BSc Psychology (Manchester Metropolitan University)
PGCE General Primary Education (University of Manchester)
MSc Psychology and Counselling (Manchester Metropolitan University)
The British Psychological Society Qualification in Counselling Psychology (Level 8 Professional Practitioner Psychologist Training, leading to Chartership and Registration)
PhD Psychology (current) (Manchester Metropolitan University)
From 1992 until 2005 I was working in primary schools in the North West, as a teacher. I had the additional role of Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator.
Since and during training as a Counselling Psychologist, I gained experience in Clinical Psychology and Specialist Psychotherapy Departments in the NHS and I also worked therapeutically in primary and secondary schools.
I have been working as a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University since 2007.
I am the Route Leader for the BSc Psychology with Counselling and Psychotherapy programme.
I teach on a number of Masters units.
I supervise research students at Masters and PhD level.
Her areas of interest are:
Tindal, C., Robinson, J. and Kagan, C. 2010. “Feminist Perspectives” in R. Woolfe, S. Strawbridge, B. Douglas and D. Dryden, (eds) Handbook of Counselling Psychology (Third Edition). London: Sage
Kagan, C., Tindall, C. and Robinson, J. 2010. “Community Psychology: Linking the Individual with the community,” in R. Woolfe, S. Strawbridge, B. Douglas and D. Dryden, (eds) Handbook of Counselling Psychology (Third Edition). London: Sage
Robinson, J. 2007. “Counselling Psychologists and Political Identity: A Developmental Story,” BPS Division of Counselling Psychology Annual Conference. Chester, UK.
Robinson, J., Lawthom R., Carey, N. 2012. “Articulating Trans through Creative Fiction,” BPS Psychology of Women Section Annual Conference. Windsor, UK.
Robinson, J. 2015. "Tolerating uncertainty in psychotherapy research: transformative ways of working using a participatory action research framework," BPS Division of Counselling Psychology Annual Conference. York, UK.
Robinson, J. and Lawthom, R. 2015. "The PEA Project: Psychology, Education and Advocacy for Women Living with Distress in Difficult Times," BPS Community Psychology Section Annual Festival. Manchester, UK.
British Journal of Guidance and Counselling
I am currently working on my PhD project which aims to develop and explore multi-level psychotherapeutic approaches to working with women in distress. The project has been in partnership with Manchester Women's Aid.
Consultancy/teaching for the University of Manchester, Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (DPsych).
I am a Chartered and HCPC Registered Counselling Psychologist, with experience of working in a variety of NHS settings and in the education system. I am also an accredited clinical and training supervisor and a member of the BPS Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors.
As a former school teacher and SENCO I have extensive experience of working with children (and families of children) with emotional and behavioural difficulties. My current interests focus on the socio-political aspects of psychological therapy and social justice in relation to mental health. I have worked with many women and men across the lifespan, who have experienced violence and abuse. My current PhD project is exploring feminist/socio-psychological approaches to understanding and working with women in distress.
I have partnerships with organisations in the women's sector.