Rosenthal, Beth

Curriculum Vitae
Professor
Professor
Social Sciences

Phone: 718-262-2615
Office Location: AC-3B03
brosenthal@york.cuny.edu
http://york.cuny.edu/~rosen/index.shtml

Office Hours  
Tuesday  9:30AM-10:00AM 11:40AM-12:40PM 
Wednesday  By Appointment 
Thursday  9:30AM-10:00AM 11:40AM-12:40PM 

Education

Degree Institution Field Dates
DSW  Adelphi University School of Social Work  Social Welfare  1986 
MSW  Adelphi University School of Social Work  Social Work  1980 
BA  Queens College of The City University of New York  Education  1963 

Dr. Rosenthal is a Professor of Social Work at York College and The Graduate Center. She teaches social research and social policy. Her research focuses on 1) stressors (e.g., perceived racial discrimination, experience with domestic violence, experience with serious accidents) and psycho-social outcomes (e.g., Posttraumatic Stress Disorder symptoms, college performance, upper respiratory illness) among older adolescents; and on 2) resilience factors (e.g., emotional social support, religiosity, sense of personal control, emotional reactivity) that protect older adolescents from negative outcomes to stressors. Dr. Rosenthal has received four continuous NIH grants covering the period 1996-2013. She has mentored more than 2 dozen students in multiple disciplines. Dr. Rosenthal is considered one of 15 “leading U.S. social work researchers” in undergraduate social work programs; she recently received the York College Presidential Award for Scholarship

Areas of Expertise

Social stress and its Psycho-Social Outcomes among Adolescents
Resilience among Adolescents

Books in Field Of Expertise

Articles in Field Of Expertise

Rosenthal, B. S., & Wilson, W. C.. "Psychosocial dynamics of college students' use of mental health services." Journal of College Counseling. in press: .

Rosenthal, B. S., & Wilson, W. C. "Race/ethnicity and mental health in the first decade of the 21st century." Psychological Reports. 2 2012: 645-662.

Rosenthal, B. S., Wilson, W. C., & Futch, V. A.. "Trauma, protection and distress in late adolescence: A multi-determinant approach." Adolescence. 44 2009: 693-703.

Rosenthal, B. S., & Wilson, W. C. "Community violence and psychological distress: The protective effects of emotional social support and sense of personal control among older adolescents." Adolescence. 43 2008: 693-712.

Rosenthal, B. S., & Wilson, W. C. "Mental health services: Utilization and disparity among diverse college students." Journal of American College Health. 57 2008: 61-67.

Wilson, W. C., Rosenthal, B. S., & Battle, W. S. "Effects of gender, ethnicity and educational status on exposure to community violence and psychological distress in adolescence." Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma. 15 2007: 93-111.

Rosenthal, B. S., & Wilson, W. C. "Adolescents’ psychological response to the experience of community interpersonal violence: A cross-national and a cross-cultural comparison." Adolescence. 41 2006: 417-433.

Wilson, W. C., Rosenthal, B. S., & Austin, S. "Exposure to community violence and upper respiratory illness in older adolescents." Journal of Adolescent Health. 36 2005: 313-319.

Rosenthal, B. S., Wilson, W. C., & Baboolal, T. "Exposure to community violence and psychological distress: Jamaican college students in North America - Jamaican or North American?." Caribbean Journal of Social Work. 3 2004: 24-37.

Wilson, W. C., & Rosenthal, B. S. "Psychological effects of attack on the World Trade Center: Analysis before and after." Psychological Reports. 94 2004: 587-606.

Rosenthal, B. S., & Wilson, W. C. "The association of ecological variables and psychological distress with exposure to community violence among adolescents." Adolescence. 38 2003: 459-479.

Wilson, W. C., & Rosenthal, B. S. "The relationship between exposure to community violence and psychological distress among adolescents: A meta-analysis." Violence and Victims. 18 2003: 335-352.

Rosenthal, B. S., & Wilson, W. C. "Impact of exposure to community violence and psychological symptoms on college performance among students of color." Adolescence. 38 2003: 239-249.

Rosenthal, B. S., & Wilson, W. C. "Relations of psychological distress with objective individual, family, and neighborhood characteristics of urban adolescents." Psychological Reports. 90 2002: 371-386.

Rosenthal, B. S., & Hutton, E. M. "Exposure to community violence and trauma symptoms in late adolescence: Comparison of a college sample and a non college community sample." Psychological Reports. 88 2001: 367-374.

Rosenthal, B.S., & Wilson, W. C. "The relationship between exposure to community violence and psychological distress: Linear or curvilinear?." Psychological Reports. 88 2001: 635-640.

Rosenthal, B. S. "Exposure to community violence in adolescence: Trauma symptoms." Adolescence. 35 2000: 271-284.

