dr. janet miller - Registered Psychologist - Calgary, Alberta

Janet Miller, PhD
Registered Psychologist 

therapist, speaker, 
researcher, parent, 
professor, nice person

  • Ph.D., Counselling Psychology, University of Alberta
  • M.A. Clinical Psychology, Lakehead University 
  • B.A. (Hons). Psychology, McMaster University
  • Registered Psychologist License #2490 (Alberta)

 Current Positions

  • Full Professor & Counsellor, Mount Royal University, Student Counselling Services
  • Private Practice Psychologist - Calgary, Alberta
  • Keynote Speaker & Workshop Facilitator
  • Certified Trainer for ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
    program through the Centre for Suicide Prevention
  • Editor - Canadian Psychology Association, Counselling Section Newsletter
  • Regular member of Health & Wellness Panel, CTV2's Alberta Primetime    www.albertaprimetime.com/Stories.aspx?pd=5349

Recent Awards (2015-2017):

Special Project (Research) Award, 2017
  Canadian Association of College and University Student Services (CACUSS)

Effective Team Award, 2016
  Student Leadership Conference steering committee, Mount Royal University

National Best Section Newsletter Award, 2016
  Canadian Psychology Association for Kaleidoscope (role: Editor)

President’s SSHRC 4A Fund Award, 2015
  Mount Royal University

Special Project (Research) Award, 2015
  Canadian Association of College and University Student Services (CACUSS)

Research Partnership Grant, 2015
  Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling (CERIC)

National Best Section Newsletter Award, 2015
  Canadian Psychology Association for Kaleidoscope (role: Editor)

Recent Presentations (2014-2017):

Closing Keynote - Going the Distance in Student Service Careers
Alberta Services for Students' Conference, Athabasca, May 12, 2017. assc.athabascau.ca

Late Night at the Plaza - invited expert, live on-stage interview
Mental Health Episode, Calgary, AB., May 3, 2017. 

Canadian perspectives on student retention and success from a counselling perspective
eries of organized symposium hosted by the University of Ljubljana
Ljubljana, Slovenia, January 7 & 8, 2017.

Webinar Moderator - Presenting at CACUSS
Co-hosted with Brandon Smith
Canadian Association of College and University Student Services
Canadian broadcast (recorded), April 11, 2017. 

Opening Keynote
LEAD Conference of Alberta, October 21, 2016. Nordegg, AB.

Resilience, Stress and our Ability to Thrive. 
Lecture Series hosted by the American Islamic College, Chicago, IL. October 2, 2016.

Building Resilience
Benedictine University, Lisle, IL. October 3, 2016

Master of Ceremonies 
Mount Royal University New Student Orientation Ceremony
(audience of approximately 2200).
September ceremonies - 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, & 2016

Knowing me and Knowing you
Student Affairs and Campus Life Professional Development Seminar
co-presented with Dr. M. Carey & Mr. D. Best.  June 1, 2016.

Student Retention Research
Psychology Students’ Society of Mount Royal University, 
Research Symposium, Calgary, AB. April 6, 2016.

Webinar Moderator - Increasing Your Cultural Competency: Working with Transgender and Gender Noncomforming Clients 
Adult Educational Counsellors’ Association of Alberta (AECAA),
Provincial broadcast (recorded). March 16, 2016. 

Courage in the Creek and in the Wood, Invited Speaker,
Co-facilitated with Cathy Carter-Snell, Bragg Creek, AB. February 6, 2016

Opening Keynote - Check Your Stress 
Child Development Dayhomes, Calgary, Alberta. January 20, 2016

Sleep 101
Presentation made to Peer Health Educators,  Mount Royal University
Calgary, AB. December 2, 2015.

Psychologists and Media Engagement - Invited Speaker (workshop)
Psychologists' Association of Alberta, Edmonton, AB. October 23, 2015

Positivity, Meditation and Health 
co-presented with Dr. Sonya Flessati & Dr. Mirjam Knapik
Calgary Health Care Professionals' Symposium
Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada Calgary, AB. April 24, 2015

Making a Change - from High Stress to High Performance
University of Calgary Child Care Centre, Calgary, AB. September 25, 2014.

Moving from Hurried to Happy 
ELCC Conference, Alberta Child Care Association, Calgary, AB. May 10, 2014

Webinar Moderator - ADHD Webinar 
Adult Educational Counsellors’ Association of Alberta (AECAA)
Provincial broadcast (recorded). February 27, 2014.

Panel Moderator - The Courage to Fail 
Mount Royal University, Faculty Professional Development Event
Calgary, AB. February 19, 2014.

Areas of Research

  • Emotional intelligence and Career Uncertainty a predictors of student success and retention in post-secondary education
  • How to flourish in our Information and Computing Technology world
  • Positive Psychology: Applications to personal and career counselling
  • Citizenship - exploration of terms and concepts in a post-secondary setting
  • Indigenous women's stories of journeying through university towards their career 

Current Professional Memberships

Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)
– Counselling Psychology, Clinical Psychology & Educational Psychology Sections
Psychologists' Association of Alberta (PAA)
American Psychological Association (APA)
Adult Educational Counsellors’ Association of Alberta (AECAA)
Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE)
Canadian Association of College and University Student Services (CACUSS)

Recent Refereed Publications (2014-2017)
Uzoka, M., Keavey, K., Miller, J., Khemka-Dolan, N., & Connolly, R.  (submitted).  Familiar Novelty? Critical skills for IT project management.  International Journal of Information Technology Project Management. 

Boczek, A., Miller, J., Reynolds, N., Keller, M., & O’Reilly, K. (2017).  Investigating the long-term impact of student leadership roles.  Communique (Winter 2017).  Toronto: Canadian Association of College and University Student Services (ISN 2106-8500), 17-20.  https://issuu.com/cacuss/docs/communique_march_2017

Connolly, R., & Miller, J. (2017).  Off line but on track.  Proceedings of ETHICOMP 2017, Turin, Italy.

Craig, J., Miner, D., Remtulla, T., Miller, J., & Zanussi, L. (2017).  Transplant-Specific Coping Skills Group Intervention and its impact on Coping, Depression and Anxiety: A Pilot Study. Health & Social Work. 

Jung, Y., Leung, A. & Miller, J. (2016).  Do Smart Students Study Harder? An investigation of efficient effort among a sample of undergraduate university students. Journal of Economics and Economic Education Research.

Connolly, R., Lunt, B., Miller, J., & Powell, L. M. (2015).  Towards a better understanding of the different computing disciplines.  SIGITE 15 Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference on Information and Technology Education, ACM New York, NY.  55-56.

Miller, J., Connolly, R. & Racy, F. (2015).  Through the eyes of the beholder: University student leaders’ understanding of citizenship.  Citizenship Teaching & Learning, 10(2), 203-217.
Connolly, R., Miller, J. & R. Friedman, R. (2014).  A longitudinal examination of SIGITE conference submission data, 2007-2012.  In SIGITE’14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2656450.2656465
Connolly, R. & Miller, J. (2014).  Is human flourishing in the ICT world of the future likely?  Evidence from online reading research.  In ETHICOMP 2014 – Liberty and Security in an Age of ICTs.  Conference Proceedings, June 2014. (connected to the Journal of Philosophy of Technology). 

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