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Kim Gorgens

Kim Gorgens

Keynote Speaker: Neuropsychologist; Professor at University of Denver

Kim Gorgens Biography

Dr. Kim Gorgens is a neuropsychologist who has worked for decades studying and treating the brain. She has studied injured brains, aging brains, optimal brains, and the brains of criminals.

Gorgens is a professor in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of Denver. She teaches psychophysiology, clinical neuropsychology, and psychology of criminal behavior, manages a portfolio of TBI-related research, and has lectured extensively on those issues (including a 2010 TED talk on youth sports concussion, a 2018 TED talk on brain injuries in jail, several NPR spots and an interview on CNN with Anderson Cooper).

Her work has been featured in USNews, Newsweek, Men's Health, Salon.com, and more. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology and is board certified in Rehabilitation Psychology. She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association's Division 22, Rehabilitation Psychology, and Vice President of the American Board of Rehabilitation Psychology. She holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Southern Illinois University. She also holds a master's in clinical psychology from the same university and a bachelor's degree in psychology from Roger Williams University.

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Kim Gorgens Speaking Topics

THE PSYCHOPATH NEXT DOOR

When it comes to psychopaths, is there any way to know WHO they are or WHERE they come from? This course highlighting the art and science of psychopathy. Myths, largely popularized by TV shows such as CSI and Criminal Minds, will be separated from the practical applications of forensic knowledge on psychopaths. Dr. Kim Gorgens is a highly regarded Forensic Psychology expert in the psychology of criminal behavior. She trained at the Menard Maximum Security Psychiatric Prison in Illinois and her caseload included the state's Sexually Dangerous Persons (SDPs). Under her supervisor, Dr. Mark Carich, she helped develop a typology of serial rapists still in use today.This presentation explores the criminogenic risk factors and the neurophysiology of the criminal brain.

CONCUSSIONS: MYTHS, MADNESS AND MEDICAL SCIENCE

Our experience with concussions is often limited to injuries (our own or someone else's), documentaries, big budget Hollywood films and Dateline debates. Complicating matters, sometimes folk wisdom contradicts medical advice; neither of which may be supported by the latest research. This engaging presentation demystifies brain injuries and decodes the most recent laboratory studies. Dr. Gorgens will highlight data from her current research on biomarkers and the long-term risks for dementing disease after injury with NCAA and retired athletes. Special attention will be paid to the more contentious controversies and to debunking hysteria wherever possible. Audience members can expect to generate some fully updated and scientifically-informed folk wisdom of their own.

THE CARE AND FEEDING OF BRAINS

Last year, U.S. health care revenues topped $1 trillion. One product alone, boasting a boost in brain power, accounted for nearly $30 million. Some interventions to boost brain health are backed by strong scientific support and others offer little benefit. Some others may actually be harmful. Professor of Psychophysiology and Neuropsychology, Kim Gorgens, separates the snake oil from the sound science. Leave smarter or your money back! (not really). Dr. Kim Gorgens is a devoted brain owner--she has one in her head and a collection of spares in bucket in her lab. Kim is a board-certified rehabilitation psychologist who teaches psychophysiology and clinical neuropsychology at the University of Denver. Her expertise has been featured twice in TED talks and she provides commentary on CNN, NPR and other news outlets. Kim serves on state and national boards overseeing brain-related research and intervention. More than anything, Kim is committed to translating neuroscience for an audience of people most likely to benefit from it--everyone with a brain.

LONG-TERM PERSPECTIVES ON BRAIN INJURY RECOVERY, RISK-REDUCTION, AND RESEARCH

This session provides a fast-paced overview on the science of brain recovery-specifically how to promote recovery in the months and years after injury. This presentation also emphasizes scientifically-supported strategies to promote wellness with an aging, vulnerable brain. The presentation ends with highlights from the future of brain science and treatment.

TBI IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE: (HARD) LESSONS FROM COLORADO

This presentation highlights the research featured in Dr. Gorgens' 2018 TED talk which has garnered more than 1.5M views in 6 months. The Colorado research will be featured alongside data from around the world with special attention to a collaboration between the States of Colorado and Pennsylvania. The talk will include statistics from adult and youth correctional, court and treatment facilities. This presentation will emphasize the novel model from Colorado that is designed to identify brain injury history, assess cognitive functioning and psychosocial vulnerabilities and to make recommendations and referrals that support the individual through (and out of) the system.

Kim Gorgens Videos

The Effect of Sex on Brain Injury with Dr. Kim Gorgens
The surprising connection between brain injuries and crime | Kim Gorgens
Dr Kim Gorgens: Managing Traumatic Brain Injury Related ...

How to book Kim Gorgens?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Kim Gorgens for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Kim Gorgens, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Kim Gorgens or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Kim Gorgens?

