Danielle Rousseau is an Assistant Professor at Boston University. She is a licensed therapist and certified yoga teacher. Dr. Rousseau’s professional focus has been in trauma services and gender advocacy. She is a social justice researcher and practitioner. For more than a decade, Dr. Rousseau worked in the field of forensic mental health as a therapist in correctional facilities as well as in the community doing crisis response and victim advocacy. Her research, teaching and practice focus on the areas of justice, trauma, gender, mental health, and mindfulness. She is an advocate of integrative, holistic approaches that support embodied self-care.
Dr. Rousseau’s courses bridge the mental health and criminal justice systems. She encourages her students to engage in critical assessment and to actively question as they learn. She considers herself to be a feminist, activist and social justice scholar. Dr. Rousseau is a strong advocate of self-care in her students, particularly as related to the impacts of vicarious trauma.