Curriculum Vitae

Rickey Shelley Miller, Ph.D., C. Psych.
2900 Steeles Avenue East, Suite 213
Thornhill, ON L3T 4X1
905-882-4500 (phone) 905-882-4501 (fax)
rsmiller5@rogers.com

ACADEMIC RECORD
1971 to 1975 York University, Downsview, Ontario, B.A. (First Class Honours) May 1975, Irwin Silverman, Ph.D.,Supervisor
1975 to 1980 University of Waterloo (APA Approved), Waterloo, Ontario, M.A. October 1978, Master’s Thesis Title: Interpersonal Intimacy: The Construction and Preliminary Validation of a Measure, Herbert Lefcourt, Ph.D., Supervisor

AWARDS
Ontario Graduate Scholarships 1975 to 1979

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
Registered in the Province of Ontario, Certificate Number 1555, 1982
Ontario Psychological Association (Director of Toronto Region 1986 to 1988)
Canadian Register of Health Providers in Psychology, 1985 to present
Canadian Academy of Psychologists in Disability Assessment, 1998 to present
Certificate of Professional Qualification in Psychology, Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards, 1998
International Academy of Behavioural Medicine, Counseling and Psychotherapy, Diplomate in Behavioural Medicine, 2001
International Academy of Behavioural Medicine, Diplomate in Professional Psychotherapy, 2001

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Fall 1975: Research in Personality – Teaching Assistant, University of Waterloo
Fall 1976: Research in Psychopathology – Teaching Assistant, University of Waterloo
Fall 1981: Behaviour Therapy – Toronto General Hospital lectures to residents in Psychiatry
Fall 1982: Psychological Treatment of Pain – Toronto General Hospital, lectures to residents in Dentistry
Winter 1983: Psychological Strategies in Behavioural Medicine – Toronto General Hospital, lectures to residents in Medicine
Winter 1983: Behaviour Therapy – Toronto General Hospital, lectures to residents in Psychiatry
Fall 1984: Behavioural Strategies in the Treatment of Acute and Chronic Pain – Toronto General Hospital, lectures to residents in Psychiatry
1983 to 1984: Psychological Treatment of Pain – Ryerson University, lectures to nursing students in the Critical Care Program

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
May to August 1976: Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital, Toronto, Ontario
May 1977 to November 1978: Clarke Institute of Psychiatry, Toronto, Ontario
September 1977 and January to June 1978: Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital, Kitchener, Ontario
June 1999: University of Windsor, Faculty of Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution Workshop and Family Mediation

PREDOCTORAL INTERNSHIP
September 1979 to August 1980: Lafayette Clinic (APA Approved)

PREVIOUS POSITIONS
October 1980 to October 1985: Staff Psychologist and Co-ordinator of Internship Training for the Department of Psychology, Toronto General Hospital
1980 to 1985: Lecturer, Canadian Back Education Unit, Toronto, Ontario
October 1985 to April 1990: Chief Psychologist, Scarborough Grace Hospital

CURRENT POSITION
April 1990 to present: Private Practice, Miller-Mistry Psychologists, Thornhill, Ontario
1990 to present: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Graduate Program in Psychology, University of Windsor

