F. Cal Robinson, Psy.D.

Dr. RobinsonWe are delighted to welcome Dr. Cal Robinson to Orthopaedic & Spine Center as part of the Interventional Pain Management Center Clinical Team. Dr. Robinson began seeing patients in August 2015.

Dr. Robinson is a medical psychologist with an extensive career in pain management and pain medicine. His early private practice in Indiana centered on the assessment and treatment of behavioral medicine disorders. In addition, while there, he was clinical director and co-owner of the Spine & Rehabilitation Institute. He was recruited in 2001 to the Elliot Health System and hospital in Manchester, New Hampshire as clinical director of their interdisciplinary pain program. He led the organization to obtain full accreditation with accommodation from CARF, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities for the Interdisciplinary Pain Program. While in New England, he was active in the New England Pain Association (NEPA) the regional affiliate society of the American Pain Society. He became the state representative for New Hampshire, then Vice-President and eventually President of NEPA for the 2005-2006 year. During that time frame, he was also the President of the state pain initiative representing New Hampshire, funded by the American Cancer Society.

He was recruited in 2006 to the Marshfield Clinic in Wisconsin as pain psychologist for the western division. He accepted a one-year contract with the Department of Defense at Elmendorf Hospital in Anchorage, Alaska as the Behavioral Health Consultant in 2010. He was subsequently recruited to become the director of Chronic Pain and Addiction at the Yale affiliated psychiatric hospital, Silver Hill Hospital, in Connecticut. Seeing the opportunity to be closer to his daughter and grandchildren who lived in Oakdale, Minnesota, he rejoined the pain management program at Marshfield Clinic in 2011 as pain psychologist for the western division.

His most recent publication was feature article for the Carlat Psychiatry Report (November 2012), “Chronic Pain, Comorbidity and Treatment Complexity.” His clinical interests center on the theory and practice of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) especially for chronic pain, suffering, abuse and affective disorders. He is Board-Certified in Medical Psychology from the American Board of Medical Psychology.

Join Dr. Robinson for one of our group sessions on Mindfulness Based Chronic Pain Management.

His daughter is now a PhD student at St. Louis University and son is a geologist studying at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. Dr. Robinson is also a classically trained pianist and singer especially at his church. His interests include music, scuba diving, theology, social justice and antiques.

Professional Education

  • Board Certification – Medical Psychologist – American Board of Medical Psychology
  • Post-doctoral: Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP)
    Master of Science in Clinical Psychopharmacology
  • Doctoral: Forest Institute of Professional Psychology (FIPP)–Clinical Psychology
    Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.)
  • Graduate: University of Cincinnati – Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Undergraduate: University of Cincinnati, College Conservatory of Music
  • Internship & post-doctoral fellowship: Philhaven Hospital, Mt. Gretna, Pennsylvania; Philhaven is an APA accredited training site.
  • Fellow: International College of Prescribing Psychologists; certified with national examination