Trust Fund, President of the Colorado Neuropsychological Society
and Chair of the American Psychology Association Committee on
Disability Issues in Psychology. She is currently on the scientific
advisory boards of the American Traumatic Brain Injury Association and
the National Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury Association and is serving
on the board of the American Board of Rehabilitation Psychology and is
an elected Council Representative for the American Psychological
Association. In her role on the Colorado Brain Injury Legislative
Collaborative, Dr. Gorgens was involved in drafting and supporting the
2011 concussion law for the State of Colorado (Senate Bill 40 – The Jake
Snakenberg Youth Concussion Act).
Dr. Gorgens is most passionate about education and women's leadership
(as an LIWP and HERS alumna). She engages in community education and
outreach in areas of disability awareness, biopsychosocial models and
criminality--her lectures are featured in venues around the country.
As the Director of Continuing Education (CE) and Professional
Development at the Graduate School of Professional Psychology, Kim has
secured accreditation for the University of Denver to be a recognized
provider of CE to mental health professionals. Her commitment to
lifelong learning and novel educational strategies has established GSPP
as a national leader in workshop, conference, classroom and distance