Bryan Robinson

Bryan E. Robinson, Ph.D. is a novelist, licensed psychotherapist, Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and a Fellow of the American Institute of Stress. He has authored over thirty-five nonfiction books including Chained to the Desk: A Guidebook for Workaholics, Their Partners and Children, and the Clinicians Who Treat Them (3rd Ed., New York University Press, 2014), The Smart Guide to Managing Stress (Smart Guide Publications, 2012), The Art of Confident Living (HCI Books, 2009), Don’t Let Your Mind Stunt Your Growth (New Harbinger Press, 2000), and Heal Your Self-Esteem (HCI Books, 1991) just to name a few. His debut novel is a Southern murder mystery titled Limestone Gumption (published by Gale/Five Star Publishers January 2014).

His books have been translated into thirteen languages, and he has written for over one-hundred professional journals and for such popular magazines as Psychology Today, First for Women, American Health, Your Health, Natural Health, Total Health, Lady’s Circle, Complete Woman, and Psychotherapy Networker. His monthly column “Mindmatters” appeared in Your Health Magazine for two years. His work has been featured in Town and Country, Marie Claire, McCall’s, Mademoiselle, Out Magazine, Web MD, Shape, New Age Journal, Atlantic Monthly, Good Housekeeping, Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Ladies’ Home Journal, Forbes, Fast Company, Fortune, Men’s Journal, Best Life, and in newspapers such as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Charlotte Observer, Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, The Atlanta Constitution, USA Today, New York Post, and The Miami Herald.

He has won two awards for writing: the First Citizen’s Scholars Medal from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte for excellence in scholarship, creativity, and/or research. The prestigious Extended Research Award from the American Counseling Association for his outstanding body of pioneer research on workaholism and the family. He is listed as a leading authority on “workaholism” in Wikipedia where his clinical findings are discussed.

He has lectured across the United States and throughout the world. His work has been featured on every major television network. He has appeared on ABC’s 20/20, Good Morning America, and ABC’s World News Tonight; NBC Nightly News, NBC Universal, the CBS Early Show, CNBC’s The Big Idea, and CNN’s Minding Your Money, plus hundreds of local and national television and radio shows. He hosted the PBS documentary, Overdoing It: When Work Rules Your Life.

He is currently writing a memoir and maintains a private clinical practice in Asheville and Charlotte, NC. He resides in the Blue Ridge Mountains with his partner, four dogs, and occasional bears at night. Visit his website:www.bryanrobinsononline.com or email him: bryanrobinson@bryanrobinsononline.com.