Booking fees for Kim Gorgens, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Kim Gorgens, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Kim Gorgens?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Kim Gorgens for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kim Gorgens for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Kim Gorgens or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Kim Gorgens or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Kim Gorgens is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Health, Mental Health and TED. The estimated speaking fee range to book Kim Gorgens for live events is Below $10,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Kim Gorgens generally travels from Denver, CO, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Dr. Janet Taylor, Vikram Patel and Amanda Gore. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kim Gorgens for an upcoming event.

Kim Gorgens Speaking Topics

  • THE PSYCHOPATH NEXT DOOR

    When it comes to psychopaths, is there any way to know WHO they are or WHERE they come from? This course highlighting the art and science of psychopathy. Myths, largely popularized by TV shows such as CSI and Criminal Minds, will be separated from the practical applications of forensic knowledge on psychopaths. Dr. Kim Gorgens is a highly regarded Forensic Psychology expert in the psychology of criminal behavior. She trained at the Menard Maximum Security Psychiatric Prison in Illinois and her caseload included the state's Sexually Dangerous Persons (SDPs). Under her supervisor, Dr. Mark Carich, she helped develop a typology of serial rapists still in use today.This presentation explores the criminogenic risk factors and the neurophysiology of the criminal brain.

  • CONCUSSIONS: MYTHS, MADNESS AND MEDICAL SCIENCE

    Our experience with concussions is often limited to injuries (our own or someone else's), documentaries, big budget Hollywood films and Dateline debates. Complicating matters, sometimes folk wisdom contradicts medical advice; neither of which may be supported by the latest research. This engaging presentation demystifies brain injuries and decodes the most recent laboratory studies. Dr. Gorgens will highlight data from her current research on biomarkers and the long-term risks for dementing disease after injury with NCAA and retired athletes. Special attention will be paid to the more contentious controversies and to debunking hysteria wherever possible. Audience members can expect to generate some fully updated and scientifically-informed folk wisdom of their own.

  • THE CARE AND FEEDING OF BRAINS

    Last year, U.S. health care revenues topped $1 trillion. One product alone, boasting a boost in brain power, accounted for nearly $30 million. Some interventions to boost brain health are backed by strong scientific support and others offer little benefit. Some others may actually be harmful. Professor of Psychophysiology and Neuropsychology, Kim Gorgens, separates the snake oil from the sound science. Leave smarter or your money back! (not really). Dr. Kim Gorgens is a devoted brain owner--she has one in her head and a collection of spares in bucket in her lab. Kim is a board-certified rehabilitation psychologist who teaches psychophysiology and clinical neuropsychology at the University of Denver. Her expertise has been featured twice in TED talks and she provides commentary on CNN, NPR and other news outlets. Kim serves on state and national boards overseeing brain-related research and intervention. More than anything, Kim is committed to translating neuroscience for an audience of people most likely to benefit from it--everyone with a brain.

  • LONG-TERM PERSPECTIVES ON BRAIN INJURY RECOVERY, RISK-REDUCTION, AND RESEARCH

    This session provides a fast-paced overview on the science of brain recovery-specifically how to promote recovery in the months and years after injury. This presentation also emphasizes scientifically-supported strategies to promote wellness with an aging, vulnerable brain. The presentation ends with highlights from the future of brain science and treatment.

  • TBI IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE: (HARD) LESSONS FROM COLORADO

    This presentation highlights the research featured in Dr. Gorgens' 2018 TED talk which has garnered more than 1.5M views in 6 months. The Colorado research will be featured alongside data from around the world with special attention to a collaboration between the States of Colorado and Pennsylvania. The talk will include statistics from adult and youth correctional, court and treatment facilities. This presentation will emphasize the novel model from Colorado that is designed to identify brain injury history, assess cognitive functioning and psychosocial vulnerabilities and to make recommendations and referrals that support the individual through (and out of) the system.

Kim Gorgens Videos

The Effect of Sex on Brain Injury with Dr. Kim Gorgens
The surprising connection between brain injuries and crime | Kim Gorgens
Dr Kim Gorgens: Managing Traumatic Brain Injury Related ...
Kim Gorgens: Protecting the brain against concussion

Kim Gorgens News

How to book Kim Gorgens?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Kim Gorgens for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Kim Gorgens, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Kim Gorgens or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Kim Gorgens?

Booking fees for Kim Gorgens, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Kim Gorgens, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Kim Gorgens?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Kim Gorgens for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kim Gorgens for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Kim Gorgens or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Kim Gorgens or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Kim Gorgens is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Health, Mental Health and TED. The estimated speaking fee range to book Kim Gorgens for live events is Below $10,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Kim Gorgens generally travels from Denver, CO, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Dr. Janet Taylor, Vikram Patel and Amanda Gore. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kim Gorgens for an upcoming event.

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