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Professional Affiliations:

  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • American Psychological Association; Practice
  • Organization

APA Division 12 Society of Clinical Psychology

APA Division 24 -Society for Theoretical and

Philosophical Psychology

APA Division 35 Society for the Psychology of Women

APA Division 39 -Division of Psychoanalysis

APA Division 42 Psychologists in Independent Practice

APA Division 43 Society for Couple and Family Psychology

APA Division 56 Trauma Psychology

Coalition for an Ethical Psychology

New Hampshire Psychological Association

Illusions commend themselves to us because they save us pain and allow us to enjoy pleasure instead. We must therefore accept it without complaint when they sometimes collide with a bit of reality against which they are dashed to pieces.

-Sigmund Freud

The voice of the intellect is a soft one, but it does not rest until it has gained a hearing.

-Sigmund Freud

Biographical Information

Robinson-Wood Applied Psychology founder, Dr. Geoffrey Robinson-Wood, (né Wood) is licensed as a clinical psychologist in the State of New Hampshire, certified as a psychoanalytic-psychodynamic clinician specializing in the treatment of children ages two to twelve years of age. He is respected by colleagues, parents and patients for the depth and breadth of understanding of the child's emotional life and disturbances that can occur during development. He is highly regarded for his empathetic atunement to his patients, and his ability to psychologically join in the child's emotional experiences. Dr. Robinson-Wood is often called upon when other treatments have failed.

Dr. Robinson-Wood received his undergraduate degree from Hobart College having earned his Baccalaureate of Science in Psychology.

He was an intern at the Anna Freud Center in 1995 and underwent training as a milieu observer of pre-school aged children conducted within the Center’s outpatient nursery school settings. His training involved observing, recording, and preparing behavioral formulations informed by psychoanalytic object relations and drive theory, and these formulations then presented before the Centre's diagnostic colloquia.

Dr. Robinson-Wood was also a research internee for the London Parent-Child Project through the Anna Freud Centre’s Department of Research, Hampstead, England, and University College of London. He developed an attachment status coding system designed to evaluate children's story narratives derived from their having participated in Lynn Murray’s Doll House Procedure, a projective developed by Dr. Murray, Ph.D. Oxford University, Oxford, England. These child-participants were the subjects of the London Parent-Child Project, a three-generation longitudinal attachment and object relations study.

Dr. Robinson-Wood obtained his masters of arts in Psychology and Doctor of Psychology at Widener University's Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology with certification in psychoanalytic-psychodynamic treatment of children and adults.

Understanding comprehensively the content and the cause of the child's developmental disturbances guides all treatments; treatments are designed to restore normal development. Psycho-diagnostic assessment, the formulations stemming from that assessment, and treatments together consider the complex interplay between biological, psychological, and social models of development, and includes research advances in the fields of child psychoanalysis.

The intricate psychiatric disorders of adulthood no-less originate in disturbances of emotional development. Drawing upon his knowledge of child development, Dr. Robinson-Wood seeks to understand the content and the causes of the adult's emotional disturbances, and restore emotional development. Dr. Robinson-Wood is admired by his adult patients for providing effective treatments for complex psychiatric disorders, when other approaches have failed.

Subsumed under the broader heading of psychoanalysis as a tool used to understand individual psycho-dynamics, Dr. Robinson-Wood's scholarly interests are: attachment status and separation-individuation correlations with particular emphasis placed upon the father-daughter attachment and the father’s role in the emotional and cognitive development of his daughter; psycho-diagnosis of infants, and children, and the sand tray apparatus as a psycho-diagnostic tool; the psychotherapeutic process and technique employed with infant and child clinical populations; theory, prodromal diagnostics, and treatment of Schizophrenia; alternatives to DSM-V diagnostic conventions, and; psychoanalytic anthropology.

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