Rose Clance, Ph.D., ABPP
Phone: (404) 593-3128
I am a clinical psychologist
who has a deep respect for the power of clients to use the therapy experience
to solve painful issues and to participate in their own healing and growth.
It is extremely rewarding to participate in their journey of healing and
growth. I work with clients who feel troubled or in distress as well as
clients who are stuck in their work, their relationships or intimate systems
or in some transitional stage of life. The clients in pain want to get
out of pain and the clients who are stuck want movement. In their therapy
work, many clients do gain more of what they want and value in life. I
love to participate with clients in their life journeys and to see them
gain or reclaim strengths. I think psychotherapy is both a science and
an art. I use the valuable research that has been done on different issues
to inform my work. I also use my clinical experience, my intuition and
self awareness in developing a relationship with each unique person, intimate
system, group or organization.
About Dr. Clance:
Pauline Rose Clance,
Ph.D., ABPP, Professor Emerita, has been a Professor of Psychology at
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, for 28 years, where she taught
in the doctoral clinical program and supervised psychotherapy. She has
also been in private practice as an individual, couples, and group psychotherapist
for over 20 years. She has tremendous respect for the power of the client
to be able to use the therapy process to solve painful issues and to actively
participate in their own healing. She holds the belief that psychotherapy
is a science as well as an art. Dr. Clance consults with other therapists
regarding cases and she provides consultation for organizations (business
and non-profit) and individuals. She works with clients, families, and
institutions to enhance their internal and external supports to be able
to better reach their potential and to actualize and see more possibility
in their work and lives.
Along with workshops and consultation, Dr. Clance does research in clinical
areas. Her research and publications have focused on: development of human
potential and actualization, existentialism, body image, gender and multicultural
issues in psychotherapy, internal barriers to success, psychotherapy process
and outcome, touch in psychotherapy, emotional intelligence and interpersonal
competence, coping with chronic illness, and differential parental bereavement
in the loss of an infant. One of her most interesting research projects
is on what men can learn from women and women can learn from men. She
is author of The Impostor Phenomenon: Overcoming the Fear that Haunts
Your Success. She has appeared in many national and regional radio and
television programs, such as Donahue, The Today Show, and Nightline, including
several magazines, such as Self, Shape, and New Woman, discussing her
work on the impostor phenomenon. Since its conception over
15 years ago, many subsequent studies and research on the impostor phenomenon
have been conducted worldwide and the topic still continues to elicit
interest and new research each year.
In addition to being a national and international lecturer, she was President
of the Southeast Psychological Association and was recently named Woman
of the Year by Division F of the Georgia Psychological Association.
She is a co-founder and a faculty member of the Gestalt Institute
of Georgia and serves on several editorial boards including Psychotherapy:
Theory, Research, and Practice, Journal of Couples Therapy, and Gestalt
Couples intimate systems work, Group Psychotherapy, Psychotherapy
Training, Individual and Group Consultation.
A Womans Initiative (AWI): Consultation. AWI is a membership-based
organization to support personal and professional growth of women business
owners and executives.
Woman of the Year
Award by Division F of the Georgia Psychological Association, May 2000.
Received mentor award during Tribute to the Mentors reception at GPA Division
Conference, Marietta, Georgia, January 14, 2000.
Honored as Eminent Women in Southeastern Psychology, 44th Annual Southeastern
Psychological Association, 1998.
1986 Georgia Author of the Year Award in Non-Fiction for The Impostor
Phenomenon by the Dixie
Council of Authors & Journalists, Inc.
President, Southeastern Psychological Association (SEPA), 1982-1983.
Certificate of Recognition for outstanding contribution to the Journal
of the Division of Psychotherapy (29),
American Psychological Association, January 24, 2001.
Exceptional Contribution as Editorial Consultant, Psychotherapy: Theory/Research/Practice/Training,
American Psychological Association, Division 29, 1998-2001.
Advancing Women’s Leadership: Styles, Strategies, & Tools. Nominated
and accepted participant (1 of 20
national candidates selected) to ACE/OWHE 58th National Leadership Forum
in Washington, D.C.,
June 5-7, 2001.
Appointed Senior Faculty Associate for the Advancement of Women/Task Force
for the Advancement of
Women/Provost’s Office, Georgia State University, 1999-2003.
Board of Professional Psychology), 1984 Diplomate in Clinical Psychology
Ph.D., 1969, University of Kentucky
Major: Clinical Psychology; Minor: Experimental Psychology; Second Major:
Masters of Science, 1964
Thesis: The Verb as a Discriminative Stimulus for Two Response Classes
Bachelors of Science, 1960
Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, Virginia
Cum Laude; Major: Psychology; Minor: Social Science
Psychologist in Georgia, 1976-present
Diplomate in Clinical Psychology, American Board of American Psychology
Psychotherapist by the National Registry of Certified Group Psychotherapists,
Faculty Member, Pine River Psychotherapy Training Institute, 1984-present
Faculty and Co-founder, Gestalt Institute of Georgia, 1990-present
Faculty Member and Consultant, A Womans Initiative (AWI), 2002-present
Faculty Member, Board Member, and Director of Training, The Atlanta
Institute of Living-
Learning (WILL), 1979-present
Professor Emerita, 2003-present