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Lisa Miller Discusses Her Book, "The Spiritual Child,"on MSNBC's "The Cycle"

Dr. Lisa Miller, Professor of Psychology and Education,Director of Clinical Psychology in the Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, and Director of TC’s Spirituality Mind Body Institute, appeared on MSNBC's "The Cycle" on July 7 to discuss her recently published book, "The Spiritual Child." The book offers scientific evidence that children are born with spiritual awareness, and that spirituality can protect against depression and drug use, among other behaviors, in children and adolescents.

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For more than two decades, Miller has led scientific research in the field of spiritual awareness in children, adolescents and mothers as well as spirituality in mental health. She published an excerpt from her book in the Huffington Post, One Of The Most Important Things Kids Need Is Something They Are Actually Born With, about how to parent in a way that encourages and nurtures children’s innate spirituality.  

Here is a link to a story about Lisa Miller in Brainstorm, a series on the TC website about the work of faculty members. 
Miller discusses her research on spirituality and the brain on the Today Show.  
New York Magazine featured Miller’s work in “The Science of Us” column.

Published Friday, Aug. 21, 2015