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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.

May 26, 2022

This is the second part of a two-part interview with actress/singer Mackenzie Phillips. We talk about her book, High on Arrival, the shocking revelations that got everyone’s attention, how she has coped and is now helping others, and much more.


May 19, 2022

My guest is an actress, singer, and author, who, despite her popularity, has had many difficulties in her life, starting as a young child. We discuss what she's gone through, how she finally pulled herself together, how she has used what she experienced to help others, and much more.

May 12, 2022

My guest is the President and Founder of Doors of Change, a non-profit organization that primarily aims to help homeless youth. We discuss the extent of the problem, what Doors of Change does, the role of music and art in developing trust, and much more.


May 5, 2022

My guest has had two major roles in a long, successful career, Afton Cooper on the TV show “Dallas,” and Val in the movie “A Chorus Line”. We discuss her start in show business, her balance of acting and singing, her major performances in show business, how she deals with stress, and much more.