PUBLICATIONS

2009

​This collection explores the growing interface between Eastern and Western concepts of what it is to be human from analytical psychology, psychoanalytic, and Buddhist perspectives. The relationship between these different approaches has been discussed for decades, with each discipline inviting its followers to explore the depths of the psyche and confront the sometimes difficult psychological experiences that can emerge during any in-depth exploration of mental processes.

2000

This vibrant collection of papers by an interdisciplinary group of authors -- psychologists, theologians, and social scientists -- presents brilliant new perspectives on spirituality, ethics, and relationship. In their diversity of views, their Intellectual and spiritual dynamism, the authors bring power and hope to this subject so central to the human experience.

​2000

Unlike the current cognitive trend in creativity research that seeks rational and biological explanations for human phenomena, these essays give consideration to the power of extraordinary sources of inspiration. The research and theoretically based articles presented make a captivating collection that challenges our thinking about what it means to be a creative adult striving toward personal integrity and wisdom at the dawn of the 21st century.

Comprehensive listing of articles, books, and book reviews

Dr. Melvin E. Miller  ​                                           






2000
At the threshold of the 21st Century many people are faced with a spiritual dilemma, where neither secularism nor religion seem adequate.The Psychology of Mature Spirituality addresses this dilemma. In each of the book's three sections - integrity, wisdom, and transcendence - distinguished contributors describe and analyse a mature form of spirituality that will be a hallmark of future years. This timely volume will appeal to those involved in psychology, psychoanalysis and religious studies. 

​1994

This book is one of the very first to concentrate upon positive growth and development in the more advanced years of life. Incorporating both traditional Western paths of development and Eastern, meditative approaches, and both theoretical and empirical material, the contributors explore the many paths to postformal and postconventional development. 

Miller, M.E. (2016). Habits of mind, habits of heart. Monograph of the American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work, 1 (1).


Miller, M. E. (2014). The contributions of mindfulness practice in a secular profession. [Review of the book Effortless mindfulness: Genuine mental health through awakened presence]. PsycCritiques, Vol. 59, No. 47, Article 6.

Miller, M. E. (2014). Habits of mind, habits of heart: Listening and its limitations. Paper presented at the Psychoanalysis on Ice conference. Meeting was held in Reykjavik, Iceland, October 9 – 12, 2014.

Miller, M. E. (2014). Mortality, death, and impermanence in the consulting room. OtherWise-Uncut, 14, No. 1 (electronic journal).

Miller, M. E. (2013). Mortality, death, and impermanence in the consulting room. Paper presented at the 24th International Forum for Psychoanalytic Education Annual Conference. Meeting held in Philadelphia, PA, October 31 – November 2, 2013.

Miller, M.E. (2013). Reflections on genjokoan, kintsugi, and participation mystique: Mutual transformation through shared brokenness. Spring: A Journal of Archetype and Culture, 89 (1), 115-124.

Miller, M. (2012). [Review of the book The Psychology of Religion and Spirituality for Clinicians: Using Research in Your Practice]. International Journal for the Psychology of Religion. Vol. 23, Issue 14, pp. 1-86.

Miller, M. E. (2011). Mature Transformations in Adulthood Facilitated by Psychotherapy and Spiritual Practice. In C. Hoare (Ed.) The Oxford handbook of reciprocal adult development and Learning (pp. 265-283). New York, Oxford University Press.

Miller, M. (2011). [Review of the book The Zen Impulse and the Psychoanalytic Encounter]. Vermont Association for Psychoanalytic Studies Newsletter. Vol. XIII, No. 14, pp. 8 - 9.

Miller, M. E. (2011). The Teachability of Contemporary Relational Theory: Critique, Challenges, and Suggestions. Paper presented at the 55th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry. Meeting held in Honolulu, HI, on May 12-14, 2011.

Miller, M. (2011). [Review of the book The Zen Impulse and the Psychoanalytic Encounter]. Journal of Religion and Health. 50, pp. xx-xi.

Miller, M. (2011). [Review of the book The Postconventional Personality]. New York, Routledge.

Miller, R, Kessler, M., Bauer, M., Howell, S., Kreiling, K, and Miller, M. (2011). Findings of the Psychological Inquiry Convened at Saint Michael’s College, May, 13, 2008:  The Case of Anna. Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy, 7, No. 1 (electronic journal).

Miller, M. E. (2010). The Teaching of Contemporary Analytic Theory: A Critical Review. Presented at the  Psychology Faculty Symposium at the Academic College of Tel Aviv –Yafo, Israel, on March 16, 2010.

Miller, M. (2009). [Review of the book Psyche, Self, and Soul: Rethinking Psychoanalysis, the Self, and Spirituality]. Journal of Religion and Health. 48, 539-541.

