Dr. Gobin Receives National Award

Dr. Robyn Gobin

Dr. Robyn Gobin has received the 2016 Judy E. Hall, PhD, Early Career Psychologist Award from the National Register. The award recognizes excellence in a National Register credentialed psychologist with fewer than ten years of postdoctoral experience, and the associated $2,500 stipend supports a project that advances the mission, vision, and values of the National Register.

Dr. Gobin’s research focuses on interpersonal trauma, women’s mental health, and veterans’ issues. She is particularly interested in post-traumatic stress disorder among veterans, especially men and women who have been subjected to sexual assault during their military service. She plans to use the award stipend to evaluate the efficacy of acceptance and commitment therapy in reducing public stigma toward veterans seeking mental health care and determine whether results differ by baseline levels of psychological flexibility and avoidance coping. “Veterans have disproportionately high rates of mental health problems relative to the general population,” Dr. Gobin said, “but many do not seek services due to perceived stigma associated with mental illness. ACT may assist such veterans in acknowledging problems and seeking psychological assistance.”

Dr. Gobin completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Oregon in 2012. She has been credentialed by the National Register since 2016.