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Dr. Bob's Bio


Dr. Corb completed his undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of Massachusetts in 1977. He was a two sport athlete in college and upon graduation began coaching water polo at his alma mater, as well as officiating throughout New England. He moved to California in 1980 and settled in Santa Barbara, where he met his future wife Carol. In 1985 the couple moved to USC where Dr. Corb completed a masters degree in athletic administration, and a Masters and PhD in clinical psychology. After teaching for four years in the psychology department at Pomona College in Clermont, Dr. Corb went to work at University of California, Riverside in their counseling center where he created and ran a successful sport psychology program at UCR for 10 years. In 2008 he was recruited to return to the counseling center at UCLA, where he had completed his predoctoral internship, to become their first ever Sport Psychology Program Director. In that capacity he was responsible for ensuring that the behavioral health needs of the 670+ student athletes at UCLA were being met.


Dr. Corb remained involved as a referee in the sport of water polo for over 30 years. Dr. Corb is now the NCAA Coordinator Officials for the sport of water polo. He served as the sport psychologist for the women's national team for several years and he frequently presents at regional and national conferences on topics related to sport psychology. He has worked with athletes ranging from under 10 years old to elite high school, college, Olympic, and professional level athletes in a wide range sports. His work encompasses both the clinical aspect as well as performance enhancement and he works with individuals, teams, and entire clubs. His use of performance psychology also is applies to performers in other venues such as musicians, artists, writers, and actors. In general, anyone wishing to maximize their performance, or realize their own excellence, can be helped by the services offered by Dr. Corb and the REC Group.


Dr. Corb resides in Los Alamitos, California with this wife and their golden retriever, Kaia. Their daughter Becca is a junior at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and their son Matt, a 2015 graduate from UCSB, recently moved back home. In his spare time, Dr. Corb enjoys body surfing, cycling, and writing his first book.