WORKSHOPS AND SYMPOSIA
1. 1980: Intimacy as a Buffer of Life Stress, Paper presented at the 88th Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, Montreal, Quebec
2. 1982: The Hypnotic Treatment of Haemophilia: A Case Study, Paper presented at the 90th Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.
3. 1982: Psychological Treatment of Pain, Interdisciplinary Conference, Toronto General Hospital
4. 1982: The Psychological Treatment of Pain, Workshop presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Pain Society, Toronto, Ontario
5. 1982: Psychological Approaches to Pain Management, Paper presented at the Third Annual Elaine Harvey MemoriaL Education Day for the Peterborough Hospital Personnel, Peterborough, Ontario
6. 1983: Psychological Preparation for Stressful Medical Procedures, Paper presented at the 36th Annual Convention of the Ontario Psychological Association, Toronto, Ontario
7. 1983: Psychological Strategies for Pain Management, Workshop presented at Behaviour Therapy Day, the Second Annual Education Day for residents in Psychiatry, Toronto, Ontario
8. 1983: Pain Management: Psychological Approaches to Assessment and Treatment, Eight hour Continuing Education Workshop conducted at the 91st Meeting of the American Psychological Association, Anaheim, California
9. 1983: Psychological Approaches to Pain Management, Workshop conducted at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Pain Society, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
10. 1984: The Media is the Message: Getting it from Them and Giving it to Them, With Factor, D.,Paper presented at the 37th Annual Convention of the Ontario Psychological Association, Toronto, Ontario
11. 1984: Burning Mouth Syndrome: Psychological and Physiological Correlates. With Grushka, M., & Sessle, B.J., Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Clinical Research Society of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
12. 1984: Psychological Treatment of Chronic Pain in Burning Mouth Syndrome. Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Ontario Dental Association, Toronto, Ontario
13. 1984: Pain Management Classes for Medical Patients: Evaluating a Psychological Treatment Programme for Inpatients, Paper presented at the Fourth World Congress on Pain, International Association for the Study of Pain, Seattle, Washington
14. 1984: Psychological Strategies for Pain Management, Workshop presented at Behaviour Therapy Day, the Third Annual Education Day for residents in Psychiatry, Toronto, Ontario
15. 1984: Aspects of Acute and Chronic Pain, Workshop conducted as part of the Annual Training Workshops in Clinical Hypnosis sponsored by the Ontario Society of Clinical Hypnosis, Toronto, Ontario
16. 1984: Behavioural Medicine: Pain Management and Patient Education, Four hour presentation for the Psychologists Section at the Annual Convention of the Ontario Hospital Association, Toronto, Ontario
17. 1984: Prespectives of the Team as a Management Philosophy, Presentation and participation as a panelist for the Occupational Therapists Section at the Annual Convention of the Ontario Hospital Association, Toronto, Ontario
18. 1985: Hypnotic Techniques for Pain Management, Workshop conducted at the Joint International Meeting on Pain, Halifax, Nova Scotia
19. 1985: Psychological Approaches to Pain Management, Colloquium for the Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario
20. 1986: What Graduate Programs in Psychology Don’t Tell You About the Real World, Colloquium for the Department of Psychology, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario
21. 1986: Psychological Strategies for Pain Management, Presentation at the Symposium on Pain Management, Ontario Hospital Association, Toronto, Ontario
22. 1986: Psychological Strategies for Pain Management, Presentation at the 24th Annual Conference of the United Ostomy Association, Toronto, Ontario
23. 1986: Psychological Strategies for Pain Management, Presentation at Medical Grand Rounds, Scarborough Grace General Hospital, Scarborough, Ontario
24. 1986: Psychological Interventions in Chronic Pain, Presentation at the Annual Palliative Care Seminar, Oshawa General Hospital, Oshawa, Ontario
25. 1986: Psychological Strategies for Coping with Pain, Presentation at the Public Meeting of the Arthritis Society, Barrie Branch, Barrie, Ontario
26. 1986: Hypnosis in the Management of Acute and Chronic Pain, Workshop conducted at the Fall Workshop of the Ontario Society of Clinical Hypnosis, Toronto, Ontario
27. 1987: Hypnosis in the Management of Acute and Chronic Pain, Workshop conducted at the Fall Workshop of the Ontario Society of Clinical Hypnosis, Toronto, Ontario
28. 1988: Hypnosis in the Management of Acute and Chronic Pain, Workshop conducted at the Fall Workshop of the Ontario Society of Clinical Hypnosis, Toronto, Ontario
29. 1986: Psychological Strategies for Pain Management, Presentation at the Symposium for the College of Family Physicians of Canada, Ontario Chapter, Common Office Musculoskeltal Problems, Orthopaedic and Arthritic Hospital, Toronto, Ontario
30. 1986: Psychological Approaches to Pain Management, Presentation at the Fourth Annual Conference in Rheumatology, The Arthritis Health Professions Association Ontario, Toronto, Ontario
31. 1986: Psychological Strategies for Pain Management, Presentation to the senior Periodontic residents, Faculty of Dentistry, Toronto, Ontario
32. 1986: Psychological Techniques for Pain Management, Lecture to senior students at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
33. 1987: Psychological Strategies for Pain Management, Presentation to the senior Periodontic residents, Faculty of Dentistry, Toronto, Ontario
34. 1987: Behavioural Modification for the Relief of Pain, Presentation at the Symposium Pain, Modalities for Treating Both Acute and CVhronioc Pain for the Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wellesley Hospital, Toronto, Ontario
35. 1988: Group Psychotherapy in a Community Hospital, Innovative Approaches, Chaired symposium at the 41st Annual Convention of the Ontario Psychological Association, Toronto, Ontario
36. 1988: Hypnotic Interventions for Pain Management, Paper presented at the 41st Annual Convention of the Ontario Psychological Association, Toronto, Ontario
37. 1989: Assessing Chronic Pain Patients: Psychological Techniques, Psychological Treatment for Chronic Pain Patients, A Workshop Participation and Panel for Grand Rounds Discussion, Pain: Mechanisms, Measurement and Management, Ottawa, Ontario
38. 1990: Psychological Techniques for Pain Management, Presentation to the Arthritis Support and Advocacy Network, Toronto, Ontario
39. 1991: Health Psychology: Helping Patients Cope with Pain and Personal Injury, Presentation at Psychology Rounds, North York General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario
40. 1991: Chronic Pain: Non-Pharmacologic Methods, Presentation as part of Update on Pain Management for Physicians, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver
41. 1991: Psychological Tactics for Reaching Your Politician, Paper presented at the 44th Annual Convention of the Ontario Psychological Association, Toronto, Ontario
42. 1991: Personal Injury Litigation: Clinical and Legal Implications, Paper presented at the 44th Annual Convention of the Ontario Psychological Association
43. 1992: Rehabilitation of Patients with Chronic Pain: Necessity for Psychological Treatment, Presentation as part of Rehabilitation: Managing the Spiralling Costs of Disability Claims, The Canadian Institute, Toronto, Ontario
44. 2000: Balancing Act: Approaching Disability Assessments as Clinicians, Paper presented at the 53rd Annual Convention of the Ontario Psychological Association
45. 2001: Psychology Assessment, Four hour workshop presented to the Canadian Association of Rehabilitation Professionals, Toronto, Ontario
46. 2005: The Independent Psychological Examination: The key contributions of a psychological assessment, Paper presented at the Canadian Institute’s 3rd Annual Managing and Resolving Depression Disability Claims Conference, Toronto, Ontario
47. 2009: Psychological Assessments of Personal Injury: The Scientifically Informed Approach, Paper presented at the First Interdisciplinary Conference on Psychological Injury and Law, Toronto, Ontario
48. 2011: The Mind-Body Connection: Unlock the Power of Your Mind for a Healthier You, Presentation to Mosaic Community Services and Resource Centre, Thornhill, Ontario
49. 2012: The Mind-Body Connection: Unlock the Power of Your Mind for a Healthier You, Presentation to the Integrated Partnership for Seniors, Toronto, Ontario

