Alec L. Miller, is a licensed clinical psychologist and Co-Founder and Clinical Director of Cognitive and Behavioral Consultants, LLP. He is also Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY. From 1995 to 2015, he served as Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychology, Director of the Adolescent Depression and Suicide Program, Associate Director of the Psychology Training, and Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY.
Dr. Miller is an expert in the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders, stress management, borderline personality disorder, as well as suicidal and non-suicidal self-injurious behaviors. He received his B.A. from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and his doctorate in clinical psychology from the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology of Yeshiva University. Since 1995, he has headed a clinical-research team adapting DBT for outpatient suicidal multi-problem adolescents, as well as contributing to the adaptation of DBT for other populations and settings.
He has received federal, state, and private funding for his research and has been an invited member of NIMH consensus meetings regarding adolescent suicide. He has authored or co-authored over 90 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, and has co-authored, Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Suicidal Adolescents (2007), DBT Skills Training with Adolescents (2015), and DBT Skills in Schools: The Skills Training for Emotional Problem-Solving for Adolescents (STEPS-A) (2016). Upon invitation by the American Psychological Association, Dr. Miller developed a psychotherapy training video titled, DBT for Multi-Problem Adolescents (2007). In addition, he co-authored a book titled Childhood Maltreatment, Advances in Psychotherapy-Evidence Based Practice (2006).
Dr. Miller has received numerous awards and honors. Dr. Miller was nominated to be a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), in both Division 12 (Clinical Psychology) and Division 53 (Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology) and is a Fellow of ABCT. He has served on the Board of Directors of APA, Division 12, and is past president of the Clinical Emergencies and Crises section. He also served as the 2007 Division 12 Program Chair of the APA Convention. In 2002, he received the Service Award from the International Society for the Improvement and Training of DBT (ISITDBT), served as the ISITDBT Conference Chair in 2005 and 2006, and currently serves on its Executive Board. In 2008, he received the Lauretta Bender Honored Lecturer Award, in 2013 he received the Rhodes Spirit of Leadership Award, in 2017 he received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology of Yeshiva University, where he has also given two commencement addresses in the past.
He is an invited member of the International Academy for Suicide Research, a scientific advisory council member of the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention, a member of PNW Regional Suicide Safety in Schools Leadership Team, and a past consultant on the FDA’s Suicide Classification Project. He is past Associate Editor of the journal, Cognitive and Behavioral Practice (C&BP), now serves on the Editorial Board of C&BP, and is a reviewer for over a dozen professional journals. He is an active member of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), he’s a founding member of NYC-CBT, and serves as a scientific advisor to the National Educational Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder (NEA-BPD).
Dr. Miller has conducted over 600 lectures and workshops worldwide to both lay and professional audiences. He was the lead trainer and co-investigator of the first randomized trial of adolescent DBT recently conducted in Norway. He is a consultant to numerous DBT research studies internationally as well as to over 40 school districts that are implementing DBT in their schools. In addition, Dr. Miller is a School Board Trustee of the IDEAL School in Manhattan, a School Board Trustee of the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology of Yeshiva University, as well as a Board Member of Project 375 with Brandon Marshall of the NY Football Giants.
As a clinician, Dr. Miller is a practitioner of CBT and DBT and treats adults, adolescents, couples and families. His clinical expertise has been highlighted by various media outlets including the New York Times, CNN, ABC News, CBS TV, MSNBC, PBS TV, Teen People Magazine, SELF Redbook, WebMD, and the Associated Press.