Counseling Program Faculty

Jenna Robinson, MA, LMFT
Part-Time Faculty
Pronouns: She/her

BA History and Ethnic Studies - University of Hawai’i-Manoa, 2012
MA Counseling Psychology, Concentration in Expressive Arts Therapy - California Institute of Integral Studies, 2019

Professor Jenna Robinson (she/her), MA, LMFT, is a queer woman of color expressive arts therapist and performance poet located in the Bay Area. Professor Robinson is a steadfast advocate for empowering people at the margins to author their stories of resistance and resilience using written and oral traditions. She has been performing and teaching spoken word workshops to youth and adults since 2011. She is a two-time grand slam champion of Hawaii Slam and placed second in the nation at the 2015 National Poetry Slam in Oakland, CA. She received her M.A. in Expressive Arts Therapy from the California Institute for Integral Studies, where she developed an approach melding narrative therapy, expressive arts and spoken word poetry. Professor Robinson has piloted and facilitated trauma-informed writing workshops with individuals, youth, and families throughout the Bay Area and Hawai'i, including survivors of intimate partner violence and system engaged youth. She currently runs an intergenerational therapeutic writing program for youth, families and intergenerational community groups through Bay Area Creative. Her clinical practice has focused on supporting families experiencing violence and relational trauma.

Professional Memberships
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
National Association for Poetry Therapy (NAPT)