School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
(845) 575-3000 ext. 2544
Dr. Peter M. del Rosario
Associate Professor, Psychology and Counselor Educator, MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program
Born in the Philippines, Peter del Rosario grew up in upstate New York where he faced the challenges of growing up being one of the few non-white individuals in his community. The experience of being different from others significantly influenced the development of his lifelong fascination with human behavior – particularly with issues of race, ethnicity, cultural identity development, and multicultural counseling. Currently, Dr. del Rosario is an associate professor and counselor educator in the MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, which he directs. He is also an experienced NY licensed psychologist. He is the recipient of the 2016 Board of Trustees’ Faculty Award for Distinguished Teaching.
Dr. del Rosario’s teaching, research, and practice interests involve a commitment providing the knowledge and skills needed for individuals to better understand themselves as cultural beings and understand others who are different from themselves. As a counselor educator, he is dedicated to training the next generation of licensed professional counselors to help prevent, and promote recovery from, the psychological damage resulting from socially oppressive forces. In his research work, he collaborates with small groups of undergraduate and graduate students on projects involving diversity issues and professional counseling training standards. Faculty-student research works are presented at state, regional, and national conferences associated primarily with the American Counseling Association and its divisions.
Valedictorian, Stamford Central High School
BS, Psychology, Union College
PhD, Counseling Psychology, University at Buffalo
NY State Licensed Psychologist
American Counseling Association
Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development
NY Mental Health Counselor Association
Selected Counseling Conference Presentations
del Rosario, P.M., Killian, T., & Rivas, M. (2018, September). Multicultural competency and social justice advocacy frameworks in counselor supervision. Presented at the North Atlantic Regional Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Burlington, VT.
del Rosario, P.M., DiNello, M., Hughes, M., Mackewicz, T., & Reynolds, J. (2018, September). Admissions requirements of CACREP-accredited Clinical Mental Health Counseling programs: Results and implications for gatekeeping. Poster presented at the North Atlantic Regional Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Burlington, VT.
del Rosario, P.M., Cannelli, K., Devrous, K., Dykeman, J., Harnen, W., & Reynolds, J., (2017, October). Counselor education programs’ provision of resources for site supervisors via websites: A survey. Poster presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Chicago, IL.
del Rosario, P.M., Daddona, J., Costanzo, V., Richard, A., & Stroh, S. (2016, April). Marriage & family therapy training in NY Mental Health Counseling programs: A literature review and survey of programs. Presented at the New York Mental Health Counselor Association Convention, Albany, NY.
del Rosario, P.M. (2015, October). Admissions requirements and diversity recruitment information: A survey of CACREP-accredited Clinical-/Mental Health Counseling program web sites. Poster presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
del Rosario, P.M., Bruno, E., Cook, J., Desrosier, M., & Torres, A. (2014, April). Training issues in supervision: A literature review and survey of NY master’s in mental health counseling programs. Poster presented at the New York Mental Health Counselor Association Convention, Albany, NY.
del Rosario, P.M., Doverspike, T., Drake, K., & Desemone, M. (2012, April). “To GRE or not to GRE”: A survey and discussion of the admissions requirements of NYSED-approved Masters in Mental Health Counseling programs. Presented at the New York Mental Health Counselor Association Convention, Albany, NY.