Dr. Rhoda Olkin has been training clinicians for over thirty years and was a practicing clinician since 1983. She is the coordinator of the Child/Family Track in the PsyD program and teaches the C/FT sections of several classes. She has written three books on the overlap between disability studies and clinical psychology, from a social model and social justice perspective. She is the developer of Disability-Affirmative Therapy and is a frequent presenter and trainer on this topic.
Her research specialities are in disability, chronic illness, diagnosis, and health equity. She takes a nonpathologizing and distributive justice approach in her research.
- Ph.D., University of California Santa Barbara
- B.A., Stanford University
- Observation and Interviewing
- Advanced Psychopathology
- Couple Therapy
- Working with Clients with disabilities
- Theory & Technique: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Research Proposal Design
Dr. Olkin is the author of:
- What psychotherapists should know about disability
- Disability Affirmative Therapy
- Teaching Disability