Professional Competency and Competency Assessment
Ethics and Legal Issues in Practice
Emil Rodolfa, Ph.D. is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Alliant International University's California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) in Sacramento. He has taught Ethics, Intro to Psychotherapy, Supervision, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, the four Dissertation Course sequence, Psychopathology and practicum group supervision.
He facilitates a Research Lab exploring psychology education and training issues. Topics that have been investigated include 1) factors influencing publication of a student's dissertation, 2) telesupervision, 3) the impostor syndrome, and 4) training in suicide assessment and intervention.
Dr. Rodolfa is professionally active. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB). He is the founding editor of the APPIC-APA journal, Training and Education in Professional Psychology and a Past-President of the State of California Board of Psychology. Rodolfa has served as a President of ASPPB, Chair of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC), Chair of the Council of Chairs of Training Councils (CCTC), President of the Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies (ACCTA), and a member of the governing board of the Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD). Currently he is the Chair of the ASPPB Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology Step 2 (EPPP Part 2) Implementation Task Force and a member of the APA Commission on Accreditation (CoA).
Dr. Rodolfa has co-authored and edited 3 books, written a number of book chapters and numerous articles on education, training, and competency. He has received many professional acknowledgments for his contributions to psychology education and training including APA's Award for Distinguished Contributions of the Applications of Psychology to Education and Training and the APA Presidential Citation.
In his spare time Dr. Rodolfa enjoys spending time with his family, playing horseshoes, and BBQing (some might call it grilling) at his cabin in the Sierra Nevada mountains.