Dr. Beth Robinson

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Associate Professor

School of Education
Box 57
Acadia University
Wolfville, Nova Scotia   B4P 2R6

Office: Emmerson 215
Phone: (902) 585-1125
Fax: (902) 585-1761
Confidential Fax: (902) 585-1028

Email: beth.robinson@acadiau.ca

Office Hours: By appointment

Education:

BA (Carleton University), BEd (University of Ottawa), MEd in Educational Psychology and Measurement (Mount Saint Vincent University),  MEd in Counselling (Acadia University), Certificate in Negotiation and Conflict Management (Dalhousie University),  PhD in Counselling Psychology (West Virginia University)

Research Interests:

Emotional literacy
Affect regulation (anger and anxiety)
Counselling needs of public school and post-secondary students on the autism spectrum
Life lessons to be learned from adults with intellectual disabilities
Counselling needs of adults with intellectual disabilities
International post-secondary student experiences
Adjustment and resilience in the face of serious and/or chronic illness
Primary and secondary trauma (vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue)
Lifespan perspectives on aging
Resilience and life lessons to be learned from older adults
Counselling needs of older adults
Imposter syndrome across professions
Professional identity and territoriality in the helping professions
Clinical supervision in counselling
Ethical considerations and practice across professions

Recent Publications:

Robinson, B. (2016). Considerations and challenges for beginning helpers. In S. Cormier, Counseling strategies and interventions for professional helpers (9th ed., pp. 212-239). Columbus, OH: Pearson.

Robinson, B.
(2015, March). A call to resurrect the hope and promise of comprehensive school counselling programs and practices. NSSCA Bulletin, 34(1), 6-10.

Robinson, B.
(2015). Part II: Case studies in confidentiality. In L. Martin, B. Shepard, and R. Lehr (Eds.), Canadian counselling and psychotherapy experience: Ethics-based issues and cases (pp. 465-478). Ottawa, ON: Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.

Robinson, B., Lehr, R., & Severi, S.
(2015). Confidentiality in the Canadian context: Honouring fiduciary responsibility within the parameters of ethical and legal best practices. In L. Martin, B. Shepard, and R. Lehr (Eds.), Canadian counselling and psychotherapy experience: Ethics-based issues and cases (pp. 75-115). Ottawa, ON: Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.

Robinson, B., Lehr, R., & Severi, S.
(2015). Informed consent: Establishing an ethically and legally congruent foundation for the counselling relationship. In L. Martin, B. Shepard, and R. Lehr (Eds.), Canadian counselling and psychotherapy experience: Ethics-based issues and cases (pp. 25-74). Ottawa, ON: Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.

Robinson, B
., Lehr, R., Severi, S., & Martin, L.
(2015). Working with children, youth, and persons with diminished capacity. In L. Martin, B. Shepard, and R. Lehr (Eds.), Canadian counselling and psychotherapy experience: Ethics-based issues and cases (pp. 327-356). Ottawa, ON: Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.

Robinson, B.
(2013). CCPA and Nova Scotia school counsellors: Creating opportunities to connect, communicate, and collaborate. Nova Scotia School Counsellor (Inaugural Issue), 6-7.

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