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Lisa Jane Miller

Professional Background

Educational Background

B.A., Yale College; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Scholarly Interests

Spirituality & Religion, basic science on spirituality, applied interventions using spirituality, depression and substance abuse, related risk factors and protective factors, wellness and mental health.

Selected Publications

Miller, L. (2008).   Spiritual Psychology and Parenthood.  In Rayburn, C. & Comas-Diaz, L. (Eds): Woman’s Soul: The Inner Life of Women’s Spirituality. (pp. 122-148) Westport, CT: Greenleaf  Press

Miller, L. (2008)  Spirituality and Resilience in Adolescent Girls,  In Kline, K. (Ed.): Authoritative Communities: The Scientific Case for Nurturing the Whole Child. (pp.295-302) New York: Springer. 

Desrosiers, A., Miller, L. (2009)  Substance Use versus Anxiety in Adolescents; Are Some Disorders More Spiritual than Others?, Journal for the Social Scientific Study of Religion, 19, 237-254.

Semple, R., Lee, J., Derosa, D., Miller, L. (2009)  A Randomized Trail of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Children, Journal of Child and Family Studies, 240-254.

Jacobs, M., MIller, L., Wickramaratne, P., Weissman, M. (2011).  Family Religion and Depression in Offspring at High Risk, Journal of Affective Disorders, 136 (3), 320-327.

Desrosiers, A., Kelley, B, Miller, L. (2011).  Parent and Peer Relations and Relational Spirituality in Adolescents and Young Adults.  Psychology of Religion and Spiritualtiy, 3(1), 39-51.l

Miller, L., Wickramaratne, P., Tenke, C., Weissman, M.  (2012)  Spirituality and Major Depression: A Ten-Year Prospective Study, American Journal of Psychiatry, 169 (1), 89-94.

Miller, L.  (2012)  The Oxford University Press Handbook of Psychology and Spirituality.  Oxford University Press: New York, NY.

biographical information

publications

Miller, L.  (2012)  The Oxford University Press Handbook of Psychology and Spirituality.  Oxford University Press: New York, NY.

Miller, L., Wickramaratne, P., Tenke, C., Weissman, M.  (2012)  Spirituality and Major Depression: A Ten-Year Prospective Study, American Journal of Psychiatry, 169 (1), 89-94.

Jacobs, M., MIller, L., Wickramaratne, P., Weissman, M. (2011).  Family Religion and Depression in Offspring at High Risk, Journal of Affective Disorders, 136 (3), 320-327.

Desrosiers, A., Kelley, B, Miller, L. (2011).  Parent and Peer Relations and Relational Spirituality in Adolescents and Young Adults.  Psychology of Religion and Spiritualtiy, 3(1), 39-51.l

Miller, L. (2010).  Watching for Light: Spiritual Psychology Beyond Materialism, Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, Vol 2(1), 35-66.

Miller, L. (2009) The Classroom as a Spiritual Space. Teachers College Record, Vol 111 (12) 2705-2786.

Desrosiers, A., Miller, L. (2009)  Substance Use versus Anxiety in Adolescents; Are Some Disorders More Spiritual than Others?, Journal for the Social Scientific Study of Religion, 19, 237-254.

Semple, R., Lee, J., Derosa, D., Miller, L. (2009)  A Randomized Trail of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Children, Journal of Child and Family Studies, 240-254.

Miller, L. (2008).   Spiritual Psychology and Parenthood.  In Comas-Diaz, L. & Rayburn, C. (Eds): Woman’s Soul: The Inner Life of Women’s Spirituality. (pp. 122-148) Westport, CT: Greenleaf  Press

Miller, L. (2008)  Spirituality and Resilience in Adolescent Girls,  In Kline, K. (Ed.): Authoritative Communities: The Scientific Case for Nurturing the Whole Child. (pp.295-302) New York: Springer.

Kelley, B., Miller, L. (2007)  Life Satisfaction and Spirituality in Adolescents, Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion, 18,  233-261. 

Miller, L. (2006)  Spirituality Health and Medical Care of Children and Adolescents,  Southern Medical Journal, 99(10),  1164-1165.  

 

Miller, L. (2005) “Spiritual Awareness Psychotherapy, American Psychological Association Psychotherapy Training Series.” American Psychological Association; Washington, DC.

