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Gary Collins, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology

Office Phone: (951) 343-4304
E-mail: gcollins@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: W.E. James Building, Room 134
Office Hours: By Appointment

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology United States International University 1975
M.A. Social Psychology Loma Linda University 1970
B.D. Theology Golden Gate Theological Seminary 1966
B.A. English/Religion California Baptist College 1963

Courses Taught

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES TAUGHT:

Introduction to Sociology
Cultural Anthropology
Marriage and the Family
Social Problems
Social Theory
Methods of Research
General Psychololgy
Developmental Psychology
Life Span Development
Theories of Personality
Tests and Measurements
Group Dynamics
Abnormal Psychology
Statistical Techniques in the Behavioral Sciences
Theories of Counseling
Internship/Human Services
Psychology of Learning
Psychophysiology
Dynamics of Religious Experience

GRADUATE COURSES TAUGHT:

Professional Practice Seminar I and II
MFT Theory
MFT Counseling Techniques
Advanced Psychopathology
Community Mental Health Counseling
Biopsychology of Compulsive Disorders
Practicum I and II
Family Therapy I and II
Integration Colloquium
Psychopharmacology
Professional Ethics and Law
Chemical Dependency
The Psychopathic Mind

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Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

Counseling Psychology
Forensic Psychology
Law Enforcement Psychology
Criminal Profiling

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Research, Presentations, & Publications

PUBLICATIONS:
Collins, Gary G. The Koestenbaum Leadership Profiler. Quantum Solutions,
1996.

“Selection Factors for Public Safety Dispatchers.” State of California Department of Justice, 1994.

UNPUBLISHED RESEARCH:
"Healing in Psychotherapy." 1998.

"The Dynamics of Religious Compulsion." Unpublished Manuscript, 1990.

PROFESSIONAL PAPERS:
"Leadership and the Imposter Syndrome." Texas State Superintendents of Education Academy. Texas: 1997.

"Pathological Religious Dependency." College of the Desert. Palm Desert: 1991.

"Romancing the Ego." West Coast Socratic Association. Riverside: 1986.

"The Perfect Introject." University of California Los Angeles. Los Angeles: 1980.

"The Use of Imagery in the Treatment of Schizophrenia." University of California Los Angeles. Los Angeles: 1978.

CONSULTING – PUBLIC AGENCIES (1980-2012)

Federal Bureau of Investigation
Fontana Police Department
Alhambra Police Department
Desert Hot Springs Police Department
State of California, Law Enforcement Selection: CHP, DOJ, CDC, CYA
University of California at Irvine Medical Center
University of California at Irvine Police Department
Covina Police Department
Colton Police and Fire Departments
Murrieta Police and Fire Departments
Academy of Justice, Riverside County Sheriff’s Department
Riverside County Sheriff’s Department
Alvord Unified School District
University of California Riverside Police Department
Corona Police and Fire Departments
Riverside Police Department

CONSULTING – PRIVATE SECTOR:

Quantum Leadership Solutions, LLC

MEDIA:

1999 – 2012 Regular Thursday morning guest, 7:30 a.m. – 7:55 a.m., KPSI Radio

Screen Credit for psychology consulting on television special, “The Best Is
Yet to Be: The Art of Aging in America”

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

Collins, Gary G. and Gamez, Ana M. "Psychological Evaluations of Law Enforcement Applicants: The Search for Ethical Officers," Chapter 2, Sage Publications, 2014

Collins, Gary G. “The Koestenbaum Leadership Profiler,” Quantum Solutions, 1996

Collins, Gary G. “Selection Factors for Public Safety Dispatchers,” State of California
Department of Justice, 1994

SELECTED UNPUBLISHED RESEARCH:

Collins, Gary G. “Healing in Psychotherapy,” 1998

Collins, Gary G. “The Dynamics of Religious Compulsion,” ms in progress

Collins, Gary G. Participation in research related to the selection of Public Safety
Dispatchers, Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, 2003-2004

Collins, Gary G. Ongoing research to validate and verify normative parameters for
peace officer selection

Collins, Gary G. Periodic review of established selection profiles

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL PAPERS:

“Leadership and the Imposter Syndrome”

Texas State Superintendents of Education Academy, Beaumont, Texas

“Pathological Religious Dependency”

College of the Desert, Palm Desert

“Romancing the Ego”

West Coast Socratic Association, Riverside

“The Perfect Introject”

University of California, Los Angeles

“The Use of Imagery in the Treatment of Schizophrenia”

University of California, Los Angeles

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Church Membership & Activities

My church involvement has included seminars, workshop presentations, informal talks to Sunday school groups and men's groups, and the teaching of a large couples Sunday school class from 1972-1980.

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Community Service & Involvement

I have served on the Human Rights Commission for the city of Riverside and the Disaster Preparedness Committee for the City of Riverside. In addition, I have been a volunteer coach for baseball and softball teams.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY – INLAND PSYCHOTHERAPY GROUP:

1977 - 2008 Founding Director
Clinical Psychologist, private practice

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY – LAW ENFORCEMENT:

11/1/89 – 1/1/95:
Senior level I Reserve Police Officer – Riverside Police Department
-Assigned to Chief’s Office and Crimes Against Persons

10/1/72 – 4/l/75:
Reserve Deputy Sheriff – Los Angeles County
-Patrol Deputy – San Dimas Station
-Completed research on “Lady Deputy Program,” Firestone Station
-Completed research re: “Deputy Efficiency,” Firestone Station
-Provided access to data in order to complete Doctoral Dissertation
entitled, “The Psychosocial Characteristics of Child Abusers.”

7/1/70 – 7/1/71:
Police Officer – City of Ventura, California
-Concurrent with “Leave of Absence” from California Baptist College
-Completed POST Academy, Elected President of Academy class
-Assigned to Special Assignments:
Domestic Violence
Vice
Hostage Negotiations
SWAT Training, Camp Pendleton, CA (USMC)
Protection Detail for Governor Ronald Reagan

5/15/67 – 5/31/70:
Police Officer – City of Lake Elsinore, California
-Concurrent with employment at California Baptist College and graduate studies
at Loma Linda University
-Completed thesis requirement for Master of Arts in Social Psychology at LLU
-Thesis title: Project In City A

11/4/63 – 5/1/66:
Police Officer – City of Mill Valley, California
-Concurrent with graduate studies at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary

LAW ENFORCEMENT – RELEVANT EXPERIENCE:

CID – Officer Fatalities
CID – Officer Involved Shooting
CID – 9-11 “First Responders,” Inland Empire (Fire Fighters)

Criminal Profiling:
-Serial Murder (2 cases)
-Serial Rape (3 cases)

Agency Research:
-Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
-Riverside Police Department
-California State Department of Justice
-Riverside County Sheriff’s Department

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

American Psychological Association
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Member, American College of Forensic Psychology

PROFESSIONAL HONORS:

* Valuable and Distinguished Service Award
City of Riverside

* Trustee’s Award for Distinguished Professor
California Baptist College

* Faculty Member of the Year
California Baptist College

1975 - Psychology Intern of the Year
Orange County Mental Health Department

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Interests & Hobbies

Family, children, grandchildren, travel, sports, and reading

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Personal Philosophy

"By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another."

-John 13:35, NASB

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