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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 30, 2021

My returning guest is Dr. Donald Meichenbaum, one of the founders of cognitive-behavior therapy. In presentation format, Dr. Meichenbaum discusses intimate partner violence, including suggestions for how to recognize the warning signals.


Sep 23, 2021

My guest is 10-year-old actress Stella Grubb, currently appearing in the movie “Rekindling Christmas”. We discuss her thoughts about being an actress, her excitement at working with big stars, and much more.


Sep 16, 2021

My guest is religious leader and author Michael Shevack, whose new book is called Soul Lessons from the Wizard of Oz: How to Follow Your Yellow Brick Road. We discuss his humanitarian and spiritual goals, and how his books can give you greater insight into the human...

Sep 9, 2021

My guests are Rebekah (writer) and James Ganiere (producer) who collaborated on the Emmy-Award-nominated movie, “Rekindling Christmas.” We discussed their respective careers, how they deal with their collaborations, the inspirational messages contained in their movie, and much more.


Sep 2, 2021

My guest is an AIDS activist who is portrayed in the new biopic, “The Eyes of Tammy Faye.” We discuss how he coped with his health crisis, how his appearance on Tammy Faye Bakker’s show was life-changing… for many, and much more.