Jenna Robinson, Adjunct Faculty in the Master's in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Expressive Arts Therapy at CIIS Jenna Robinson

Adjunct Professor
Expressive Arts Therapy
School of Professional Psychology and Health

M.A., California Institute for Integral Studies
B.A., University of Hawai’i - Manoa

Jenna Robinson (she/her), MA, LMFT, is a qwoc expressive arts therapist and performance poet located in the Bay Area. Jenna 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 has competed on 7 national slam poetry teams. She placed second in the nation with the Hawaii Slam team at the 2015 National Poetry Slam in Oakland, CA. In Hawaii, Jenna facilitated therapeutic spoken word poetry workshops with foster youth, youth bereavement groups, K-12 schools and with adjudicated youth and their families primarily through Hawaii Girls Court. She received her M.A. in Expressive Arts Therapy from CIIS, where she developed a methodology melding narrative therapy, expressive arts and spoken word poetry. In 2017 she founded Revisions, an intergenerational therapeutic writing program for families and community groups with Bay Area Creative. Jenna has piloted and facilitated trauma-informed writing workshops with individuals, youth, and families throughout the Bay Area, including survivors of intimate partner violence and system engaged youth. Jenna specializes in family violence, with over 5 years experience providing clinical intervention to families impacted by intimate partner violence in Hawaii and the Bay Area. She is an adjunct professor in the Expressive Arts Therapy department at CIIS and at the Wright Institute. Jenna is currently training as a Poetry Therapist under the supervision of Dr. Sherry Reiter.

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