Rebecca Robinson

Assistant Professor
Office: SSB 332
Phone: 907-786-1717


Ph.D. Clinical- Community Psychology with Rural and Indigenous Emphasis (APA-Accredited) 
University of Alaska Anchorage
August 2013
Dissertation: Pathways to Resilience in the Context of Somali Culture and Forced Displacement

Pre- Doctoral Internship (APA- Accredited)
Alaska Psychology Internship Consortium, Alaska Family Medicine Residency
July 2011

M.S. Clinical Psychology
University of Alaska Anchorage
May 2011

B.A. Psychology
University of Alaska Anchorage
May 2008

Teaching Responsibilites

  • Multicultural Psychopathology (M.S. Program)
  • Psychotherapy Internship Seminar (M.S. Program)
  • Applied Research Methods (M.S. Program)
  • Community Psychology (Undergraduate Program)
  • Human Development in Cultural Context (M.S. Program)

Professional and Departmental Service

  • Public Education Campaign Coordinator, Alaska Psychological Association
  • Clinical Training Committee, M.S. Program in Clinical Psychology
  • Contracted Therapist for WWAMI Medical Students
  • Clinical Service Provision to Underserved Populations in Anchorage

Research Interests

  • Multicultural Healing and Clinical-Community Practice
  • Global Health and Resilience Among Marginalized Populations
  • Community Based Participatory Research, Mixed-Methodology, and Photovoice
  • Advocacy and Capacity Building Through Action-Research Projects
  • Constructivism, Contextual Functionalism, and Positive Deviance Research Paradigm


Mckay, J.C., Vasquez, A. R., Chipp, C. L., Ford, T. J., Robinson, R. V., Sharman, D. K., Allen, J. (in press). Divided by miles, connected by purpose: Telepsyhology technology in a graduate training program.  Training & Education in Professional Psychology. TBA

Eldridge, G. D., Robinson, R. V., Corey, S., Brems, C., & Johnson (2012). Ethical challenges in conducting HIV/AIDS research in correctional settings.  Journal of Correctional Health Care, 18, 309-318.

Robinson, R. V. (2011). Honoring history, culture, and context: Narratives of Somali refugee resilience.  The Community Psychologist, 35-37

Brems, C., Boschma-Wynn, R., Dewane, S., Edwards, A., & Robinson, R.V. (2011). Prevention of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: Educational needs in academica. Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 55, 15-37.

Johnson, M. E., Robinson, R. V., Corey, S., Dewane, S. L., Brems, C., Casto, D. (2010). Knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors related to fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. International Journal of Public Health, 55, 627-635.

Brems, C., Boschma-Wynn, R., Dewane, S., Edwards, A., & Robinson, R. V. (2010) Training needs of healthcare providers related to centers for disease control and prevention core competencies for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.  Canadian Journal of Clinical Pharmacology- Fetal Alcohol Research, 17, 405-417.