Rosenthal, B. S. "Who is at risk? Differential exposure to recurring community violence." Tulane Studies In Social Welfare. 21/22 2000: 189-207.

Rosenthal, B. S., & Schreiner, A. C. "Prevalence of psychological symptoms among undergraduate students at an ethnically diverse urban public college." Journal of American College Health. 49(1) 2000: 12-18.

Rosenthal, B. S. "Reducing interpersonal conflict among inner-city youth." In CUNY Dispute Resolution Consortium: Working papers series: Research reports. 2000: 110-120.

Rosenthal, B. S. "Psychosocial correlates of dropout: An integrated review of the literature." Children & Youth Services Review. 20 1998: 413-433.

Rosenthal, B. S. "Social support and 10th graders’ plans for staying in school." The High School Journal. 79 1996: 298- 304.

Rosenthal, B. S. "The influence of social support on school completion among Haitians." Social Work in Education. 17 1995: 30-39.

Rosenthal, B. S. "Upper middle class support for family allowances." Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare. 20(3) 1993: 81-91.

Rosenthal, B. S. "Graduate social work students’ beliefs about poverty and attitudes toward the poor." Journal of Teaching in Social Work. 7(1) 1993: 107-121.

Wilson, W. C., & Rosenthal, B. S. "Anxiety and performance in an MSW research and statistics course." Journal of Teaching in Social Work. 6(2) 1992: 75-85.

Rosenthal, B. S., & Wilson, W. C. "Student factors affecting performance in an MSW course in research and statistics." Journal of Social Work Education. 28 1992: 77-84.

Rosenthal, B. S. "Does the social work profession value research based knowledge as a basis for social policy?." Arête. 17(1) 1992: 38-46.

Rosenthal, B. S. "Social workers’ interest in international practice in the Developing World: A multivariate analysis." Social Work. 36 1991: 248-252.

Rosenthal, B. S. "US social workers’ interest in working in the Developing World." International Social Work. 33 1990: 225-232.

Chapters in Field Of Expertise

Rosenthal, B. S. "People to people development: A guide to teaching about development." In L. Healy (Ed.), Introducing international development content in social work curriculum.. 1991: .

Reviews in Field Of Expertise

 

Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances

" Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms: A Four-Class Person-Centered Reconceptualization " July 2013: Paper presented at American Psychological Association Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii.

" Reconceptualization of the Relationship between Experience with Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Symptom " April 2013: Paper presented at European Congress of Psychiatry, Nice, France..

" The Trauma-Psychopathology Relationship Reconceptualized " June 2012: Paper presented at Seventh International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Barcelona, Spain.

" Person Centered Approach to the Trauma-Psychopathology Relationship " March 2012: Paper presented at Eastern Psychological Association Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

" Race/ethnicity and the use of counseling among urban college students in the U.S. " July 2011: Paper presented at Asia Pacific Rim International Counseling Conference, Hong Kong.

" How traumatic is sexual assault during the high school years? " March 2011: Paper presented at Eastern Psychological Association Conference, Cambridge, MA.

" Mental health outreach: How active should it be? " July 2010: Paper presented at International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health, Dublin, Ireland..

" Individual Trajectories of Change in PTSD Symptoms: Adolescence to Young Adult " March 2010: Paper presented at Eastern Psychological Association, New York..

" Traumatic Experience, Protective Variables and Psychological Distress in Late Adolescence. " May 2008: Paper presented at European Association for Research on Adolescence, Turin, Italy.

" PTSD Symptoms: Results of trauma or correlates of psychosocial characteristics? " April 2008: Paper presented at European Congress of Psychiatry, Nice, France.

" Risk and protective factors in relation to PTSD symptoms. " August 2007: Paper presented at International Congress on Stress, Budapest, Hungary.

" College students’ use of counseling: Comparison between Jamaican-Americans and Jamaican-West Indians. " June 2007: Paper presented at Caribbean and International Social Work Educators Conference, Trinidad, West Indies.

" Cross-ethnic comparisons of psychological distress and use of mental health counseling among U.S. urban adolescents. " February 2006: Paper presented at annual meeting of Society for Cross-Cultural Research, Savannah, GA.

" The use of moderator variables in the study of resiliency: Impact of ethnicity and immigration. " June 2005: Paper presented at Pathways to Resilience: An International Conference, Halifax, Canada.

" Resilience and protection: Three basic processes. " June 2005: Paper presented at Pathways to Resilience: An International Conference, Halifax, Canada.

" Cross-ethnic comparisons of U.S. urban adolescents’ exposure to interpersonal community violence. " February 2005: Paper presented at annual meeting of Society for Cross-Cultural Research, Santa Fe, NM.

" Community violence exposure and psychological distress: The case of immigrant Jamaican-Americans. " February 2005: Paper presented at annual meeting of Council on Social Work Education, New York.

