cv 2018-08-16T19:16:00+00:00

EDUCATION
Ph.D. Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA August 2006-August 2009
APA Accredited Counseling Psychology Program

Area of Sub-specialization: Positive Psychology (Prevention, intervention, and health promotion through emphasizing positive development and growth)

M.S. Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA August 2004-May 2006
APA Accredited Counseling Psychology Program

B.A. Austin College, Sherman, TX, August 2000-August 2003
Major: Psychology

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Insight and Growth Counseling, LLC January 2015 – present
Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Hollins University August 2013- December 2016
Adjunct Professor for Master’s of Liberal Arts Program

Providence Psychological Services November 2011- December 2012
Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Providence Psychological Services May 2010 – October 2011
Postdoc Clinician

Georgia Southwestern State University August 2009 – May 2013
Assistant Professor in Undergraduate Psychology Program

Virginia Tech, Counseling August 2008 – July 2009
Psychology Intern at Cook Counseling Center

Virginia Commonwealth University Summer 2007, Summer 2008
Adjunct Instructor for Undergraduate Psychology Program

Virginia Commonwealth University August 2004 – June 2008
Teaching Assistant and Research Coordinator Undergraduate Psychology Program

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Hollins University, Adjunct Instructor
Most recent student evaluation average was 1.14 (scale of 1 = very good to 5 = very poor)

Theories of Personality
Forensic and Legal Psychology

Georgia Southwestern State University, Assistant Professor
Student evaluation average was 1.35-1.55 (scale of 1 = excellent to 5 = poor)

Introduction to Psychology
Abnormal Psychology
Theories and Techniques of Counseling
Introduction to Psychological Assessment
Health Psychology
Theories of Personality
Senior Research I
Psychology Internship
Virginia Commonwealth University, Adjunct Instructor
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Helping Relationships
Research Internship in Psychology

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS & CHAPTERS

2016

Toussaint, L., Worthington, E. L., Jr., Van Tongeren, D. R., Hook, J., Berry, J. W., Miller, A. J., & Davis, D. E. (2016). Forgiveness working: Forgiveness, health, and productivity in the workplace. American Journal of Health Promotion, 1-9.

2015

Miller, A. J., & Worthington, E. L., Jr. (2015). Sex, Forgiveness, and Health. In L. L. Toussaint, E. Worthington, & D. Williams (Eds.), Forgiveness and health: Scientific evidence and theories relating forgiveness to better health (pp. 173-187). Springer, Netherlands.

Worthington Jr., E. L., Berry, J. W., Hook, J. N., Davis, D. E., Scherer, M., Griffin, B. J., Wade, N. G., Yarhouse, M., Ripley, J. S., Miller, A. J., et al. (2015). Forgiveness-reconciliation and communication-conflict-resolution interventions versus retested controls in early married couples. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 14-27.

2013

Miller, A. J., Worthington, E. L., Jr., Hook, J. N., Davis, D. E., Gartner, A. L., & Frohne,
N. A. (2013). Managing hurt and disappointment: Improving communication of reproach and apology. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 35, 108-123.

2012

Miller, A. J., & Worthington, E. L., Jr., (2012). Connection between personality and religion and spirituality. In J. D. Aten, K. A. O’Grady, & E. L., Jr. Worthington (Eds.). The

psychology of religion and spirituality for clinicians: Using research in your practice (pp. 101-129 ). New York: Brunner-Routledge.

Greer, C. L., Greer, T. W., Worthington, E. L. Jr., Miller, A. J., Van Tongeren, D. R., Toussaint, L., & Exline, J. J. (2012). Religion and fairness, justice, and forgiveness in organizational settings. In P. C. Hill & B. Dik (Eds.), Advances in workplace spirituality: Theory, research and application (pp. 201-222). Charlotte: Information Age Publishing.

Worthington, E. L., Jr., Ripley, J. S., Hook, J. N., Miller, A. J., Lin, Y., Lavelock, C., & Crawford, S. (2012). Hope-focused couple approach: Research on efficacy and analysis of why it might be effective. In A. J. Lancaster & O. Sharpe (Eds.), Psychotherapy: New research (pp. 1-28). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

2011

Worthington, E. L., Jr., Miller, A. J., & Talley, J. C. (2011). Action-oriented research: A primer and examples. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 39, 211-221.

