Practicum Student

Kelsie McQuinn


Kelsie McQuinn earned her Master's Degree in Forensic Psychology from the
University of Denver, Graduate School of Professional Psychology in 2014. She
received her licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in 2016. Kelsie is
currently a first-year doctoral student in the University of Denver, Graduate School
of Professional Psychology’s Clinical Psychology program. Kelsie takes a behavioral
approach to therapy, utilizing techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy,
emotion regulation and mindfulness. She focuses on methods from Acceptance and
Commitment Therapy, which aims to help individuals in developing a different
relationship with their feelings and therefore are better able to regulate their
emotions and ultimately, their lives.

Kelsie’s current interests include working with forensic populations and
neuropsychological assessment. She has worked in a variety of settings, including
Denver and Jefferson County Jails, community corrections (i.e., halfway houses) and
private practice. Additionally, she has worked with individuals struggling with dual-
diagnosis (mental health and substance abuse), suicidal ideation, severe and
persistent mental illness and neurocognitive disorders.

Areas of Interest & Specialization:

  • Forensic Populations
  • Risk Need and Responsivity Model
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Trauma
  • Grief and Loss
  • Traumatic and Acquired Brain Injury
  • Neurocognitive Disorders

Kelsie is originally from Missoula, Montana. She obtained her BS in Psychology from
Montana State University. Prior to moving to Denver to earn her Master's Degree,
she worked for Planet Kids with the YWCA, supervising non-custodial parents and
their children. She loves Colorado because of the music, food and outdoor cultures.