What does this mean?
Many people are allowed by law to describe themselves as a"therapist" or "counselor," but their qualifications vary widely. Some are not required to complete even a Bachelor's or Master's degree, and others are required to complete a doctoral degree.
A Ph.D. clinical psychologist holds the highest degree of academic and practical training in psychological treatment, assessment and scholarship. The Ph.D. involves several years of graduate level coursework, hundreds of hours of practical experience, a residency ("internship") at the end of the Ph.D., and a dissertation (major research project) judged to add new knowledge to the field of psychology. In addition, the New York State license requires postdoctoral experience and supervision, and successful completion of the Examination for the Professional Practice of Psychology, among other criteria.
Dr. Miller completed his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2007 at Duquesne University. He completed his residency at SUNY Stony Brook, and his postdoctoral work at Syracuse University.
Dr. Miller is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at SUNY Upstate Medical University. He is Director of Psychology Training there, and teaches and supervises psychology residents. He has been teaching at the university level since 2002, and taught at the high school and junior high school levels from 1998-2000.
Dr. Miller earned his undergraduate degree in philosophy from Bard College, with a focus on 19th and early 20th century continental philosophy (especially the work of Kierkegaard, Hegel, Nietzsche, and Heidegger). His doctoral work in Clinical Psychology at Duquesne continued to integrate philosophy, as well as psychoanalysis, with psychology.
Dr. Miller has taught graduate and undergraduate students over the past 19 years using these perspectives to inform a critically-minded "human science" approach to psychology. Most of his scholarly work, like his clinical work, has emphasized the work of Jacques Lacan, a 20th century French psychoanalyst who combined perspectives from philosophy, linguistics and Freudian psychoanalysis.
•Miller, M. (2020) Looking (Out) for New Masters: Assessing the bar between Lacanianism and Critical Psychology. In Beshara, R. Critical Psychology Praxis. Routledge.
•Miller, M. (2019). Psychoanalysis and its teaching. In Vanheule, S., Neill, C., and
Hook, D., Reading Lacan’s Ecrits Vol. 2. Routledge.
•Miller, M. (2011). Lost objects: Repetition in Kierkegaard, Lacan, and the clinic. In Y.
Baldwin, K. Malone, and T. Svolos (Eds.): Lacan and addiction: An anthology. London: Karnac Books.
•Miller, M. (2011). Lacanian Psychotherapy. New York: Routledge.