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John A. Mills

  • Mills w horn 2013Office: Uhler Hall, Room 221 

    Office Phone: 724-357-4520

    E-mail: jamills@iup.edu

    Spring 2017 Office Hours

    • Monday 8:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
    • Wednesday 8:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
    • Friday 8:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.

    You are welcome to make an appointment with Dr. Mills at a time beyond regular office hours. Use this link for times and signups.

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    How I Became Interested in Psychology

    I think I was already trying to be a psychologist and musician by the time I was three years old. I don't know how much “deciding” there really was. Mentors are precious.  

    Areas of Interest

    Dynamic psychotherapy, clinical supervision, and professional issues, shame and human attachment patterns, “Deliberate Practice,” frontal lobe function and problems of habit, mindfulness, music.   

    Current Research and Professional Projects

    I am always working on a clinical paper. These are areas in which undergraduate students are not prepared to contribute and graduate students must have special interest and focus. 

    My other projects are largely associated with the areas of interest noted above. Read about the details of my current projects. Undergraduate students interested in working with me must either 1) identify a project of mine in which they have interest and is at a suitable stage of development and contact me about working on the project, or 2) have a project concept that is closely linked to an on-going project. I am not currently available to direct projects that are not linked to my on-going efforts.

    I serve in a number of service roles. In addition to considerable service to my department and local Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties, I am a site visitor for the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association, a work sample reviewer for the American Board of Professional Psychology, a member of the Ethics Committee of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, a member of PASSHE’s Academic Program Review Committee, and a consultant to Indiana County Children and Youth Services. 

    Degrees/Schools

    • BA, 1978, University of Delaware: Psychology (with distinction)
    • MEd, 1980, University of Delaware: Counseling/Student Personnel Administration
    • Doctoral study, 1983–1984 Purdue University
    • PhD, 1987, State University of New York at Buffalo: Counseling Psychology
    • MS, 2003, Indiana University of Pennsylvania: Sport Science

    License and Other Credentials

    • Licensed in Pennsylvania (formerly in Delaware) for the Independent Practice of Psychology
    • Diplomat in Counseling Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology (1994)
    • Registrant, National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology (1997)

    Courses Taught

    Undergraduate

    General Psychology (PSYC101) 

    Psychological Inquiry (PSYC280) 

    Research Design and Analysis I (PSYC290) 

    Abnormal Psychology (PSYC321) 

    Psychology of Music (PSYC389) 

    Historical Trends in Psychology (PSYC410)

    Introduction to Clinical Psychology (PSYC450)

    Honors Seminar (PSYC480)

    Graduate

    Historical Trends in Psychology (PSYC810)

    Methods of Intervention I (PSYC830)

    Clinical Group Technique (PSYC833)

    Advanced Psychopathology (PSYC835)

    Professional Issues (PSYC920)

    Family Clinic (PSYC971)

    Supervision and Consultation (PSYC976)

    Projective Assessment (PSYC981)

    Psychodynamic Theory and Therapy (PSYC981)

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