Miller, M. E. (2009). Buddhist and Psychoanalytic Practices: Contributors to Mature Thought and Action. Presented at a symposium entitled: A Day of Conversation on Buddhism and Psychotherapy, held at the Center for Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, Santa Monica, CA on October 17, 2009.

Mathers, D., Miller, M. E., and Ando, O. (Eds.) (2009). Self and no-self in psychotherapy and Buddhism: Continuing the dialogue. London, Routledge.

Miller, M. E. (2009). Spirituality, narrative, and character: Two priests on paths to spiritual maturity and integrity in late life. In J. Belzen (Ed.), Autobiography and the psychological study of religious lives. Lund, Lund University Press. 

Miller, M. E. (2009).  No-self and the emptying God: Dwelling in the emptying place. In Mathers, D., Miller, M. E., and Ando, O. (Eds.), Self and no-self in psychotherapy and Buddhism: Continuing the dialogue. London, Routledge.

Miller, M. E. (2007). Empathy, Identification, and Relatedness: The Roots of Spiritual Connection in the Analytic Process. Paper presented at the 50th Winter Meeting of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry. Title of Conference: Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Spirituality. Meeting held in Tempe, AZ, on December 7-8, 2007.

Miller, M. E. (2007). Working Through Impasses in Psychotherapy and Meditation. Presented at  the NYC conference on Enlightening Relationships: Psychoanalysis and Meditation - Meeting in Person, held at the New School for Social Research on October 13, 2007.

Miller, M. E. (2007). The Countertransference of the Clergy: A Hindrance or Boon to the Healing Process. Presented at The Center for Pastoral Care, Education, and Research in NYC on July 26, 2007.

Miller, M.E. (2006). Two Priests on Paths to Spiritual Maturity and Integrity. Presented at the Lund University (Sweden) Conference on Autobiography and the Study of Religious Lives on October 8, 2006.

Miller, M. E. (2006). Adult development and learning through psychotherapy: The cultivation of change and transformation. In C. Hoare (Ed.) The Oxford handbook of adult development. New York, Oxford University Press.

Miller, M. E. (2006). No-Self and the Emptying God: Dwelling in the Emptying Place. Presented at the Kyoto 2006 Conference on Buddhism and Psychoanalysis, Kyoto, Japan, May 17, 2006.

Miller, M. E. (2006). Moderator for a panel entitled: Why Investigate the Interface of Psychotherapy and Buddhism: Eastern and Western Perspectives - A Dialogue. Presented at the Kyoto 2006 Conference on Buddhism and Psychoanalysis, Kyoto, Japan, May 16, 2006.

Miller, M. E. (2003). The capacity to experience the third and thirdness: A response to Jessica Benjamin and Doug Dennett. The Vermont Association for Psychoanalytic Studies Newsletter. 17/1, pp. 3-5.
 
Miller, M. E. (2002). Zen and psychotherapy: From neutrality, through relationship, to the emptying place. In P. Young-Eisendrath & Shoji Muramoto (Eds.), Awakening and insight. London, Routledge.


Miller, M.E. (2002). Psychoanalysis, Religion, and Spirituality: The Need for Dialogue. Presented to the Self Psychology Psychoanalytic Association of Turkey, Istanbul, Turkey, on May 22, 2002.

Cook-Greuter, S. & Miller, M.E. (Eds.) (2000). Research and Theoretical Contributions to Adult Development Research and Theory: Charles N. Alexander and the MIU Cohort. Journal of Adult Development, 7 (3), xx-xx.

Cook-Greuter, S. & Miller, M.E. (Eds.) (2000). In Memoriam: Charles N. Alexander: Researcher, Scholar, Teacher [Special Issue]. Journal of Adult Development, 7, (3).

Cook-Greuter, S. & Miller, M. E. (Eds.) (2000). Creativity in adulthood: Personal maturity  and openness to extraordinary sources of inspiration. In M. E. Miller & S. Cook-Greuter (Eds.), Creativity, spirituality, and transcendence: Paths to integrity and wisdom in the mature self. Greenwich, CT, Ablex Publishing Corporation.

Miller, M. E. (2001). (Symposium Chair). Interpersonal Development and Dynamic Relationships.Presented at the Sixteenth Annual Adult Development Symposium sponsored by the Society for Research in Adult Development. Meeting held in New York, NY, June 22-24, 2001.

Miller, M. E. (2001). The Frustrations, Terrors, and Joys of Parenting: A Dynamic and Relational Perspective. Presented at the Sixteenth Annual Adult Development Symposium sponsored by the Society for Research in Adult Development. Meeting held in New York, NY, June 22-24, 2001.

Miller, M. E. (2001). From Objects to Subjects to the Intersubjective: Learning to Show Up. Presented at the 2001 Vermont Association for Psychoanalytic Studies Annual Scientific Meeting held in Stowe Vermont, November 10, 2001.

