Robert H. Phillips, Ph.D., our founder, and director, is a licensed psychologist who has been in private practice since 1975 and who has, throughout his career, published and spoken widely on coping with physical ailments and other psychological topics. Dr. Phillips, the published author of more than 40 books, has presented over 500 papers and talks at seminars, conventions, and meetings throughout the United States and internationally. He has served on the Boards of Directors of the national Lupus Foundation of America and the Nassau Chapter of the American Heart Association. Dr. Phillips currently serves on the national Board of Directors, and continues to serve on the national scientific advisory board, of the Autoimmune Association (formerly the American Autoimmune and Related Diseases Association), is on medical advisory boards of, and is the psychologist for, a number of major local and national organizations.
The Center for Coping and Dr. Phillips’ work has been the focus of many articles and stories in numerous professional journals and magazines such as Medical Times and Prevention. The Ladies’ Home Journal, Vogue, and Essence magazines have also featured his work. Coverage in national and local daily newspapers includes the New York Times, Newsday, and the New York Post. Dr. Phillips has appeared on dozens of television and radio programs, and, since 1991 has been the long-time host of “Coping Conversations”, a popular nationally-available audio-streamed radio talk show, now available as a “Coping Conversations” podcast on your favorite podcast app.