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Dr. Rozendal earned his PhD initially in 1976 (experimental psychology) and added a specialization in clinical psychology (1978). He taught for five years part-time as a graduate student at Georgia State University and 7 years full-time after that at West Texas State University (WTSU) where he was an Assistant and later an Associate Professor with tenure. While in Texas, he also maintained a private practice and consulted as a research assistant on a major human factors research project for ATT for seven years. During his last year at WTSU, he held a half time position at the university counseling center.
In 1986, he moved to San Francisco. He entered private practice which he continues to the present, and worked as a clinician at an agency for the blind for two years. In his practice, he has worked with individuals with various types of disabilities as well as conducting a general practice with adults.
He received training in object relations and interpersonal psychoanalytic psychotherapy at the Marin and Solano Psychotherapy Institute for seven years before obtaining psychoanalytic psychotherapy training at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Studies (IPS) for seven years; he graduated from the latter in 2003. He served as a board member in charge of Continuing Education programs and faculty member.
He has been active in professional organizations serving in various roles for the Marin Psychological Association for 17 years as President, Newsletter Editor, and Treasurer.
At New College of California, he was an adjunct faculty and then Chair of the Social Clinical Program at New College in the graduate psychology program for several years. Since 2009, he has been an adjunct faculty member at California Institute for Integral Psychology.
He has written about the experience of being a candidate in analytic training, projection, and other matters. He maintains an interest in Eastern thinking and mystical practice and in psychoanalytic theories and processes.
Rozendal, F. (1981). Music and poetry: Pathway through impasse . Pilgrimage: Journal of Existential Psychology, 9, 196-200.
Candler, W., Rozendal, F., Rogers, N. and Reynolds, W. (1982). Use of an auction to increase the reinforcing properties of material reinforcers in a token economy. Behavioral Engineering, 8, 35-42.
Phillips, P. and Rozendal, F. (1983). Giving birth to child or idea: The feminine dilemma. Social Behavior and Personality: An International Journal, 11, 59-64.
Rozendal, F. and Wells, J. (1983). Use of the Semantic Differential to evaluate the long-term effects of loss of parent on concepts of family . Journal of Genetic Psychology, 143, 269-278.
Rozendal, F. (1983). Halos vs. stigmas: Long-term effects of parent's death or divorce on college students' concepts of the family. Adolescence, 18, 947-955. Rozendal, F. (March/April 1986). Awe in the presence of another and the concept of projection Pilgrimage, 12(2), 2-6.