Assistant Professor-in-Residence in Psychology and Assistant Director of Clinical Services and Research at The PRACTICE, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Noelle Lefforge joined the faculty of the UNLV Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program in 2011 and is an assistant faculty-in-residence. In 2014 she became the Assistant Director of Clinical Service and Research at The PRACTICE. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from UNLV in 2010 and she has been employed by UNLV since 1999. She is primarily invested in training doctoral level graduate students to become highly competent health service psychologists. Dr. Lefforge's duties include developing and teaching clinical courses, providing clinical supervision, and administration of the psychology training clinic. Currently, she teaches principles and practice of psychotherapy, diversity issues in professional practice, group psychotherapy, and health professional skills.

She co-directs the program’s training clinic, The Partnership for Research, Assessment, Counseling, Therapy and Innovative Clinical Education, or, The PRACTICE: A UNLV Community Mental Health Clinic. The PRACTICE is a sliding scale clinic where graduate students provide therapy and psychological assessment services to the community. This training clinic offers graduate students the opportunity to learn clinical functions under intense faculty supervision utilizing state of the art video and video-analysis technology.

Dr. Lefforge serves the Nevada Representative for APA Council and Chair of the Governor’s Commission on Behavioral Health. She is the College of Liberal Art’s Senior Faculty Senator and a member of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee. She also serves on Mental and Behavioral Health Coalition and the Interprofessional Education workgroup.

Experience

  • –present
    Assistant Professor-in-Residence in Psychology, Assistant Director of Clinical Services and Research at The PRACTICE, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Education

  • 2010 
    University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Ph.D./Clinical Psychology