PARTICIPATION ON THESIS COMMITTEES
1984 to 1987: Self-concept in Chronic Pain: An Evaluation from a Self-Schematic Information Processing Perspective, Jonathan Quek, Co-Investigator and member of Dissertation Committee, York University, Toronto, Ontario
1985 to 1986: Self-efficacy in Depressed Chronic Pain Patients: Cognitive and Affective Correlates, Ann Sprague, Clo-Investigator and Co-Chair of Dissertation Committee, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario
1985 to 1986: The Classification of Chronic Pain Patients: An Alternative Approach, Carolyn Rogers, Co-Investigator and Supervisor, Honours Thesis, York University, Toronto, Ontario
1985 to 1987: The Psychological Treatment of Dysmenorrhea, Helene Wallach, Member of Dissertation Committee, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario
1987 to 1990: Brief Therapy Following Myocardial Infarction, Elaine Porter, Co-Investigator and External Examiner, York University, Toronto, Ontario

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
1988: Participated as an examiner of applicants for registration to practice psychology in Ontario for the Ontario College of Psychologists of Ontario

RESEARCH GRANTS
1984: Ontario Ministry of Health, $12,330.00, Feasibility Study: Group Therapy for Chronic Pain
1987: Health and Welfare Canada, $29,752.00, Heart Catheterization: Coping Style and Response to Psychological Preparation

PUBLICATIONS
Lefcourt, H.M., Miller, R.S., Ware, E.E., & Sherk, D. Locus of control as a Modifier of the Relationship between Stressors and Moods. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 1981, 41, 357-369.

Miller, R.S., & Lefcourt, H.M. The Assessment of Social Intimacy. Journal of Personality Assessment, 1982, 46, 514-518.

Miller, R. S., & Lefcourt, H.M. Social Intimacy: an Important Moderator of Stressful Life Events. American Journal of Community Psychology, 1983, 11, 127-139

Miller, R.S. Whose Profession Is This Anyway: Introducing a Policy Manual for Psychology. The Ontario Psychologist, 1983, 15, 18-19.

Miller, R.S. The Media is the Message: Getting it to Them. The Ontario Psychologist, 1984, 16, 10-11.

Miller, R.S. A Call for Order: Presenting a Quality Assurance and Procedures Manual for a Department of Psychology. The Ontario Psychologist, 1985, 18, 10-15.

Miller, R.S. Psychological Approaches to Chronic Pain: Assessment and Treatment. The Advocates Quarterly, 1986, 7, 148-155.

Grushka, M., Sessle, B.J., & Miller, R. Pain and Personality Profiles in Burning Mouth Syndrome. Pain, 1987, 18, 155-167.

Miller, R.S. Psychological Approaches to Chronic Pain. Defense Law Journal, 1987, 36, 521-528.

Miller, R.S. Psychological Preparation for Stressful Medical Procedures: Heart Catheterization. Canada’s Mental Health, 1988, 36, 17.

Miller, R.S., & Mistry, A.N. Beyond Pain Management. The Ontario Psychologist, 1991.

Miller, R.S. Toward an Unbiased Assessment of Personal Injury. Advocates Quarterly, 1999, 21, 191-206.

Miller, R.S. Psychological Approaches to Chronic Pain: Assessment and Treatment. In Personal Injury Litigation, ed. T. Matlow. Aurora, Ontario: Canada Law Book Inc., 99-106, 2000.

Miller, R.S. Toward an Unbiased Assessment of Personal Injury. In Personal Injury Litigation, ed. T. Matlow, Aurora, Ontario: Canada Law Book Inc., 107-122, 2000.

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