Personal Information

California School of Professional Psychology

Clinical Psychology

San Francisco Beach St Campus

Founder & Senior Research Fellow Rockway

Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Alliant International University San Francisco
One Beach Street, Suite 100
San Francisco CA 94133-1221

415-955-2121

Courses, Research Interests, Publications

LGBT Couples and Families

Lifespan Human Development and the Family

PhD Research Seminar: Gender Studies & Family Psychology

Couple Therapy

Same-sex couples; gay and lesbian parents and their children; gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender public policy issues; father involvement; high-functioning children and adolescents; couple/family therapy

Green, R.-J. (2012). Gay and lesbian family life: Risk, resilience, and rising expectations. In F. Walsh (Ed.), Normal Family Processes, 4th Edition (pp. 172-195). New York: Guilford.

Brodzinsky, D.M., Green, R.-J., & Katuzny, K. (2012). Adoption by lesbians and gay men: What we know, need to know, and ought to do. In D. M. Brodzinsky & A. Pertman (Eds.), Adoption by lesbians and gay men: A new dimension in family diversity (pp. 233-253). New York: Oxford University Press.

Gotta, G., Green, R.-J., Rothblum, E., Solomon, S., Balsam, K., & Schwartz, P. (2011). Lesbian, gay male, and heterosexual relationships: A comparison of couples in 1975 and 2000. Family Process, 50, 353-376

Rubio, R.J., & Green, R.-J. (2011). Filipino men's roles and their correlates: Development of the Filipino Adherence to Masculinity Expectations Scale. Culture, Society, and Masculinities, 3, 77-102. DOI: 10.31.49/csm.0302.77

Bergman, K., Rubio, R.-J, Green, R.-J., & Padron, E. (2010). Gay men who become fathers via surrogacy: The transition to parenthood. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 6, 111-141 [DOI: 10.1080/15504281003704942].

Green, R.-J., & Mitchell, V. (2008). Gay and lesbian couples in therapy: Minority stress, relational ambiguity, and families of choice. In A.S. Gurman (Ed.), Clinical handbook of couple therapy (4th edition) (pp. 662-680). New York: Guilford Press.

Madsen, P.W.B, & Green, R.-J. (April 28, 2012). Gay adolescent males' effective coping with discrimination. Research poster presented at the annual conference of the Western Psychological Association, Burlingame, CA.

Green, R-J. (May 17, 2012). Same-sex couples: Resilience in the face of personal and political discrimination. Plenary presentation at the annual conference of the American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA), San Francisco, CA

Green, R.-J. (August 4, 2011). Gay and lesbian family psychology: Research, practice, and public policy. In a symposium on "Masters in Family Psychology." American Psychological Association Convention, Washington, D.C.

Green, R-.J. (August 5, 2011). Discussant for Symposium on "Prevalence and reduction of bullying, victimization, and suicide among LGBTQ youth." American Psychological Association Convention, Washington, D.C.

Kuba, S., Green, R.-J., & Giammattei, S.V. (August 6, 2011). Initial educational effectiveness of a comprehensive LGBTQ training certificate. In a Symposium on "Student experiences and expectations of LGBTQ doctoral training," American Psychological Association Convention, Washington, DC

$75,000. Grant from Arcus Foundation to start "Michigan Project for Informed LGBT Public Policy", 2008-2009

$50,000. Grant from Gill Foundation, for "Scientific Accuracy in the News (SAIN) Project", 2006-2007

Academic History and Background

PhD, Clinical Psychology. Minor: Developmental Psychology. Michigan State University, 1975

Postdoctoral Fellow, Family Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester School of Medicine, 1975-1976

BA Psychology, Undergraduate Scholars Program, Case Western Reserve University, 1970

Psychotherapist and Agency Consultant, San Francisco and Berkeley, CA, 1977-2005

Psychologist, California (License #PSY5046. Not renewed because not in clinical practice since June 2005), 1977-2005

Marriage & Family Therapist, California (License #MFC13292. Inactive Status because not in clinical practice since June 2005).

