Dr. Rodriguez received his Ph.D. in 2006 from the combined program in Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychology at Utah State University. He completed an APA approved per-doctoral internship at Patton State Hospital (PSH) before joining PSH as a staff member in 2006. His primary job consists of providing clinical/forensic psychological services to individuals with severe mental illness who have been criminally adjudicated and committed to a psychiatric hospital for treatment. Dr. Rodriguez has a strong interest in psychotherapy, assessment, and forensic psychology. He uses an integrative approach in his work with clients, with client-centered theory providing the foundation for integrating other theoretical approaches and techniques. He also has a strong interest in ethnic minority mental health issues, with special emphasis on the relation between acculturation and mental health. When not working, Dr. Rodriguez enjoys watching sports, watching films, fishing, and spending time with his family.