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Danielle Rousseau

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Danielle Rousseau (she/her) is an Assistant Professor at Boston University. 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 and justice disparity, trauma, addiction, mental health, and mindfulness. She is an advocate of integrative, holistic approaches that support embodied self-care and well-being. Dr. Rousseau is a licensed therapist and certified yoga teacher. Her work is published in numerous academic journals and books and she has presented at many national conferences and trainings. Dr. Rousseau is an author on Yoga Service Council’s Best Practices for Yoga in the Criminal Justice System and is the editor for Best Practices for Yoga with Sexual Trauma Survivors. You can find out more about Dr. Rousseau and her work at or contact her at