Dr. Joe Miller
Director of Clinical Psychology Training
Clinical Internship at the Hines VA Hospital, Hines Il (2001-2002)
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, University of South Dakota (2002)
M.A. in Clinical Psychology, University of South Dakota (2000)
B.S. in Psychology & Fine Arts, College of William & Mary (1993)
Areas of Clinical Interest:
- Blind rehabilitation
- Adlerian approaches to psychotherapy
- Assessment (especially neurocognitive and personality).
I supervise a graduate student intern at the North Dakota Vision Services School for the Blind (NDVS/SB) in Grand Forks. There, we provide distance and on-site psychotherapy, assessment, and other consultation services with adults and children.
Because many current testing tools (e.g., neuropsychological tests, tests of intelligence/cognitive abilities, tests of academic achievement) rely on near-perfect vision, clients with low or no vision are often un-testable, or test results have unclear meaning because they are simply inappropriate for use with a visually-impaired examinee. My research focuses on the development of new and valid testing approaches and materials that may be accessed by persons with visual impairments. Often, this involves the development of auditory or tactile testing modalities, and and empirical understanding of the differences between these and visual modes of test presentation.
Through our work with the NDVS/SB, we are working to ensure that assessment services are as valid and useful for persons with low or no vision as they are for persons without visual impairments.
Meyers, J., Morrison, A., & Miller, J. (2001). How low is too low, revisited: Sentence repetition and AVLT recognition in the detection of malingering. Applied Neuropsychology, 8(4), 234-241.
Miller, J. & Skillman, G. (2003). Assessor satisfaction with measures of cognitive ability as applied to persons with visual impairments. Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 97, 769-773.
Miller, J., Skillman, G., Benedetto, J. Holtz, A., Nassif, C.,& Weber, A. (2007) A three-dimensional haptic matrix test of nonverbal reasoning: Convergent-divergent validity and qualitative analysis. Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness. 101, 557-570.
Miller, J., & Skillman, G. (2008). Relationship of stimulus and examine variables to performance on analogous visual and tactile block design tasks. Applied Neuropsychology , 15, 140-150.
Legge, G., Madison, C., Vaughn, B., Cheong, A., & Miller, J. (2008) Retention of high tactile acuity throughout the lifespan in blindness. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 70, 1471-1488.
Miller, J., Meier, E., Muehlenkamp, J., & Weatherly, J. (2009). Testing the construct validity of Dixon & Johnson's (2007) Gambling Functional Assessment. Behavior Modification, 33(2), 145-174.
Miller, J. Meier, E., & Weatherly, J. (2009) Assessing the Reliability of the Gambling Functional Assessment Screen. Journal of Gambling Studies, 25(1), 121-129.
Miller, J.C., Ruthig, J.C., Bradley, A.R., Wise, R.A., Pedersen, H.A., & Ellison, J.M. (2009). Learning effects in the block design task: A stimulus parameter-based approach. Psychological Assessment, 24(10), 570-577.
Rusinko, H.M., Bradley, A.R. & Miller, J.C. (2010). Assertiveness & attributions of blame towards victims of sexual assault. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 19(4), 257-371.
King, A.R., & Miller, J.C. (2010). Structured MMPI-2 client feedback in the identification of potential supplemental targets of change. In F. Columbus (Ed.), Advances in Psychology Research. Nova Science Publishers: Hauppauge, N.Y.
Miller, J.C., Dixon, M.R., Parker, A., Kulland, A.M., & Weatherly, J.N. (in press). Concurrent validity of the Gambling Functional Assessment (GFA): Correlations with the South Oaks Gambling Screen (SOGS) and indicators of diagnostic efficiency. Analysis of Gambling Behavior.