D.Clin.Psy. (London), P G Dipl. Art Therapy (Glasgow Caledonian), B.Soc.Sci. (Hons)
Chartered Clinical Psychologist – British Psychological Society (035197)
Chartered Psychologist – Health Professions Council (PYL24532)
Honorary Clinical Psychologist with Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Member of the British Psychological Society and the Division of Clinical Psychology.
Dr Janine Robinson is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist having trained at the Institute of Psychiatry. She has since specialised in the assessment and diagnosis of autistic spectrum conditions (ASC) in adults, commencing her work with Professor Simon Baron-Cohen in 1999 when the national adult diagnostic clinic (CLASS) was first established. She has continued to consult to CLASS as a senior clinician, while extending her work within the independent sector.
Much of this work is at the request of the courts, occupational health departments or university student disability services, as well as individuals and their families. She has been responsible for training and supervising other mental health professionals in the assessment and diagnosis of ASC in adulthood based on the CLASS model. This has recently been formalized from in-house consultations to accredited two-day training courses in Cambridge.
In addition Janine has been actively engaged in collaboration with clinical psychologists and psychiatrists in Lyon, France. This work includes translation and validation of psychometric screening measures developed at the Autism Research Centre in Cambridge to be employed in French studies and ultimately in clinical practice. Training of clinicians in the region has also commenced, with further training planned.
Janine has prepared and contributed to scientific papers and has most recently participated in a joint Department of Health-funded project establishing the prevalence of autistic spectrum conditions in the adult population.
She has particular interest and expertise in the impact of ASC within the realm of employment and more importantly, reasonable adjustments which generally enable the individual to function optimally. Further clinical challenges remain, especially the more subtle presentation of many women as well as the difficulty posed by adults seeking assessment without informants to provide developmental history.