Rosanne Menna, Ph.D

Office: Room # 189-1 Chrysler Hall South
Phone: (519) 253-3000, ext. 2230

Dr. Rosanne Menna is a Professor in the Child Area of the Clinical Psychology Program in the Department of Psychology.

She teaches undergraduate courses in the areas of child and adolescent development. At the graduate level she teaches courses in developmental psychopathology, child and adolescent interventions and social development. She is actively involved in the supervision of graduate students theses, dissertations and practicum placements in the Clinical Psychology Program and undergraduate theses.

In the most general sense her research centres on the development of competence and coping in children and adolescents. Her work has utilized a developmental psychopathology perspective. The end goal of this research is to provide a theoretical and practical framework that can be applied to the design of intervention programs for children and adolescents who may be at risk for adjustment problems.

Her current research examines:

  1. parenting and parent-child relations as predictors of preschool aggression and prosocial behaviour
  2. adolescent help-seeking for mental health problems
  3. the development and evaluation of a program designed to encourage help-seeking behaviour and
  4. identity development in immigrant youth.