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John Mills

Contributing Faculty

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

School of Psychology

Degree Program Ph.D. Clinical Psychology

Dr. Mills is a contributing faculty member in the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. He has many years of experience as a clinician and educator. As a clinician, he has more than twenty years of full-time and twenty years of part-time experience as a psychotherapist, supervisor, and consultant. As an educator, he has taught at the undergraduate and doctoral levels, in-person and on-line, full- and part-time, for more than thirty-five years. As a contributing faculty member with Walden, he teaches in areas in areas of Psychological assessment, intervention, and professional practice. His primary areas of academic interest are therapeutic aspects of the professional relationship, clinical supervision, and ethics. He is also interested in the measurement and impact self-conscious emotions and attention. Dr. Mills earned a BA with Distinction in Psychology and an M.Ed. in College Counseling/Student Personnel Administration (often now referred to as “Student Affairs”) from the University of Delaware. After some time in the field and one year of study at Purdue University, he completed a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology (APA-accredited) at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He later completed an M.S. in Sport Science and a BA in Music. He has served on the Executive Committee of the American Board of Counseling Psychology and the Ethics Committee of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association. He also served as Chair/Co-Chair of an IRB for over 25 years. Dr. Mills has written a number of articles and chapters related to substance use and executive functioning in addition to clinical papers.