" Ethnic differences in relationship between exposure to community violence and psychological distress. " February 2005: Paper presented at annual meeting of Council on Social Work Education, New York.

" Exposure to community violence and upper respiratory infections among urban adolescents. " October 2003: Paper presented at International Conference on Urban Health, New York.

" Exposure to community violence and psychological distress: Jamaican adolescents in North America: Jamaican or North American? " July 2003: Paper presented at Conference of Caribbean and International Social Work Educators, Barbados, West Indies.

" Psychological distress and educational performance among ethnically diverse urban adolescents. " June 2002: Paper presented at International Conference on Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Brisbane, Australia.

" Exposure to community violence and psychological distress among adolescents: A meta-analysis. " June 2002: Paper presented at International Conference on Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Brisbane, Australia.

" Psychological symptoms among ethnically diverse adolescents: An ecological approach. " January 2002: Paper presented at Society For Social Work And Research, San Diego, CA.

" Psychosocial correlates of dropping-out of high school. " January 2002: Paper presented at Society For Social Work And Research, San Diego, CA.

" Exposure to community violence and 'Feeling of Personal Control.' " March 2001: Paper presented at annual meeting of Council on Social Work Education, Dallas, TX.

" Exposure to community violence among 13 ethnocultural groups. " February 2000: Paper presented at annual meeting of Council on Social Work Education, New York.

" Community violence and psychological trauma: The role of protective factors. " January 1999: Paper presented at the Society For Social Work And Research, Austin, TX.

" Exposure to recurring community violence and posttraumatic stress: Ethnic and gender differences. " March 1998: Paper presented at annual meeting of Council on Social Work Education, Orlando, FL.

" Exposure to recurring violence and mental health. " January 1998: Paper presented at Research For Social Work Practice Conference, Miami, FL.

" Who is at risk? The ecological context of exposure to chronic community violence. " October 1997: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of Social Workers, Baltimore, MD.

" The effects of exposure to violence: Resilience among adolescents. " November 1996: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of Social Workers, Cleveland, OH.

" An insidious source of traumatic stress: Exposure to chronic community violence. " February 1996: Paper presented at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Washington, DC.

" The community as war zone. " February 1996: Paper presented at the National Association of Social Workers’ National Videoconference and Teach-In, New York.

" Depression in an ethnically diverse undergraduate population. " November 1995: Paper presented at the Greater New York Conference On Social Research, New York.

" The influence of sociodemographic variables on adolescents’ exposure to chronic community violence. " April 1995: Paper presented at the New York State Political Science Association, New York.

" The influence of the recession on people’s support for social policies. " April 1995: Paper presented at the New York State Political Science Association, New York.

" The impact of social support on staying in school: A preliminary report. " April 1994: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

" Global learning on a restricted budget. " July 1992: Paper presented at International Association of Schools of Social Work Biennial Meeting, Washington, DC.

" School dropout: Educational problem or community problem? " March 1992: Paper presented at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Kansas City, MO.

" Support for federal child welfare assistance among the upper middle class. " November 1990: Adelphi University School of Social Work Fortieth Anniversary Program, Garden City, NY.

" Potential field placements in international agencies. " March 1988: Paper presented at Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

" Social work practice in international organizations. " November 1985: Paper presented at National Association of Social Workers Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

" Health care in Haiti: A social work perspective. " July 1984: Paper presented at Inter-University Consortium For International Social Development, Montreal, Canada.

" Psychological distress among beginning York College students " August 2010: Paper presented at York College President’s Retreat: The New Millennium Student, New York.

" Psychological distress among college students: Prevalence of distress, academic performance, physical health, & use of counseling. " March 2010: Paper presented at York College of The City University of New York Provost Lecture Series (Invited Speaker).

" Community violence exposure among adolescents. " March 2004: Poster presented at IASWR/Congressional 10th Anniversary Poster Session and Reception on Capitol Hill (Invited Speaker).

" Exposure to community violence and adolescents: Causes, consequences and implications. " October 2002: Paper presented at Building safe communities: Coping with uncertainty and violence Conference (Invited Speaker).

" An ecological approach to psychological symptoms among adolescents. " March 2002: Paper presentation at Adelphi University School of Social Work Faculty Development Conference (Invited Speaker).

" Exposure to recurring community violence and mental health. " May 2001: Paper presented at The University of The West Indies – Jamaica (Invited Speaker).

" Exposure to recurring community violence: Antecedents and consequents. " July 2000: Paper presented at Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel (Invited Speaker).

" Exposure to recurring community violence: Antecedents and consequents. " May 2000: Presentation at North Brooklyn Health Network, New York (Invited Speaker).

" Educating Jews about the Third World. " April 1991: American Jewish World Service National Training Conference, New York City (Invited Speaker).

Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

Presidential Award for Scholarship (York College): 2010.

