Julianne Rollins Mitchell

Julianne Rollins Mitchell

Clinical Associate Professor

What I do

Attending GSSW was a life-changing experience for me that cultivated and refined my passions for helping others, giving back and learning. My goal is to support and encourage as many students as possible to honor who they are and do what they love through their GSSW journey.


children and youth, clinical social work, culturally-responsive practice, higher education, leadership and organizations, mental and behavioral health, social justice, play therapy

Professional Biography

Clinical Associate Professor Julianne Mitchell believes in people and encouraging them to reach for the extraordinary. As a clinician and educator, she has worked with children, families, students, and the community for over 20 years. Julianne has extensive experience in field education, training, community engagement, clinical practice, and program development in a variety of settings, including schools, nonprofits, government agencies, and private sectors. Her research interests include interprofessional education and collaborative practice, play therapy, early childhood mental health, and diversity and inclusion training.

Julianne is the lead faculty coordinator for the Children and Youth Concentration. She is an enthusiastic instructor who strives to lead through the lenses of social justice and critical thinking in all of her work.


  • MSW, Social Work, University of Denver, 2002
  • BA, Psychology, Emory University, 1995

Licensure / Accreditations

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Professional Affiliations

  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • Other
  • Other

Featured Publications

Mitchell, J. R. (1998). Accuracy in Identifying Affect in Child & Adult Faces & Voices & Social Competence in Preschool Children. Genetic, Social, and General Psychology Monographs. Yes, 124(1), 39-59.


Mitchell, J. R., Arnold-Renicker, H. C., Gonzales, B. C., & Ortega, D. M. (2019). Promoting allyship in field education: Integrating diversity training across systems. Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting. Denver Colorado: Council on Social Work Education.
Coleman, J. M., Mitchell, J. R., & Miller, G. E. (2017). None of us is as smart as all of us: Early Childhood Interprofessional Training. Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Conference. Denver.
Mitchell, J. R., & Petrila, A. T. (2017). The Early Childhood Interprofessional Training Model: Supporting Young Children and Families. 2017 Annual Program Meeting. Dallas, TX: Council on Social Work Education.
Coleman, J. M., Miller, G. E., & Mitchell, J. R. (2016). Early childhood interprofessional education and training. Division for Early Childhood Conference. Louisville, KY: Division for Early Childhood.
Mitchell, J. R. (2015). Getting Off the Ground: Welcome to the World of Online Field Instructor Training. CSWE 61st Annual Program Meeting. Denver, CO: CSWE.
Mitchell, J. R. (2015). Ready or Not, Here They Come: Assessing Readiness for Field. CSWE 61st Annual Program Meeting. DENVER: CSWE.


  • Kay M. Stevenson Faculty Citizenship Award, Amanda Moore McBride, Morris Endowed Dean and Professor
  • Faculty Career Champion, DU Career and Professional Development Services
  • Faculty Career Champion, DU Career Services