2021- current: Private practice at EMDR stofan, counselling centre specialising in EMDR therapy situated in Kopavogur, Iceland.
2014-2021: Psychotherapist and EXA therapist at private practice in Reykjavik, working with adults, couples and children and organizing group Expressive Art Therapy Sessions.
2014- 2017: Psychotherapist and Expressive Arts Therapist at HNLFI Health Spa and Medical Clinic in Iceland.
One on one therapy, leading mindfulness meditation sessions for groups and offering presentations on trauma and its consequences. While at Heilsustotofun Rosa developed and led a group EMDR and Expressive Art Therapy program.
1998-current: Conference Interpreter: French-German-English-Icelandic. Employers: (non-exhaustive list)
The European Commission; the European Parliament; the OECD, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development; the President of Iceland; the Icelandic Government; the Commissioner on Human Rights; the European Council´s commission for the Prevention of Torture; OSPAR, Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment; UEFA, Union of European Football association; ICOM, International Council of Museums; CECA; IACP; SES Global, European Satellite Company; INFO Handicap, JETAI UK; the Luxemburgish Ministry of Education; ASTRA, Satellite company in Luxemburg; TDK Europe; Quality in hospitals symposium; ARBED, Luxemburgish steel industry; Banque de Luxembourg.
2011: Self-esteem building workshops for teenage girls at Willow Creek Academy, Sausalito. On a volunteering basis, SHE created and offered a six-week workshop program for teenage girls.
2009: Employee at school for disabled children.
2008-2009: Self-esteem building workshops for an Icelandic organization called “drug free youth” working with at risk youth. The groups I led were with teenage girls from 11 to 14 who were facing social challenges. The predominant methods used were games and art therapy.
2006-2007: Counselor at the psychiatric hospital for children in Reykjavik. A behavioral treatment approach was followed using a points reward system. Rosa´s role consisted of working with the families and accompanying the children in their daily activities, enforcing the reward system.
2008-2011: Individual NLP sessions.
2007-2011: Individual sessions in Past Life Regression.
2010: Employee at kindergarten in Iceland.
2007: Copywriter at advertising company Tunglid in Iceland.
2002-2003: Press agent at the French Embassy in Reykjavik.
1991-1992: Substitute teacher at primary schools in Luxemburg.
1988-2008, Summers: Tour guide in Iceland. Organized tours around Iceland with tourist groups from various countries. Working languages: English, French and German.
2016: Licensure as Psychologist in Iceland.
2008-2015: Masters in Counseling Psychology with concentration in Expressive Arts Therapy. California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco. Thesis: Integrating EMDR and Expressive Arts Therapy in the treatment of complex trauma.
2014: Psychotherapy Practicum at NLFI Spa and Medical clinic in Iceland.
2013: Psychotherapy Practicum at the Center for Creative Growth, specialising in inner child work, addictions and codependence situated in Berkeley, California.
2003-2006: BA in clinical Psychology. University of Iceland, Reykjavik. BA dissertation: Mindfulness and cognitive flexibility.
1999-2000: Intensive Training in Conference Interpreting (German-English-French, tri-directional), University of Heidelberg, Institute for Translation and Interpreting.
1997-1998: Post-Graduate Diploma in Translation and Conference Interpreting. (Interpreting between French and English, bi-directional) Heriot Watt University, Edinburg, UK.
1994-1997: BA in English. Paul Valery University, Montpellier, France.
2022: Three week intensive Zen Buddhist practice at Green Gulch Farm, San Francisco zen centre.
2019: 200 hour Hatha Yoga teacher training, Santé Yoga, France.
2018: Engaged buddhist training, Eco Dharma, Spain.
2017-2018: Mindfulness Teacher Training. 1 year course at the Mindfulness Training Institute,UK with Marc Coleman and Martin Aylward.
2017: One month´s retreat and mindfulness practice at Thich That Hahn´s Plum Village Monastery, Thailand.
2016: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, 8-week program.
2015: EMDR Addiction Protocol.
2014: EMDR and Parts work.
2013: EMDR. Practitioner training.
2008: NLP Practitioner training.
2007: Past life Regression Hypnosis training.
2006: Reiki level I and II.
1993 and 1996: 10 day silent retreat at Suan Mokkh, Thailand.
English, French, German, Luxemburgish and Icelandic (all fluent). Rosa lived in Luxemburg for 23 years, Iceland for 10 years, France for 5 years, UK 1 year, Germany 1 year, and the US for 5 years. She has worked as a conference interpreter with English, French, German and Icelandic for 20 years. Basic Spanish and Swedish skills.
Playing the guitar and singing, painting, yoga, hiking, reading.