Gena Castro Rodriguez, PsyD

Gena Rodriguez

Gena Castro Rodriguez, PsyD – Conference
Assistant Professor, University of San Francisco
Director of Survivor Policy, Research and Training Center, San Francisco, CA

Gena Castro Rodriguez is a psychologist and licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice, adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco and former Chief of the Victim Services Division for the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office. She has expertise in trauma, victims of crime, the juvenile and criminal justice system, and community mental health. Dr. Castro Rodriguez has held leadership roles in non-profit and government services for twenty years and has developed many successful programs, policies, and legislation to increase access and engagement in mental health and trauma recovery services nationally and internationally. She is currently a clinician and national consultant providing training and consolation in the areas of victim of crime cases, services and policy, trauma and mental health, violence prevention and criminal justice reform.

Dr. Castro Rodriguez received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Sacramento State University, a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco, and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the California Institute for Integral Studies. Dr. Castro Rodriguez completed her doctoral internship at the San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group Clinic. Her research interests include the areas of interpersonal trauma, the cycle of violence, delinquency and criminal behavior, victimology, gender responsive strategies and secondary trauma. Dr. Castro Rodriguez has taught at the University of San Francisco graduate counseling psychology program for eight years and teaches Trauma and Crisis among other courses.