Spectrum Center pres.
LGBTQ+ Health & Wellness Week Keynote Speaker
Amorie Robinson, Ph.D., LP
Amorie Robinson, PhD, LP (aka "Kofi Adoma”)
Dr. Robinson is a fully licensed clinical psychologist practicing in and around Detroit where she is a native and resident. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Oberlin College. She earned her Master’s degree in Educational Psychology and doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Michigan. Dr. Robinson works at the Clinic for Child Study conducting therapy with adjudicated youth and their families. As a psychotherapist at various outpatient psychiatric clinics, she has spent 21 years working with adults, adolescents, and children. At present, she is at Northland Clinic in Farmington Hills. She has been a lecturer at the University of Michigan Women’s Studies department teaching LGBT Studies and a Multicultural Context group process course. She does clinical supervision at the Michigan School of Professional Psychology where she has taught a family therapy course. Dr. Robinson conducts cultural competency trainings for mental health providers and educators across the state of Michigan. She has published 4 scholarly articles related to the psychology of Black lesbian adults and youth. The latest is a book chapter on Black LGBTQ/GNC youth in juvenile justice (in Black LGBT Health: The Intersection of Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation). Dr. Robinson is a co-founder and former board member of the Ruth Ellis Center in Highland Park, an agency serving at-risk homeless LGBTQ/GNC youth. She is also president of the Metro Detroit chapter of the Association of Black Psychologists and a member of the Association for Women in Psychology.
During LGBTQ Health & Wellness Week, Dr. Robinson will give a speech entitled Our Mental Health Self-Care is the Best # Resistance. As this country continues to encounter major societal setbacks that specifically affect those of us who are LGBTQ/GNC, people of color, women, Muslims, Jews, differently-abled, individuals from other countries, and the economically-disadvantaged (and more), it is prime time to arm ourselves in a number of different levels. Our health cannot be taken for granted. We cannot engage in the struggle for equity and liberation without first having checked into ourselves. Using feminist/womanist, Africentric, intersectional, and multicultural lenses, Dr. Robinson will provide a message full of warrior-like strength and practical information on mental health self-care strategies, from the perspective of a Black masculine-identified lesbian psychologist and educator.
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