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Robyn L. Gobin

Assistant Professor
Kinesiology & Community Health
University of Illinois at urbana champaign
United States of America


She is an Assistant Professor in department of Kinesiology & Community Health at University of Illinois.

Research Interest

Dr. Gobin's research interests include improving post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatment outcomes, the effects of physical and sexual violence on functioning, and understanding how African American culture impacts the way individuals experience, cope with, and recover from post traumatic distress. Current research projects include exploring the role of religious coping in trauma recovery, investigating the efficacy of a novel emotion regulation and distress tolerance skills training PTSD treatment preparation group in improving treatment engagement and response among Veterans who experienced military sexual trauma (MST), and evaluating acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) for Veterans with histories of interpersonal trauma.


  • Johnson, J. E. , Price, A. B., K ao, J. C., Fernandes, K., Stout, R. L., Gobin, R.L. , & Zlotnick, C. ( 2016). Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) for major depression following perinatal loss: A pilo t randomized controlled trial. Archives of Women’s Mental Health . doi:10.1007/s00737- 016- 0625- 5

  • Gomez, J.M., Smith, C.P, Gobin, R.L. , Tan g, S.S., & Freyd, J.J. (2016). Collusion, torture, and inequality: Understanding the a ctions of the American Psychological Association as institutional b etrayal. [Editorial] Journal of Trauma & Dissociation. doi: 10.1080/ 15299732.2016.1214436.

  • Gobin, R.L. & Freyd, J. J. (2017). Do participants detect sexual abuse depicted in a drawing? Investigating the role of betrayal trauma exposure on state dissociation and betrayal awareness. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse , 26, 233- 245 .

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