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Dr. Natalie Rosen, R.Psych. (she/her)



Clinical Expertise

Dr. Rosen works with adults (ages 18+ years) and adult couples experiencing sexual issues and dysfunction, including: problems during sex (a lack of arousal, difficulties with orgasm, erection, or pain during sexual activity), 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

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

  • Past President, Canadian Sex Research Forum

  • Member, Canadian Psychological Association

  • Member, Society for Sex Therapy and Research 

  • Member, International Academy of Sex Research


Selected Publications

  • Belu, C.B., Corsini-Munt, S., Dubé, J., Wang, G. A., Rosen, N. O., (2023). Partner responses to low desire among couples coping with male Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder and associations with sexual wellbeing. The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 20, 955-964.

  • Bouchard, K. N., Cormier, M., Huberman, J. S., & Rosen, N. O. (2023). Sexual script flexibility and sexual wellbeing in long-term couples: A dyadic longitudinal study. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 20, 945-954.

  • Dubé, J.P. , Bergeron, S., Bosisio, M., Vaillancourt-Morel, M.P., Drudge, E. , & Rosen, N. O. (2023). Hooked on a feeling: Downregulation of negative emotion during sexual conflict is associated with sexual well-being. Emotion.

  • Rosen, N. O., Dawson, S. J., Leonhardt, N. D., Vannier, S. A., & Impett, E. A. (2021). Trajectories of sexual well-being among couples in the transition to parenthood. Journal of Family Psychology, 35, 523–533.

  • 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).

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