Name: Dr. Peter M. del Rosario
Title: Associate Professor, Psychology
Director, MA in Mental Health Counseling Program
Office Location: Dyson 320
Extension: (845) 575-3000 ext. 2544
Degrees Held:

Valedictorian, Stamford Central High School
BS, Psychology, Union College
PhD, Counseling Psychology, University at Buffalo (APA-Accredited Program)


NY State Licensed Psychologist


Dr. del Rosario joined Marist College as an Assistant Professor in 2000, following seven years of service to Marist as an active part-time faculty member. He has also taught as an adjunct instructor at SUNY New Paltz and SUNY at Buffalo. At Marist, Dr. del Rosario teaches a number of courses in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. Currently, he serves as the director of the Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling Program.

Dr. del Rosario brings a breadth of professional experience as a practicing psychologist to his psychology courses. He has provided psychological services in psychiatric hospitals, community mental health agencies, schools, college/university counseling centers, and currently in his private practice.

A native of the Philippines, Dr. del Rosario draws on his personal experiences and his professional training in multicultural issues in psychology to guide a significant portion his academic and research interests. He has brought new courses to the college: Multicultural Foundations in Counseling (graduate-level), Crisis & Trauma Intervention (graduate), and Culture and Psychology (undergraduate). His program of research focuses on the areas of racial identity development, acculturation, and psychological testing/psychometrics.


The American Counseling Association (ACA)
-ACA Division: Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
-ACA Division: Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development

The American Psychological Association (APA)
-APA Division 45: The Society for the Study of Ethnic Minority Issues
-APA Division 2: The Society for the Teaching of Psychology