Dr. Dinelia Rosa is director of the Dean-Hope Center for Educational and Psychological Services 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 11 years, Dr. Rosa volunteers in Latino Share, a non-profit organization offering support groups to women survivors of breast and ovarian cancer. Recently, she ran focus groups for them as part of the 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. Most recently, she co-authored the book, Grief Therapy with Latinos: Integrating Culture for Clinicians with Dr. Carmen Vazquez.
Dr. Rosa was a member of the Multicultural Advisory Committee for the New York Office of Mental Health, is 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. She is past President of the New York Association of Hispanic Mental Health Professionals, served as Board Member for two community-based organizations and is currently a Board Member for a community faith-based organization in NYC. Dr. Rosa served as a member of Sesame Street Workshop advisory committee for the development of a videotape tape 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 Member-at-Large and Chair of the Membership Committee for Division 31, State, Provincial and Territorial Psychological Association Affairs a division that focus on advocacy and leadership issues.
At TC, Dr. Rosa coordinates the practicum training for students of five graduate programs, and teaches and supervises 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 is interested in issues of bilingualism in training, and 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. Dr. Rosa recently submitted a grant proposal aimed at developing psycho-educational groups with children and adults to help reduce cardiovascular disease risks factors through education and mindfulness techniques. Dr. Rosa 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. Dr. Rosa is the recipient of the 2007 NYSPA Service Award, and most recently was nominated for President-Elect of the New York State Psychological Association. Dr. Rosa has a small private practice.
Trena Rauner joined the Dean Hope Center as the Coordinator of Reading Services in September 2016. She is a graduate of the Teachers College Reading Specialist program. In addition to her role at the center, she is a learning specialist in an elementary school and has a private practice.
Testing Library Coordinator Secretary
Migdalia has served as the full time secretary for the Dean Hope Center for over 20 years. Migdalia has the Associate Degree in Secretarial Science and specializes in supporting community services organization. Migdalia's primary responsibilities are to coordinate with practicum professors to maintain the inventory of instructional materials as well as to ensure smooth operation of the Testing Library Resource Room. In addition to her commitment to the Dean Hope Center at Teachers College, Migdalia is also an active board member at the Chambers Memorial Baptist Church and assist in fund raising and grant proposals writing to support the afflicted non-for-profit organization, Chambers Memorial for Social Change. Migdalia also speaks Spanish.
Outreach & Top Research Administrative Fellow
Marta is a second-year master student in the clinical psychology program at Teachers College, Columbia University.
Rosanna has joined the Center in January 2016 as the A/V Specialist.
PERT Graduate Assistant
Philippa has joined the Center since September 2017 as the PERT GA serving TC students. Please call 212-678-3262 if you would like to schedule a consultation session with Philippa.
Resilience Center Graduate Assistant
Jennifer is a doctoral student in the clinical psychology program at the Teachers College, Columbia University. She coordinates the research and service for veterans and their family members.