Allison Rosen, PhD
Dr. Rosen is an experienced clinical psychologist, researcher, author and teacher. Her professional work has focused on the many challenges of dealing with infertility. She has helped hundreds of men and women cope with infertility, couple conflict, pregnancy loss, and parenting after infertility. She is familiar with the complex decisions involved in family building through donor egg or sperm. She works with individuals, couples and groups. She received her B.A. from the University of California, where she graduated Summa cum Laude and was honored as the most outstanding student in the college of social science. She received her Master’s degree and her Ph.D. from Michigan State University and then received her Certificate in Psychoanalysis from the William Alanson White Institute.
Dr. Rosen has been on the forefront of research and development of fertility preservation for cancer patients. She co-founded the Fertility Preservation Special Interest Group in the American Society of Reproductive Medicine. She is on the advisory board of Sharsheret, an organization that is dedicated to helping cancer survivors. She is former executive director of RESOLVE of New York City where she created educational programs and support systems for infertile patients. Dr. Rosen is the past President of the William Alanson White Psychoanalytic Society and a faculty member and supervisor at the William Alanson White Institute.
Dr. Rosen has written extensively about infertility. She edited the book “Frozen Dreams,” a collection of topics written to help therapists better understand their own emotional reactions when treating patients suffering infertility. She is an Associate Editor for Contemporary Psychoanalysis. She co-founded Moving for Life, an organization dedicated to helping cancer survivors face the challenges of cancer and other serious illness through emotional and physical changes in their lives.