Emil Rodolfa

Emil Rodolfa | Distinguished Professor

  • California School of Professional Psychology

  • Clinical Psychology (PsyD)
  • Sacramento Campus

Research Interests

Psychology Education and Training
Professional Competency and Competency Assessment
Ethics and Legal Issues in Practice
Supervision

Biography

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.

Education

  • M.S. Major: Educational Psychology-emphasis in behavioral research and design. California State University-Hayward, 1978
  • M.S. Major: Counseling-emphasis in clinical counseling. California State University-Hayward, 1977
  • B.A. Major: Psychology. Minor: Sociology. San Jose State University, 1976, President's Scholar
  • Ph.D. Major: Counseling Psychology. Minor: Clinical PsychologyTexas A&M University, 1981. APA accredited. Internship: University of Iowa Counseling Services, 1980-1981. APA accredited.

Courses

  • Abnormal Psychology, Treatment of Sexual Disorders, Human Sexuality, Group process and procedures, Pre-Practicum, Legal and Ethical Issues, Short-Term Psychotherapy, Clinical Psychology, Supervision, Communication and Counseling Skills for Medical Students, Peer Counseling for Domestic Violence Survivors

Honors

  • Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards Norma Simon Award
  • Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies Helen Roehlke Distinguished Service Award
  • American Psychological Association's Division of Counseling Psychology John D. Black Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Practice of Counseling Psychology
  • University of California, Davis Principles of Community Diversity Award
  • Organization of Counseling Center Directors in Higher Education Excellence in Leadership Award
  • Counsel of Chairs of Training Councils Paul Nelson Award
  • American Psychological Association Board of Educational Affairs Educational Advocacy Award for contributions to the Garrett Lee Smith (Campus Care Act) Federal Legislation
  • Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors Lifetime Achievement Award
  • American Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Contributions of Applications of Psychology to Education and Training

Publications

2014

Owen, J., Quirk, K., & Rodolfa, E. (2013). Selecting Graduate Students: Doctoral Porgram and Internship Admissions. In Johnson, B. and Kaslow, N. (eds) Oxford Handbook of Education and Training in Professional Psychology. In press

2012

Owen, J., Thomas, L., & Rodolfa, E. (2012) Stigma for seeking therapy: Self-stigma, social stigma, and therapeutic processes. The Counseling Psychologist, DOI: 0011000012459365

2012

Owen, J., Hilsenroth, M., Rodolfa, E., (2012). Interaction among Alliance, Psychodynamic-Interpersonal, and Cognitive-Behavioral Techniques in the Prediction of Post-Session Change. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, DOI: 10.1002/cpp.1792

2012

Foo-Kune, N. & Rodolfa, E. (2012). Putting the Benchmarks into Practice: Multiculturally Competent Supervisors - Effective Supervision. The Counseling Psychologist, DOI: 0011000012453944

2012

Owen, J., Quirk., Hilsenroth, M., Rodolfa, E. (2012) Working through: In-session processes that promote between session thoughts and activities. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 59, 161-167.

2012

Owen J., Imel., Z., Adelson, J., & Rodolfa, E., (2012) 'No-Show': Therapist racial/ethnic disparities in client unilateral termination. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 59, 314-320.

2012

Schaffer, J., Rodolfa, E., & Owens, J. Lipkins, R., Webb, C., & Horn, J. (2012) The Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology: New Data - Practical Implications. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 6, 1-7.

2012

Schaffer, J., Rodolfa, E., & Owens, J. Lipkins, R., Webb, C., & Horn, J. (2012) The Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology: New Data - Practical Implications. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 6, 1-7.

2012

Owen, J., Reese, R., Quirk, K., & Rodolfa, E. (2012) Alliance in action: A new measure of clients perceptions of therapists alliance activity. Psychotherapy, DOI:10.1080/10503307.2012.731088

2011

Owen, J., Leach, M., Wampold, B., Rodolfa, E., (2011) Multicultural approaches in psychotherapy: A rejoinder. Journal of Counseling Psychology. 58, 22-26.

2011

Owen, J., Tao, K., Leach, M., & Rodolfa, E. (2011) Clients' Perceptions of their Psychotherapists' Multicultural Orientation. Psychotherapy, 48, 274-282

2011

Owen, J., Leach, M., Wampold, B., Rodolfa, E., (2011) Client and Therapist Variability in Clients' Perceptions of their therapists Multicultural Competence. Journal of Counseling Psychology. 58, 1-9

2011

Bieschke ,K., Bell , D., Davis, III , C., Hatcher , R., Peterson , R., & Rodolfa, E. (2011) Forests, Grazing Areas, Water Supplies, and the Internship Imbalance Problem: Redefining the Paradigm to Implement Effective Change. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 5 123-125.

2011

Schaffer, J., & Rodolfa, E. (2011) Intended and Unintended Consequences of Practicum Experience Counting for Licensure. Training and Education in Professional Psychology. 5, 222-228.

2011

Tracy, E., Bucchianeri, M., Rodolfa, E. (2011) Intern hours revisited: Further evidence for a national standard. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 5, 97-101

2011

Schaffer, J., & Rodolfa, E. (2011) A Synthesis of Competency Initiatives in Professional Psychology: What's the Next Step. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, Revision Submitted.

2011

Owen, J., Imel, Z., Tao, K. T., Wampold, B. W., Smith, A. A., & Rodolfa, E. (2011). Cultural ruptures in short-term therapy: Working alliance as a mediator between clients' perceptions of microaggressions and therapy outcomes. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 11, 204-211

2010

Owen, J., Tao, K., & Rodolfa, E., (2010) Microaggression and Women in Short-term psychotherapy: Initial Evidence. The Counseling Psychologist, 38 (7), 923-946.

2010

Wise, E., Strum, C., Nutt, R. Rodolfa, E., Schaffer, J., Webb, C. (2010) Life-Long Learning for Psychologists: Current Status and a Vision for the Future. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 41, 288-297.

2010

Goodyear, R., & Rodolfa, E., (2010) Negotiating the Complex Ethical Terrain of Clinical Supervision. In Knapp, Handbook on Ethics in Psychology.

2010

Cornish, J., Schreier, B., Nadkarni, L., Metzger, L., Rodolfa, E. (Editors) (2010) Handbook of Multicultural Competencies. John Wiley and Sons: Hoboken, NJ.

2010

Schaffer, J., DeMers, S., & Rodolfa, E. (2010). The history of psychology licensing in the United States. In Norcross, J., Vandenbos, G., Freedhem, G. History of Psychotherapy. Washington, DC: APA

2010

Rodolfa, E., Schaffer, J.& Webb, C. (2010) Continuing Education: The Path to Life-Long Competence? Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 41, 295-297.

2009

Kaslow, N. J., Grus, C. L., Campbell, L. F., Fouad, N. A., Hatcher, R. L. & Rodolfa, E. R. (2009). Competency assessment toolkit for professional psychology. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 3(4, Suppl), S27-S45.

2009

Owen, J., & Rodolfa, E. (2009) Prevention through Connection: Creating a campus Climate of Care. Planning in Higher Education, 37, 26-33

2008

Owen, J., Smith, A., & Rodolfa, E (2008). Clients' Expected Number of Counseling Sessions, Treatment Effectiveness, and Termination Status: Using Empirical Evidence to Inform Session Limit Policies. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 23-2, 118-134.

2008

Johnson, B., Forrest, L., Elman, N., Robiner, W., Rodolfa, E, Schaffer, J. (2008) Addressing Professional Competence Problems in Trainees: Some Ethical Considerations. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 39, 589-599.

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