BIOGRAPHY

Private Practice and one on one therapy online 

Rosa runs a private practice in Reykjavik and works with clients online (EMDR and other approaches).

For appointments, please call or text +354 692 44 39

or write to: rosarichter@outlook.com

Employment

 

2017-current: Running EMDR and Expressive Arts Therapy workshops.

 

2014-current: 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.

Functions:

one on one therapy, leADING mindfulness meditation sessions for groups, AND offerING presentations on trauma and its consequences. WHILE AT HEILSUSTOFNUN 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. My 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.

Education 

 

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, Berkeley.

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. 

 

 

Continuing Education

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 San Mokkh, Thailand.

 

Languages: 

 

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.

 

 

Hobbies:

 

Playing the guitar and singing, painting, yoga, hiking, reading.

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Rosa Richter

Email: rosarichter@outlook.com

Tel: +354 6924439