Meghan Backofen

Meghan Backofen


What I do

For over twenty years I have specialized in providing mental health treatment to youth who have experienced trauma. Working with Child Welfare has put me on the "front lines" of working with those who have had Adverse Childhood Experiences. I feel privileged that survivors of child abuse have been willing to share with me their stories of trauma and resilience. It has been an honor to be a part of the University of Denver so that I may share with my students what my clients have taught me

Professional Biography

Meghan Hurley Backofen, LCSW, has been the Core Sexual Abuse Treatment Provider for Garfield County Department of Human Services since 2004. Meghan is a Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy provider as well as a TFCBT trained Consultant and Supervisor. She is also practices EMDR therapy. Her career has been dedicated to providing evidenced based mental health assessments and treatment to child trauma survivors and their families. Meghan is a facilitator for the American Psychological Association’s Effective Providers Program, and is also a trainer with the Office for Victims of Crime Technical Training Center (OVCTTC). Meghan has been an adjunct professor with the University of Denver since 2014. She teaches Trauma Informed Assessment and Intervention and Clinician Skills for Masters of Social Work students. Meghan is the creator of her class --10 Tips For Sexual Abuse Prevention, which is now available in a podcast on itunes. In 2019 Meghan published her first book Who’s the Boss of this Body that is available on Amazon.


  • MSW, Social Work, University of Chicago, 2002
  • BA, International Affairs, University of Colorado , 1996