Kendra Roberson (she/her) is a mother of two adult sons, wife, daughter and friend. She has been teaching at the University of Washington regularly since 2008 and has taught on both the Seattle and Tacoma campuses. She and a colleague helped design the first fully asynchronous social work course for the School of Social Work (prior to COVID-19). She also maintains a private, virtual mental health practice in Texas, Washington and Maryland, Psychotherapy + Plus, focusing primarily on trauma-healing using brain- and body-based healing methods such as EMDR and Brainspotting. Dr. Roberson teaches direct practice courses and in doing so, emphasizes the use of contemplative practices for her own and her student’s self-care as a means of maintaining and preparing for clinical work. Her professional settings have included nonprofits, an international adoption agency, community mental health clinic, home health and psychiatric in-patient facilities. Dr. Roberson’s teaching approach is a reflection of her being an avid yogi practitioner and yoga teacher. Her approach also reflects her past research and interests in attachment and trauma as well as her community engagement that has sought to provide an empowered voice for Black girls and women.
Dr. Roberson is president of the Clinical Social Work Association board. She is licensed in Washington State (LICSW), Texas (LCSW-S) and Maryland (LCSW-C) where she is an approved continuing education provider, clinical supervisor and consultant.