Dr. Dinelia Rosa

Dr. Dinelia Rosa is director of the Dean-Hope Center for Educational and Psychological Services, the training clinic at Teachers College. She obtained her Clinical Psychology degree at The Derner Institute, Adelphi University.  Prior to her current job, Dr. Rosa worked for 18 years throughout New York City in various clinical and educational settings predominantly with children and families from diverse backgrounds.

Dr. Rosa is a founding member of the Health Psychology rotation in the Bellevue-NYU Internship Program. She worked in the Cardiac subspecialty clinic and offered support groups for post-operative patients with coronary artery disease. Additionally, she worked in the Breast Cancer and Infertility clinics also in Bellevue Medical Center. For the last 15 years, Dr. Rosa volunteers in Latino Share, a non-profit organization offering support groups to women survivors of breast and ovarian cancer. There she also ran focus groups for their Novela Project, aimed at developing a Spanish written story in a soap opera format to educate Latinas about breast cancer in a culturally- sensitive way. In 2010, she co-authored the book, Grief Therapy with Latinos: Integrating Culture for Clinicians with Dr. Carmen Vazquez.

Dr. Rosa is a past member of the Multicultural Advisory Committee for the New York Office of Mental Health, founding member of the Division of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity at the New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA), and served as Council Representative for this division at NYSPA’s governance for six years. In 2014 she became NYSPA’s first Latino President. She is past President of the New York Association of Hispanic Mental Health Professionals, served as Board Member for three community-based organizations including a community faith-based organization in NYC. In 2002, Dr. Rosa served as a member of Sesame Street Workshop advisory committee for the development of a videotape program for children 3-8 and parents titled, “Helping you help children cope with stress,” designed to help preschool children cope with stress related to the 9/11 terrorism attack. Dr. Rosa is actively involved in the American Psychological Association as Past-President and current Membership Chair of the Division 31, State, Provincial and Territorial Psychological Association Affairs a division that focus on advocacy and leadership issues at the state and national level. She is currently a board member of the APA Board of Professional Affairs.

At TC, Dr. Rosa coordinates the practicum training for students of five graduate programs. She is a professor and a clinical supervisor for the Clinical Psychology Program. She is a founding member of the TC Psychological Emergency Response Team (PERT) and supervises the Clinical Graduate Students serving on this team. She is interested in research associated with treatment outcome measures and to that is leading a research initiative at the Dean-Hope Center. In addition, she received a grant from the APA Committee of Ethnic Minority Recruitment, Retention and Training (CEMRRAT) to address the need of graduate students in Clinical and Counseling psychology able to speak Spanish and interested in working with linguistic minority populations.  In 2014, Dr. Rosa was the Principal Investigator to a HRSA two-year training grant aimed at providing integrated health training to six doctoral students from the TC Clinical and Counseling programs including three Spanish-bilingual students. She is the clinical director of the newly established TC Resilience Center for Veterans and their families. She has been invited to speak in radio and television, and offers seminars on mental health issues with the Latino community to professionals and community-based organizations. Recently, Dr. Rosa was invited to become an Associate Editor for the new Encyclopedia on Death and Dying by McMillan. Dr. Rosa is the recipient of the 2007 NYSPA Service Award and the 2016 highly recognized Karl F. Heiser APA Presidential Award for Advocacy. Dr. Rosa has a small private practice in Spanish bilingual psychological and psychoeducational evaluations.

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