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 is a Clinical Psychologist with an expertise in delivering empirically supported treatments for children and adolescents. She has a specialty in comprehensive diagnostic evaluations and cognitive behavioral therapy, including: Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT International; L1 Certified Trainer), Teacher Child Interaction Training (TCIT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (Linehan Institute|Behavioral Tech; Intensively Trained), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Therapy (AEI advanced certificate), Motivational Interviewing, and exposure plus response prevention.

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. 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. Dr. Miller consults with psychiatric hospitals, outpatient mental health programs, and therapeutic school settings on the implementation of evidence-based treatments and behavior management strategies.

Dr. Miller serves as the Director of Behavioral Medicine at Dell Children’s Medical Center’s Chronic Disease Program, and as Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Dell Medical School|University of Texas at Austin. She provides clinical instruction and supervision to doctoral candidates and medical residents. Prior to moving to Austin, Texas, Dr. Miller served as the Director of Training at the Child Mind Institute in New York City. 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 oversaw a multidisciplinary staff, oversaw the organization of research data sets, developed treatment plans and unit protocols, and provided evaluations and treatment to children and adolescents with chronic and severe mental illness. 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 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.