Dr. Sandra S. Rosenblatt is a retired pediatric and school psychologist. She maintained a private practice in Baltimore County treating women and children for many years. Rosenblatt completed a Ph.D. in School Psychology at the University of Maryland in 1983.
A psychology major and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Goucher College, Rosenblatt then worked in research at Johns Hopkins Medical School for seven years. While raising two children, she earned an MA in School Psychology from Towson State University (now Towson University) before undertaking doctoral studies at Maryland, where she was elected to Phi Kappa Phi. She completed her pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship in Clinical Child and Pediatric Psychology in the Department of Pediatric Psychology, University of Maryland Hospital.
For most of her career, Dr. Rosenblatt maintained a private practice in Lutherville, Maryland, where she provided psychological services to children and women, including parenting advice and help for depression and anxiety. She also served for many years as a consultant to the Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School. Dr. Rosenblatt’s parenting lectures included, notably, “How to Explain Sex and Death to Children.” She retired in 2009.
Licensed as a Psychologist by the Maryland State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, Rosenblatt was listed in the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology and as a Nationally Certified School Psychologist by the National Board for Certified School Psychologists.
Learn more about Dr. Rosenblatt in the interview below:
Why is graduate education important?
Some professions and occupations do not require a graduate degree. One cannot become licensed in Psychology, however, or go into private practice, without a Ph.D. or a Psy.D. Since private practice was my goal, I had no choice but to continue my education.
Why did you choose the University of Maryland for graduate study?
I was married, my family lived in Baltimore, and UMD had a really good program in School Psychology. Dr. Don Pumroy accepted me and allowed me to transfer credits from my MA program at Towson University. It was a win (though the 50 minute commute was not always fun).
How would you describe your graduate experience at the University of Maryland?
Graduate school is tough, but, again, I was lucky. My professors, especially my advisor, Hedy Teglasi, respected my previous education and experience as a School Psychologist. Most of the courses were relevant to my professional goals, so I rarely felt that what I was learning was not valuable.
How did the Graduate School, your graduate program, and the faculty support your efforts?
I always felt supported. Dr. Teglasi made time to discuss my dissertation plans, the program helped in providing courses necessary for licensure, and the Graduate School helped at the end, when my dissertation was completed.
How has your graduate degree helped to shape your life and career?
Without my degree, I would not have had a private practice for over 20 years and I have no regrets.