James Rosser, LCSW is Director of Outpatient Programs for the UCLA Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital. James has been meditating over 30 years, first formally sitting with James Baraz in 1987. He is a graduate of InsightLA’s Facilitator Training Program and will complete Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach’s Mindfulness Mediation Teacher Certification Program in May 2019. James intensively trained in Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Mentalization-based Therapy, and Prolonged Exposure Therapy for post-traumatic stress.
In addition to facilitating at InsightLA, James leads both secular and Buddhist-based mindfulness trainings and currently teaches staff at UCLA Health about mindfulness and well-being. His areas of interest are community building for the LGBTQI mindfulness community and for LGBTQI seniors, and consciousness-raising around racism and heterosexism.