Robert R. Perkinson is the clinical director of Keystone Treatment Center in Canton, SD. He is a licensed psychologist, licensed marriage and family therapist, internationally certified alcohol and drug counselor, South Dakota certified chemical dependency counselor, Level III, and 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, Second Edition, 2003, SAGE Publications, which is the leading treatment manual in the world of chemical dependency counselors.
Dr. Perkinson co-authored, with Arthur E. Jongsma, Jr., The Addiction Treatment Planner, (2001, John Wiley & Sons), the best selling treatment planner and computer soft ware program for mental health and addiction professionals. He has published The Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Patient Workbook, (2003) and The Gambling Addiction Patient Workbook, (2003, SAGE Publications). With these workbooks, patients have all of the exercises necessary to enter a stable recovery. 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.