Coordinator, Latinx Family Studies
Secretary, Faculty Council
Member, Curriculum Review Committee
Member, Faculty Development Committee
Dr. Eugenia Rodriguez, PsyD, LMFT received her Doctorate in Psychology with an emphasis on Marital and Family Therapy from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy with an emphasis on Latinx Family Studies from Pacific Oaks College and Bachelors' in Sociology with an emphasis on Social Action from Notre Dame de Namur University.
Since 1998, Dr. Rodriguez has been working in social services, beginning as a case manager, in-home counselor and then further advancing to clinician in 2004 specializing in trauma, abuse, Latinx Family Systems, LGBTQIA+ competencies and working within systems of care.
Since 2014, Dr. Rodriguez began working as a clinical supervisor, supervising intensive mental health programs for both adolescents and adults and was one of the co-authors of the Los Angeles LGBT Center's RISE (Recognize Intervene Support and Empower) manual, a collaboration with The Permanency Innovations Initiative (PII) which aimed to reduce the number of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ) youth in long-term foster care (LTFC) and improve permanency by decreasing heterosexism and anti-transgender bias in caregiving settings.
In addition to being core faculty, Dr. Rodriguez is currently the Coordinator for the Latinx Family studies program.
|BA Sociology, Concentration in Social Action||Notre Dame de Namur University, Belmont, CA||1999|
|MA MFT, Concentration Latinx Family Studies||Pacific Oaks College, Pasadena, CA||2004|
|Psy.D. Doctorate in Psychology in Marital and Family Therapy||Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles, CA||2018|
|Subcommittee Member||LGBTQI2-S UREP(Underrepresented Ethnic Populations)|
|LMFT #79587, California|
|Childhood and Developmental Disorders||General Expertise|
|Diversity||Community Mental Health|
|Family Violence||Child Abuse|
|Dependent Adult Abuse|
|Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)|
|Marriage & Family||General Expertise|
|Mood Disorders||General Expertise|
|Sexuality/Gender Issues||Gender Identity|
|Therapeutic/Theoretical Orientation||General Expertise|
|National Pathways to Adulthood, Conference workshop: “Building Supportive and Durable connections for LGBTQ Youth”||Philadelphia PA||2014|
|California Alliance of Child and Family Services, Conference workshop: “The RISE Project at the Los Angeles LGBT Center”||Dana Point, CA||2014|
|EDGY Embracing the Diversity of GLBTQ Youth and Families, Conference workshop: “Have You Heard What They’ve Said? Stories from the field and best practice solutions”||, Los Angeles CA||2014|
|Models of Pride, Conference workshop: “Shame or Necessity? Negotiating Multiple Identities in Heterosexual Spaces”||Los Angeles CA||2014|
|California State University Los Angeles Guest Lecture- “Understanding and working with the LGBTQ population as a social worker or school counselor”||Los Angeles CA||2015|
|California State University Northridge Guest Lecture- “The impact of bias on underserved and under identified populations”||Northridge, CA||2015|
|Pacific Oaks College Guest Lecture- “Latino Family Systems, Latino psychology, and the LGBT client"||Pasadena, CA||2015|
|Pacific Oaks College Guest Lecture “Ed Talk”-In Service and in Support: How the Pacific Oaks Mission Statement and Core Values can support Transgender students”||Pasadena, CA||2015|
|California State Dominguez Hills Guest Lecture- “Developing and Building Empathy”||Dominguez Hills, CA||2016|
|California State University Northridge Guest Lecture- “The coming out process and family acceptance”||Northridge, CA||2016|
|California State University Northridge Guest Lecture- “The impact of bias on underserved and under identified populations”||Northridge, CA||2016|
|Pacific Oaks College Guest Lecture- Three Part Series: Meeting the needs of LGBT Students||Pasadena, CA||2016|
|Pacific Oaks College Community Grief and How to Support the LGBTQ Community||Pasadena, CA||2016|
|Pacific Oaks College LGBTQIA Basic Terminology and Understanding||Pasadena, CA||2019|
|Pacific Oaks College Allyship in Action||Pasadena, CA||2019|
|Pacific Oaks College Creating Safe Spaces||Pasadena, CA||2019|
Lisa Phillips, Lisa Parrish, Vida Khavar, Eugenia Rodriguez, America Islas (2016). Los Angeles LGBT Center RISE Care Coordination Services Program Manual. .
|Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), Infancy Childhood and Relationship Enrichment Initial Assessment (ICARE), Commercial Sexual Exploitation – Identification Tool (CSE-IT)|