Invited, as an “eminent scholar with special expertise in research on community violence”, to review manuscripts for Psychological Bulletin: 2006.

Invited, as one of 15 “leading social work researchers in the US”, to make presentation at Congressional/IASWR poster session: 2004.

Selected as one of York’s faculty members who demonstrate “excellence in faculty scholarship”: 2004.

Invited to be a member of Research Proposal Peer Review Panel for National Institutes of Health: 2003.

Recognized as outstanding research scholar in undergraduate social work programs by being featured in an article in “NASW News.”: 2000.

Grants-In-Aid

Healthy CUNY, Use of Mental Health Services: Understanding the Role of Facilitators & Barriers. 2012-2013: $2,000.

National Institutes of Health (National Institute of General Medical Sciences), Adolescent Trauma, Psychopathology and Resilience: A Person-Focused Approach (Administrative Supplement). 2010-2011: $140,489.

National Institutes of Health (National Institute of General Medical Sciences), Adolescent Trauma, Psychopathology and Resilience: A Person-Focused Approach. 2009-2013: $472,212.

Professional Staff Congress-CUNY Research Award, Is Ethnicity Related to Mental Health among Older Adolescents?. 2010-2011: $3,990.

Professional Staff Congress-CUNY Research Award, The Trauma-Psychopathology Relationship: A Latent Class Analysis. 2009-2010: $3,990.

Professional Staff Congress-CUNY Research Award, Changes in Individuals’ Levels of PTSD Symptoms During the Transition from the End of Adolescence to the Beginning of Adulthood. 2008-2009: $5,970.

National Institutes of Health (National Institute of General Medical Sciences), Exposure to Chronic Community Violence and Its Consequences. 2004-2009: $1,276,680.

National Institutes of Health (National Institute of General Medical Sciences), Exposure to Chronic Community Violence and Its Consequences. 2000-2004: $1,025,360.

National Institutes of Health (National Institute of General Medical Sciences), Exposure to Chronic Community Violence and Its Consequences. 1996-2000: $312,360.

National Institutes of Health (National Institute of General Medical Sciences), Supplement to Exposure to Chronic Community Violence and its Consequences. 1996-2000: $58,300.

National Institutes of Health (National Institute of General Medical Sciences), Support For Enhancement/Institutional Capability): “Research and Training For Biomedical Career Development (Social and Behavioral Sciences). 1996-1998: $32,000 (part of a total award to York of $250,000).

Professional Staff Congress - CUNY Research Award, Protective Factors: Ameliorating the Risk of Community Violence. 1999-2000: $4000.

Professional Staff Congress - CUNY Research Award, Ethnic Group Differences in Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms. 1998-1999: $8080.

Professional Staff Congress - CUNY Research Award, Locus of Control And Social Support: Moderators of the Relationship Between Exposure to Chronic Community Violence and Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms. 1997-1998: $7300.

Professional Staff Congress - CUNY Research Award, The Impact of Social Support on School Dropout. 1996-1997: $8400.

Professional Staff Congress - CUNY Research Award, Middle Class Support For Social Policies: A Multivariate Analysis. 1995-1996: $4800.

CUNY Dispute Resolution Consortium, Reducing Interpersonal Conflict Among Inner-City Youth. 1995-1996: $1500.

York College Faculty Development Grant, The Relationship Between Exposure to Violence and Mental Health. 1994-1995: $2700.

Other Professional Activities and Public Service

Editorial Board: Journal of Criminology: 2012-Present.

Reviewer: National Institutes of Health Risk, Prevention and Health Behavior IRG: 2012-Present.

Peer Reviewer: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine: 2009-Present.

Peer Reviewer: Violence and Victims: 2009-Present.

Peer Reviewer: Psychological Bulletin: 2007-Present.

Peer Reviewer: Social Science and Medicine: 2006-Present.

Peer Reviewer: Southern Medical Journal: 2005-Present.

Peer Reviewer: National Institutes of Health: 2003-Present.

Peer Reviewer: Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, & Trauma: 2000-Present.

Peer Reviewer: Psychological Reports: 2000-Present.

Peer Reviewer. Caribbean Journal of Social Work: 2002-Present.

Member, Advisory Board, Adelphi University School of Social Work: 1986-Present.

Member, Advisory Board, Human Services Program, Borough of Manhattan Community College: 2001-Present.

Liaison, Eastern Psychological Association: 2009-Present.

Member, Regional Planning Committee - CSWE APM: 1999-2000.

United Nations Representative, International Association of Schools of Social Work: 1995-2003.

Member, Board of Directors, US Committee-International Council on Social Welfare: 1992-2000.

Member, Board of Directors, DOBRO: 1992-1997.

Member, International Social Welfare Education Commission, Council on Social Work Education: 1988-2000.

Editor,Inter-Ed, the International Commission of the Council on Social Education newsletter: 1989-1995.

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