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Amorie Robinson

The Ruth Ellis Center
Amorie Robinson, PhD (she/her/hers) is a licensed clinical psychologist in Michigan serving as the Outpatient Therapy Supervisor in Behavioral Health at the Ruth Ellis Center in Highland Park (Detroit) and is a psychotherapist at the Radical Well-Being Center. She previously worked in criminal and juvenile justice psychiatric court clinics in Detroit for 20 years after earning her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Michigan where she later guest lectured women’s studies and psychology courses. Dr. Robinson conducts trainings for mental health providers on cultural competence with LGBT+ clients and is a trainer for the Michigan Department of Education. Published articles include Black lesbian youth resiliency and Black LGBT and gender nonconforming youth in juvenile justice. Dr. Robinson contributed to writing standards for mental health/medical professional trainings in serving LGBT clients. Dr. Robinson coined the term “attractionality” to replace “sexuality” when referring to one’s identity. She is a community organizer and co-founder of the Ruth Ellis Center for at-risk LGBT+ youth experiencing homelessness which also established the Kofi House Center for Lesbians and Queer Women and Girls. She is a member of the Association of Black Psychologists and Association for Women in Psychology; she has served on both boards.