Worthington, E. L., Jr., Davis, D. E., Hook, J. N., Miller, A. J., Gartner, A. L., & Jennings, D. J. II. (2011). Promoting forgiveness as a religious or spiritual intervention. In J. D. Aten, M. R. McMinn, & E. L. Worthington, Jr. (Eds.), Spiritually oriented interventions for counseling and psychotherapy (pp. 169-195). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

2010

Miller, A. J., & Worthington, E. L. (2010). Sex, forgiveness, and mental health. Journal of Positive Psychology, 5, 12-23. doi:10.1080/17439760903271140

Kiefer, R. P., Worthington, E. L., Jr., Myers, B. J., Kliewer, W. L., Berry, J. W., Davis, D. E., Kilgour, J. M., Miller, A. J., et al. (2010). Training parents in forgiving and reconciling. The American Journal of Family Therapy, 38, 32-49. doi:10.1080/01926180902945723

Worthington, E. L., Jr., Hunter, J. L., Sharp, C. B., Hook, J. N., Van Tongeren, D. R., Davis, D. E., Miller, A. J., et al. (2010). A psychoeducational intervention to promote forgiveness in Christians in the Philippines. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 32, 75-93.

2009

Worthington, E. L., Jr., Sandage, S. J., Davis, D. E., Hook, J. N., Miller, A. J., Hall, E. L., & Hall, T. W. (2008). Training therapists to address spiritual concerns in clinical practice and research. In J. Aten & M. Leach (Eds,), Spirituality and the therapeutic process: A comprehensive resource from intake to termination (pp. 267-292). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

2008

Miller, A. J., Worthington, E. L., Jr., & McDaniel, M. A. (2008). Forgiveness and gender: A meta-analytic review and research agenda. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 27, 843-876.

Worthington, E. L., Jr., Sandage, S. J., Davis, D. E., Hook, J. N., Miller, A. J., Hall, M. E.

L., & Hall, T. W. (2008). Training therapists to address spiritual concerns in clinical practice and research. In J. Aten & Leach (Eds.), Integrating spirituality across the therapeutic process:

A comprehensive resource from intake to termination (pp. 267-291). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Miller, A. J., Hook, J. N., & Worthington, E. L., Jr., Brief therapy. (2008). In. F. T. Leong (Ed.), Encyclopedia of counseling (pp. 145-151). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Worthington, E. L., Jr., Hook, J., Wade, N. G., Miller, A. J., & Sharp, C. B. (2008). The effects of a therapist’s religion on the marriage therapist and marriage counseling. In J. Onedera (Ed.), Religion and marriage and family counseling (pp. 17-34). New York: Routledge/Taylor and Francis.

2007

Worthington, E. L., Jr., Witvliet, C. V. O., Pietrini, P., &. Miller, A. J. (August 2007). Forgiveness, health, and well-being: A review of evidence for emotional versus decisional forgiveness, dispositional forgivingness, and reduced unforgiveness. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 30, 291-302.

Worthington, E. L., Jr., Ripley, J. S., Hook, J. N., & Miller, A. J. (2007). The hope-focused approach to couple therapy and enrichment. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 26, 132-139.

2006

Worthington, E. L., Jr., Lerner, A. J., Sharp, C. B., & Sharp, J. (2006). Forgiveness as an example of loving one’s enemies. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 34, 32-42.

2005

Worthington, E. L., Jr., Witvliet, C. V. O., Lerner, A. J., & Scherer, M. (May 2005). Forgiveness in health research and medical practice. EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing, 1, 169-176.

Worthington, E. L., Jr., Lerner, A., & Sharp, C. (2005). Repairing the emotional bond versus skills training for marital intervention. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 24, 259-262.

PRESENTATIONS

Miller, A. J. (2012). Coping when it’s you or your family who are the victims. Presented at Working with Victims Training Conference. Georgia Southwestern State University.

Miller, A. J. (2012). PTSD: An Overview of Symptoms, Risk Factors, and Treatment. Presented at Working with Victims Training Conference. Georgia Southwestern State University.

PEER-REVIEWER

2011 Social Psychology Quarterly

2010 Journal of Behavioral Medicine

MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Virginia Academy of Clinical Psychologists

Phi Beta Kappa key holder

Psi Chi Psychology Honor’s Society Member

Alpha Chi Honor’s Society Member

Phi Kappa Phi Member

SERVICE

MOMs Club of Roanoke County West and Salem

June 2013-June 2017

· Vice President of Administration

· Sunshine Committee Head

· Community Service Committee

Georgia Southwestern State University

2009-2013

· Internship Coordinator and supervisor for Psychology and Sociology Department

· Created and facilitated monthly junior faculty teaching circle

· The Instructional Technology Advisory Committee

· Student Affairs Committee

· Developed, conducted, and supervised student facilitators for the International Student Support Group

· Presented on the topic of Increased Risk for Substance Abuse and Suicide in the LGBT Community for a Women’s Studies Project

· Presented on the topic of Stress Management talk at Zeta Tau Alpha sorority

· Contributor to Vintage Magazine on counseling and relationship topics

Current Research

Joint project with Dr. Tiffany Pempek at Hollins University to develop a text-based positive psychology intervention that aims to improve various measures of satisfaction with life and mental health.