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Coping Conversations

"Coping Conversations” is a popular 15-minute radio show, hosted by internationally renowned psychologist, Dr. Bob Phillips, which has been aired on radio stations and as a nationally available audio-streamed program since 1991.

 On each show, Dr. Phillips interviews a well-known celebrity or expert, bringing the listening audience up to date on current appearances, performances, publications and other activities of interest.

 As the main focus, our listeners are always fascinated to hear about our guest’s interesting life experiences and successful coping experiences, hence the name "Coping Conversations"! The show invariably is positive, upbeat, and fascinating.

Host Dr. Bob Phillips is also the author of more than 35 best-selling books, and the founder and director of the Center for Coping ( on Long Island, New York.

Sep 26, 2019

Jodie Sweetin, perhaps best known for playing Stephanie Tanner on TV's “Full House," has gone through a lot in her young life. We discuss her autobiography, “Unsweetined”, which includes stories about her addictions, failed marriages, and her successful recovery, as well as the current joy in her life.

Sep 19, 2019

Perhaps best known as the mother in the hit movie "E.T.", Dee Wallace is known for much more than her performances. We discuss her acting career, as well as her activities as an author and healer. We discuss how healing has helped her to deal with tragedy in her life, and how she has learned to help many more people...

Sep 12, 2019

My guest is one of the most popular singers in America, whose popularity has lasted for more than 50 years, the legendary Judy Collins. Known not only for her singing, but also her writing, and she has long been an advocate for mental health. We discuss the personal reasons for this as well as her lengthy career, and more.

Sep 5, 2019

First aired in 2004, this discussion is with one of the most famous psychologists in history. We discuss the development of innovative psychological strategies from its earliest roots to the modern form of cognitive therapy in use worldwide today.