Dr. Robinson is a City University of New York trained clinician specializing in psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral treatments for adults, children and adolescents.

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She has worked with a range of diagnoses and life stressors, including:

Anxiety and Mood Disorders in both children and adults
ADHD and Disruptive Behavior
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Trauma
Early childhood (0 – 5) mental health disorders
Long-standing relationship, career and identity concerns in adults

The information below provides a better sense of Dr. Robinson’s professional training and interests.

  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Graduate Center of The City University of New York. Dr. Robinson’s directed study examined the role of advanced cognitive ability on the development of psychological defenses and the understanding and management of emotional experience in school-aged children.
  • B.S. in Hospitality Management from Cornell University
    • Attachment, Self-Regulation, Competency (ARC), treatment for traumatic stress in Children and Adolescents, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center
    • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Individual and Group Treatment for Adolescents, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center
    • Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) Parent-Infant Center, Psychotherapy for Caregivers and Children (ages birth to three), St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center
    • Intensive therapy with adopted children and families, Arleta James, M.S., P.C.C. of the Attachment and Bonding Center of Ohio
    • Motivational Interviewing, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center
    • Trained and certified in the use of the CANS (Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths) mental health assessment, Beth Israel Medical Center
    • Level I training in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy© (DDP) with Daniel Hughes, Ph.D.
    • Level I training in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) with Diana Fosha, Ph.D.
    • Level I training in Theraplay, Marschak Interaction Method with Dafna Lender, LCSW & Rand Coleman, Ph.D.


Child, Adolescent & Adult

  • Mental Health Consultant at Northside Center for Child Development. Assessed the mental health and cognitive development of infants and children (ages 12 months through five years old) through classroom observation, review of the Ages and Stages Questionnaire, and in consultation with teachers and parents. Provided staff and caregivers with interventions to support the mental health of children who presented with atypical development; made recommendations for Early Intervention, Committee on Preschool Special Education, dyadic therapy and family therapy services, where appropriate. Provided short-term parent guidance and family therapy for caregivers.
  • Pre-Doctoral internship at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Child and Family Institute. Provided weekly individual and family outpatient psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults integrating psychodynamic, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral and family systems approaches. Conducted comprehensive psychiatric interviews and determined disposition for new patients. Completed neuropsychological assessments. Provided weekly dyadic therapy for a parent-child dyad with a focus on building a healthy attachment relationship. Conducted family therapy, received intensive family therapy training. Co-facilitated a social skills group for 6 – 8 year olds with disruptive behavior disorders. Worked as part of a multidisciplinary treatment team in a therapeutic high school that emphasizes principles of DBT for treatment of mental health and substance abuse disorders
  • Clinical Psychology Extern at Beth Israel Medical Center. Conducted psychiatric interviews in the Child Outpatient Unit, determining DSM-IV diagnosis, level of risk and disposition under interdisciplinary supervision; wrote comprehensive intake reports. Provided individual and family psychotherapy, integrating psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral and family systems approaches. Co-led social skills group for children aged four to seven years old diagnosed with ADHD. Conducted family therapy, received intensive family therapy training. Conducted psychological assessments, provided feedback regarding the results of the assessment, including treatment and education recommendations.
  • Clinical Psychology Trainee at The Psychological Center, City College, The City University of New York. Provided long-term, individual psychodynamic psychotherapy to adults and children in individual and group modalities. Conducted psycho-diagnostic assessments, wrote integrated test reports and provided feedback. Conducted intake evaluations, determined DSM-IV diagnosis and provided feedback and recommendations.
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • New York State Psychological Association