Miller, M. E. (2000). The mutual influence and involvement of therapist and patient: Co-contributors to maturation and integrity. In P. Young-Eisendrath & M. E. Miller (Eds.), The psychology of mature spirituality: Integrity, wisdom, transcendence. London, Routledge.

Miller, M. E. (2000). In the Beginning was Relationship: Early Lost Love and its Profound Consequences. Presented at the 2000 Vermont Association for Psychoanalytic Studies Annual Scientific Meeting held in Stowe Vermont, November 4, 2000.

Miller, M. E. (2000). Resistance to Growth and Transformation. Presented at the Fifteenth Annual Adult Development Symposium sponsored by the Society for Research in Adult Development. Meeting held at Pace University, New York, NY, June 23-25, 2000.

Miller, M. E. & Cook-Greuter, S. (Eds.) (2000). Creativity, spirituality, and transcendence: Paths to integrity and wisdom in the mature self. Greenwich, CT, Ablex Publishing Corporation.

Miller, M. E. (2000). Edith Kramer - Artist and art therapist: A search for integrity and truth. In

M. E. Miller & S. Cook-Greuter (Eds.) Creativity, spirituality, and transcendence: Paths to integrity and wisdom in the mature self. Greenwich, CT. Ablex Publishing corporation.

Miller, M. E. (2000). A developmental perspective on ultimate points of reference: Object relations theory, mature spirituality, and the transformation of images. In M. E. Miller & A. N. West (Eds.) Spirituality, ethics, and relationship in adulthood: Clinical and theoretical explorations. Madison, CT: International Universities Press-Psychosocial Press.

Miller, M. E. (2000). New visions for adulthood in the postmodern era. In M. E. Miller & A. N. West (Eds.) Spirituality, ethics, and relationship in adulthood: Clinical and theoretical explorations. Madison, CT: International Universities Press-Psychosocial Press.

Miller, M. E. & West, A.N. (Eds.) (2000). Spirituality, ethics, and relationship in adulthood: Clinical and theoretical explorations. Madison, CT: International Universities Press-Psychosocial Press.

Miller, M. E. (1999). (Symposium Chair). Adult Development: Learning and Education. Presented at the Fourteenth Annual Adult Development Symposium sponsored by the Society for Research in Adult Development. Meeting held in Salem, MA, June 18-20, 1999.

Miller, M. E. (1999). Religious and ethical strivings in the later years: Three paths to spiritual maturity and integrity. In L. E. Thomas & S. A. Eisenhandler (Eds.) Religion and Aging. New York: Springer Publishing Company.

Miller, M. E. (1998). (Symposium Chair). Spirituality and Adult Development. Presented at the Thirteenth Annual Adult Development Symposium sponsored by the Society for Research in Adult Development. Meeting held in Montpelier, VT, June 19-21, 1998.

Miller, M. E. (1997). (Symposium Chair). Learning, emotional, and spiritual development in adulthood. Presented at the Twelfth Annual Adult Development Symposium sponsored by the Society for Research in Adult Development. Meeting held in Boston, MA, June 27-29, 1997.

Miller, M. E. (1996). [Review of the book: Art is a way of knowing: A guide to self-knowledge and spiritual fulfillment through creativity] by Pat B. Allen, American Journal of Art Therapy, 35, 43.

Miller, M. E. (1996). Ethics and understanding through interrelationship: I and thou in dialogue. In Josselson, R. (Ed.) Ethics and process in the narrative study of lives (pp. 129-147). Newbury Park, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc.

Miller, M. E. (1996). (Symposium Chair). Ethics, morality, and ideology. Presented at the Eleventh Annual Adult Development Symposium sponsored by the Society for Research in Adult Development. Meeting held in Boston, June 28-30, 1996.

Miller, M. E. (1996). Spiritual development and transformative experiences. Paper presented at the Eleventh Annual Adult Development Symposium sponsored by the Society for Research in Adult Development. Meeting held in Boston, June 28-30, 1996.

Miller, M. E. (1995). A developmental perspective on one's ultimate point of reference: Object relations theory and spirituality. Paper presented at the Tenth Annual Adult Development Symposium sponsored by the Society for Research in Adult Development. Meeting held at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, June 16-18, 1995.

Miller, M. E. (1995). Fostering the development of clinical expertise: The role of theory in clinical practice and training. Paper presented at the Tenth Annual Adult Development Symposium sponsored by the Society for Research in Adult Development.  Meeting held at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. June 16-18, 1995.

Miller, M. E. (1994). World views, ego development and epistemological changes from the conventional to the postformal: A longitudinal perspective.  In M. E. Miller & S. Cook-Greuter (Eds.), Transcendence and mature thought in adulthood (pp. 147-179). Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Miller, M. E. & Cook-Greuter, S. (1994). From postconventional development to transcendence: Visions and theories. In M. E. Miller & S. Cook-Greuter (Eds.) Transcendence  and mature thought in adulthood (pp. xv-xxxiv). Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Miller, M. E. & Cook-Greuter, S., (Eds.) (1994). Transcendence and mature thought in adulthood: The further reaches of adult development. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.

