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Mona Robinson

Associate Professor & Chair, Counseling and Higher Education
Counseling & Higher Education
Lindley Hall 248

Dr. Mona Robinson holds the B.S. in Psychology, the M.A. in Rehabilitation Counseling and the Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Services (Rehabilitation Counselor Education), all from The Ohio State University.  Dr. Robinson teaches courses in the master’s in counselor education program with a focus on clinical mental health counseling, clinical rehabilitation counseling, multicultural education, legal and ethical issues and supervision.  Additionally, she teaches doctoral courses in Counselor Education and Supervision such as Mental Health Consultation and Counselor Education.  Her major research interests include legal and ethical decision making, dual diagnosis, clinical supervision and multicultural issues affecting underrepresented and underserved populations.

Most Recent Publications:

Henderson, D., Lewis, D. & Robinson, M. (2015). Disable the label: Communicating with and about people with disabilities. In S. Thompson (Ed.), Encyclopedia of diversity and social justice, pp.. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Robinson, M.  Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification. (2014). Wounded Warriors. Code of professional ethics for rehabilitation counselors. Schaumburg, IL: Author

Henderson, D., Robinson, M., Sabo, C. & Hertzfeld, J. (2013). Worker disability benefits programs. In Andrew, J. & Faubion, C., (Eds.) In Rehabilitation Services: An introduction for the human services professional (pp. 362-384), (3rd ed.) Linn Creek, MO: Aspen. ISBN: 978-0-9853389-0-9

Joseph, M. & Robinson, M. (2012). Vocational Experiences of College Educated Individuals Who are Visually Impaired. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation, 43 (4), 21-28.

Boyd, C., Joseph, M., Notestine, T., Malone-Prioleau, O., Koester, A., & Robinson, M. (2010). Ethical Decision Making with Respect to HIV/AIDS: The Case of Elena. 2010 Proceedings of the National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns. Available: 

Middleton, R., Robinson, M.  & Mu’min, A. (2010). Rehabilitation Counseling:  A Continuing Professional Imperative for Multiculturalism and Advocacy Competence in ACA Advocacy Competencies: A Social Justice Framework for Counselors. American Counseling Association Publication, 173-183

Robinson, M. (2010) Spotlight on Ohio University Rehabilitation Counseling. Rehabilitation Counselors and Educators Association Journal, (4)1, 3-6.

Robinson, M. & Middleton, R. (2010). Academic Freedom in Encyclopedia of Educational Reform and Dissent. Thomas C. Hunt, James C. Carper, Thomas J. Lasley, C. Daniel Raisch (Eds). Vol. 1, 3-5. Sage Publications.

Robinson, M., Lewis, D., Henderson, D. & Flowers, C.  (2009). Increasing Minority Student Enrollment in Counselor Education.   Journal of the National Council on Rehabilitation Education, Special Issue on Diversity in Rehabilitation Education, 23(3), 183-192.

Mu’min, A., Robinson, M., & Davis, T. (2008). Racial Identity and Multicultural Issues in Counselor Education: Assessing Models to Create Culturally Competent Counselors.  Rehabilitation Counselors and Educators Association Journal, 2(2), 26-34

Robinson, M. & Klein, M. (2008). Dual Diagnosis: Does race affect vocational rehabilitation outcomes? Journal of Applied Rehabilitation, 39(3), 19-24.

Strohl, D., Robinson, M., & Wilson, K. B. (2008). RSA service delivery for underrepresented groups: Where are we and where are we going? 2006 Proceedings of the National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns. Available:  

Robinson, M. (2007). Diversity and Vocational Rehabilitation: Implications for persons with Dual Diagnosis. Rehabilitation Counselors and Educators Association Journal, 1(2), 32-39.

Robinson, H. (2005). Vocational rehabilitation for persons with dual diagnosis: An examination of outcomes for minority and non-minority clients. (Doctoral Dissertation, The Ohio State University, Columbus, 2005). Dissertation Abstracts International, 3176431.