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Mental Health Social

Landstuhl, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
April 25, 2019

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Yolanda M. Robinson, MSW, LCSW-C



University of Tennessee School of Social Work, Knoxville, Tennessee

Doctorate of Social Work

Expected Graduation: May 2019

Awarded Merit Based Scholarship

Projects: Military Equal Opportunity and Educational Interventions; Education in Military Settings

New York University Silver School of Social Work, New York, New York

Masters in Social Work Summa cum Laude

Attended: September 2010-May 2012

Awarded Merit Based Scholarship

Member of the Phi Alpha Honor Society

Specialty: LGBTQ+ Treatment and Advocacy

University of Maryland University College, College Park, MD

Bachelors in English

Attended: September 2006-April 2008

Awarded Merit Based Scholarship


Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical Maryland License Number: 19639

National Association of Social Workers ID: 886590919


University of Maryland-University College: Kapaun AB, Kaiserslautern, Germany-September 2018-Present

Supervisor: Dr. Timothy Quezada

Title: Associate Director Social Work and Partnership Programs

Responsibility for the entire Social Work (SOWK) Program within UMUC Europe, including supervising SOWK personnel, program maintenance, compliance, and growth

Serve as the key liaison with Salisbury University for day-to-day SOWK operations within UMUC Europe, ensuring coordination and communication with the UMUC Europe Director of Graduate and Partnership Programs

Serve as lead academic advisor for undergraduate (BASW) and graduate (MSW) social work students, working with a team of UMUC Europe Academic Advisors and in conjunction with Salisbury University

Recruit and coordinate hiring of faculty members as appropriate and necessary

Mentor 25 faculty, link them with the appropriate SU departments for course support, conduct peer evaluations on faculty

Conduct orientation/skills training for SOWK students

Work closely with UMUC field staff and Salisbury University to support pre-BASW students

Serve as academic support and the social work subject matter expert for UMUC Europe sites

Participate in Salisbury’s administrative team meetings and host Salisbury colleagues when they visit UMUC Europe for partnership reviews

Teach Practice, Human Behavior, Field, and Privilege and Oppression courses

Consult and work closely with Salisbury University on MSW and BASW admissions; serve as a member of the SU admissions committee for SOWK students

Complete appropriate program reviews, tracking, reporting, and improvements based on Salisbury requirements, UMUC Europe contract needs, and UMUC Europe Vice Provost and Vice President/Director requests

Coordinate SOWK course scheduling and assist with faculty assignments based on their knowledge, skills, and availability to teach

Participate in recruiting, marketing, and outreach events and requirements for SOWK

Work with undergraduate (BASW) and graduate (MSW) social work students to identify field placement opportunities/internships

Evaluate and approve student field placements/internships

Identify and assign appropriate off-site SOWK supervisors

Conduct field Schedule and plan instructor and faculty liaison training(s) in collaboration with the Salisbury University Directors of Undergraduate and Graduate Field Education

Provide summary information, details, and documentation needed for partnership and contract reporting

Monitor and provide feedback to 50+ agency field supervisors

Ensure compliance with Salisbury University’s Field Program and communicate regularly with the Salisbury University Field Director regarding field placement issues, ensuring the SOWK Program and Academic Manager is informed

Interview and hire field liaisons serving as off-site supervisors for graduate field studies courses

Conduct peer evaluations on six faculty field liaisons

University of New England School of Social Work: Bangor, ME-January 2018-January 2019

Title: Adjunct Professor

Supervisor: Jennifer O’Neil

Homelessness in Social Work

Widener University School of Social Work: Chester, PA-August 2017-Present

Title: Adjunct Professor

Supervisor: Jennifer Norton

Foundation for General Practice 1 & 2

Advanced Clinical Practice

Clinical Seminar

University of Tennessee: Knoxville, TN-January 2017-June 2018

Title: Research Assistant

Supervisor: Dr. David Patterson

Processing and coding data

Assist in identifying appropriate research models

Co-write and edit scholarly papers in the area of communication technology and homeless populations

Undertake systemic literature reviews

Co-writing conference proposals


Give an Hour: Kapaun AB, Kaiserslautern, Germany-November 2018-Present

Individual Practitioner

Provide individual therapy utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), mindfulness, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Psychodynamic, Solution Focused Therapy and narrative approaches for veterans and their families

Family therapy utilizing CBT, Bowenian theory or Structural Family Therapy

Referral practices

Assessment for therapy animals

Consultation regarding LGBTQ+ concerns

Supervision of four therapists across Europe for licensure purposes

Supervision of two student social workers

Liaise with network of providers to provide comprehensive treatment to veterans and their families

3Star Health: Misawa Air Base, Misawa, Japan-December 2017-September 2018

Supervisor: Maj. John Waggoner /226-6562

Title: Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Mental Health Clinic

Individual therapy utilizing CBT, mindfulness, CPT, DBT, CPT, Prolonged Exposure (PE), Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing (MI) and narrative approaches

Family therapy utilizing CBT, Bowenian Theory, or Structural Family Therapy

Couples counseling utilizing the Gottman method or attachment theory



Crisis Response

Healthnet: Misawa Air Base, Airman and Family Readiness Center, Misawa Japan-December 2016-December 2017

Supervisor: Michelle Williams/226-6100

Title: Military and Family Life Counselor

Individual counseling utilizing CBT, mindfulness, and Solution Focused Therapy

Family counseling utilizing CBT

Couples counseling utilizing Gottman method or Solution Focused Therapy

Crisis Response

Community Outreach

Supervised five clinical social workers for licensing hours

Outline and weekly briefings at managing agencies

Yolanda M. Robinson, LCSW-C Private Practice: Baltimore, MD/Misawa Air Base, Misawa Japan-April 2016-Present

