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David Rosen

David Rosen

Born: in Port Chester, New York, USA
Resides: Eugene, Oregon, USA
E-mail: drdavidhrosen (at) gmail (dot) com

David H. Rosen (a psychiatrist and Jungian psychoanalyst) earned a B.A. from the University of California (Berkeley) and an M.D. from the University of Missouri (Columbia). His positions are the McMillan Professor of Psychology, Professors of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science and Humanities in Medicine. He is the host of the Annual Fay Lecture Series and also Editor of the Fay Book Series in Analytical Psychology. He was the recipient of The Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching, the Psychiatric Excellence Award, and Distinguished Life Fellow in the American Psychiatric Association. He has written eight books and has over 180 publications. He has a long-standing interest in spirituality and the healing process. He is married to Lanara and the father of three daughters (Sarah, Laura and Rachel) and two grandsons (Aiden and Ben). Currently, he is Affiliate Professor in Psychiatry at Oregon Health & Science University.  His haiku, haiga, haibun, essays, and book reviews have been widely published (and are forthcoming) in journals, anthologies, and other collections, including the annual members' anthologies published by the Haiku Society of America; Modern Haiku; Frogpond; The Heron's Nest; Enkoh (Japanese Haiku Journal); Psychological Perspectives; Simply Haiku; Pacifi-Kana Haiku News; Contemporary Haibun; Seed Packets: An Anthology of Flower Haiku; Dreams Wander On: Contemporary Poems of Death Awareness; The Temple Bell Stops: Contemporary Poems of Grief, Loss and Change; and Hummingbird.

Awards and Other Honors: First Place, Owen D. Young Prize in International Relations, for the essay: "The People's Republic of China's Representation in the United Nations," University of California (Berkeley), 1965 1966. [This manuscript is in the U.C. Berkeley Archives, University Library, University of California, Berkeley.)]; Scholastic Achievement Award, University of Missouri (Columbia) School of Medicine (1968); U.S. Public Health Service and the Association of American Medical Colleges sponsored International Fellowship to study the health care system of Yugoslavia, University of Zagreb, Yugoslavia (September December 1969); Student Research Award in Psychiatry, University of Missouri (Columbia) School of Medicine (1970); Alpha Omega Alpha, Honor Medical Society, University of Missouri (Columbia) School of Medicine (1970); Recipient of the Henry F. Albronda Memorial Award, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco (1974) [This award is for "exceptional psychotherapeutic skill and unusual concern for the welfare of patients.”]; Recipient of the Academic Senate’s Award for Distinction in Teaching, University of California, San Francisco (1980); Recipient of the Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco (1981); Selected to attend the National Endowment for the Humanities summer seminar for health professionals on “The Power of the Healer: Its Nature, Sources and Limits,” University of Rochester School of Medicine (1981); Recipient of the Outstanding Young Physician Award, Medical Alumni Organization, University of Missouri (School of Medicine), Columbia, Missouri (1985); Elected to Fellowship in the American Psychiatric Association (1986); Selected to give the Doctor Nathan Sidel Lecture on the Art of Medicine, Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston (1987); Selected to give the Annual George Ross Memorial Lecture, Heritage Endowment of Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation, Albuquerque, New Mexico (1988); Selected to give the Aesculapian Society’s Humanities in Medicine Lectureship, Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana (1991); Selected to give the keynote address at the 50th Anniversary of the Family Counseling Service at Corpus Christi State University, Corpus Christi, Texas (1992); Recipient of a Faculty Development Leave for the Spring Semester, 1994 at the University of Zürich & the C.G. Jung Institute, Zürich, Switzerland; Selected to give the 5th Annual James M. Shaw Lecture, C.G. Jung Foundation, Toronto, Canada (1995); Selected to give the Matheny Lecture in the Humanities, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, Louisiana (1996); Selected to give the keynote address at the Annual Meeting of the Louisiana Association for Clinical Social Work Providers, New Orleans, Louisiana (1997); Selected to give the Annual Jung Lectures at Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (1998); Selected to give a keynote address at the First International Conference on Jungian Psychology and Chinese Culture at South China Normal University, Guangzhou, China (1998); Visiting Professor, the Honors College, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, Spring Semesters (1998 & 1999); Recipient of Citation of Merit Award for Outstanding Achievement, The University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, Missouri, 1999. [This award, one per year, is “the highest honor given to distinguished alumni.”]; Recipient of a Faculty Development Leave for the Fall Semester, 1999 at Kyoto Bunkyo University, Kyoto, Japan, where he was a Visiting Professor; Recipient of The Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching, College of Liberal Arts, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas (2001); Selected to give the Annual Fallon-Marshall Lecture, College of Liberal Arts, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas (2001); Selected to give a plenary address at the First International Academic Conference on Analytical Psychology at the University of Essex, Colchester, England (2002); Named to Distinguished Fellowship in the American Psychiatric Association (2003); Selected to be the First Visiting Professor on The Doctor-Patient Relationship, The Department of Medicine, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida (2003); Elected to Fellowship in the American Academy of Psychoanalysis (2003); Recipient of the Psychiatric Excellence Award, Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians, 2004 [This award is for “a sustained and unusual degree of excellence in psychiatric endeavors.”]; Recipient of a Faculty Development Leave for the Fall Semester, 2005 at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, where he was a Visiting Professor; Selected to give The Stuart Harrison Memorial Lecture, Department of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Texas Tech University Health Science Center, Lubbock, Texas (2006); Named to Distinguished Life Fellow Status in the American Psychiatric Association, 2006. [This award is the “highest honor that the profession can bestow.”]; Selected to give the Mary Weir Memorial Lecture, Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas (2007); Visiting Scholar & Lecturer, The Depth Psychotherapy Ph.D. Program, Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpinteria, California, Fall Quarter (2007); Article-of-the-Year Award by AcademyHealth for “Two-minute mental health care for elderly patients: Inside primary care visits,” by M. Tai-Seale, T. McGuire, C. Colenda, D. Rosen, & M. A. Cook (2007) Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 55:1903-1911[Award given at AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, June 2008]; Invited to give special lectures at Kyoto Bunkyo, Ryukoku, and Tenri Universities in Japan (June 2009); Recipient of a Glasscock Center for Humanities Research Stipendiary Fellowship, College of Liberal Arts, Texas A&M University (2009-2010); Selected to give Black-Zandveld Lecture in the History of Medicine, Humanities in Medicine Department, Texas A&M College of Medicine & Health Science Center, College Station, Texas (April 2010); Recipient of a Faculty Development Leave for the Spring Semester, 2011 at the University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon where he was a Courtesy Professor in Psychology and Religious Studies.

