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Forbes, Lisa

Lisa Forbes PhD, LPC

Clinical Assistant Professor
  • School of Education & Human Development

Lisa Forbes, Ph.D. is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Counseling Program at the University of Colorado Denver. Lisa earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling and her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision with an emphasis in Couples and Family Therapy both from the University of Northern Colorado. At CU Denver, Lisa teaches counseling techniques, practicum, internship, group counseling, and counseling children, adolescents, and their parents. Lisa is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and has clinical experience working with abused children and adolescents, women and children at a domestic violence shelter, as well as adults, adolescents, and geriatric populations in inpatient psychiatric hospitals. Currently, Lisa is training to become a Registered Play Therapist (RPT) providing play therapy services to children 3 to 12-years-old.

Areas of Expertise

  • Playful Pedagogy in Higher Education
  • Play Therapy
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Supervision of Counseling
  • Intensive Mothering Expectations, Cultural Norms, and Mental Health

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)



Founded “Professors at Play” faculty listserv and website/blog to engage in dialogue about play in higher education. https://professorsatplay.org/

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