Dr. Ariann Robino is a licensed professional counselor and board-certified national counselor. Her research focuses on the relational processes in animal-assisted interventions. She holds an advanced certificate in Educational Research and Evaluation and is pursuing an additional advanced certificate in Animal-Assisted Interventions in Counseling. Dr. Robino's clinical experience involves coordinating the substance abuse track of a juvenile diversion program and working in addictions at the residential, intensive-outpatient, and outpatient treatment levels. Her research interests include the human-animal bond, animal-assisted interventions, addictions, criminal justice, human development, wellness, and assessment and evaluation.
Dr. Robino serves as co-chair of the American Counseling Association's Graduate Student Committee as well as Federal Legislation Monitor for the International Association of Addiction and Offender Counselors. In addition to multiple peer review commitments, her service includes legislative advocacy to address the opioid crisis. She is an affiliate of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine's Center for Animal-Human Relationships and is a past Emerging Leader of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. Dr. Robino was awarded the 2018 Outstanding Adultspan Journal Article Award by the Association for Adult Development and Aging, a division of the American Counseling Association.