Personal Information

California School of Professional Psychology

Clinical Psychology

San Diego Campus

Progarm Director

Professor

Alliant International University San Diego
10455 Pomerado Road
San Diego CA 92131

858-635-4782

Courses, Research Interests, Publications

Marital & Family Treatments for the Mood Disorders and Schizophrenia (seminar)

Clinical Consultation Group

Advanced Psychopathology

Research Design

Schizophrenia; mood disorders; the role of psychosocial factors in the course and treatment of severe psychopathology

Rosenfarb, I.S. (in press). Psychosocial risk factors for the development of schizophrenia. San Diego Psychological Association Newsletter.

Rosenfarb, I.S. (2013). A functional analysis of schizophrenia. Psychological Record, 63, 1-18. - issue's lead article.

Rosenfarb, I. (2012). Does the DSM need another axis? [Review of the book Strengthening the DSM: Incorporating resilience and cultural competence, by B. Garcia and A. Petrovich]. PsycCRITIQUES, 57(2). doi: 10.1037/a0026686.

Rosenfarb, I.S. (2012). The irony of masked depression. [A review of the video Men and Depression, 2011]. PsycCRITIQUES, 57(38). doi: 10.1037/a0029270

Juan, M.A., & Rosenfarb, I.S. (2011). Psychosocial stress, social support, and the escalation of schizotypal symptoms in Latino and White individuals. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 37 (Suppl.1), 269 (abstract).

Sharma-Gopinath, R., & Rosenfarb, I. (2011). An ecological study of psychotic disorders in Guam: Exploring social risk factors. Schizophrenia Bulletin,37 (Suppl.1), 61 (abstract).

Rosenfarb, I.S. (2010). Functional analytic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. In J.W. Kanter, M. Tsai & R.J. Kohlenberg (Eds.), The Practice of Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (pp. 83-96). New York: Springer Press.

Rosenfarb, I.S., Borghei, S., Mullane, A.A., & Ventura, J. (2009). Increasing cohesion and quality of life among residents living in a board and care environment. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 35 (Supp 1), 304. (abstract).

Smerud, P.E., & Rosenfarb, I.S. (2008). The therapeutic alliance and family psychoeducation in the treatment of schizophrenia: An exploratory prospective change-process study. Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology, 76, 505-510. - reprinted as Smerud, P.E., & Rosenfarb, I.S. (2011). The therapeutic alliance and family psychoeducation in the treatment of schizophrenia: An exploratory prospective change-process study. Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice, 1(S), 85-91.

Smerud, P.E., Rosenfarb, I.S., & Friedlander, M.L. (2007). Alliances and family psychoeducation: A prospective change-process study. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 33, 605-606. (abstract)

Rosenfarb, I.S., Bellack, A.S., & Aziz, N. (2006). A sociocultural stress, appraisal, and coping model of subjective burden and family attitudes toward patients with schizophrenia. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 115, 157-163.

Rosenfarb, I.S., Bellack, A.S., & Aziz, N. (2006). Family interactions and the course of schizophrenia in African-American and White patients. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 115, 112-120.

Rosenfarb, I.S., & Juan, M.A. (2006). Schizotypal personality disorder. In J.E. Fisher & W. O'Donahue (Eds)., Practitioner's guide to evidence based psychotherapy (pp. 592-598). New York: Springer Publications.

Rosenfarb, I.S., Bellack, A.S., Aziz, N., Kratz, K.M. & Sayers, S.L. (2004), family transactions, and patient stabilization in schizophrenia. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 113, 109-115.

Rosenfarb, I.S., Miklowitz, D.J., Goldstein, M.J., Harmon, L.H., Nuechterlein, K.H., & Rea, M.M. (2001). Family transactions and relapse in bipolar disorder. Family Process, 40, 5-14.- abstracted in Clinician's Research Digest

Rosenfarb, I.S., Nuechterlein, K.H., Goldstein, M.J., & Subotnik, K.L. (2000). Neurocognitive vulnerability, interpersonal criticism, and the emergence of unusual thinking by patients with schizophrenia during family transactions. Archives of General Psychiatry, 57, 1174-1179.

Rosenfarb, I.S., Becker, J., Khan, A., & Mintz, J. (1998). Dependency and self-criticism in bipolar and unipolar depressed women. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 37, 409-414.

Goldstein, M.J., Rosenfarb, I.S., Woo, S., & Nuechterlein, K.H. (1997). Transactional processes which can function as risk or protective factors in the family treatment of schizophrenia. In H.D. Brenner, W. Boker, & R. Genner (Eds.), Towards a comprehensive therapy for schizophrenia (pp. 147-157). Gottingen: Hogrefe & Huber.

Rosenfarb, I.S., Goldstein, M.J., Mintz, J., & Nuechterlein, K.H. (1995). Expressed emotion and subclinical psychopathology observable within the transactions between schizophrenic patients and their family members. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 104, 259-267.- abstracted in Clinician's Research Digest

Rosenfarb, I.S., Becker, J., & Khan, A. (1994). Perceptions of parental and peer attachments by bipolar and unipolar depressed women. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 103, 637-644.- abstracted in Clinician's Research Digest

Rosenfarb, I.S., Becker, J., Khan, A., & Mintz, J. (1994). Dependency, self-criticism, and perceptions of socialization experiences. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 103, 669-675.

Rosenfarb, I.S., Burker, E.J., Morris, S.M., & Cush, D. (1993). Effects of changing contingencies on the behavior of depressed and nondepressed individuals. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 102, 642-646.

Rosenfarb, I.S. & Aron, J. (1992). The self-protective function of depressive affect and cognition. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 11, 323-335.

Rosenfarb, I.S., Newland, M.C., Brannon, S.E., & Howey, D.S. (1992). Effects of self-generated rules on the development of schedule-controlled behavior. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 58, 107?121

Rosenfarb, I.S., & Juan, M.A. (accepted, revisions pending). Schizotypal personality disorder. In J.E. Fisher & W. O'Donahue (Eds)., Practitioner's guide to evidence based psychotherapy. New York: Kluwer Academic Publications.

Abstracts

Rosenfarb, I.S., Smerud, P.E., Juan, M.A., & Setpaul, R.S. (in press). Disseminating family psychoeducation to community caregivers and residents: A pilot investigation. Schizophrenia Research.

Rosenfarb, I. Family transaction patterns and the treatment of schizophrenia. National Institute of Mental Health. $99,081 (direct costs), 1997-2001

Rosenfarb, I. Behavioral Family Management for Community Caregivers and Residents. Alliant International University Provost Seed Money Research Grant.

Rosenfarb, I. Family transaction patterns and the treatment of schizophrenia. National Institute of Mental Health.

Academic History and Background

Post-Doctoral Scholar, Clinical Research Center for the Study of Schizophrenia, University of California, Los Angeles, 1991-1994

PhD, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1986

Psychology Intern, University of Washington School of Medicine, 1984-1985

BA, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1977

California Psychologist License PSY15174 (Licensed Psychologist)

American Psychological Association

Society for Research in Psychopathology

Professional Practice and Community Service

Psychological Assessment

Bipolar Disorders

Psychological Bulletin, Editorial Reviews

Archives of General Psychiatry

Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology

Journal of Abnormal Psychology 2001, 2003, 2004 (2 manuscripts), 2004

Schizophrenia Research 2001, 2002, 2003 (3 manuscripts), 2005

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