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