Psychologist, Author, and Speaker

Dr. Ramona Roberts

Life’s adversities may leave us feeling shattered, but Dr. Ramona Roberts specializes in helping individuals rebuild and find strength in the aftermath of trauma. Drawing upon her extensive experience in psychology and trauma recovery, she equips readers and listeners with invaluable knowledge and strategies to navigate the tough times or recover from them. She provides educational sessions and speaks to client groups, family members, educators, students, and clinicians, looking for tools and insight into rising above trauma and reclaiming one’s life.

Psychologist, Author, and Speaker

Dr. Ramona Roberts

Life’s adversities may leave us feeling shattered, but Dr. Ramona Roberts specializes in helping individuals rebuild and find strength in the aftermath of trauma. Drawing upon her extensive experience in psychology and trauma recovery, she equips readers and listeners with invaluable knowledge and strategies to navigate the tough times or recover from them. She provides educational sessions and speaks to client groups, family members, educators, students, and clinicians, looking for tools and insight into rising above trauma and reclaiming one’s life.

Awards & Certifications

AWARD WINNING AUTHOR OF:

Making Sense Of What Hasn’t Made Sense

gain a foundational understanding of trauma

Trauma isn’t something we choose, but Healing is.

Have you ever experienced behavior from a loved one (or yourself) that doesn’t seem to make any logical sense? This book explores the impact of trauma that may be the missing link. Through this lens, Dr. Roberts discusses trauma as it affects the brain, substance use, relationships, emotions, and more. She provides tell-tale signs how trauma can distort perception; drive behavior; cloud one’s sense of safety, power, and control; and leave the individual void of true intimacy. This book helps gain awareness about trauma so the reader can better understand himself/herself, a loved one, or a client.

Making Sense of What Hasn’t Made Sense is geared towards family members, friends, and the trauma survivor. It can also help students and clinicians who want to gain a foundational understanding of trauma. It is quick and easily digestible read with straightforward explanations, tips, and tools that promote compassion, courage, and hope.

About Dr. Ramona Roberts

An Industry Expert

In the area of trauma treatment, Dr. Roberts has attained cognitive processing therapy (CPT) provider status and received training in EMDR, sensorimotor psychotherapy, internal family systems (IFS), trauma-focused expressive arts, and overcoming trauma-related shame and self-loathing, as well as understanding racialized trauma and how it is carried cognitively and in the body. She is currently a level II certified clinical trauma professional. She is constantly focused on deepening and expanding her knowledge of and expertise in trauma-focused treatments. Dr. Roberts is the author of Making Sense of What Hasn’t Made Sense (published 2022) which is geared towards trauma survivors, family members, friends, and clinicians.

Her approach to psychotherapy is informed by a cognitive-behavioral orientation and mindfulness-based practice interspersed with aspects of positive psychology. She also uses a motivational interviewing style, having been trained by professionals in the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). She has conducted several motivational interviewing trainings for clinicians and medical professionals in a variety of clinical settings and at universities. She is recognized as a certified trainer of adolescent co-occurring disorders by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

Dr. Roberts has presented research at regional, national, and international conferences and has several publications in magazines and professional peer-reviewed journals. She has conducted trainings, lectures, and semester-long courses on diversity aiming to better equip both clinicians and students at growing in multicultural competence and sensitivity. She has won several awards in her career, including Humanitarian of the Year, Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, and the Inaugural Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Employee Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award. She earned her Doctor of Psychology degree in clinical psychology at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. 

Dr. Roberts has interviewed on WITF, WEEU, BCTV, KYW, WALB and has been on several podcasts speaking about trauma and addiction. She has experience as a panel moderator and as a panel member for several topics including multicultural issues, trauma, addiction, and effective communication.

That all being said, the role that she cherishes the most is being a mom and wife.

