Dr. Robin J. Wilson, ABPP is a researcher, educator, and board certified clinical psychologist who has worked with persons with sexual and social behavior problems in hospital, correctional, and private practice settings for more than 25 years. He has worked in Corrections (in Canada), Sexual Offender Civil Commitment (in Florida), and has provided consultation on assessment, treatment, and risk management to state, provincial, national, and international stakeholder groups. Dr. Wilson is an Assistant Clinical Professor [Adjunct], Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario and a Professor of Forensic Practice at the Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning in Toronto. He provides supervisory services to hospital-based programs working with persons with intellectual disabilities who have sexual behavior issues. He is also a frequent consultant to the legal and judicial system, having served as an expert witness in many Court proceedings and as a member of law enforcement panels regarding community risk management.
Dr. Wilson’s current research and advocacy interests are focused on collaborative models of risk management and restoration as persons of risk are transitioned from institutional to community settings. In particular, he is a long-time participant in the novel Circles of Support & Accountability model of wrap-around care and intentional community for persons who sexually offend who are at particularly high risk to reoffend.
Dr. Wilson has published over 75 scientific articles, book chapters, and other monographs and has presented internationally on the diagnosis and treatment of social and sexual psychopathology. Dr. Wilson is the Past-President of the Florida Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, is the elected Southern Regional Representative on the Board of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA), and is a past recipient of the of the ATSA Graduate Research Award. Dr. Wilson is currently the Editor of the ATSA Forum and maintains an online column at sajrt.blogspot.com, in addition to being a member of the editorial boards of Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research & Treatment, the Journal of Sexual Aggression, and the Howard Journal of Criminal Justice.