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Robert R. Perkinson, Ph.D.

Clinical Director

Robert R. Perkinson is the clinical director of Keystone Treatment Center in Canton, SD. He is a Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, South Dakota Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor, Level III, Nationally Certified Gambling Counselor and Supervisor. His specialty areas focus on treating alcoholics, addicts, and pathological gamblers. He is the author of Chemical Dependency Counseling: A Practical Guide, Fourth Edition, 2012, by Sage Publications which is the leading treatment manual in the world for chemical dependency counselors. With Dr. Arthur E. Jongsma, Jr. he is the coauthor of The Addiction Treatment Planner, Fourth Edition 2009, by John Wiley and Sons, the best selling treatment planner and computer software program for mental health and addiction professionals. He has published The Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Client Workbook, Second Edition 2012 and the Gambling Addiction Client Workbook, Second Edition 2012 by Sage Publications. These workbooks have all of the Evidence Based Treatment exercises patients need to enter a stable recovery. He has another book by John Wiley and Son’s titled Treating Alcoholism: How to Help Your Clients Enter Recovery 2004 that trains professionals how to treat patients with alcohol problems. He is the author of the book God Talks to You by First Books, and the meditation CD, A Communication from God by cdbaby, which help addicts make their first conscious contact with God.

He is a composer and has completed his second CD, Peace Will Come, music that helps addicts learn the essentials of a spiritual journey. With Dr. Jean LaCour he wrote the Faith-Based Addiction Curriculum (2004) to teach professionals of faith how to treat addiction. Dr.Perkinson is an international motivational speaker and regular contributor to numerous professional journals He is the webmaster of several Web Pages including, www.robertoerkinson.com, www.alcoholismtreatment.org, and www.godtalkstoyou.com where he gets over 2.6 million hits a year and answers questions on addiction for free. His biographies can be found in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering and Who’s in the World.

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– Anonymous Patient

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