The University of St. Thomas

School of Social Work

David Roseborough, Ph.D.

David Roseborough, Ph.D.

David J. Roseborough, PhD, LICSW, ACT

Associate Professor
Phone: (651) 962-5804

SCB 201
2115 Summit Ave,
St. Paul, MN 55105

Office Location: 319 Summit Classroom Building - UST

Courses taught in Fall 2014 at UST
GRSW 603C-04
Meth of Clinical Social Work I 1640-1905 W MNH 202

3 Credit Hours

This course is part one of a year-long sequence requiring students to keep the same instructor over the academic year. This course provides an overview of theories and intervention methods for social work practice. The course focuses on the clinical interview, both with regard to the philosophy and theoretical constructs of the approaches and to the application of those approaches in work with clients from various cultural, ethnic and class backgrounds. Emphasis is placed on differential aspects of assessment and diagnosis of clients of all ages, the formulation of a treatment plan, the therapeutic relationship and the process of treatment. This course is taken concurrently with GRSW 607.

GRSW 618-01
Cognitive Intv in Clin Prac 1640-1905 R MCH 233

3 Credit Hours

This course will introduce students to the effective practice of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Students will be introduced to and will have the chance to practice techniques from CBT such as activity scheduling, throught records, and guided discovery. Students will learn how to conceptualize and to treat broadly from a cognitive behavioral perspective, with attention to forming a cogntive conceptualization, including concepts such as automatic thoughts, intermediate thoughts, core beliefs, and how to work at each of these levels. Students will also learn how to modify and tailor treatment to specific diagnoses such as mood, anxiety, personality, psychotic, and substance-related disorders.

GRSW 682-15
Applied Research Seminar 1920-2145 R MCH 233

4 Credit Hours

Candidates for the MSW degree must satisfactorily conduct a clinical research project, present the findings, and complete a final written and bound report. The purpose of the clinical research project is to provide the student with an opportunity to independently conceptualize a research problem, formulate a research design, implement the research, analyze the data, address ethical and cultural considerations, and disseminate the findings. The project is a logical extension of required research courses (GRSW 580 and GRSW 681) and requires application, integration, and further development of previously acquired skills and knowledge. The research must be relevant to clinical social work practice. The project must demonstrate an original and clear contribution to the body of social work knowledge in the student's selected area of focus. It should demonstrate the student's ability to integrate social work theory with research findings.

Committees and Positions:

  • HBSE Committee
  • Practice Committee
  • University Fringe Benefits Advisory Committee, Member
  • University Ad Hoc Committee on Clinical Faculty, Member
  • Co-Coordinator:  Graduate Certificate Program in Advanced Clinical Practice
  • School of Social Work Assessment Committee\
  • School of Social Work Tenure and Promotion Committee, Chair

Courses Taught:

  • SOWK 390  Faith, Social Transformation, & Social Work
  • IDSC 490 Nobel Peace Prize Laureates.  Undergraduate Honors Seminar.
  • GRSW 603-604 Methods of Clinical Social Work I & II
  • GRSW 618  Cognitive Interventions in Clinical Practice
  • GRSW 607 & 608 Field Practicum and Seminar III & IV
  • GRSW 645 Psychopathology
  • GRSW 681 Social Work Practice Research
  • GRSW 682 Applied Research Seminar

Academic Experience:

  • Ph.D.,  University of Minnesota
  • M.S.W., College of St. Catherine/University of St. Thomas
  • M.Div.,  Harvard University
  • B. A.,  Valparaiso University
  • Visiting Faculty.  University of Utah College of Social Work.  Spring, 2011 

Current Research Interests:

  • Intervention research
  • Empirically supported treatments &  integrative psychotherapy 
  • Spirituality, human religiosity 
  • Faith developmentLongitudinal, time series design
  • Exploratory statistical approaches such as multilevel modeling, cluster analysis, and event history and survival analysis

Practice Experience: 

  • Outpatient mental health therapist.  Children's Home Society & Family Service, Inc. and Hamm Memorial Psychiatric Clinic
  • Case management at HCMC
  • Employee Assistance Program (Family Service of St. Paul)
  • Hospice (Mission Hill Hospice of Boston)
  • Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at McLean Psychiatric Hospital: a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School.
  • Community health educator (HIV/AIDS prevention)
  • Field instructor

Publications & Presentations:

  • Roseborough, D., McLeod, J., & Bradshaw, W.  (2011).  Psychodynamic psychotherapy:  A quantitative, longitudinal perspective.  Research on Social Work Practice (online first).
  • Hunt, S., Ed.  (2011). The library of essays on sexuality & religion: New religions and spiritualities.  Coming out stories framed as faith narratives or stories of spiritual growth (book chapter).  Ashgate:  Ashgate Publishing.
  • Roseborough, D. (2010).  There are some things I don't want to know:  Leichsenring & Rabung's long road to the JAMA report.  Clinical Social Work Journal (online first).
  • Bradshaw, B., Roseborough, D., Pahwa, R., & Jordan, J. (2009). Evaluating psychodynamic
    psychotherapy in a community mental health clinic.  Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry, 37(4), 665-682.
  • Armour, M., Bradshaw, W., & Roseborough, D. (2009) African American experiences of recovery.  Social Work in Mental Health, 7(6), 602-622.
  • Armour, M., Bradshaw, B., & Roseborough, D.  (2007).  Finding a place in the world:  The experience of recovery from severe and persistent mental illness.  Qualitative Social Work, 6(1), 27 – 47.
  • Roseborough, D.  (2006).  Coming out stories framed as faith narratives or stories of spiritual growth. Pastoral Psychology, 55(1), September, 47 – 59.
  • Roseborough, D.  (2006).  Psychodynamic psychotherapy:  An effectiveness study.  Research on Social Work Practice, 16(2), 166 – 175.
  • Bradshaw, W., Roseborough, D., & Armour, M.  (2006).  Recovery from severe mental illness:  The lived experience of the initial phase of treatment.  International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation, 10(1), 123 – 131.
  • Bradshaw, W., Umbreit, M., & Roseborough, D.  (2006).  The effect of victim offender mediation on juvenile recidivism:  A meta-analysis.  Conflict Resolution Quarterly, 24(1) Sept., 87 – 98.
  • Bradshaw, W. & Roseborough, D. (2005).  Restorative justice dialogue:  The impact of mediation and conferencing on juvenile recidivism.  Federal Probation, December, 15 – 21.
  • Bradshaw, W. & Roseborough, D. (2005).  An empirical review of family group conferencing in juvenile offenses.  Juvenile and Family Court Journal, Fall, 21 – 27.
  • Roseborough, D. (2004).  Conceptions of gay male life-span development: Past and present.  Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, (8)2/3, 29 – 53.
  • Bradshaw, W., & Roseborough, D.  (2003).  Evaluating the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral treatment of residual symptoms and impairment in schizophrenia.  Research on Social Work Practice, 14(2), 112-120.
  • Roseborough, D. (2002).  Finding hope: History is not destiny.  PSA Today: A Quarterly Publication of the Psychoanalytic Foundation of Minnesota and the Minnesota Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, (5)3, Sept.  

Consultation Experience:

  • Clinical Outcomes Research Committee (CORC) at Hamm Memorial Psychiatric Clinic, Member
  • Research consultant to Hamm Clinic and to the Bloomington School District.

Association Memberships & Affiliations:

  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW, Minnesota)
  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
  • Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR)
  • Bread for the World (BFW)
  • Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT), Diplomate and Certified Cognitive Therapist (CCT)

Other Activities:

  • Scholarship recipient for advanced training in cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) at the Beck Institute in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania.  June, 2010.