Uma Millner joins the Division of Psychology & Applied Therapies this fall. Miller comes with excellent experience in teaching, scholarship, and clinical work. She received her PhD in Counseling Psychology at Boston College where her dissertation focused on the assessment of counselor perceptions of prostitution and how perceptions influence counselors’ clinical judgments. Prior to this, she obtained her master’s degree in clinical psychology at the University of Pune in India, completing a thesis that explored the relationship between stress and different personality types originally derived from Hindu philosophy. Currently, she is a research scientist at the Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation where her research focuses on community engagement and employment of individuals with psychiatric disabilities, integrating the fields of vocational rehabilitation and vocational psychology.
A licensed psychologist, she completed an internship at the Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center, a clinical fellowship at the Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School and was engaged for 5 years in providing hospital based mental health services. She has published in multiple journals including the Asian American Journal of Psychology, Journal of Counseling Psychology, and Women and Therapy. With her focus on social justice and multiculturalism, Millner that she will make an excellent contribution both to the division and to the wider Lesley community!