Lisa Jane Miller
B.A., Yale College; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Spirituality & Religion, basic science on spirituality, applied interventions using spirituality, depression and substance abuse, related risk factors and protective factors, wellness and mental health.
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.
Dr. Miller is Editor of the Oxford University Press Handbook of Psychology & Spirituality and Editor-in-Chief of Spirituality in Clinical Practice (APA Journal). She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and has been awarded the Virginia Sexton Mentoring Award from APA.
Dr. Lisa Miller obtained her B.A. from Yale University and her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania where she studied under Dr. Martin Seligman. Her research and scholarly interests are in spirituality and mind-body pathways to wellness, basic science at multiple levels of analysis on spirituality development, and prevention and treatment interventions for children and adolescents in poverty, increased access to treatment among low SES populations, intergenerational transmission of risk and resilience factors, and development of spirituality in children and adolescents. Dr. Miller's lab over the past fifteen years has been funded by a William T. Grant Faculty Scholars Award, an NIMH K-Award and a number of corporate and family foundations.
CCPX 4900: Research and independent study
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
CCPX 8900: Dissertation advisement
Individual advisement on doctoral dissertations. Fee to equal 3 points at current tuition rate of each term.
Centers and Projects
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