Miller, L. & Gur, M., (2001) Physical Maturation, Depression and religiosity among adolescent girls. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Miller, L., & Weissman, M. (2001) Interpersonal psychotherapy delivered over the telephone, Depression. (In Press)
Miller, L., Weissman, M., Gur, M. & Greenwald, S. (2001). Adult religiosity and childhood depression: eleven-year follow-up on childhood depressives, Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease.
Miller, L. Weissman, M., Gur, M., Adams, P., (2001). Religiosity and substance use among children of opiate addicts. Journal of Substance Abuse.
Miller, L. (2001) Spiritual orientation in psychotherapy. In L. Sperry (Ed.)., Incorporating the Spiritual Dimension in Psychotherapy and Counseling, Taylor & Francis.
Miller, L., Davies, M., & Greenwald, S. (2000) Religiosity and substance use and abuse among adolescents in the NCS. Journal of the American Academy of child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 39, 1190-1197.
Miller, L. & Richards, P. S. (2000) Religion & optimism. In E. Chang (Ed.), Optimism & Pessimism; Implications for Theory, Research & Practice, APA Books.
Miller, L. (2000) Intergenerational transmission of religiosity. In J. Gillham (Ed.), The Psychology of Optimism & Hope, APA Books.
Miller, L. & Lovinger, R. (2000) Conservative and reform Judaism. In A. Bergin, & P. S. Richards (Eds.), Handbook of Psychotherapy and Religious Diversity; A Guide for Mental Health Professionals (Invited Chapter), APA Books, pp. 259-286.
Lovinger, S., Miller, L., & Lovinger, R. (1999). Some clinical applications of religious development in adolescence. Journal of Adolescence, 22, 269-277.
Miller, L., & Lovinger, R. (1999). Conservative and reform Judaism, in A. Bergin, & S. P. Richards (Eds.), Psychotherapy and religious diversity: A guide for mental health professionals, Washington, DC: APA Books.
Miller, L., & Seligman, M. (1999). Beliefs about responsibility and improvement associated with liberalism-conservatism. Psychological Reports, 84, 329-338.
Miller, L., Sung, S. & Seligman, M. (1999) Beliefs about responsibility and improvement associated with success among Korean American immigrants, Journal of Social Psychology, 139(2), 221-228.
Miller, L., Warner, V., Wickramaratne, P. & Weissman, M. (1999) Self-steem & depression; Ten year follow?up of depressed mothers and offspring, Journal of Affective Disorders, 52, 42-49
Miller, L. (1998) Depression among pregnant adolescents: Letter to the editor. Psychiatric Services, 49, 970.
Miller, L. (1998, August). Developmental religiosity among adolescent girls. Paper presented at American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.
Miller, L. (1998, February). On Optimism and hope in adolescents. Discussant at the John Templeton foundation conference on optimism and hope in honor of Martin E. P. Seligman, Philadelphia, PA.
Miller, L. (1999). Intergenerational transmission of religiosity. In J. Gillham (Ed.), The psychology of optimism and hope. Radnor, PA: Templeton Press.
Miller, L., & Weissman, M. (2000). Religion and depression (Letter to the Editor). American Journal of Psychiatry, 156, 808-809.

current projects

You can find out more information about the Spirituality and Psychology laboratory by visiting: http://www.tc.columbia.edu/SPlab/

CCPX 4900: Research and independent study

Permission required.

CCPX 5045: Psychotherapy, religious diversity, and spirituality

This course will focus on the role of religion and spirituality in psychotherapy. Research, theory and case material will be used to clarify healing dimensions of religion and spirituality. Discussion will focus on a re-examination of models of psyche and goals of treatment.

CCPX 5230: Fieldwork in clinical psychology

Limited to doctoral candidates in clinical psychology. Supervised practice in field placements.

CCPX 6900: Advanced research and independent study

Permission required.

CCPX 8900: Dissertation advisement

Individual advisement on doctoral dissertations. Fee to equal 3 points at current tuition rate of each term.

Centers and Projects

Spirituality & Mind/Body Institute
Website: http://spiritualitymindbody.com/

The Spirituality and Mind-Body Institute supports training and research for the development of psychotherapists, healers, scholars and activitists. Graduate students build knowledge of research supporting spiritual and mind-body practices as well as hands on clinical training. Research within the Institute examines the direct effects of spirituality on thriving in youth, to include investigation at multiple levels of analyses (clinical, MRI, genotyping) on spirituality as protective against mental illness and as a source of resilience in building respectful relationships and personal meaning and purpose. Generous funding for the Spirituality and Mind-Body Institute comes from corporate and family foundations.

Contact: Lisa Miller, Ph.D., Director of Clinical Psychology, Columbia University, Teachers College


Spirituality and Psychology Lab
Website: http://www.tc.columbia.edu/SPlab/


Lisa Jane Miller appeared in the following articles:

Homeless to Harvard to TC (10/14/2013)

Honoring a Legacy for Generations to Come (4/23/2013)

TC: The Next Generation (4/22/2013)

Phil Armstrong is a Partner - at TC as well as on Wall Street (1/15/2013)

He's a Partner - at TC as Well as on Wall Street (12/7/2012)

How Faith Heals (12/7/2012)

The Psychological Impact of Spirituality (11/21/2012)

Lisa Miller Honored for Her Humanitarian Work (9/24/2012)

Lisa Miller Named to APA Council of Representatives (6/22/2012)

First Edition: Mindfulness: an Rx for Anxious Children (12/16/2011)

Lisa Miller Named APA Fellow (9/16/2011)

Teaching from Within (5/20/2011)

Helping Those Who Are Helping Homeless Youth (3/29/2011)

TC Professor Lisa Miller Talks to Boston Globe About Educating Pregnant Teens (3/1/2011)

Faith in Science (2/7/2011)

TC to Host Conference on Spirituality and Healing (11/18/2010)

An Interdisciplinary Study of Gay Fathers (5/27/2010)

Democrats, Republicans agree on something: anxiety (10/30/2008)

TC's Lisa Miller to Appear in A&E Documentary Series (6/12/2008)

The Family as Educator (10/3/2007)

A Katrina Survivor Stands Fast in her Faith (7/23/2007)

An Interview with Lisa Miller (8/17/2006)

Use Love to Curb Teen’s Destructive Spirit (6/13/2005)

Encouraging Children's Spiritual Awareness (12/6/2004)

Professor Lisa Miller and Students Help Prevent Depression in Pregnant Girls (8/1/2003)

Professor Lisa Miller and TC Students Work With Pregnant Adolescents to Prevent Depression (6/1/2003)

Student Profile: Jenny Lee and Randye Semple (4/14/2003)

TC Doctoral Students in Clinical Psychology are Winners! (9/1/2000)

Teachers College: A Leader in Educating Leaders (1/1/2000)

State of the College: 8 steps to the future (9/1/1999)

Angels on Their Shoulders (6/1/1999)

Teachers College Assistant Professor Lisa Miller Studies the Protective Effects of Religion on Teens (5/1/1999)

Teachers College Welcomes Sixteen New Faculty (8/1/1998)