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Dr. Natalie Rosen, R.Psych.



Clinical Expertise

Dr. Rosen works with adults and couples experiencing sexual issues and dysfunction, including: problems during sex (a lack of arousal, difficulties with orgasm, erection, or pain during intercourse), a lack of interest in sexual activity or a difference between partners in their desire for sexual activity, or bothersome thoughts and feelings about your sexuality or sexual problems.  

Education & Clinical Training

  • Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in Clinical Psychology, McGill University (Montreal, QC)

  • Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) with Distinction, Specialization in Psychology, Queens University (Kingston, ON) 

  • Residency completed at the Nova Scotia Health Authority (Halifax, NS) 

  • Additional clinical training completed at the Sex and Couple Therapy Service of the Allen Memorial Hospital (Montreal, QC)


Current Activities & Memberships​​

  • Registered Psychologist (#R0680), Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology

  • Associate Professor, Departments of Psychology & Neuroscience and Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Dalhousie University

  • President-Elect, Canadian Sex Research Forum

  • Member, Canadian Psychological Association

  • Member, Society for Sex Therapy and Research 

  • Member, International Academy of Sex Research


Selected Publications

  • Rosen, N. O., Dawson, S. J., Leonhardt, N., Vannier, S., & Impett, E. A. (in press). Trajectories of couples’ sexual well-being in the transition to parenthood. Journal of Family Psychology.

  • Dubé, J.P., Dawson, S.J., & Rosen, N. O. (2020). Emotion regulation and sexual well-being among women: Current status and future directions. Current Sexual Health Reports.

  • Raposo, S., Rosen, N. O., & Muise, A. (2019).  Self-expansion is associated with greater relationship and sexual well-being for couples coping with low sexual desire. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.

  • Rosen, N. O., Dawson, S. J., Brooks, M., & Kellogg-Spadt, S. (2019). Treatment of vulvodynia: Pharmacological and non-pharmacalogical approaches. Drugs, 79, 483-493. doi:10.1007/s40265-019-01085-1

  • Rosen, N. O., Dubé, J., Corsini-Munt, S., & Muise, A. (2019). Partners experience consequences, too: A comparison of the sexual, relational, and psychological adjustment of women with sexual interest/arousal disorder and their partners to control couples. The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 16, 83-95. doi:10.1016/j.jsxm.2018.10.018

  • Rosen, N. O. & Bergeron, S. (2019).  Genito-pelvic pain through a dyadic lens: Moving toward an Interpersonal Emotion Regulation Model of women’s sexual dysfunction. Annual Review of Sex Research (Journal of Sex Research).

  • Rosen, N. O., Bailey, K., & Muise, A. (2018). Degree and direction of sexual desire discrepancy are linked to sexual and relationship satisfaction in couples transitioning to parenthood. The Journal of Sex Research, 55, 214-225. doi:10.1080/00224499.2017.1321732​

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