About

AboutDr. Pamela R. Robinson,
Co-Director/Founder
DMin, MDiv, LLMSW, BSW

Dr. Robinson is a limited licensed clinical social worker, entrepreneur, and a licensed minister. She received a Doctor of Ministry degree (DMin) and Master of Divinity (MDiv); each with a concentration in Biblical Studies, from Apex School of Theology. Dr. Robinson earned a Master of Social Work Degree (MSW) and a Bachelor of Social Work Degree (BSW) from Western Michigan University. Beginning in 2002, her practice experience includes working with children, adolescents, and families in child welfare, schools, mental health agencies, and churches. Dr. Robinson utilizes strengths-based techniques, integrates spirituality, and employs theoretical orientations, such as cognitive behavior therapy, to address the needs of her clients. Stress management, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, role strain, professional, and spiritual development are her clinical interest.

Having successfully defended her dissertation in May 2017, Dr. Pamela Robinson is a published author. In addition, to being a prominent mental health therapist, Dr. Robinson’s research (An Examination of the Attitudes, Values, Beliefs, and Behaviors of an African-American Faith Community Toward Adults with Significant Disabilities).” was presented at the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) National Conference in Atlanta, Georgia in 2016.

In addition to her clinical work, Minister Robinson was invited to teach as a guest lecturer at a Doctoral Educational Intensive Seminar at Apex School of Theology for doctoral students. She is a Field Instructor in the College of Health and Human Services at Western Michigan School of Social Work for undergraduate and graduate students. Her research interests are mental health disparities, faith-based interventions, spirituality and social work. Dr. Robinson is currently working on journal articles related to her interests and passionate about increasing mental health services, education, and awareness to faith-based communities.

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About Curtis L. Robinson, Sr.

Co-Director

B.Th. Candidate, ACE, CRC, PSS,

Minister Curtis is a Certified Recovery Coach, Peer Support Specialist, Lay Counselor, entrepreneur, and a licensed minister. He received an Associate degree in Christian Education with a Concentration in African American History and the African American Church from the Apex School of Theology. Minister Robinson is currently attending Apex School of Theology to receive a Bachelors of Theology degree with the end goal of earning a Masters in Biblical Counseling degree. In addition to his educational pursuits, Minister Robinson was invited to teach as a guest lecturer at a Doctoral Educational Intensive Seminar at Apex School of Theology for doctoral students. His professional involvement includes a keen interest in the psychological well-being and recuperation of people struggling with mental health and addictions.

OUTREACH MINISTRY

In addition to Emerging HOPE Christian Counseling, Ministers Curtis and Dr. Pamela Robinson are the co-directors of a cutting-edge community based outreach ministry:

Emerging HOPE Family Strengthening Program
www.emerginghopefsp.org

Emerging HOPE is a non-profit organization committed to educating, equipping and empowering under-resourced individuals, single parenting households, and families with resources, practical assistance, emotional encouragement and social networking to better their lives, and those of their children.

THERAPEUTIC STYLE

We honestly believe that the most important aspect of a successful therapeutic relationship is the connection between the client and the therapist. Our style is person-centered, solution-focused, practical, reality-oriented and collaborative. Sessions tend to be focused on solutions, not problems. While at times it is necessary and useful to delve into the past, the focus tends to be more on the present and future. Pain, stress, and difficult times provide some of the best opportunities to create meaning and hope.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

National Association of Social Workers-Michigan
American Association of Christian Counselors
Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals
Live-Mind Online Learning
National Association of African American Social Workers
Autism Society of Kalamazoo/Battle Creek
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Recovery Institute of Southwest Michigan
Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery

QUALIFICATIONS

Doctor of Ministry Degree, Apex School of Theology, Durham, North Carolina
Masters of Divinity Degree, Apex School of Theology, Durham, North Carolina
Associate of Christian Education Degree, Apex School of Theology, Durham, North Carolina
Master’s of Social Work Limited License, Department of Community Health and Board of Social Work, MI
Masters of Arts in Social Work, Western Michigan University
Bachelor’s of Arts in Social Work, Western Michigan University
Licensed Ministers
Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery

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