Education and Behavioral Sciences
M.A. - University of Northern Colorado
B.A. - University of Northern Colorado
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
National Certified Counselor (NCC)
Rosann Ross has taught the counseling track courses in the School of Psychological Sciences since 1997. She earned her Masters of Arts in Mental Health Counseling in 1994, and became a National Certified Counselor that same year. After completing over 2000 hours of clinical practice, Rosann earned her Professional Counseling License (LPC) from the State of Colorado in 1996. She ran her own private practice for two years after graduation, seeing individual and family clients using the Family Systems theory of therapy. From 1995 until 2000, Rosann worked as a supervisor of the second shift in the local community Acute Treatment Unit, a short-term psychiatric crisis facility, serving clients in crisis. It is through this experience that Rosann honed her diagnostic skills, especially in the understanding of schizophrenia. She has been a contract therapist with Transitions Psychology Group since 2005, where she stays current on counseling issues as a practicing clinician.
Rosann was trained in Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) in 2005, an animal-assisted therapeutic model that employs horses, a horse professional, and a licensed therapist as a team for a more direct and powerful intervention in a therapeutic setting.
Rosann has taught a wide range of undergraduate courses, including Introduction to Psychology, Social Psychology, Group Processes, and the Psychology of Death and Dying. She routinely teaches Theories of Personality, Theories of Counseling, and Abnormal Psychology, which are important courses for those wanting to become mental health therapists.
Rosann is also the current coordinator for PSY 491, Field Experience, which is the capstone class for the psychology major. This involves placing a student in an area of psychology in which the student has developed an interest during their psychology education so that they can experience “real world” interaction within that area. Each student meets with the coordinator to discuss their interests, and is then given contact information for specific sites related to those interests. Once the student is placed at a site, Rosann acts as the liaison between the agency and the student, with the goal of a successful internship experience for the student.
Rosann’s interests and specializations include death and dying, the human-animal bond, animal-assisted therapy, chronic illness, and working with family issues.