The Psychology of Addiction Recovery: An Interview with William R. Miller, PhD
Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addictions (CASAA)
Dr. William Miller is one of the most influential voices in the modern treatment of alcohol and other drug problems. Following his education at Lycoming College, the University of Wisconsin, and the University of Oregon (PhD in 1976), Dr. Miller served as a professor of psychology and psychiatry at the University of New Mexico for more than 30 years. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he has specialized throughout his career on some of the most important research in recent decades on the resolution of substance use disorders. His many studies evaluating the effectiveness of addiction treatment served as a major catalyst to national efforts to bridge the gap between scientific research and clinical practice in addiction treatment. His pioneering work on motivational interviewing similarly exerted a profound influence on the practice of addiction counseling in the U.S. and throughout the world. Dr. Miller’s research on family responses to alcohol problems, Alcoholics Anonymous, quantum change experiences, and the interface between psychology and religion have also been highly praised.