Lisa Miller

Lisa Miller, Ph.D., is the New York Times bestselling author of The Spiritual Child (2016) and her recent book, The Awakened Brain

She is a professor in the Clinical Psychology Program at Teachers College, Columbia University, where she is Founder of the Spirituality Mind Body Institute, the first Ivy League graduate program and research institute in spirituality and psychology, and has held over a decade of joint appointments in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical School. Her innovative research has been published in more than one hundred peer-reviewed articles in leading journals, including Cerebral Cortex, The American Journal of Psychiatry, and the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 

Dr. Miller is Editor of the Oxford University Press Handbook of Psychology and Spirituality, Founding Co-Editor-in-Chief of the APA journal Spirituality in Clinical Practice, an elected Fellow of The American Psychological Association (APA) and the two-time President of the APA Society for Psychology and Spirituality. A graduate of Yale University and University of Pennsylvania, where she earned her doctorate under the founder of positive psychology, Martin Seligman, she has served as Principal Investigator on multiple grant funded research studies. Dr. Miller speaks and consults around The Awakened Brain and The Spiritual Child for the US Military, businesses (including tech, finance, HR and sales), personal development, higher education, faith based organizations, K-12 schools and youth programs, and for mental health and wellness initiatives.

FSA features an exclusive interview with Dr. Miller on “Art, Spirituality, and the Awakened Brain” in our Programs.