Joanna Robin, PhD

Joanna Robin, PhD

Joanna Robin specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and has expertise in the treatment of anxiety, mood, and behavioral problems. Dr. Robin works with children, adolescents, and adults, for whom she offers individual and family therapy, as well as parent training. She has been trained by world-renowned experts in the field of anxiety and CBT.

Dr Robin received her Ph.D in Clinical Psychology from Temple University and completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Robin was a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center where she was a senior psychologist at the Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders from 2007-2013. She continued teaching postdoctoral fellows and interns at New York Presbyterian hospital at both Columbia and Cornell from 2013 to 2017.

Dr Robin has been involved in research focusing on the efficacy of cognitive behavioral therapy for anxious youth, the role of parenting in the development and maintenance of anxiety youth, and the relationship between emotion regulation and anxiety. Dr. Robin has been involved in a number of NIMH-funded treatment outcome studies examining the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral treatments for youth with anxiety disorders. She has served as a cognitive behavioral therapist and CBT supervisor on these studies. In 2004, she received a National Research Service Award from the National Institute of Mental Health to study the relationship between parenting and child anxiety. Dr. Robin is active in the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, the ABCT Child and Adolescent Anxiety Special Interest Group, and the American Psychological Association.

  • Publications

  • Comer, J.S., Puliafico, A.C., Aschenbrand, S.G., McKnight, K., Robin, J.A., Goldfine, M.E., & Albano, A.M. (2012). A pilot feasibility evaluation of the CALM Program for anxiety disorders in early childhood. Journal of Anxiety Disorders 26, 40-49.
  • Caron, A. & Robin, J.A. (2010). Engaging adolescents in cognitive behavioral treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder. In D. Castro-Blanco (Ed.) Empirically-based Psychotherapy Engagement Strategies for High Risk Adolescents. American Psychological Association Press.
  • Pimentel, S., Robin, J., Comer, J., Regan, J., & Albano, AM. (2007). From everyday worries to anxiety disorders in youth: A cognitive-behavioral approach for helping children cope with a scary world. Child and Family Journal, 10 (2), 31-44.
  • Robin, J.A., Cohan, S., Hambrick, J, & Albano, A.M. (2007). Avoidant personality disorder. In M. Reinecke and A. Freeman (Eds.), Personality disorders in children and adolescents. New York: Plenum.
  • Suveg, C., Kendall, P.C., Comer, J.S., & Robin, J.A. (2006). Emotion-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxious youth: A multiple-baseline evaluation. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 36, 77-85.
  • Suveg, C., Ginsburg, G., Robin, J.A., Krain, A., Roblek, T., & Aschenbrand, S. (2006). Family considerations when conducting cognitive behavior therapy with anxious youth. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 20, 287-289.
  • Robin, J.A. & Kendall, P.C. (2006). Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Children. In A. Freeman, (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Kluwer: New York.
  • Suveg, C., Ginsburg, G., Robin, J.A., Krain, A., Roblek, T., & Aschenbrand, S. (2006). Family considerations when conducting cognitive behavior therapy with anxious youth. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 20, 287-289.
  • Kendall, P.C., Robin, J.A., Hedtke, K., Suveg, C., Flannery-Schroeder, E., & Gosch, E. (2005). Considering cognitive behavior therapy for anxious youth: Think exposures. Cognitive Behavioral Practice, 12, 136-150.
  • Robin, J.A, Puliafico, A.C., Comer, J.S., Creed, T.A., Hofflich, S., Barmish, A., & Kendall, P.C. (2005). Generalized Anxiety Disorder. In R,T. Ammerman (Ed.). Comprehensive Handbook of Personality and Psychopathology, Vol. III.(pp. 117-134) Wiley: New York.
  • Hirshfeld-Becker, D.R., Biederman, J., Faraone, S.V., Robin, J.A., Friedman, D., Rosenthal, J.M., Rosenbaum, J.F. (2004). Pregnancy complications associated with childhood anxiety disorders. Depression and Anxiety, 19, 152-162.
  • Robin, J.A., Creed, T.A., Hudson, J.L., & Kendall, P.C. (2003). Treatment adherence. In T. Ollendick & C. Schroeder (Eds.). Encyclopedia of Pediatric and Child Psychology, pp.679-680. Plenum: New York.
  • Hudson, J.L., Kendall, P.C., Coles, M.E., Robin, J.A., & Webb, A. (2002). The other side of the coin: Using prevention and intervention research in the anxiety disorders to inform developmental psychopathology. Development and Psychopathology: Special Issue, 14, 819-841.
  • Kendall, P.C., Choudhury, M., Chung, H., & Robin, J.A. (2002). Cognitive-behavioral approaches. In M. Lewis. (Ed.). Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Lippincott Williams & Williams: Philadelphia.
  • Biederman, J., Faraone, S.V., Hirshfeld-Becker, D.R., Friedman, D., Robin, J.A., & Rosenbaum, J.F. (2001). Patterns of psychopathology and dysfunction in high-risk children of parents with panic disorder and major depression. American Journal of Psychiatry, 158: 49-57.
  • Hirshfeld-Becker, D.R., Fredman, S.J., Robin, J.A., & Rosenbaum, J.F. (1999). The etiology of social anxiety disorder. In H.G.M. Westenberg & J.A. den Boer. (Eds.). Focus on Psychiatry: Social Anxiety Disorder. Syn-Thesis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.