His experience at an acute psychiatric hospital educated Mitchell to a broad spectrum of emotional disorders including major depression, chemical dependency and addictive disorders, suicide, bipolar, schizophrenia, conduct disorders, personality disorders including anti-social and borderline as well as anxiety disorders. Mr. Rosen was supervised by Robert Summerour, M.D. who is now the Medical Director of Knollwood Hospital in Riverside, CA.
Mitchell's style of psychotherapy is solution focused and short term in nature although he has been trained to facilitate and has some patients who are treated on a more long term basis. Mr. Rosen went into private practice after working at Kellogg for ten years as a primary therapist for adults, adolescents and chemical dependency patients. Mr. Rosen has had offices in Corona and Temecula since 1988.
In addition to working with psychiatric clients, Mitchell worked for the Corona Norco School District as a consultant for the Department of Special Education. He has also worked for the Riverside County Office of Education as Director of Student Assistance Program Training and provided in-services on such diverse topics as: Bully/Victim Violence, Angry and Violent Adolescents and Emotional Disorders of Childhood.
His work with public schools included facilitating grief and loss groups for middle schools and individual therapy and anger management for students at Ortega Continuation High School in the Lake Elsinore Unified School District. Mitchell has presented to parent groups at Chaparral High School in Temecula and Murrieta Valley High School.
In the Fall of 2000, Mr. Rosen was approached by the Press-Enterprise Newspaper and asked to write a weekly column on mental health and family life. His articles have appeared weekly since 2000. Mitchell was asked to present to the San Bernardino and Riverside County Departments of Mental Health on the topic: Media and the Mind. Mr. Rosen has also presented to the entire Bishop Police Department on the topic of Domestic Violence at the invitation of Presiding Judge Dean Stout and to the mediators of the family law courts of Riverside and Hemet on the topic of Co-Parenting and being a Special Master. Mitchell lives in Riverside County and believes his best qualifications are that he has been a husband for 30 years and father to a son and daughter. When not working he enjoys kayaking, riding horses and attempting to keep the drool from his St. Bernard off his clothing.