Dr. Kathy Rodriguez
B.A., M.A.O.T., M.A.R., Ph.D.
B.A.- Taylor University; M.A.O.T.- Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; M.A.R.- Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; Ph.D.- The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
“The thing you need the most is the thing you fear the most.” –Michael Dye, The Genesis Process
Where I come from
I have been teaching psychology and counseling classes at both Multnomah and the seminary as an adjunct professor for two years. In the Fall of 2011, I assumed a ¾-time faculty position teaching in the Masters in Counseling program, select undergrad psychology courses, counseling courses for the seminary and offering counseling services for seminary students. Prior to teaching at Multnomah, I have taught psychology classes at Mt. Hood Community College and Oregon College of Ministry.
I have has a passion for integration of theology and psychology, seeing people experience God’s emotional wholeness, and unfolding God’s discipleship process through teaching and mentoring. Summed up: I like to grow and to take others on the journey with me!
During my eleven years in the Army, I discovered my gifting and enjoyment of teaching while delivering security lectures in Germany. My husband and I were actually saved in a military chapel in Germany shortly after I finished my B.S. degree with Excelsior College. At this point, God changed my whole life focus and fulfilled my dream of a graduate education in psychology—but from a God-centered worldview. After graduating with both a Masters and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Western Seminary in 1988, I continued in private practice until 2001, becoming a Licensed Psychologist in January 1992. In 2001, God fulfilled another dream by calling me to be a psychologist on a church staff. I was an associate pastor over East Hill Church’s Restoration program for over nine years, teaching addiction recovery and healing classes in Oregon, across the US, and ministering internationally in Croatia, Ireland and Capetown, South Africa. From this broad platform of over 25 years of counseling experience, I desire to inspire pastoral and counseling students to work in the unity of team effort to shepherd, disciple, and heal God’s church here on earth.