David J. Roseborough, MDiv, MSW, PhD, LICSW, ACT

Associate Professor



I study psychotherapy and other mental health-related interventions as they occur in real-life practice settings. I use an approach called effectiveness research, which utilizes statistical approaches such as multilevel modeling and survival analysis in order to better understand “what works:” that is, to answer questions such as who gets better, in what ways, and when?

  • Certified Cognitive Therapist (CCT)
  • Diplomat in the Academy of Cognitive Therapy
  • Effectiveness research
  • Intent to treat designs
  • Longitudinal and time-series designs
  • Disorder-specific approaches to treatment

School of Social Work, The University of Minnesota, 2004

Master of Social Work, Clinical Social Work
College of St. Catherine and University of St. Thomas, 1996

Master of Divinity, Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE)
The Divinity School, Harvard University, 1994

Bachelor of Arts, Theology and Psychology, Minor in Hebrew
Valparaiso University, 1990

Associate Professor of Social Work, St. Catherine University & University of of St. Thomas, 2010–Present

Mental Health Professional (Clinical Social Worker & Psychotherapist), People, Incorporated, 2012–Present

Psychotherapist, Field Instructor, and Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Provider, Children’s Home Society & Family Service, Inc., 1998–2001; 2003–2012

Assistant Professor of Social Work, St. Catherine University & University of of St. Thomas, 2004–2009

Adjunct Faculty, College of St. Catherine & University of St. Thomas, 2003

Primary Therapist, Hamm Memorial Psychiatric Clinic, 1998–2001

HIV/AIDS Lead Case Manager, Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation/HCMC, 1996–1998

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. Ashgate: Ashgate Publishing.

Roseborough, D. (2004). "Conceptions of gay male life-span development: Past and present." In Sullivan, M., Ed. (2004). Sexual minorities: Discrimination, challenges, and development in America. Haworth Social Work Press.

Roseborough, D. J., McLeod, J., & Wright, F. (2015). "Attrition in psychotherapy: a Survival analysis." Research on Social Work Practice.

Roseborough, D. J., Luptak, M., McLeod, J., & Bradshaw, W. (2013). "Effectiveness of psychodynamic psychotherapy with older adults: a Longitudinal study." Clinical Gerontologist, 36, 1 – 16.

Roseborough, D. J., McLeod, J., & Bradshaw, W. (2012). "Psychodynamic psychotherapy: a Quantitative, longitudinal perspective." Research on Social Work Practice, 22(1), 54 – 67.

Roseborough, D.J. (2011). "There are some things I don’t want to know: Leichsenring & Rabung’s long road to the 2008 JAMA report." Clinical Social Work Journal, 39(4), 355- 61. (Invited paper for special issue).

Bradshaw, B., & Roseborough, Pahwa, R., & Jordan, J. (2009). "Evaluating psychodynamic psychotherapy in a community mental health center." Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis & Dynamic Psychiatry, 37(4), 663 – 678.

Peterson Armour, M., Bradshaw, W., & Roseborough, D. J. (2009). "African Americans and recovery from severe mental illness." Social Work in Mental Health, 6(7), 602-622.

Armour, M., Bradshaw, B., & Roseborough, D. J. (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. J. (2006). "Coming out stories framed as faith narratives or stories of spiritual growth." Pastoral Psychology, 55(1), September, 47 – 59.

Roseborough, D. J. (2006). "Psychodynamic psychotherapy: an Effectiveness study." Research on Social Work Practice, 16(2), 166 – 175.

Bradshaw, W., Roseborough, D. J., & 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. J. (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. J. (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.