Dr. Rosenberg is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Since completing high school there in 1971, he has re-located to pursue work and studies in Pennsylvania (University Park, Williamsport), to Indiana (Terre Haute), Maryland (Baltimore), and since the 1980's in Central Florida (Melbourne, Orlando).
He is a family man, happily married to an exceptional woman, a multiply award decorated, now retired public school teacher, who continues helping children (and their families) dealing with developmental exceptionalities and learning difficulties. He is a very proud father of two talented and professionally accomplished daughters, both University of Florida graduates: after completing her Doctorate of Physical Therapy the elder is working in clinical/management roles with an Orlando medical rehabilitation facility, while after completing Fine Arts & Business degrees the younger is now a Human Resource Manager with a large corporation in Tampa. Dr. Rosenberg, also now known now as "Pop," is also the boundlessly happy grandfather of two wonderful grandchildren - Adam Joshua and Ian Paul.
Dr. Rosenberg spends his free time with wife and family, gardening (raising succulents, cactus, lillies, and bromeliads), and cultivating his spiritual life through Jewish studies, prayer and meditation.
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Professionally (see below for resume), Dr. Rosenberg completed undergraduate studies at Penn State University majoring in Psychology and Religion. Before and after earning his Bachelor's degree he assisted long term psychiatrically hospitalized patients to re-integrate into the community working at several mental health facilities. At the end of the 1970's Dr. Rosenberg returned to college, completing graduate studies (Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology) at Indiana State University. He then worked as an outpatient psychotherapist in a Central Pennsylvania Mental Health Center for 2 years.
Dr. Rosenberg then left Pennsylvania again, continuing graduate studies in a specialized psychology practitioner program at the Florida Institute of Technology School of Professional Psychology. He completed dissertation research exploring how individuals cope with both acute and chronic pain syndromes. He completed a year long clinical internship in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Rosenberg then graduated from F.I.T. in 1985 with a Doctorate in Psychology (Psy.D.) degree.
Working in Florida at a Pain Rehabilitation Clinic through 1985, Dr. Rosenberg then became a fully Licensed Psychologist in Florida. He continued working in professional staff and clinical management positions at outpatient multidisciplinary pain clinics, while also establishing his independent psychological practice in 1991. In subsequent years, to present, Dr. Rosenberg has continued to do consulting work with various medical rehabilitation facilities and pain management physicians in Central Florida, working with individuals dealing with pain-disease syndromes, but also with patients suffering from all types of emotional distress (low self-esteem, anxiety problems, depression issues, grief and trauma, etc,). He relocated his practice, joining with other mental health practitioners in Altamonte Springs from 2006 at Northside Psychological Services.
In 2018, Dr. Rosenberg relocated his practice to Longwood, Florida where he continues to sees patients dealing with medical-pain issues, problems with low esteem, anxiety and depression concerns, distress associated with grieving and trauma, as well as many older adults dealing with the challenges of aging.
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ABBREVIATED RESUME / CURRICULUM VITAE
LEIGH SCOTT ROSENBERG, PSY.D.
LICENSED PSYCHOLOGIST (PY 3608)
DIPLOMATE, ACADEMY OF INTEGRATIVE PAIN MANAGEMENT
Independent Practice: 2973 West SR 434, Suite 400 - Longwood, FL 32779-4455
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND1971-1976 PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY
Bachelor's Degree (B.A.) in Psychology & Religion1977-1979 INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY
Master's Degree (M.S.) in Clinical Psychology with Honors
1981-1984 FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
Doctorate Degree (Psy.D.) Clinical Psychology, Honors
Accreditation - American Psychological Association
Dissertation: Coping Strategies for Pain
LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION
Licensed Psychologist – Florida (PY 3608) : 12/85 to present
Diplomate, Academy of Integrative Pain Management - 1991 to present
CLINICAL EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE
8 /76 - 8/77 Mental Health Worker - Philadelphia Psychiatric Center
7/79 - 8/81 Psychology Associate, Outpatient Dept @Divine Providence Hospital Mental Health Center - Williamsport, Pennsylvania
3/82 - 1/83 Psychology Associate - @ Practice of Giles Rainwater, Ph.D. - Melbourne, Florida
8/84 - 6/87 Staff Clinical Psychologist - Multidisciplinary Pain Management Program @ Behavioral Health & Rehabilitation Associates - Orlando, Florida
12/85 - 2/89 Psychologist @ Center for Psychological Services, Inc. - Maitland, Florida
7/87 - 2/89 Director of Psychology - CARF Accredited Multidisciplinary Pain Management Program @ Behavioral Health & Rehabilitation Associates - Orlando, Florida
2/89 - 1/91 Director of Clinical Services - CARF Accredited Multidisciplinary Pain Management Clinic @ Casa Colina Medical Rehabilitation Center - Orlando, Florida
1/91 – 12/96 Psychologist @ Psychology & Rehabilitation of Orlando - Orlando, Florida; Psychologist at independent satellite office - Leesburg, Florida; Psychologist Consultant - Lake Centre for Rehabilitation Pain Management - Leesburg, Florida; Psychologist Consultant - Vocations Dept of the Catholic Diocese of Orlando
1/97 – 1/02 Psychologist @ Clinical & Medical Psychology - Orlando, Florida and Leesburg, Florida; Psychologist Consultant, Vocations Department of the Catholic Diocese of Orlando
1/02 – 5/03 Psychologist @ Northside Psychological in Altamonte Springs, Florida; Psychologist Consultant - PhyMed Rehabilitation Associates in Lake Mary/Orlando, Florida ; Psychologist Consultant - Vocations Department of the Catholic Diocese of Orlando
6/03 - 2/15 Psychologist @ Northside Psychological in Altamonte Springs, Florida; Psychologist Consultant - Disability Determinations (Social Security Administration) - Orlando, Florida; Psychologist Consultant - Vocations Department of the Catholic Diocese of Orlando
2/15 - 12/17 Psychologist @ Northside Psychological in Altamonte Springs; Psychological Consultant - Vocations Department of the Catholic Diocese of Orlando
1/2018 - present: Psychologist – Independent Practice in Longwood, Florida.