Richard Robinson, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He serves as Director of Clinical Training for the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology and its affiliated internship program. He specializes in working with individuals with chronic physical problems, including musculoskeletal pain and migraines. 

Dr. Robinson earned his doctorate in clinical psychology at UT Southwestern, where he also completed a research fellowship. He received advanced training in behavioral medicine through a fellowship at the University of Rochester Medical Center. 

Licensed by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2001.

Dr. Robinson’s research interests include adult attachment, effectiveness of interdisciplinary care, and prescription drug misuse.

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Education & Training
  • Fellowship - University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (1998-1999)
  • Undergraduate School - University of Texas at Austin (1989-1993), Psychology
  • Graduate School - UT Southwestern Medical Center (1994-1998), Psychology
  • Internship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (1994-1998)
  • Other Post Graduate Training - UT Southwestern Medical Center (1994-1998)
Honors & Awards
  • Seay Research Fellowship 1999-2001
  • Teacher of the Year 2003-2004, Division of Psychology
  • Outstanding Teacher and Mentor 2008, Division of Psychology
Books & Publications
  • Prescriptions Drug Misuse
  • Effectiveness Trials of Interdisciplinary Care
  • Adult Attachment

Clinical Focus

  • Psychology
  • Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Headache

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