Diana’s Resume


(Only for those who want a lot of academic and publication detail)


Diana Robinson



1992 Ph.D. in Social Psychology, University of Rochester, NY
1986 MA in Social Psychology, University of Rochester, NY
1981 MA in Experimental Psychology, SUNY College at Brockport
1974 B.Sc. Empire State College, State University of New York

1998 Coach University Graduate

1995 CASAC (Credentialed Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Counselor, NY State)
1995-2016 Ongoing addiction counseling related trainings to obtain updated
information for dissemination in the classroom and to maintain renewal of the CASAC credential.

1990 American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award
1989 Council of Independent Colleges Teaching Associate Fellowship
2014 State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching


  • MASTER’S  THESIS: 1981 “The Motivational Effect of Choice on Paired Associate Learning Task Performance” The SUNY College at Brockport.
  • DOCTORAL DISSERTATION :1992 “Creativity: Environmental Conditions, Causality Orientation, and Task Preference as moderators of Creative Performance and Convergent Creativity. University of Rochester.”

TEACHING EXPERIENCE (Undergraduate level, some while a graduate student)

2000-2016 Taught rotating combinations of Addictions Classes as needed including:

  • Introduction to Addiction Counseling;
  • Addiction and the Family System;
  • Addiction treatment Modalities;
  • Individual Counseling Skills in Addiction Counseling;
  • Group Counseling Skills in Addiction Counseling;
  • Special Topics in Addiction Counseling;
  • Addiction Counseling Internship Seminar.

1990-1991 , Hobart & William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY.

  • Quantitative Methods, Hobart & William Smith Colleges.
  • Social Psychology

Motivation, Nazareth College of Rochester, NY.

1989-1990 Experimental Psychology, Nazareth College of Rochester.

1988-1989 Creativity, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY.

Introductory Psychology, University of Rochester.

1988 Social Psychology, Monroe Community College, Rochester, NY.

1987 Personality, University of Rochester.

1986 Motivation, Nazareth College of Rochester.

1985 Introductory Psychology, University of Rochester.

1981 Teaching Assistant, University of Rochester.

Subjects included: Introductory Psychology, Human Motivation & Emotion,

Psychology of Language, Social Psychology, Research Methods.



Based on student and organization need:

2006 At Monroe Community College, building on existing but elective only courses, developed  Addictions Counseling Associate degree program, including coordinating academic requirements of college and SUNY with those of OASAS, (addictions credentialing organization for New York State).

2006 Developed the capstone course for the Addictions Counseling programs, the internship program, coordinating local addiction treatment agencies, curriculum development of the accompanying seminar, and obtaining of academic and OASAS approval.

2010 To facilitate entry to Addictions Counselor program by students already possessing Bachelor’s or Master’s level degree, developed Certificate program in addictions counseling, again coordinating academic and OASAS requirements.

2010 Based on experience as a volunteer in the field of post-incarceration adjusting, and utilizing local expertise, developed an undergraduate course for prospective social workers on working with formerly incarcerated clients “Working with Clients Post-Incarceration” for incorporation in the Human Services curriculum.

2015 Based on student and community need, developed a third program, still covering all education requirements for the CASAC, but also involving courses relating to criminality and community supervision, for students planning a career in corrections or community supervision.


1985-Present Have led many seminars and workshops on creativity, self-motivation, goal-setting, time management, stress management, communication skills, and an area best described as “decision-making and taking control of one’s life.” Participants have included college students, inner city residents, business and sales people, and members of women’s groups.



1992-1995 Primary Therapist at Liberty Manor (Restart/Catholic Family Center) residential treatment program for women.

1995-2000 Intake Director/Coordinator, Huther-Doyle of Rochester, Inc. Addiction outpatient facility.

1997-Present Owner of Choices Success Strategies Coaching, coaching individuals in regarding their life goals and related concerns.


Present (*) or former member of the following organizations:

AAPNY (Association of Addiction Professionals of New York) Region II (formerly Board member)

Monroe County Medical Society Addiction Medicine Committee

• Toastmasters International (Distinguished Toastmaster)

• American Psychological Association

• National Association of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselors

International Coach Federation




2005-Present Volunteer/with Cephas-Rochester weekly post-incarceration support group.

2008-Present Work with (and formerly Board member) Safer Monroe Area Reentry Team.

2010-2013 Board member Pathways Houses of Rochester (half-way house for men in early recovery from addiction)