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, The American Psychological Association Accredited Program in Counseling Psychology, University of Buffalo


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