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Deborah Miller, Ph.D., HSPP

Department of Psychology
Assistant Professor
Tom Raper Hall 238
(765) 973-8266


  • Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Ball State University, 2015
  • M.A., Counseling, Ball State University, 2010
  • B.S., Creative Writing, Ball State University, 2002

Current Teaching Interests

  • Abnormal psychology, general psychology, relationships, counseling

Current Research Interests

  • Masculinity, LGBT issues, fatherhood, clinical judgment

Selected Publications

Journal Articles (peer-reviewed)
  • Spengler, P. S., Miller, D. J., & Spengler, E. S. (in press). Psychological masquerade embedded in a cluster of related clinical errors: Real practice, real solutions, and their scientific underpinnings. Psychotherapy.
  • Spengler, E. S., Miller, D. J., & Spengler, P. S. (in press). Microaggressions: Clinical errors with sexual minority clients. Psychotherapy.
  • Miller, D., & Kim, J. H. (2016). Character strengths and virtues in relation to well-being in gay and lesbian individuals. Mental Health in Family Medicine, 12, 156-160.
  • Miller, D., Spengler, E., & Spengler, P. S. (2015). A meta-analysis of the relationship of confidence to judgment accuracy. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 62(4), 553-567.
  • Kim, J. H., Berven, N. L., Chan, F., Gonzalez, R., Miller, D., & Keck, P. (2011). Virtues in relation to subjective well-being for people with chronic illness and disability. Journal of Asian Pacific Counseling, 1, 61-76.
  • Kim, J. H., Keck, P., Miller, D., & Gonzalez, R. (2012). Introduction to positive psychology: Overview and controversies. Journal of Asian Pacific Counseling, 2, 45-60.

Selected Previous Employment Positions

  • Licensed Psychologist and Health Service Provider in Psychology (HSPP), Psychological Assessment and Consulting, 2014 – Current
  • Instructor, Department of Counseling Psychology, Ball State University, 2015
  • Adjunct Faculty, Department of Psychology, Ivy Tech Community College, 2014-15

Selected Professional Activies

  • Member: American Psychological Association - Current
    • Division 17 (Counseling Psychology)
    • Division 44 (LGBT)
    • Division 51 (Men and Masculinity)
  • Member: Indiana Psychological Association - Current
  • Web Editor: APA Division 44 Web Editor, 2011 - 2013


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