Miller, M. E. (1994). The courage to not know: The confluence of structural development and the unfolding/emerging self. Paper presented at the Ninth Annual Adult Development Symposium sponsored by the Society for Research in Adult Development.  Meeting held at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, June 24-26, 1994.

Miller, M. E. & West, A. N. (1993). Influences of world view on personality, epistemology, and choice of profession.  In J. Demick & P. Miller (Eds.), Development in the workplace (pp. 3-19). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers.

Miller, M. E. (1993). Dialogues and Dialectics: Postformal gender differences and similarities.  Paper presented at the Eighth Annual Adult Development Symposium sponsored by the Society for Research in Adult Development. Meeting held at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, June 25-27, 1993.

Miller, M. E. (1992). (Symposium Chair). Adult development: Postformal and postcon-ventional explorations.  Presented at New England Psychological Association Annual Meeting at Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT on November 7, 1992.  

Miller, M. E. (1992). World views, ego development and epistemological changes in the adulthood: Preliminary longitudinal trends. Paper presented at the Seventh Annual Adult Development Symposium sponsored by the Society for Research in Adult Development.  Meeting held at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, June 26-28, 1992.

Miller, M. E. (1991). World views, ego development and epistemological changes in the postformal years: a longitudinal perspective. Paper presented at the Sixth Annual Adult Development Symposium sponsored by the Society for Research in Adult Development.  Meeting held at Suffolk University, Boston, MA, July 12-14, 1991.           

Miller, M. E. (1989). (Symposium Chair). Giving Life Meaning—A Search For Self:  Selected topics in Adult Development.  Presented at New England Psychological Association Annual Meeting at Framingham, MA on October 21, 1989.  

Miller, M. E. (1989). World view analysis: theoretical and methodological considerations.  Paper presented at New England Psychological Association Annual Meeting at Framingham, MA, on October 21, 1989. 

Miller, M.E. (1988). (Presidential Address) Developing a World View:  The Universal and the Particular.  Presented at the 28th New England Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Salem, MA, October 1988.

Miller, M.E. (1988). Developing a world view: the universal and the particular. The New England Psychological Association Newsletter. 5, 3-4.

Miller, M.E. (1986). (Symposium Chair). Animal Perception and Cognition.  Presented at the New England Psychological Association, Boston, MA, October 1986.

Miller, M.E. A correlation of Loevinger's ego level and Rokeach's dogmatism scale scores. Unpublished Manuscript.

Miller, M.E. (1985). Psychology in a variety of styles. The Vermont Psychologist.  11, 37-39.

Miller, M.E. (1985) (Symposium Chair). Topics in Adult Development. Presented at the 25th New England Psychological Association Annual Meeting, New Haven, CT, October, 1985.

Miller, M.E. (1985). Adult development: An historical overview. Invited paper presented at New England Psychological Association, New Haven, CT, October, 1985.

Miller, M.E. (1984). World view analysis, ego levels and dogmatism in adulthood.  Paper             presented at Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA, March, 1984.

Miller, M.E. (1983). Neurological and emotional implications of learning disabilities in adults. Paper presented at North Country Academic Support Personnel Conference, Montpelier, VT, November, 1983.

Miller, M.E. (1983). Philosophical frames of reference: an adult development perspective. Paper presented at New England Psychological Association, Providence, RI, October, 1983.

Miller, M.E. (1982). The psychology programs of Norwich University and Vermont College. The Vermont Psychologist. 7, 29-30.


Miller, M.E. (1982). Adult development, ego levels, dogmatism, and world views. Paper presented  at New England Psychological Association, Clark University, Worcester, MA, October,       1982.

Miller, M.E. (1982) World views and ego development in adulthood. Dissertation Abstracts International. 42, 3459-3460.

Miller, M.E. (1979).  The psychological and sociological aspects of drug addiction. Invited paper presented at Univ. of Pittsburgh Medical School Colloquium, Pittsburgh, PA, 1979.

Miller, M.E. (1978).  Working with the adult student: objectives and strategies. Paper presented at Adult Development Seminar at California University of Pennsylvania, April, 1978.

Miller, M.E. (1974). Humanistic education: personal growth groups and teaching machines with the disadvantaged of Appalachia. Paper presented at the National Conference on Humanistic Education, Carrollton, GA, August, 1974.

Miller, M.E. (1972). Myths of the aquarian age: a critique of contemporary psychological theories. Master's thesis written, August, 1972.

Miller, M.E. (1972). Behaviorism and humanism. Presented paper and participated in symposium at Southeastern Psychological Association, Macon, GA, 1972.