An associate professor in the Counseling and Health Psychology Department, Dr. Rosen teaches multiple courses to both graduate students in counseling and naturopathic medicine. Additionally, he serves as a clinical supervisor for counseling at Bastyr Center for Natural Health and has a private practice in Seattle.
Dr. Rosen’s research program focuses on applying clinical psychological science to develop interventions that decrease racial/cultural bias and existent health disparities. His published works have focused on multicultural psychology, social justice in mental health, American Jewish identity, and the experiences of individuals with disabilities. His interests extend to the areas of health psychology and behavioral medicine, and the integration of psychology into a model of whole person healthcare delivery.
Dr. Rosen's philosophy of care focuses on attending to each client's mental, physical and spiritual well-being and the unique socio-cultural context of each individual’s life.
Dr. Rosen founded the non-profit organization AWARE in 2000 with the mission of enhancing the effectiveness of health care practitioners by providing opportunities for cross-cultural learning and exchange. Dr. Rosen also served as a research fellow and consultant at the Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research at Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School.
Education & Affiliations:
- PhD in counseling psychology from Arizona State University
- MA in educational psychology from the University of Minnesota
- BA in psychology and philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania
- Dr. Rosen completed his postdoctoral fellowship in clinical psychology in the Behavioral Medicine Program at Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School.
The aim of his current research is to develop and evaluate a clinical workshop-style intervention to promote culturally responsive clinical care. The project is part of a larger body of research seeking to dismantle racial health inequities and disparities.