Dr. Perry L. Collins received a BA in psychology from Lubbock Christian University, an MS in counseling psychology and an MPA in public administration from Angelo State University. He also received an Ed.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision from Texas Tech University. He is currently licensed in the state of Texas as a professional counselor and a psychological associate. He has presented research at dozens of conferences including many presentations at the annual conventions of the American Psychological Association, the American Counseling Association, and the American Educational Research Association. He has published eight refereed journal articles primarily in the areas of counseling and eating disorders and has co-authored a graduate textbook chapter on diagnostic and assessment issues in counseling.