Dr. Rousseau offers a range of trainings and curricula. She works extensively with diverse groups including law enforcement and first responders, yoga and mindfulness practitioners, educators, researchers, and entrepreneurs.  

Dr. Rousseau’s academic teaching bridges 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.





Training Areas

Mindful Anti-racism

Radical Empowerment

Trauma-informed and Universally Inclusive Practices


Resilience Building through Radical Self-compassion and Radical Self-care

 Social Justice

 Trauma and the Work of Care/Vicarious Trauma

 Yoga and Recovery


Training Collaborations

 Yoga 4 Change

Open Spirit Center

Nourishing Teachers, Strengthening Classrooms 

Framingham Public School System

Rebel Breath

Yoga Service Council


Academic Courses Taught

Forensic Behavior Analysis

Trauma and Crisis Intervention

Criminology and Crime Policy

Research Methods

Sexual Violence


Additional academic courses taught:

Crime and Mental Illness

Gender and Justice

Crime and Delinquency

Violence and Trauma