College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. John Robbins received his PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy from Florida State University. For the past 18 years has taught in graduate programs in both Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy. Dr. Robbins is serving as Contributing Faculty for the School of School Counseling in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. Along with teaching, Dr. Robbins has served as Director of the TEAM Program (Teaching Excellence through Active Means) is an interactive, group treatment program designed primarily for high risk, school age children and adolescents experiencing a myriad of difficulties, including drug abuse, gang involvement, etc. Dr. Robbins is a Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor mentor for the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. His clinical and research interest is in at-risk adolescents and themes of engagement, as well as effective supervision. Dr. Robbins has over 100 state, national, and international presentations focusing on at-risk adolescents, effective supervision strategies, self-care, working with LGBTQ youth and their families, and suicide prevention. In 2000, he received national acclaim in USA Today for his cutting edge work in the area of integrating spirituality and psychotherapy. His book with the Haworth Press, entitled The Power of Spirituality in Therapy: Integrating Spiritual and Religious Beliefs in Mental Health Practice, was published in 2004.