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I was born and raised in Dallas, Texas, graduated from Westminster College, in Fulton, Missouri, and served in the U. S. Navy as a Hospital Corpsman and Neuropsychiatric Technician. I received my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln after completing an internship at the Palo Alto, California, Veteran’s Administration Hospital.

Hank RobbBefore coming to Oregon, I served as Director of Counseling and Associate Professor of Psychology at Lewis–Clark State College, Lewiston, Idaho. During that time, I also served as President of the Idaho Psychological Association and Chair of Idaho’s psychology licensing board.

For over twenty years, I have maintained a licensed psychologist practice in Lake Oswego, Oregon, and have periodically served as adjunct faculty and a clinical supervisor at Pacific University. I am certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology in both Counseling Psychology and Behavioral & Cognitive Psychology. In 2000-2001 I served as President of the American Board of Counseling Psychology, completing ten years of board service in 2004.

I am certified as a Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) Supervisor with the Albert Ellis Institute, New York. I am also a peer reviewed Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) trainer and a Fellow of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science. Additionally, I have held a Certificate of Proficiency in the Treatment of Alcohol and Other Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders from the American Psychological Association’s College of Professional Psychology since the inception of that credential.

I was a founding, and am a current, board member of SMART Recovery® (Self-Management And Recovery Training) and a long time columnist for the SMART Recovery’s quarterly publication, News & Views ( Though I do not myself believe in the supernatural, I served eight years, ending in 2008, as Chair of the Religious & Spiritual Issues Special Interest Group of the Association for Behavioral & Cognitive Therapy.

I have authored, or co-authored, over three dozen articles and book chapters on a wide variety of psychological issues, and have served on the editorial board of the Journal of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behavior Therapy. I have written a popular self-help pamphlet titled, How to Stop Driving Yourself Crazy® with Help from Christian Scriptures, available as a free download at (

My wife and I are the parents of two adult daughters.