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
  • Additional Education

    Rotating Internship, Orange County Mental Health/Orange County Medical Center, 1974-1975
    Clinical Residency, Pomona Psychiatric Hospital, 1976-1978
    Post-Doctoral studies in Behavioral Medicine, UCLA, 1978-1979

    LAW ENFORCEMENT – 1980-2012 SERVICES:

    Pre-employment Selection
    Fitness for Duty
    Threat Assessment
    Critical Incident Debriefing
    Special Assignment Selection
    Hostage Negotiations
    Criminal Profiling

  • 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

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Counseling Psychology
    Forensic Psychology
    Law Enforcement Psychology
    Criminal Profiling

  • 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    UNPUBLISHED RESEARCH: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 Unpublished Manuscript, 1990.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

  • 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.

  • Community Service & Involvement

    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.

  • Interests & Hobbies

    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

  • Personal Philosophy

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

    -John 13:35, NASB