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Olga Rosito, Ph.D.

Olga Rosito
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Position(s): 

Director of M.S. Psychology program and Adjunct Professor

Faculty Program(s): 

M.S. Psychology Program

Teaching and/or Research Emphasis and Interest Areas: 

Evidence-based treatment of trauma in veterans and older adults and interaction of trauma and cognitive dysfunction, utilization of mindfulness based practices and Acceptance Commitment Therapy in the treatment of mood and sleep disorders, end-of-life and caregiver issues, impact of trauma in late life, and relationship between cognitive dysfunction, substance use, and past traumatic experiences in the aged.

Education: 

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Palo Alto University (2013)

M.S., Clinical Psychology, Palo Alto University (2008)

B.A., Behavioral Science and Psychology, San Jose State University (2003)

Biography: 

Olga Rosito, Ph.D., is a bilingual (English/Russian) licensed clinical psychologist with a specialty in working with older, traumatized individuals with mood and cognitive issues and their caregivers. 

 Dr. Rosito received her Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Science and Psychology from San Jose State University and went on to complete her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Palo Alto University.  Dr. Rosito conducted research on the impact of bereavement in family caregivers of patients with Alzheimer’s disease.  She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the VA Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center in Los Angeles, providing a wide range of services to veterans with PTSD and other mood disorders.  Dr. Rosito has received specialized training in treating sleep disorders and utilizing mindfulness based approaches in treatment of trauma.  Dr. Rosito completed her postdoctoral training at the chemical dependency clinic at Kaiser Permanente in South San Francisco.  

Dr. Rosito is an adjunct professor for the Master of Science in Psychology program at Palo Alto University teaching a course in cognitive bases of behavior.  She specializes in the treatment of trauma and mood disorders using Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness based interventions (MBSR).  

Selected Publications: 

Rosito, O.  (2013).  Exploring the effects of bereavement on depression in family caregivers of patients with Alzheimer’s disesase.  Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database.  (UMI No. 3616107)

Rosen, C. S., Tiet, Q. Q., Harris, A., Julian, T., McKay, J., Moore, W. M., Owen, R., Rogers, S., Rosito, O., Smith, D., Smith, M., & Schnurr, P. P. (2012).  Effects of telephone care management for veterans discharging from residential PTSD treatment: A randomized controlled trial.  Psychiatric Services, 64(1).

Safadi, B. Y., Rosito, O., Nino-Murcia, M., Wolfe, V., & Perkash, I.  (2003).  Which stoma works better for colonic dysmotility in the spinal cord injured patient?  American Journal of Surgery, 5(186), 437-442.

Rosito, O., Nino-Murcia, M., Wolfe, V.A., Kiratli, B.J., & Perkash, I.  (2003).  The Effects of colostomy on the quality of life in patients with a spinal cord injury: a Retrospective analysis. [Letter to the Editor].  Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, 26(1), 96.

Rosito, O., Nino-Murcia, M., Wolfe, V.A., Kiratli, B.J., & Perkash, I.  (2002).  The Effects of colostomy on the quality of life in patients with a spinal cord injury: a Retrospective analysis.  Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, 25(3), 174-183.

 
 
 

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