Books Published: Dr. Rosen's publications include over 80 articles and chapters as well as eight books (one of these, Medicine as a Human Experience, co-authored with David Reiser, was published by Aspen in 1985).  His fourth book, Transforming Depression: A Jungian Approach Using the Creative Arts, was published by Putnam in 1993. It was revised and re-published as Transforming Depression: Healing the Soul Through Creativity by Penguin in 1996 and a third edition was published by Nicolas-Hays in 2002.  His fifth book, The Tao of Jung: The Way of Integrity was published by Viking in 1996 and subsequently by Penguin in 1997.  His sixth book Evolution of the Psyche (edited with Michael Luebbert) was published by Praeger in 1999.  His seventh book, The Tao of Elvis, was published by Harcourt in 2002.  His newest book, The Healing Spirit of Haiku, co-authored with Joel Weishaus, was published in 2004 by North Atlantic Books.

Selected Work
 
Fiery clouds
Over a red barn—
Green apples turning
 
crimson foxglove
pierces
field of dry grass
 
 
 
leaving academia—
joining my friends:
birds, trees, and wind
 
Machu Picchu—
face to face
with a llama
 
 
 
amongst the stones
no more
loneliness
 
alone,
until you returned—
red dragonfly
 
 

Credits: "Fiery clouds" - Modern Haiku XXIX:1 (1998); Light and Shadow: 1998 Members' Anthology [edited by Garry Gay] (Haiku Society of America, 1998); "leaving academia" – Frogpond 32:3 (2009); "amongst the stones" - Frogpond XXXI:1 (2008); "crimson foxglove" - seed packets: an anthology of flower haiku [edited by Stanford M. Forrester] (bottle rockets press, 2010); "Machu Picchu" – The Heron's Nest VII:3 (2005); "alone" - loose change: Haiku Society of America 2005 Members' Anthology [edited by Pamela Miller Ness and Tom Painting, with contributing editor Stanford M. Forrester] (Haiku Society of America, 2005).

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