Biography

Dr. Fawn T. Robinson, NCC, ACS, LPC

Assistant Professor, Professional Counseling
Department of Psychology & Counseling, College of Leadership and Social Change

Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision (CACREP-accredited)
Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

M.A., Student Affairs in Higher Education (CACREP-accredited)
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, Slippery Rock, PA        

B.S.B.A, Business Administration-Finance (AACSB-accredited)
Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, PA

 

DR. FAWN T. ROBINSON is a Counselor Educator specializing in Student Affairs and Career Counseling with 18 years of experience in higher education. During her time at Duquesne University, Dr. Robinson was an academic advisor and coordinated the Health Careers Internship Program (HCIP). HCIP provided at-risk adolescents with career, personal, and social development and assistance with high school completion, transition to college, and finding full-time employment. 

Dr. Robinson is an active member of professional counseling organizations and attends and presents at national and regional conferences. Dr. Robinson's clinical experience consists of working with a diverse population in the areas of career, clinical mental health, addictions, and academics. Dr. Robinson is deeply committed to the education and development of students, multiculturalism and social justice, professional counseling identity, contributing to the scholarly work of counseling, and servicing to the community and counseling profession. 

Professional Affiliation 
  • American College Counseling Association (ACCA)
  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)
  • Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD)
  • Chi Sigma Iota Honor International Society (CSI)
  • National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)
  • National Career Development Association (NCDA)
  • North Atlantic Region Association, CE&S (NARACES)
  • Pennsylvania Association of Multicultural Counseling & Development (PAMCD)
  • Pennsylvania Counseling Association (PCA) 
Selected Professional Services
  • President, PAMCD, 2019 - Present
  • Chair, Mentoring Program Committee, AMCD, 2019 - Present
  • Chair, Day of Service Committee, AMCD, 2018 - 2019

 

Publications

Selected Presentations    

Peer-Reviewed

Robinson, F., Taylor, B., Beeko, A., & DuCasse, D.  (2018, November). Life after the classroom: Defining professional counseling identity through professional organizations. Roundtable session presented at the Pennsylvania Counseling Association Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Robinson, F., Gorgacz, J., Sittig, C., & Hixon, K. (2018, April). Complex trauma in children: Addressing the impact of parental incarceration. Education session presented at the American Counseling Association Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Robinson, F., & Taylor, B. (2018, February). Connecting our worlds: Social vs. real life. Education session presented at the American College Counseling Association Conference, Charlotte, NC.

Robinson, F., Gorgacz, J., Sittig, C., & Hixon, K. (2017, November). Traumatic stress in children: Addressing the impact of parent incarceration. Education session presented at the Pennsylvania Counseling Association Conference, King of Prussia, PA.

Tinsley, T., & Robinson, F. (2017, November). Multicultural competent counseling: The journey continues to integrate spiritual, ethical and religious values in counseling. Education session presented at the Pennsylvania Counseling Association Conference, King of Prussia, PA.

Robinson, F. (2017, October). Preparing Counselors-In-Training for Urban Settings. Education session presented at the Association for Counselor Education & Supervision Conference, Chicago, IL.

Smith, A., Robinson, F., & Dennis, B. (2014, September). Shedding light & guiding a way: Supporting African-American graduate students in counseling programs. Round Table session presented at the North Atlantic Region of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Providence, RI.

Robinson, F., Avent, J., & Tello, A. (2014, March). Changes in positional power: Supporting graduate students and junior faculty in maintaining their social justice voice. Education session presented at the American Counseling Association, Honolulu, HI.

Robinson, F., Dennis, B., & Saint-Jean, F. (2013, October). Recruitment and retention of African-Americans in counselor education. Education session presented at the Association for Counselor Education & Supervision Conference, Denver, CO. 

Invited Presentations 

Robinson, F. (2018, December). Counselor Education Leadership. CSI Induction Ceremony presented at Duquesne University, The Department of Counseling, Psychology, and Special Education, Pittsburgh, PA.

Robinson, F. (2018, November). Resume writing. Classroom presentation - MAC 605 - Advanced Counseling Skills presented at Misso Seminary, Graduate School of Counseling, Hatfield, PA.

Robinson, F. (2016, April). Career counseling: Transitioning. Classroom presentation - CDEV 603 - Career Development and Counseling presented at the Slippery Rock University of PA, Counseling and Development Department, Slippery Rock, PA.

Robinson, F. (2016, March). Addictions and career counseling. Classroom presentation - GCNE 651 - Introduction to Addictions Counseling presented at the Duquesne University School of Education, Pittsburgh, PA.

Robinson, F. (2015, October). Black America: Facing the realities of violence impacting the Black community. Education session presented at the Duquesne University School of Nursing Rita M. McGinley Symposium, Pittsburgh, PA.

 

Research Interests

  • Historical Trauma and Racial Oppression of African-Americans
  • In-School and Out-of-School Career Interventions for adolescents and emerging adults
  • Counseling Services for Vulnerable Populations
  • Culturally - Responsive Pedagogy
  • Professional Identity of Professional Counselors

Dr. Robinson is interested in advancing the research knowledge and skills of both Master's and Doctoral level students by collaborating on research projects, research grants, conference proposals, and publications.