Rebecca Robinson

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


  • Ph.D., Clinical/Community Psychology, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2013
  • M.S., Clinical Psychology, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2011
  • B.A., Psychology, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2008

Teaching Responsibilities

  • 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

  • UAA/UAF Ph.D. Program in Clinical/Community Psychology, Cultural Committee
  • UAA, Diversity Action Council
  • UAA, Behavioral Sciences Conference of the North Planning Committee
  • UAA, MS Clinical Psychology Training Committee
  • WWAMI Medical School, Clinical Service Provision
  • Pro-Bono Clinical Service Provision, Refugee/Immigrant Populations in Anchorage
  • International Community Psychology Committee, APA Division #27 (SCRA)

Research Interests

  • Mixed Methodology, Visual Elicitation Strategies and Participatory Action Research
  • Risk and Resilience Among Marginalized Populations
  • Refugee/Immigrant Health and Wellbeing


Robinson, R.V., & Ballard, M. L. (2014) Conducting needs assessment in a developing country: Observations by students in the Egyptian community-Commentary. The Community Psychologist,

Robinson, R. V. (2013). Pathways to resilience in the context of Somali culture and forced displacement. (Order No. 3591705, University of Alaska Anchorage). ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, 168. Retrieved from (143484756).

Mckay, J.C., Vasquez, A. R., Chipp, C. L., Ford, T. J., Robinson, R. V., Sharman, D. K., Allen, J. (2013). Divided by miles, connected by purpose: Telepsyhology technology in a graduate training program.  Training & Education in Professional Psychology, 7(3), 166-173.

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.

Sandberg, K. L., Barrera, A. M., & Robinson, R. V. (2010). Precious [Review of the motion picture Precious] (dir. Lee Daniels). Journal of Feminist Family Therapy, 22, 329-332.

Barrera, A. M., & Robinson, R. V. (2009) Slumdog Millionaire [Review of the motion picture Slumdog Millionaire] (dirs. Danny Boyle and Loveleen Tandan). Journal of Feminist Family Therapy, 21, 298-303.

Robinson, R. V., & Lampman, C. (2009) Rates and correlates of postpartum depression in Alaska. Alaska Medicine, 51, 42-43.