Rosalind Dorlen

Alumni Highlight: 
October, 2013
Brief Description: 

SAGE Eldercare will honor Dr. Rosalind Dorlen (Clnical, 1977), with the OWL (Outstanding Wisdom and Leadership) Award on Thursday, Oct. 24. SAGE Eldercare is a major community resource for older adults, their families and caregivers. “Dr. Dorlen is a leading example of the type of honoree who should receive SAGE’s OWL Award,” noted Julie Reich, acting executive director of SAGE Eldercare, “She is an activist and innovator of programs to improve the psychological health of adults, youth, older adults, families and communities and she has been an advocate for helping older adults and their caregivers meet the challenges of aging.”

August, 2010
Brief Description: 

Roz Dorlan (Clnical, 1977) received the Karl Heiser Award for Advocacy at the 188th American Psychological Association (APA) National Conference in San Diego California.

Rosalind Dorlen
PsyD Clinical 1977
Peterson Prize
Grace K. Smith Award

In 1992, under the tenure of then-Dean Perry London, Dr. Dorlen was a Founding Member of the GSAPP Alumni Organization (AO). She served on the Executive Board until 1999 and was also the Chair of the Program Committee during that time. In 1999, Dr. Dorlen was the co-chairperson of GSAPP’s 25th Anniversary Gala. In 2004, Dr. Dorlen contributed to the Professional Development Project through the AO. She became the Chair of the Marketing Committee for the Capital Grants Program in 2008 and returned to the Board as a Member-at-Large in 2010. She assumed the role of President in 2011, which she maintained for two years. In 2013, she continued as Past President of the AO and again took a leadership role in planning another gala: GSAPP’s 40th Anniversary Gala, which occurred in November 2014. When not volunteering her time to the AO, Dr. Dorlen has maintained a private practice in Summit, New Jersey, since 1979. She has served as a member of the Allied Health Professional Staff in the Department of Psychiatry at Overlook Hospital since 1997 and has been a member of the Senior Teaching Faculty at the Institute for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy of New Jersey in South Orange since 1992. Dr. Dorlen earned Board Certification as a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology. She was elected President of the New Jersey Psychology Association (NJPA) from 1999-2000. She is also a Fellow in numerous divisions of the American Psychological Association. In 2005, Dr. Dorlen was appointed by New Jersey’s Acting Governor, Richard Codey, to the Governor’s Task Force on Postpartum Depression. She has received numerous awards, including a Presidential Citation in Recognition of Outstanding Contribution to Professional Psychology from the NJPA, the Peterson Prize from GSAPP, the New Jersey Psychologist of the Year Award from the NJPA, the Edward J. Bloustein Award for Community Service by the Rutgers University Alumni Federation, the Karl Heiser American Psychological Association Award for Advocacy, and the SAGE Eldercare Outstanding Wisdom and Leadership Award. She has engaged in significant community service and program development and is often cited in numerous print and media features. Dr. Dorlen has published and presented extensively.