Title: Clinical Social Worker


Individual Therapy utilizing CBT, psychodynamic approaches, mindfulness, DBT, PE and CPT

Telehealth utilizing mindfulness, DBT, and psychodynamic approaches

Family Therapy utilizing Solution Focused Therapy, Structural Family Therapy and Gottman method

Supervision for social work students

Consultation regarding DBT and LGBT clinical concerns

Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital-Mann Residential Treatment Center: 6501 N. Charles St., Towson, MD-October 2013-May 2016

Title: Social Worker

Supervisor: Nadine Centineo, LCSW-C/410-***-****

Individual Therapy utilizing DBT

Created and Co-facilitated of DBT focused Substance Abuse Groups for Adolescents

Family Therapy utilizing DBT

Co-created and Co-facilitated DBT focused Family Education

Created and facilitated Literature and Recovery groups

Co-created and facilitated substance abuse prevention groups

Facilitated therapeutic homework groups

Facilitated DBT Skills group

Treatment planning including Biopsychosocial assessments

Case management

Social media outreach

Created marketing materials

Assessment of abuse including liaising with law enforcement

Crisis Response and Management

Maine State Prison: 807 Cushing Rd., Warren, ME-November 2012-September 2013

Title: Mental Health Clinician for Special Management and Mental Health Unit

Supervisor: Dr. Robyn Hodges/207-***-**** (Main Line)

Individual Therapy utilizing CBT, MI, PE, Aggression Replacement Therapy, narrative therapy and mindfulness

Prisoner Rape Elimination Act Response and on-site assessment

Created and facilitated substance abuse groups utilizing CBT and MI

Created and facilitated cognitive behavior therapy groups

Crisis Management

Case Management

Mental health representative in weekly multi-disciplinary meetings

Connections for Kids: 100 Gannett Dr., South Portland, ME-April 2012-November 2012

Title: Home Care Therapist

Supervisor: Genevieve Gardner, LCSW /207-***-****

Individual utilizing narrative approaches, CBT, solution focused therapy and MI

Family Therapy using CBT, solution focused therapy, and structural family therapy

Crisis Management

Forensic Assessment

Substance abuse treatment and education

Creation and assessment of treatment plans and therapeutic interventions

Completion of Biopsychosocial Assessments

In school assessments

Transportation for clients and families

LGBT Community Center Recovery: 208 W. 13th St., New York, NY-September 2011-April 2012

Title: Social Work Intern

Supervisor: Antonio Rubiero, LCSW/646-***-****

Facilitated multiple weekly substance abuse recovery groups

Community outreach

Case Management

Adult Individual, Family, and Couples therapy utilizing CBT, MI, psychodynamic therapy and mindfulness

Completed Biopsychosocial assessments

Created and maintained treatment plans

Engaged in regular clinical training seminars

Harlem United: 306 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY-September 2010-September 2011

Title: Social Work Intern

Supervisor: Karen Mann, LCSW/212-***-****

Created and facilitated Life Skills Groups

Created and facilitated Substance Abuse Groups

Liaised with medical and mental health practitioners to create and maintain treatment plans

Assisted clients to enter and transition from inpatient substance abuse settings

Individual, Couples, and Family Counseling utilizing MI, CBT, and solution focused therapy

Case Management

Intake and completion of Biopsychosocial Assessments

Liaised with Medicaid, Medicare, and HASA

Transportation of Clients

Community Outreach


Robinson, Y. (March 2019). Advocating for the mental health of active duty members and veterans. Army Medcom Europe, Sembach Post, Germany.

Robinson, Y. (December 2018). Compassionate teaching and awareness with the military student. University of Maryland, Europe.

Patterson, D., Robinson, Y., Walker, A. (January 2018). Utilization of Information Communication Technologies to Increase Contact with Individuals Experiencing Homelessness. Presentation Society for Social Work and Research Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.

Patterson, D., Walker, A., Robinson, Y. (October 2017). Who You Gonna Call? Use of Information Communication Technologies for Communicating with Individuals Experiencing Homelessness During a Disaster. Presentation American Public Health Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Robinson, Y. (July 2017). Getting familiar with your transgender troops. Presentation to 35th Fighter Wing Chaplains, Misawa Air Base.

Robinson, Y. (February 2017). Transgender Basics Presentation to 35th Fighter Wing Mental Health Group, Misawa Air Base.

Carpenter, T., Williams, J., Robinson, Y., Bodenhamer, A., & Waters, J. (October 2015). Instagram use in teaching adolescents DBT. Poster Session for ISITDBT, Chicago, IL.

Robinson, Y. (April 2015). Clinical treatment of the LGBT identifying adolescents in a residential setting. Presentation to Sheppard Pratt Hospital, Baltimore, MD.

Robinson, Y. (April 2015) Treatment of LGBT identifying adolescents in the residential milieu. Presentation to Sheppard Pratt Hospital, Baltimore, MD.


Harvard Medical School: Treating the Addictions

NYU Focused Learning Opportunity: LGBT Treatment and Policy

LGBT Substance Abuse Treatment

Lions Eye Institute Intensive Grief Counseling and Crisis Intervention Course

HIV Basics and Treatments

Comprehensive Approaches to Eating Disorders

Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Treatment Implementation Collaborative: Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Behavior Tech: Dialectical Behavior Therapy-Substance Abuse Treatment

Motivational Interviewing: Preparing People to Change

Youth and Addiction

Sexual Addiction

Sexual Health

Trauma Focused Treatments with Combat Veterans

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