Wright Institute Commencement

Wright Institute 2013 Commencement

Date: Sunday, June 9, 2013
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Location: Scottish Rite Center, Oakland, CA (http://oakland-scottishrite.org)
Directions: http://oakland-scottishrite.org/Directions.aspx
Guest Speaker: Emil R. Rodolfa, Ph.D.

Dr. Emil Rodolfa is a Professor of Psychology at California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP), Sacramento. Prior to joining the faculty at CSPP, he was the Director of the University of California, Davis Counseling and Psychological Services. He worked at UC Davis for 25 years and he was on staff at Humboldt State University Counseling and Psychological Services for 7 years. He received his Ph.D. in 1981 from Texas A&M University and completed his internship at the University of Iowa.

A Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), Dr. Rodolfa is the founding editor of Training and Education in Professional Psychology. He is a Past-President of the State of California Board of Psychology (BOP), serving on the BOP for ten years. Dr. Rodolfa has also served as a President of the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB), a Chair of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC), a Chair of the Council of Chairs of Training Councils (CCTC), and a member of the governing board of the Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD). Currently he is a member of the APA Commission on Accreditation and Chair of the ASPPB Assessment of Competency Task Force.

Dr. Rodolfa received the Distinguished Contributions of Applications of Psychology to Education and Training Award from the APA; the ASPPB Norma Simon Award for distinguished contributions to psychology licensure on a national level; the Lifetime Achievement Award from the AUCCCD; the John D. Black Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Practice of Counseling Psychology from the APA Society of Counseling Psychology; the Educational Advocacy Distinguished Service Award from the APA Board of Educational Affairs; and the Paul Nelson Award from the Council of Chairs of Psychology Training Councils for his distinguished contributions to enhance communication between training councils. His interests include ethical and legal issues, supervision and training, college student mental health and the treatment of anxiety and depression.