Noelle L. Lefforge

Clinical Associate Professor & PPC Director; Associate Dean for Applied Research and Sponsored Programs, GSPP

  • Faculty

Professional Biography

Noelle Lefforge, Ph.D. ABPP, is an Associate Clinical Professor and the Professional Psychology Clinic Director at University of Denver's Graduate School of Professional Psychology. She also serves as the Associate Dean of Applied Research and Sponsored Programs. She is active in teaching, training, supervision, clinical service delivery, research, mentorship, advocacy, and interprofessional education and practice. She has extensive expertise in group psychotherapy, community mental health prevention and intervention, suicidality, and diversity issues in professional psychology. Dr. Lefforge is board certified in group psychology and group psychotherapy and serves in leadership roles in the Society of Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy (APA Division 49), the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA), and the American Board of Group Psychology (ABGP). She has also held various leadership positions within the Nevada Psychological Association and the American Psychological Association. She has published on responding to microaggressions in The International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, and most recently on the specialized practice of group psychotherapy in the American Journal of Psychotherapy. She is the recipient of several prestigious awards including NPA Outstanding Advocacy Award and UNLV Honor’s College Alumna of the Year.


  • Masters in Healthcare Administration (MHA), Healthcare Administration, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2016
  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2010
  • MA, Clinical Psychology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2007
  • BA, Psychology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2002

Licensure / Accreditations

  • Certified Group Psychotherapist
  • Psychologist
  • Board Certified Psychologist
  • Psychologist