Rhoda Olkin, PhD, is a distinguished professor at the California School of Professional Psychology. She is a graduate of Stanford University and the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has been teaching and researching about disability for over 30 years and had a clinical practice working with clients with chronic conditions or disabilities. She is the author of the well-received What Psychotherapists Should Know About Disability; Disability-Affirmative Therapy: A Case Formulation Template for Your Clients with Disabilities; and Teaching Disability: Practical Activities for In-class and Homework.

Dr. Olkin is a polio survivor and mother of two.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Rhoda Olkin has employment relationships with Alliant International University and the Institute on Disability and Health Psychology. She receives royalties as a published author. Dr. Olkin receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Dr. Rhoda Olkin is a member of the American and California Associations for Marital and Family Therapy, the American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Psychologists and Social Workers, the American Association of University Professors, the American Counseling Association, and others. For a complete list, please contact info@pesi.com.