Jeanette Rodriguez, Ph.D., LMFT

AAMFT Approved Supervisor

Professor, Couples & Family Therapy Professor, Theology & Religious Studies Associate Appointment, Women & Gender Studies

Phone: 206.296.5324



Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Washington, # LF00001228

Licensed Marriage, Family and Child Counselor, California # MFC 22448

AAMFT Approved Supervisor, 2015-2020


Examples of Course Taught:

STMC 5590 Clinical V (Multicultural)

STMC 5560 Clinical VI (Capstone)

STMC 5220 Couples and Family Therapy: Identity and Ethics

STMC 5720  Assessment and Diagnosis 

STMC 5210 Couples and Family Therapy in a Multicultural Context


Selected Publications:

Rodriguez, J. (2017). A Clan Mother’s Call; Reconstructing Haudenosaunee Cultural Memory, New York: SUNY Press.

Rodriguez, J., & Fortier, T. (2007). Cultural memory: Resistance, faith and identity. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press.

Rodriguez, J. (1996). Stories we live Cuentos que vivimos: Hispanic women’s spirituality. Paulist Press, Madeleva.

Rodriguez, J. (1994). Our lady of Guadalupe:  Faith and empowerment among Mexican-American women. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press.


Selected Conference Presentations

Eppler, C., & Rodriguez, J. (2018, March). The Culturally Conscious Leader. American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Leadership Symposium. Seattle, WA.

Eppler, C., & Rodriguez, J. (2016, September). Using Creative Assessments to Promote Social Justice. American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy National Conference. Indianapolis, IN.

Rodriguez, J. (2014, November). Changing water into wine: A poor church for the poor. Keynote lecture for the Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture at Seattle University. Seattle, WA.

Rodriguez, J. (2014, September). Lumen gentium among the sensus fidelium. International Conference; Lumen Gentium; 50 Years after Vatican II held at Duquesne University. Pittsburgh, PA.

Rodriguez, J. (2014, June). When the clan others stand: The challenge and promise of interreligious dialogue. Presented for the National Association of Women in Catholic Higher Education. Seattle, WA.

Rodriguez, J. (2014, April). The good, the true, and the beautiful: Latina theology and its evocative glimpses. Presented for the Women’s Studies in Religion Hosts under the Graduate Theological Union. Berkeley, CA. 


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Experience:

1995–present: Individual, Marriage & Family Therapist in small private practice servicing monolingual and bilingual Latinos/as primarily. Co-therapist in CODA and Anger Intensive Weekends. Consultant and Trainer for monolingual Spanish speaking communities in areas of leadership, communication enhancement, family systems and development

May 1989 –June 1990: Bilingual Family Counseling Services, Ontario, California, working with cases of drug and alcohol addictions, parenting classes, adult children of dysfunctional families, couples and family therapy, court-referred cases for drug therapy, survivors of incest and sexual abuse, and co-dependency groups

August 1985–May 1986: Highland Sexual Assault Center, Highland County Hospital, Oakland, California - Clinical on-call social worker, psychological assessment and treatment of rape survivors

October 1982–February 1986 La Clinica de la Raza. Clinical experience, CA as individual, marriage, and family therapist, working with cases of COA, child abuse, drug and alcohol addictions, women in transition, bilingual/acculturation issues, domestic violence.


Selected Funded Grants

Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture, course development grant ($5,000), 2013

College of Arts and Sciences dean’s research fellowship ($7,000), 2013

Summer Faculty Fellowship, Seattle University ($7,000), 2010

Endowed Mission Fund for Faculty Development, Mexico Immersion: Faculty Seminar. Seattle University ($13,000), 2008


Selected Awards and Honors

Awarded the Louis Gaffney Chair for 2016-2018

The Reverend Louis Gaffney Chair, made possible by the Jesuit community at Seattle University, promotes issues related to the Jesuit commitment to faith that does justice and supports the Jesuit ideal of teaching.

The Virgilio Elizondo Award for Distinguished Achievement in Theology, June 2014.

Presented by ACHTUS (Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States.