Speaker: Dr. Rodriguez

Time: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m., 25 October, 2019

Venue: #1113 Wangkezhen Building, Peking University

Abstract: Traditional in-person psychotherapies are incapable of addressing mental health needs globally. Fundamentally new approaches are needed to increase access to effective mental health care in an economic, feasible, and scalable manner. Peer-counseling and computer-based interventions represent promising strategies for creating large-scale initiatives that lead to declines in mental illness globally. Dr. Rodriguez’s seminar will provide insights into opportunities and limitations of these solutions.

Bio: Dr. Rodriguez is clinical director of the Boston Child Study Center – Los Angeles. He is also Assistant Professor of Psychology at Pitzer College, a member of the Claremont Colleges. Dr. Rodriguez, was born in California, grew up in Mexico, studied in Germany, lived in China for 9 years, and has traveled to more than 70 countries. He was educated at Peking University (Masters), Duke University (PhD) and Harvard Medical School (doctoral internship). As a clinician, Dr. specializes in delivering Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). As a consultant, Dr. Rodriguez works for Behavioral Tech and has co-led DBT trainings for mental health professionals in Australia, China, Mexico, Nepal and the United States. As a scholar, Dr. Rodriguez has published dozens of peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and made more than 50 presentations at professional conferences in the US and internationally.

Host: Dr. Xinghua Liu