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 SW course for the School of Social Work (prior to COVID-19). She also maintains a private mental health practice in Brownsville, TX, Psychotherapy + Plus, focusing primarily on trauma-healing as well as a group therapy practice in Seattle, Ashia Circle Therapeutic Services, focused on the empowerment and social-emotional health of Black girls and women. Dr. Roberson teaches direct practice courses and in doing so, emphasizes 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 non-profits, 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 Vice President of the Clinical Social Work Association board, a member of the National Association of Social Workers as well as a member of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and International Association of Trauma Professionals. She is licensed in both Washington State (LICSW) and Texas (LCSW – S), where she is an approved Continuing Education Provider and Clinical Supervisor.