Jodie E. Gerson, Psy.D. is a psychologist at the Department of Health (DOH) Family Court Liaison Branch (FCLB) at Hawai‘i Youth Correctional Facility and Detention Home (HYCF) working with court-involved youth. She is also the Executive Director of the Hawai‘i Pro Bono Mental Health Center. Dr. Gerson received her Doctor of Psychology at the Hawai’i School of Professional Psychology at Chaminade University of Honolulu, a Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Phoenix, a Masters of Arts in Community Clinical Psychology from the University of New Haven, and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Roger Williams University. She was awarded the Outstanding Graduate in Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from Chaminade University and the Outstanding Student in Psychology from the Hawai‘i Psychological Association. Dr. Gerson has served on many committees and boards, including the Hawai‘i Psychological Association- student representative, child and adolescent committee, diversity committee, and convention committee; American Psychological Association- student representation; American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS). Dr. Gerson is a Certified Expert Trauma Professional and Child Maltreatment. She has worked in the field for over 25 years, focusing on court-involved youth and foster care. Dr. Gerson enjoys spending time with her rescue dogs, scuba diving, cycling, running, and swimming in her free time.