Rockway Institute Staff
Robert-Jay Green, PhD is the Founder and Executive Director of the Rockway Institute. He also is Distinguished Professor in the Clinical Psychology PhD Program, California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University—the nation's largest nonprofit training institution for doctoral-level clinical psychologists.
Among his over 70 publications are two co-edited books: R.-J. Green & J. L. Framo (Eds.), Family Therapy: Major Contributions (New York: International Universities Press, 1981); and J. Laird & R.-J. Green (Eds.), Lesbians and Gays in Couples and Families (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass/Wiley, 1996). His 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.
Dr. Green previously served as Executive Director and President of the board of the nonprofit 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).
In 1998, Dr. 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. Most recently, in 2007, he received the award for "Distinguished Professional Contribution" from the Society for the Psychological Study of LGBT Issues -- Division 44 of the American Psychological Association.
Dr. Green has served on the editorial advisory boards of Journal of Family Psychology, 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.
For further information and a selected list of publications, visit Dr. Green's faculty profile.