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Robert-Jay Green, Ph.D is the Founder and Executive Director of the Rockway Institute, and is the Distinguished Professor in the Clinical Psychology PhD Program at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University.
Green's main areas of research over the last 30 years have included gay and lesbian couples and families; male gender role socialization; the measurement of couple and family relationship processes; multicultural issues in family functioning; the impact of family relations on children’s academic achievement; and couple and family therapy.
Green previously served as Executive Director and President of the board of the non-profit Alternative Family Institute in San Francisco (the nation’s first counseling center exclusively devoted to LGBT couple and family issues) and as Founder and Co-Director of Redwood Center Psychology Associates in Berkeley (one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s leading couple and family therapy training centers).
Green was recognized in August 2007 for his distinguished professional contributions by the Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues - Division 44 of the American Psychological Association. In 1998, Green received the award for Significant Contributions to the Study of Family Diversity from the Division of Family Psychology, American Psychological Association. He also received the 2001 award for Distinguished Contributions to Family Systems Research from the American Family Therapy Academy. He was one of the founding committee members and continues as a senior research scholar of the Council on Contemporary Families.
Green has served on the editorial advisory boards of the Journal of Family Psychology, the Journal of Marital & Family Therapy, Family Process, Journal of Feminist Family Therapy, Cultural Diversity and Mental Health, Journal of GLBT Family Studies, and American Journal of Family Therapy. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. He previously served four elected terms on the Board of Directors of the American Family Therapy Academy and served a term as Vice-President of the American Psychological Association’s Division of Family Psychology.
Among his over 70 publications are two co-edited books:
- With J. L. Framo. (Eds.), Family Therapy: Major Contributions (New York: International Universities Press, 1981)
- With J. Laird. (Eds.), Lesbians and Gays in Couples and Families (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass/Wiley, 1996).
- Dr. Green’s website.
- "Therapeutic Alliance, Focus, and Formulation: Thinking Beyond the Traditional Therapy Orientations," by Robert-Jay Green, PhD, 2004.
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