Thursday, December 13, 2012

Emeritus Psychology professor publishes book on Psychotherapy

Dr. John G. Miller, Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the University of Illinois Springfield, has published a new book, Changing Roles for a New Psychotherapy, which aims to demystify the practice.

The book draws on his previous careers as an Air Force mapmaker, management consultant, state hospital psychologist, and even the summers he spent in college cutting brush -- as well as his years as a professor of psychology and as a private practitioner. Through the experiences Miller shares in his book, the reader will learn that psychotherapy does not have to follow a one size fits all approach, and that it can be conducted in some interesting and unorthodox ways.

The book examines 11 different occupations that readers can relate to and compares them to psychotherapy approaches that he has used throughout his career. How does cooking relate to psychotherapy? Can accounting principles change the way psychotherapy is conducted? What is the conservation approach to psychotherapy? In this collection of anecdotes, case histories, and reflections, Miller answers those questions, and many more.

Highly useful to the professional psychologist, counselor, or psychotherapist, the book is also a delightful read for anyone interested in human behavior.

The book is available through Routledge Mental Health, Taylor and Francis Group, and can be accessed online at Miller is also available for lectures, presentations, and book signings. He can be reached directly via email at

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