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W. LaVome Robinson

  • Professor, Clinical Psychology
  • ​​​PhD​​​       
  • Psychology
  • (773) 325-4260
  • ​​​​​Byrne Hall, Room 515​ 
BA Psychology, University Of Georgia, 1975
MS Psychology, University Of Georgia, 1977
PhD Psychology & Public Administration, University Of Georgia, 1980

Major Areas of Interest
  • Minority mental health
  • Health promotion
  • Adolescent risk and protective factors
  • Adolescent violence and depression prevention
  • School-based interventions
Representative Sample of Publications
Robinson, W.L., Harper, G., Schoney, M. (2003). Reducing substance use among African-American adolescents: Effectiveness of school-based health centers, Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 10(4), 491-504.

McIntosh, J., Jason, L., Robinson, W.L., & Brzezinski, L., (Eds.) (2004). Multiculturalism and Primary Prevention: Toward a new primary prevention culture (Spec.Iss.). Journal of Primary Prevention, 25(1).

Paxton, K., Robinson, W.L., Shah, S., & Schoeny, M. (2004). Psychological distress for African-American adolescent males: Exposure to community violence and social support as factors. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 34(4), 281-295.

Paxton, K. & Robinson, W.L. (in press). Depressive symptoms, gender and sexual risk behavior among African American adolescents: Implications for prevention and intervention. Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community.​​

Professional Associations

American Psychological Association, Fellow

APA Division 45 (Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race), Fellow

APA Division 27 (Society for Community Research and Action), Fellow

APA Division 12 (Clinical Psychology), Fellow​