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Lynn H. Collins
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology

Contact Information
Office: Wister M-17
Phone: 215.951.5046
Fax: 215-951-5140

Dr. Collins is a Clinical Psychologist who has worked with a wide variety of clients in inpatient, outpatient, and residential settings. Dr. Collins has served on the editorial boards of Psychological Assessment, Psychology of Women Quarterly, Sex Roles, Journal of Genetic Psychology, and Genetic, Social, and General Psychology Monographs. She has also served leadership roles in professional societies. She has served as President of the Baltimore Psychological Association, Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologists, International Psychology (APA Division 52) and Society for the Psychology of Women (APA Division 35). She has served on APA’s Committee on International Relations in Psychology.

Dr. Collins received the Christine Ladd-Franklin Award from the Association for Women in Psychology (AWP) for significant and extensive contributions to the Association and to feminist psychology. She was also awarded National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSPP) Women's Issues Committee Individual Award in recognition of significant individual contributions to the enhancement of women’s issues in professional psychology training.
Dr. Collins’ research interests include gender influences on psychopathology, international psychology, psychology of women, and women in academe. She is also interested in professional training issues and the use of technology in clinical practice. She welcomes student participation in all phases of the projects listed above (research design, data collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation at professional conferences).
Dr. Collins’s outside interests include contributing to Wikipedia and Wikimedia, digital art, architecture, and live indie and alternative music.

Areas of Expertise
Dr. Collins’ primary theoretical approach is feminist cognitive behavior therapy. Prior to arriving at La Salle University, she worked in the Anxiety Disorders Research Clinic at the Yale University School of Medicine, and with Alcohol Dependent clients in the Department of Psychiatry of University of Connecticut Health Center.


  • B.S., Psychology, Duke University
  • M.A., Clinical Psychology, Ohio State University
  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Ohio State University
  • Postdoctoral study in Anxiety Disorders at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Licensed Psychologist (Maryland, Pennsylvania)

Psychology 155 General Psychology (in person and online)
Psychology 220 Psychopathology
Psychology 265 Stress and Health
Psychology 255 Psychology of Women
Psychology 350 Counseling Theories and Principles
Psychology 444: Independent Undergraduate Research
Psychology 500 Introduction to Counseling and Psychotherapy
Psychology 503 Psychopathology (Online, Main, Athens, and Prague campuses)
Professional Counseling Marriage and Family 503 (Online, Main, Athens, and Prague campuses)
Psychology 610 Cognitive - Behavioral Approaches in Counseling and Psychotherapy
Psychology 702 Process of Change
Psychology 704 Psychopathology I: A Developmental Perspective / Adult Psychopathology
Psychology 707 Psychopathology II: Child and Adolescent Psychopathology
Psychology 714 Human Behavior III: Personality and Individual Differences
Psychology 730 Personality and Behavioral Assessment: Objective Methods
Psychology 740 Cognitive Therapy Applications
Psychology 772 Dissertation Seminar
Psychology 783 Advanced Case Seminar

Representative Publications

Collins, L. H., Dunlap, M., & Chrisler, J. C. (Eds.) (2002). Charting a new course for feminist psychology. New York: Praeger.

Collins, L. H., Chrisler, J. C., & Quina, K. (Eds.) (1998). Career strategies for women in academe: Arming Athena. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.

Articles & Chapters:
Collins, L. H. (2007, December). Practicing safer listserv use: Towards more ethical use of an invaluable resource. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 38(6), 690-698.

Collins, L. H. (2002). Alcohol and drug addiction in women: Phenomenology and prevention. In M. Ballou & L. S. Brown (Eds.), Rethinking mental health and disorder: Feminist perspectives. New York: Guilford Press.

Collins, L. H. (2000). Creating gender role behavior: Demonstrating the impact of power differentials. Teaching of Psychology, 27, 37-40.

Representative Presentations

Collins, L. H. (2009, August). Online Therapy: International Issues & Implications. Division 52 Presidential address given at the 117th annual meeting of the American Psychological Association in Toronto, Ontario, CA.

Collins, L. H. (2008, August). Doing the legwork: Questions to ask your future country. In L. H. Collins, Preparing for clinical practice in a global environment. Symposium presented at the 116th annual meeting of the American Psychological Association in Boston, MA.

Tramel, M., Field, E., & Collins, L. H. (2006, August). What they need to know in a nutshell: Educating colleagues, research assistants, and students about online data collection issues. Paper to be presented as part of L. H. Collins (Chair), Online clinical research: Advantages, challenges, and ethical issues,” symposium presented at the 114th annual meeting of the American Psychological Association in New Orleans, LA.

Collins, L. H. (2006, August). Ethical use of email and listservs in Clinical Psychology. Division 12, Section IV Presidential Address given at the 114th annual meeting of the American Psychological Association in New Orleans, LA.

Collins, L. H. (2004, July). Teaching the Psychology of Gender: International, Power, and Personal Issues. Invited Address given at the112th annual meeting of the American Psychological Association in Honolulu, HI.


Professional Memberships
American Psychological Association (Fellow)

  • Member, General Psychology (Division 1)
  • Member, Society for Social and Personality Psychology (Division 8)
  • Fellow, Society of Clinical Psychology (Division 12)
  • Fellow, Society for Psychology of Women (Division 35)
  • Fellow, International Psychology (Division 52)

Association for Psychological Science (Fellow)
Association for Women in Psychology
Eastern Psychological Association
International Council of Psychologists
Pennsylvania Psychological Association (Fellow)
Psi Chi Psychology Honor Society

Programs offered at:

Francis Berna, OFM, Ph.D.

Donna A. Tonrey, Psy.D., LMFT, LPC

Counseling and Family Therapy
Master's Programs
Office: Wister Hall, Room 208
1900 West Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141 USA
Phone: 215.951.1767
Fax: 215.991.3585

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