Dr. Miller’s Bio

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DR. SAMANTHA MILLER
CERTIFIED TRAINER, PARENT CHILD INTERACTION THERAPY (PCIT)
INTENSIVELY TRAINED, DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOR THERAPY (DBT)

Dr. Miller has been awarded ABPP specialty board certification in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. This board certification attests to excellence in meeting the advanced education, training, and professional standing established by the specialty, as well as examination by peers attesting to expertise in the specialty. Dr. Miller has expertise in comprehensive diagnostic evaluations and delivering empirically supported treatments, including: Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT International; L1 Certified Trainer), Teacher Child Interaction Training (TCIT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (Linehan Institute|Behavioral Tech; Intensively Trained in DBT-A and DBT-C), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Therapy (AEI advanced certificate), Motivational Interviewing, and exposure plus response prevention. Dr. Miller serves as the Senior Director of Clinical Implementation for the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, and as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Dell Medical School, University of Texas at Austin. She has collaborated with many of our nation’s leading child and adolescent psychologists, psychiatrists, and learning specialists, implementing evidence-based treatment programs in both clinical and school settings. Dr. Miller consults with psychiatric hospitals, outpatient mental health programs, and therapeutic school settings on the implementation of evidence-based treatments and behavior management protocols.

Dr. Miller served as the Director of Behavioral Medicine for Dell Children’s Medical Center’s Chronic Disease Program. Prior to moving to Austin, Texas, Dr. Miller served as the Director of Training at the Child Mind Institute in New York City.  In partnership with New York City Department of Education and New York City Council, Dr. Miller served as clinician on randomized clinical trial investigating the effectiveness of TCIT in a general education setting. Previous to this, she served as the Director of Behavior Management at the League Treatment Center, a day-treatment hospital in New York.  Dr. Miller earned her doctorate in clinical forensic psychology from the Graduate Center at the City University of New York. Her educational background also includes a master’s degree from the University of Oxford, United Kingdom, and master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Stanford University in California.

Dr. Miller is licensed to practice in Texas and in New York. She is published in peer-reviewed journals, authored book chapters, and presented at professional conferences nationwide. She is a member of the American Board of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (ABCCAP); American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP); Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT); and the American Psychological Association (APA). Dr. Miller is a dedicated clinician and advocate for children and their families.