Now Located in San Luis Obispo,
A. Robin Aylor was raised in Syracuse, NY. and attended undergraduate studies at SUNY Brockport. A 1995 Graduate of the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) in San Diego, Dr. Aylor began her career at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) Department of Psychiatry, Psychopharmacology Research Program (PRP). After successfully completing her Post-Doctoral hours and Licensing in 1999, Dr. Aylor went on to serve as Coordinator of the PRP for several years before opting to work in a clinical setting and participating in NIMH research protocols and treatment algorithms, including the STAR-D and STEP bipolar protocols.
In 2001, she transferred to the UCSD Department of Psychiatry's Outpatient Psychiatric Services where she served as Clinical Faculty and worked with a variety of patients with a full continuum of psychiatric disorders as well as working with a stellar team of psychiatrists, medical residents, psychology interns, clinical social workers and MFTs providing the most current multi-modal treatment regimes. In OPS she saw individual patients, ran groups for Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Depression, Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of OCD, and worked with the Survivors of Violent Loss Treatment Group under the Supervision of Connie Saindon, MA.
Additionally, Dr. Aylor was involved in Group Supervision with UCSD's Medical Interns, Residents and Attending Physicians in training through the Department of Psychiatry. While maintaining her Clinical Faculty Status at UCSD, in 2003 she began a Private Practice in San Diego.
In 2004, Dr. Aylor served as Conference Chairperson and successfully orchestrated a no-cost, 2-day training for Mental Health Practitioners and law enforcement agencies titled “Outreach and Support Beyond the Crisis.” This was the second of four national conferences conducted in order to develop regional training sites to provide therapeutic services to Survivors of Violent Loss. The four sites included: Seattle, San Diego, Miami, and Washington D.C. The San Diego conference brought together the University of California, San Diego, Scripp’s Mercy Hospital, San Diego Hospice and the First Avenue Counseling Centre in conjunction with Virginia Mason Medical Center and was funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime.
The two day conference was attended by 200-registrants from various mental health treatment facilities, the District Attorney’s Office and the San Diego Police and Sheriff’s Department. Clinicians who participated received 12.5 C.E.s for their participation.
While in San Diego, Dr. Aylor worked with the San Diego Psychological Association's Continuing Education Committee and was an active participant in SDPA Activities.
In order to support her husband (a professor at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo), she moved to San Luis Obispo in 2008 and began a private practice. She has a love of art, graphics and architecture and has served as Website and Directory Chairperson of the Central Coast Psychological Association since 2009 where she remains a very active member working behind the scenes to continue to bring more continuing education opportunities to psychologists on the Central Coast.
She and her husband enjoy spending time with their two dogs, hiking, sailing, dining with friends, renovating their home and traveling when not busy with her private practice.