Ph.D. University of Vermont
B.A., Oberlin College
Areas of Expertise:
Theories of Psychotherapy and Personality, Individual Psychotherapy; Philosophy of Psychology
My undergraduate degree is in philosophy, and my graduate concentration was clinical psychology.
Courses I Teach:
- Abnormal Psychology
- Graduate courses on clinical intervention and intensive psychotherapy
- Peace Psychology
- Personality Theories
- Systems of Psychotherapy
My Saint Michael's:
Saint Michael’s is an institution with great intellectual and moral vitality. What I like best about teaching here is the opportunity to invest in the world of ideas and people. I find teaching Theories of Personality a very rewarding experience. We read original works by great psychological thinkers and the students apply the theories to a real human being that they interview for ten weeks. We have a strong applied/practice orientation, integrating the student’s academic experiences with the professional experiences in the field. We also are unique in offering the option of a case study for the culminating major paper.
My research interests are the philosophy of psychology and the theories of psychotherapy and personality, Individual Psychotherapy.
Ronald B. Miller, professor of psychology, has written a chapter in a new book published by APA Books in August, 2012. The book is entitled: Humanity's Dark Side: Evil, Destructive Experience, and Psychotherapy, edited by Arthur C. Bohart, PhD; Barbara S. Held, PhD; Edward Mendelowitz, PhD; and Kirk J. Schneider, PhD. Ron’s chapter, is #11, "Deny No Evil, Ignore No Evil, Reframe No Evil: Psychology's Moral Agenda" See more about it on the APA Books Website.
Ron Miller, professor of psychology, has been informed by Governor Peter Shumlin's office of his appointment to the Board of Psychological Examiners for a five-year term, commencing January 1, 2012. This is the board that licenses psychologists for the State, and reviews ethical complaints made by consumers. There are three psychologists and two public members on the Board.