Paul M. Robins, PhD

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

Leadership and Memberships

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)