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Lynn H. Collins, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
Office: Wister M-17
Phone: 215-951-5046
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Curriculum vita

B.S., Psychology, Duke University; M.A., Ph.D., Clinical Psychology Program, Ohio State University; Postdoctoral study at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Licensed Psychologist in Maryland and Pennsylvania.

Research Interests:
My current research interests include anxiety disorders, substance dependence, international psychology, gender influences in psychopathology, feminist psychology, and women in academe. I am also interested in professional training issues.

Some ongoing projects include:

  • Gender influences on psychopathology
  • Etiology and treatment of substance dependence in women
  • Evaluation of pop psychology theories.
  • Clinical issues when working across cultures.
  • The use of technology in Clinical Psychology.

Opportunities for student research involvement:
I welcome student participation in all phases of the projects listed above (research design, data collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation at professional conferences). I lead a Gender Research group that meets weekly in the food court, usually at 3:30 PM on Thursdays.

Recent Publications:

  • Collins, L. H. (2007). Practicing safer listserv use: Ethical use of an invaluable resource. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 38 (6), 690-698.
  • Collins, L. H. (in press). Practicing what you teach: Applying the principles of social justice in the classroom. [Review of the book Teaching and Social Justice. Integrating Multicultural and Feminist Theories in the Classroom. Washington, DC, American Psychological Association] Sex Roles: A Journal of Research.
  • Collins, L. H. (2008, January 30). A comprehensive update on etiology and prevention of a selection of major psychiatric disorders. [Review of the book Recognition and prevention of major mental and substance use disorders. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publishing] PsycCRITIQUES-Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books.
  • Collins, L. H. (2007, August 15). Netaholism...another pseudodiagnosis. [Review of the book The psychology of Netaholics. New York: Novika Books (An imprint of Nova Science Publishers, Inc.)] PsycCRITIQUES-Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books.
  • Collins, L. H. (2007, May 2). The Cross-national sexual harassment Politics: A need for a psychological perspective. [Review of the book The politics of sexual harassment. A comparative study of the United States, the European Union, and Germany. New York: Cambridge University Press.] PsycCRITIQUES-Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books.
  • Collins, L. H. (2006, May 10). Online therapy: Let the buyer and seller beware. [Review of the book Online therapy: A therapist's guide to expanding your practice.] PsycCRITIQUES-Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books.
  • Collins, L. H. (2005, September 16). A comprehensive guide to the MMPI-A. [Review of the book MMPI-A: Assessing Adolescent Psychopathology, third edition.] PsycCRITIQUES-Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books.
  • Collins, L. H. (2005, May 25). Safer sex: Reviewing, editing, and rewriting complex sexual scripts. [Review of the book Safer sex in personal relationships. The role of sexual scripts in HIV infection and prevention] PsycCRITIQUES-Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books.
  • Collins, L. H. (2005, March 23). Lost in translation: Gender, cultural, and developmental gaps [Review of the film Lost in Translation.] PsycCRITIQUES-Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 50, Article 12.
  • 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., Dunlap, M., & Chrisler, J. C. (Eds.)(2002). Charting a new course for feminist psychology New York: Praeger.
  • Collins, L. H. (2002). Self-esteem inoculation: Protecting girls from the effects of sexism. In L. H. Collins, M. R. Dunlap, & J. C. Chrisler (Eds.), Charting a new course for feminist psychology. New York: Praeger.
  • Collins, L. H. (2002). An accessible introduction to privilege, power, and difference. Invited review of Privilege, power, and difference. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 26, 92-93.
  • Collins, L. H., Powell, J. L., & Oliver, P. V. (2000). Those who hesitate lose: The relationship between assertiveness and response latency. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 90, 931-943.
  • Collins, L. H. (2000). Creating gender role behavior: Demonstrating the impact of power differentials. Teaching of Psychology, 27, 37-40.
  • Collins, L. H. (2000). Truly co-dependent no more. In J. C. Chrisler, C. Golden, and P. D. Rozee (Eds.) Lectures on the psychology of women, 2nd edition (pp. 360-379). New York: McGraw-Hill.
  • Collins, L. H. (1999). When clients follow The Rules. A clinical and social psychological critique. In R. Roth (Ed.) Psychologists facing the challenge of a global culture with human rights and mental health. (pp. 178-188). Lengerich, Germany: Pabst Science Publishers.
  • Collins, L. H., Chrisler, J. C., & Quina, K. (Eds.)(1998).Career strategies for women in academe: Arming Athena. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.
  • Collins, L. H. (1998). Competition and contact: The dynamics behind resistance to affirmative action in academe. In L. H. Collins, J. C. Chrisler, & K. Quina (Eds.) Career strategies for academic women: Arming Athena.(pp. 45-74). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.
  • Collins, L. H. (1998). Illustrating feminist theory: Power and psychopathology. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 22, 97-112.

Awards & Honors:

  • Fellow, American Psychological Association, Divisions 35 (Society for the Psychology of Women, 2004) and 52 (International Psychology, 2006).
  • Christine Ladd-Franklin Award, Association for Women in Psychology (2005).
  • National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology Women's Issues Committee Individual Award (2004).

Current Roles within Professional Organizations:

  • Section Representative, APA Division 12, Section IV (Clinical Psychology of Women)
  • President-elect, International Psychology (APA Division 52)
  • Past-President, Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologists
  • Member, APA Committee on International Relations in Psychology (CIRP; 2006-2008)
  • Site Visitor for APA Committee on Accreditation

Renovating houses, web design (this site, for instance), digital art, and keeping up with new alternative acoustic music.

Courses taught at La Salle University since 1998:

Undergraduate Courses:

  • Psych 155: Introductory Psychology
  • Psych 220: Abnormal Psychology
  • Psych 265: Stress and Health Psychology
  • Psych 271: Psychology of Women
  • Psych 350: Theories of Counseling
  • Psych 444: Independent Undergraduate Research
Graduate Level Courses:
  • Psych 500: Introduction to Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • Psych 503: Psychopathology
  • Psych 574: Introduction to Graduate Writing and Research
  • Psych 610: Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches in Counseling & Psychotherapy
  • Psych 702: Therapeutic Change
  • Psych 704: Psychopathology I: Adult Psychopathology
  • Psych 707: Psychopathology II: Child and Adolescent Psychopathology
  • Psych 714: Human Behavior III: Personality and Individual Differences
  • Psych 730: Psychological Assessment II: Personality and Behavioral Assessment-Objective Techniques
  • Psych 740: Cognitive Therapy Applications
  • Psych 788: Practicum Seminar
  • Psych 772: Research Methods III: Dissertation