Krista Speicher, PhD MSW, DMFT

Associate Professor, SSBS/MFS

Krista D. Speicher photo

Areas of Expertise:

  •  Adolescents and Mentor Relationships
  • Transgenerational Inheritance: Grief and Loss
  • Addictions and Families


  • DMFT in Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University, Denver
  • MSSW from Columbia University School of Social Work, New York
  • BA in Psychology from The Colorado College, Colorado


  • “Adolescent Resiliency and the Effects of Non-Parental Adult Natural Mentors”

Certifications and /or licenses:

  • ​LMFT
  • LSW
  • CAS
  • AAMFT Approved Supervisor

Select Publications:

  • ​Speicher. K. D. & Vincenzes, K. A. (2020). Substance addiction and families. In D. Capuzzi & M. D. Stauffer (Eds.), Foundations of addiction counseling (4th ed., pp. 296-317). Pearson.

Selected Professional Experience:

  • COAMFTE Accreditation Reviewer Program 2019-Present
  • Colorado Mental Health Task Force 2018-2019
  • Department Chair MFT Programs, Argosy University, Denver 2014-2018
  • Program Director, Denver Family Institute 2018-2019
  • Addiction Board Expert Consultant (DORA) 2019-present
  • AAMFT Family TEAM, Chair 2018-Present
  • Colorado Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Board, President 2017-2018