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Leslie Robinson

Leslie A. Robinson, Ph.D. (Director)
Associate Professor
Psychology Building, Room 334

901.678.1667 (telephone)

901.678.2579 (fax)

Clinical Experience

Before earning her doctorate, Dr. Robinson worked as a School Psychologist in Louisiana for 4 years. This experience contributed to her assessment skills and fundamental interest in the problems of adolescents.  In addition, this background has been helpful to her in designing research projects that mesh well with school settings.

Dr. Robinson interned at the Memphis VAMC, specializing in treatment with medically ill and/or injured veterans. After completing her training, she served from 1990 to 1993 as a Clinical Psychologist in Rehabilitation at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. In that capacity, she served on units specializing in spinal cord injury, head injury, organ transplantation, hip and other surgeries, stroke, and pulmonary illness. In addition, she was on call to respond to physicians who suspected cognitive and/or emotional complications in their patients throughout the hospital. Her responsibilities included conducting brief cognitive screenings, assessments for mood and other disorders, full neuropsychological examinations, and disability evaluations. In addition, she conducted psychotherapy with a wide variety of medical patients. From 1993 – 1999, Dr. Robinson maintained a part-time private practice specializing in therapy with individuals with medical complications.

Dr. Robinson describes her clinical style as primarily cognitive-behavioral , with a touch of existentialism blended in. She has extensive experience with group as well as individual therapy.


3010  Research Methods and Statistics (undergraduate)
7440  Behavioral Medicine I: Psychology in Health Care Settings
7441  Psychology and Medical Illness
7434  Clinical Psychotherapy with Medical Patients
7506  Grantwriting in Psychology
8707  Professional Issues

Please note:  These courses are taught on a rotating basis.  Please check with Dr. Robinson about upcoming courses.

Leslie Robinson, Ph.D., Director
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