Stephanie Rachel Speer

Stephanie "Rachel" Speer

PhD Student


children and youth, clinical social work, disparities, families and family systems, gender, LGBTQIA, mental and behavioral health, race and ethnicity, racial justice, trauma

Professional Biography

Rachel Speer received her MSW from the University of Denver in 2009 and obtained her license as a clinical social worker (LCSW) in 2011. She has worked in various clinical mental health settings and roles including outpatient, school-based mental health, integrated care, telephonic services, intensive in-home services, emergency evaluation and program management.

Speer has served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Denver for over four years. In that capacity, she has taught foundational courses such as Power, Privilege and Oppression, Child Development, Human Behavior and the Social Environment. Speer also facilitated online courses utilizing various educational technologies. Her research focuses on parent-child relationships, parenting, structural inequities, discrimination, health, gender identity, sexual identity and intersectionality.



  • MSW, University of Denver

Licensure / Accreditations

  • LCSW