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Eugenia Rodriguez



Eugenia Rodriguez

Administrative Faculty

  • Roles:

  • Coordinator, Latinx Family Studies

  • Coordinator, LGBTQIA+ Studies

  • Chair, Faculty Council

  • Co-Chair Adjunct Committee

  • Member, Curriculum Review

  • Member, Faculty Development

  • Campus:
  • Pasadena
  • Online
  • San Jose
Cultural & Family Psychology
Pacific Oaks College
Address Map of 45 W Eureka Street Pasadena CA 91103
45 W Eureka Street
Pasadena, CA 91103
Office Phone

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 and LGBTQIA+ Studies program.

Education History
Degree Institution Year
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
Professional Memberships
Role Organization
Subcommittee Member LGBTQI2-S UREP(Underrepresented Ethnic Populations)
LMFT #79587, California
Areas of Expertise
Area Expertise
Childhood and Developmental Disorders General Expertise
Diversity Community Mental Health
Cultural Issues
Culture-centered Pedagogy
Diversity Issues
Immigration/Immigrant Issues
Multicultural Training
Family Violence Child Abuse
Dependent Adult Abuse
Elder Abuse
Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)
Sexual Abuse
General Expertise
Homelessness LGBTQ Youth
Marriage & Family General Expertise
Mood Disorders General Expertise
Psychology General Expertise
Sexuality/Gender Issues Gender Identity
General Expertise
General Expertise
Social Justice LGBTQIA
Therapeutic/Theoretical Orientation General Expertise
General Expertise
Trauma TF-CBT
Title Location Date
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
5th Annual the National Latino Leadership Conference: Panel Moderator- Latinx LGBTQ+: Living Authentically Los Angeles, CA 2019
Leading for Equity in collaboration with Community Health Councils (CHC): Practicing Cultural Competence/Trauma Informed Approaches: Promoviendo Salud y Bienestar Para Personas LGBT Los Angeles, CA 2019
Casey Family Program: Latinx History and Culture Los Angeles, CA 2019
Casey Family Program: Latinx Psychology Los Angeles 2019
Liberation Psychology El Salvador Intercambio: Empatía/Empathy San Salvador, El Salvador 2019
Pueblo Nuevo: LGBTQIA+: Basic terminology, understanding bias and tools to work with client’s and families. East Los Angeles, CA 2020
TCS Globe Talk: Empathy & Liberation Psychology: A Perspective from El Salvador Pasadena, CA 2020

Lisa Phillips, Lisa Parrish, Vida Khavar, Eugenia Rodriguez, America Islas (2016). Los Angeles LGBT Center RISE Care Coordination Services Program Manual. .


Cassandra Morrison. (2020). I’m on TV!. Retrieved from

Blake Pinto. (2020). Roundtable Q&A: Cultural exploration. Retrieved from

Pacific Oaks College. (2020). Resources for LGBTQIA+ education, history, and awareness. Retrieved from

Rebecca Koch. (2020). Helping your LGBTQIA+ child, and yourself, when they come out. Retrieved from

Professional Skills
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), Infancy Childhood and Relationship Enrichment Initial Assessment (ICARE), Commercial Sexual Exploitation – Identification Tool (CSE-IT)
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