Robyn L. Gobin, PhD, Elected to National Register of Health Service Psychologists Board of Directors


At its December meeting, the National Register Board of Directors elected Robyn L. Gobin, PhD, of Savoy, IL, to a four-year term beginning January 1, 2019.

In response to her election, Dr. Gobin remarked, “It is an honor to be selected to serve on the National Register Board of Directors. As an Early Career Psychologist (ECP) Registrant, I have benefited from the services, education, and training opportunities that the National Register provides. I look forward to extending these high-quality benefits to other Health Service Psychologists and assisting the National Register in advancing its mission, vision, and values!”

Sarah F. Shelton, PsyD, Chair of the National Register’s Nominating Committee, commented on the selection process. “This year we received an overwhelming number of applications from many highly qualified individuals. The Board congratulates the three newly elected members. They were chosen not only for their impressive accomplishments and contributions to the field of psychology but also because of the unique skill sets and talents they will each bring to the composition of the Board. The Board of Directors looks forward to collaborating with these newly elected members in order to optimally serve the organization.”

Robyn L. Gobin, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and is the Director of the Transforming Trauma and Mental Health Research Lab at the institution. For the past two years, Dr. Gobin has worked with the National Register as the liaison from APA’s Committee on Early Career Psychologists. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Life Balance and Wellness Institute (LBWI), and she is the Chair of the External Affairs Committee for DREAAM (Driven to Reach Excellence and Academic Achievement for Males) House. In 2016, Dr. Gobin was awarded the Judy E. Hall, PhD, Early Career Psychologist Award by the National Register. Throughout her career, Dr. Gobin has dedicated herself to understanding the impact of interpersonal violence (e.g., child abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence) and betrayal on mental health among high-risk underserved populations, most notably women and veterans.

Dr. Gobin is a fellow of the APA Minority Fellowship Program and has held leadership positions in the Association of Black Psychologists, APA’s Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race (Division 45), APA Division of Trauma Psychology, and the National Black Graduate Student Association. She has participated in advocacy on Capitol Hill, informing Congress members about key issues impacting the field of psychology. Dr. Gobin also serves as a dissertation committee member mentoring several doctoral candidates as they complete their degrees.

Dr. Gobin has been credentialed by the National Register since 2016.

About the National Register of Health Service Psychologists

The National Register of Health Service Psychologists is the largest credentialing organization for psychologists. Established in 1974, the independent nonprofit organization is dedicated to improving healthcare by identifying psychologists who meet specific credentialing standards to consumers, healthcare organizations, and regulatory bodies. For more information, visit


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