About Dr. Ramona Roberts

An Industry Expert

In the area of trauma treatment, Dr. Roberts has attained cognitive processing therapy (CPT) provider status and received training in EMDR, sensorimotor psychotherapy, internal family systems (IFS), trauma-focused expressive arts, and overcoming trauma-related shame and self-loathing, as well as understanding racialized trauma and how it is carried cognitively and in the body. She is currently a level II certified clinical trauma professional. She is constantly focused on deepening and expanding her knowledge of and expertise in trauma-focused treatments. Dr. Roberts is the author of Making Sense of What Hasn’t Made Sense (published 2022) which is geared towards trauma survivors, family members, friends, and clinicians.

Her approach to psychotherapy is informed by a cognitive-behavioral orientation and mindfulness-based practice interspersed with aspects of positive psychology. She also uses a motivational interviewing style, having been trained by professionals in the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). She has conducted several motivational interviewing trainings for clinicians and medical professionals in a variety of clinical settings and at universities. She is recognized as a certified trainer of adolescent co-occurring disorders by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

Dr. Roberts has presented research at regional, national, and international conferences and has several publications in magazines and professional peer-reviewed journals. She has conducted trainings, lectures, and semester-long courses on diversity aiming to better equip both clinicians and students at growing in multicultural competence and sensitivity. She has won several awards in her career, including Humanitarian of the Year, Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, and the Inaugural Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Employee Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award. She earned her Doctor of Psychology degree in clinical psychology at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. 

Dr. Roberts has interviewed on WITF, WEEU, BCTV, KYW, WALB and has been on several podcasts speaking about trauma and addiction. She has experience as a panel moderator and as a panel member for several topics including multicultural issues, trauma, addiction, and effective communication.

That all being said, the role that she cherishes the most is being a mom and wife.

Awards

Inaugural Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Employee Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award

November 2021

Faculty Feature (Faculty of the Month) by PCOM’s Psychology Council

March 2021

Outstanding Club Advisor Award for the Psychology Club at Neumann University

2014-2015

Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award as Assistant Professor

2012-2013

Humanitarian of the Year – Awarded by the Dean of the Center for Psychological Studies of NOVA

2004

Journal Publications

In Print- 2020                  McDonough, C., Roberts, R., De Gordon, M. What’s in a Name? What attributions do you make about people with names like Jennifer, D’Shaun, Martinez, and Chen? National Social Sciences Journal, Vol 55, 1, p. 14-22.

In Print- 2016                   de Gordon, M.T., McDonough, C., & Palmerio-Roberts, R. (2016). Hispanic Faces: An exploratory study of how university-level Spanish language instruction impacts perceptions of Hispanics, Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, Vol 38, p.559-571.

In Print- 2016                McDonough, C., Palmerio-Roberts, R., De Gordon, M. (2016). By the Numbers: How Message Framing Affects Opinions about National Statistics, National Social Science Journal, Vol 47, p.60-64.

In Print- 2014              McDonough, C., Palmerio-Roberts, R., Hummel, J. (Neumann student). (2014).  Online Learning: Outcomes and satisfaction among underprepared students in an upper-level psychology course, Journal of Distance Learning and Administration.

In Print- 2014              McDonough, C. Palmerio-Roberts, R. (2014). Traditional, Collaborative, and Online Exam Taking. Academic Exchange Quarterly.

In Print- 2014              McDonough, C. Palmerio-Roberts, R. Traditional, Collaborative, and Online Exam Taking. Sound Instruction- Collaboration in Education.

In Print- 2014              Palmerio-Roberts, R. and McDonough, C. (2014). Changing Attitudes: A Classroom Pedagogy to Foster Multicultural Awareness and Acceptance. AFCU Journal, April 2014, p. 20-41.

NSSA

By the Numbers: How Message Framing Affects Opinions about National Statistics

AFRO News

Resolve to Get More Rest in 2023

ISSUU

Loss: Understanding the Connection to Substance Use

ISSUU

Care and Compassion: Unraveling the Parent/Child Communication Struggle