College of Education and Allied Professions
Brian has earned his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Alabama, and a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Spalding University. He is a licensed psychologist in North Carolina and conducts psychological evaluations with a predominant focus on assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). He also has postdoctoral experience conducting neuropsychological evaluations for a private practice in Asheville. Brian’s intervention practice emphasizes helping parents of children learn skills to better manage their children with Oppositional Defiant Disorder. He also does psychotherapy with a small number of adult clients who struggle with a variety of clinical issues. Brian has had a wide range of clinical experiences throughout his training, which includes community mental health, a medical rehabilitation hospital, outpatient neuropsychological testing, private practice, and at a Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center.
Brian has experience teaching Introduction to Psychology, Child Development, Adolescent Psychology, Adulthood and Aging, and Human Neuropsychology. He has also developed a study tool called Learn My Test (www.learnmytest.com). Brian explains some of the most well-known concepts and theories in psychology on the Learn My Test YouTube channel, which has over 3 million views and 30,000 subscribers worldwide.
Brian has published peer-reviewed research on the relationship between parental divorce on moral judgment development of college students, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on self-reported depression symptoms, and the effects of commonly prescribed medications on cognitive functioning. Brian is also developing a tool that measures different aspects of attention called the Complex Attention Test (CAT).<br><br><b>APA Citations:</b><br><br>Collin, B. G. (2014). The effects of parental divorce on the moral judgment development of freshman and sophomore college students. <i>Journal of Divorce & Remarriage</i>, <i>55</i>(2), 139-144.<br><br>Collin, B. G., Raju, D., Altman, J., & Katsikas, S. (2022). The effects of proton pump inhibitors on neuropsychological functioning. <i>Applied Neuropsychology: Adult</i>, <i>29</i>(6), 1403-1412.<br><br>Collin, B. G., Raju, D., & Katsikas, S. (2021). The cognitive effects of anticholinergic drugs on apolipoprotein ε4 carriers and noncarriers in the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention study. <i>Neuropsychology</i>, <i>35</i>(2), 220.<br><br>Collin, B. G., Raju, D., & Katsikas, S. (2022). Statins, Enzyme CoQ10 Supplement Use, and Cognitive Functioning. <i>Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology</i>, <i>35</i>(5), 698-704.<br><br>Collin, B. G., French, C., Penezic, J., Shelton, S., & Katsikas, S. (2022). Longitudinal Changes in Depression Among Patients at an Integrated Primary Care Clinic During the COVID-19 Pandemic. <i>International Journal of Psychopathology and Psychiatric Diagnosis</i>, <i>1</i>(1), 26-38.