About Dr. Collins
r. Robert W. Collins is retired from seeing patients and is an author. He lives by the “unsalted sea” (Lake Michigan) near the original Coast Guard City of Grand Haven with his wife Sherron of 52 years.
Vita of Robert W. Collins, PhD:
Dr. Collins has degrees from the University of Michigan (BS), Kent State University (MA), and Indiana University (PhD in Clinical Psychology).
He was on the faculty of Grand Valley State University from 1969-1981.
He was invited as a Distinguished Visiting Professor to the University of Western Australia, a suburb of Perth from 1975-1976.
He toured Australia in1976 giving a variety of talks, including one to the medical staff at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, where he was introduced as “America’s leading Pyssologist”. This hospital at the time had the world’s largest bedwetting clinic. Currently the hospital is doing leading research on physiological factors in colonic motility. His license to practice psychology in Michigan was issued in 1970.
He was a Senior Fellow of the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America, now the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA-www.bcia.org).
He served as President of the Michigan Society of Behavioral Medicine and Biofeedback in 1982 and the Michigan Psychological Association in 1987.
He presented the results of treating anxiety attacks with group therapy at the 1995 National Conference of The Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. Also, in 1995, he gave an invited paper at the 130th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Michigan State Medical Society.
He coauthored a chapter about encopresis in the Handbook of Mind-Body Medicine in Primary Care by Sage Press (2003).
He had an article on encopresis published in the National Association for Continence Quarterly, Vol. 22, Issue #1, 2004.
His invited review article on “Soiling Solutions®: An Internet and Manual Based Approach to Treating Encopresis” was published in the Spring, 2009 issue of Digestive Health Matters, a publication of the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (www.iffgd.org).
Treatment Approach and Philosophy:
Dr. Collins is an active, directive, scientifically-oriented therapist who believes in your ability and your child’s ability to learn and to change their lives. He is very dedicated to his research and helping parents and concerned professionals on the issues of enuresis and encopresis. The power of the internet and his “retirement” is a wonderful coming together of events for him.