Outstanding Achievement Award from the Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Concerns, American Psychological Association, 2012, 2012

Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions, Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues, (Division 44), American Psychological Association, 2007

Elected to Fellow Status, Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Issues (Division 44 of the American Psychological Association), 2004

Promoted to "Distinguished Professor," California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University, San Francisco, 2004

Award for Distinguished Contributions to Family Systems Research, American Family Therapy Academy (Click here to read biographical article about Dr. Green, written by Dr. Froma Walsh at University of Chicago, for this award), 2001

Award for Outstanding Contributions to Understanding Family Diversity, Division 43 (Society of Family Psychology), American Psychological Association, 1998

Student Association Award for Teaching Cultural Diversity, California School of Professional Psychology, 1996

Elected to Fellow Status, Division 43 (Society of Family Psychology), American Psychological Association, 1995

Approved Supervisor, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, 1990

Elected to Fellow Status, American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy, 1987

Excellence in Teaching Award, California School of Professional Psychology, 1986

Elected to Fellow Status, American Orthopsychiatric Association, 1983

Joseph Wilson Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in Family Psychiatry, University of Rochester School of Medicine, 1974-1975

Psychology Department Award for Outstanding Graduating Senior in Psychology, Case Western Reserve University, 1970

American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy - Member since 1980; Fellow, 1987; Approved Supervisor (1990, completed supervisor update course for renewing approved supervisor status 2009)

California Psychological Association (Member 1978-1998, 2009-present)

Association of Family Therapists of Northern California (member, 1977-present; President, (2002-2004)

American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA). Charter Member (1979). Board of Directors (elected to four terms 1981-1983; 1992-1995; 1995-1998; 2001-2004); Formerly member of the following committees: Research (Chair), Nominations (Chair), Clinical Research Conference Committee (Associate Chair), Annual Program Committee, Cultural Diversity Committee, History Committee, Awards Committee.

Council of Contemporary Families (a family policy organization) - (Member, 1997-present). Founding Committee Member, 1997; Member of Board of Directors: 11/97-10/98.

American Psychological Association - Division 9 (Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues - SPSSI) - Member

American Psychological Association (APA) - Division 17 (Counseling Psychology) - Member

American Psychological Association (APA) - Division 43 (Society of Family Psychology) - Initial Fellow (1995); Former Vice-President for Public Interest and Diversity (elected term 1999-2000); Chair, LGBT Families Committee (1996-1999)

American Psychological Association (APA) - Division 44 (Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues) - Fellow (2004); Former co-chair and member, Public Policy Committee (August 2008 - August 2011)

American Psychological Association (APA) - Division 51 (Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity) - Member

American Psychological Association (APA) - Division 45 (Ethnic Minority Psychology) - Member

Professional Practice and Community Service

California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, San Francisco Campus - Founder & Executive Director, Rockway Institute: A Center for LGBT Psychology & Public Policy., 2006

California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, San Francisco Campus - Associate Director, Clinical Psychology PhD Program, 2003-2006

Consultant for Family Therapy Book Acquisitions, Guilford Publications, New York, NY, 1995-1999

Family Therapy Consultant, Department of Psychiatry PTSD Program, Veteran's Administration Medical Center, San Francisco, 1991-1995

Consultant, AIDS and Families Project, Operation Concern (later known as New Leaf Counseling Services), San Francsico, CA, 1990-1993

California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, San Francisco Campus - Coordinator of Family/Child Psychology Training, 1986-2004

Faculty Member, Mental Research Institute (MRI), Palo Alto, CA, 1982-1983

Co-Founder & Co-Director, Redwood Center Psychology Associates, In., Berkeley and Walnut Creek, 1980-1991

Lecturer, Graduate School of Professional Psychology, John F. Kennedy University, Orinda, CA, 1979-1980

Senior Staff Therapist, The Family Therapy Institute of Marin, San Rafael, CA, 1977

Core Faculty Member, California Graduate School of Family Psychology, San Rafael, CA, 1977-1985

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry and Strong Memorial Hospital, 1975-1976

Psychology Intern, Family Clinic, Department of Psychiatry, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University., 1974-1975

Psychology Intern, Counseling Center, Michigan State University, 1972-1974

Psychology Trainee, Department of Psychology, VA Hospital, Battle Creek, MI, 1970

California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, San Francisco Campus - Distinguished Professor (2004-present); Professor (1998-2004); Associate Professor (1986-1989)

Executive Director (2000-2002); President of the Board (1996-2000); Board Member (1993-1996), Alternative Family Institute, San Francisco and Oakland

Journal of Family Psychology (published by the American Psychological Association). Member, Editorial Board, 1/05-1/07.

Journal of GLBT Family Studies. Member, Editorial Board, 6/2003-present.

Journal of Feminist Family Therapy (Published by Haworth Press). Member, Editorial Board, 1/96-12/00.

The Family Therapy Networker. Member, Advisory Board, 1/95-6/97.

Cultural Diversity & Mental Health (Published by Sage Publications). Member, Editorial Board, 9/94 to 12/98.

Journal of Marital & Family Therapy (published by the American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy). Member, Editorial Board, 9/90-1/07.

Family Process (Published by Blackwell Publishing Group). Member, Editorial Board, 3/90-12/02.

American Journal of Family Therapy. Member, Editorial Board, 1984-88.

American Psychologist (ad hoc reviews)