Paul M. Robins, PhD

Paul M. Robins, PhD, is the director of the Psychology Internship Program, and a psychologist in the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopment Disabilities Fellowship Program at CHOP.

Areas of Expertise: Chronic illness and family coping, Functional disorders, Secondary traumatic stress, Training
Locations: Psychiatry and Behavioral Science in University City, PA
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Education and Training

    Internship

    The Children's Hospital of Michigan, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Detroit, Mich.

    Undergraduate Degree

    BA, Psychology - Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI

    Graduate Degree

    MA, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
    PhD, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Director, Psychology Internship Program

    Clinic Director, The Family Stress and Illness Program

    Professor of Clinical Psychology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Departments and Services
  • Research Interests

    Chronic abdominal pain
    Secondary traumatic stress

  • Awards and Honors

    2009-15, Education Leadership Conference Invitee, American Psychological Association

    2015, Cynthia D. Belar Education Advocacy Distinguished Service Award, American Psychological Association, Board of Educational Affairs

    2014, Diane Willis Award, Society of Pediatric Psychology, American Psychological Association (awarded for most impactful article appearing in Journal of Pediatric Psychology)

    2013, Nominee, Board of Professional Affairs, American Psychological Association

    2012, Service Award, Society of Pediatric Psychology, American Psychological Association

  • Editorial and Academic Positions

    Editorial positions

    2015, Guest Editor, Special Issue, Best Training Practices in Pediatric Psychology, Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology 
    2013-present, Associate Editor, Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology|
    2012-present, Editorial Board (Inaugural), Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology
    2008-present, Editorial Board, Journal of Pediatric Psychology  

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

    Journal of Pediatric Psychology
    Journal of Family Psychology
    German Research Foundation and the Federal Ministry of Research and Education
    Pediatrics
    American Psychologist

    Academic Committees

    2015-present, Member, Academic Clinician Advisory Committee, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

    Institutional Committees

    2014-present, Advisor, Faculty Advising Program, Department of Pediatrics, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

    2014-present, Member, Faculty Affairs Committee, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

    2013-present, Faculty Coordinator, Penn Behavioral Health Mind Continuing Education Program, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

    2012-present, Member, Psychology Promotion Committee, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

    2011-present, Member, Graduate Education Committee, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

    2006-present, Member, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Leadership Team, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

    2001-present, Chair, Training Advisory Committee, Department of Psychology, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

  • Leaderships

    Memberships in Professional Organizations

    International

    1999-present, Functional Brain-Gut Research Group, Member

    National        

    2015, External Faculty Promotion Reviewer (Harvard School of Medicine, Oklahoma Medical College, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine/University of Pennsylvania)

     2014-present, American Psychological Association, Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice (Division 54 Liaison)

    2013, American Psychological Association (Integrative Care Outreach Working Group

    2013-2014, Society of Pediatric Psychology (Presidential Initiative on Work Force Issues appointee)

    2013-present, Society of Pediatric Psychology (Task Force on Integrative Care appointee)

    2012-2014, Society of Pediatric Psychology (Task Force on Competencies and Best Training Practices in Pediatric Psychology appointee)

    2012-present, Society of Pediatric Psychology (Fellows Committee)

    2010-2013, Society of Pediatric Psychology (Executive Board, Member-at-Large for Student Training and Development, elected)

    • Chair, Student Travel Award
    • Chair, Student Poster Award
    • Chair, Routh Student Research Grant
    • Chair, Student Research Award
    • Chair, Lizette Peterson Homer Injury Prevention Grant
    • Chair, CDC Injury Prevention Award

    2006-present, American Psychological Association (Division 54 Mentor)

    2009-2011, Educational Consultant, Animas Corporation

    2006-present, American Psychological Association, Education Directorate (Federal Education Advocacy Regional Coordinator)

    2010-present, American Psychological Association, Office of Accreditation (Internship Site Reviewer, 2003-2010; Internship Site Visit Chair)

    1987-present, American Psychological Association (Member, Division 53 Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and Division 54 Society of Pediatric Psychology)