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W. LaVome Robinson

  • lrobinso@depaul.edu
  • Professor, Clinical Psychology
  • ​​​PhD​​​       
  • Psychology
  • (773) 325-4260
  • ​​​​​Byrne Hall, Room 515​ 
Education 
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 for African American youth
  • African American youth risk and protective factors
  • Violence and suicide prevention for African American youth
  • School-based interventions
Representative Sample of Publications

Robinson, W. L. (2017, June 1). Preparing African American youth to be tomorrow’s leaders: Protecting our democracy [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://action.tumblr.com/post/161327116105/in-partnership-with-san-diego-state-university

Robinson, W. L., Droege, J., Hipwell, A. E., Stepp, S. D., & Keenan, K. (2016). Brief report: Suicidal ideation in adolescent girls: Impact of race. Journal of Adolescence, 53, 16-20.

Robinson, W. L., Case, M. H., Whipple, C. R., Gooden, A. S., Lopez-Tamayo, R., Lambert, S. F., & Jason, L. A. (2016). Culturally-grounded stress reduction and suicide prevention for African American adolescents. Practice Innovations.

Robinson, W. L., Brown, M., Beasley, C. R., & Jason, L. A. (2016). Advancing prevention intervention from theory to application: Challenges and contributions of community psychology. In M.A. Bond, I. Serrano-Garcia, & C. Keys (Eds.). Handbook of Community Psychology, Volume 2 (pp. 193-213). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Robinson, W. L., Droege, J. R., Case, M. H., & Jason, L. A. (2015). Reducing Stress and Preventing Anxiety in African American Adolescents: A Culturally-Grounded Approach. Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice, 6(2).

Lambert, S. F., Robinson, L. W., & Ialongo, N. S. (2013). The role of perfectionism in the link between perceived racial discrimination and African American adolescents’ depressive symptoms. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 1(11). doi 10.1007/s10802-013-9814-0

Robinson, W.L., Paxton, K.C. & Jonen, L.P. (2011). Pathways to aggression and violence among African American adolescent males: The influence of normative beliefs, neighborhood, and depressive symptomatology [Special Issue]. Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community, 39(2). PMID: 21480031

Robinson, W.L., Richards, M. & Boyce, C.A. (Eds.). (2011). Youth violence: Innovative pathways for understanding and prevention [Special Issue]. Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community, 39(2).

Hammack, P.L., Robinson, W.L., Crawford, I., & Li, S.T. (2004). Poverty and depressed mood among urban African-American adolescents: A family stress perspective. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 13(3), 309-323.

Paxton, K.C., 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. PMID: 15039602

Robinson, W.L., Harper, G.W. & Schoeny, M.E. (2003). Reducing substance use among African-American adolescents: Effectiveness of school-based health centers. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 10(4), 491-504.

Case, M. H. & Robinson, W. L. (2003). Interventions with ethnic minority populations: The legacy and promise of community psychology. In G. Bernal, J.E. Trimble, A. K. Burlew, & T.L. Leong (Eds.), Handbook of racial ethnic minority psychology (pp. 573-590). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Robinson, W.L., Harper, G.W. & Schoeny, M.E. (2003). Reducing substance use among African-American adolescents: Effectiveness of school-based health centers. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 10(4), 491-504.

Harper, G.W. & Robinson, W.L. (1999). Pathways to risk among inner-city African-American adolescent females: The influence of gang membership. American Journal of Community Psychology, 27(3), 383-404.

Professional Associations

American Psychological Association (APA), 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​

American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP), Diplomat

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