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Lisa Miller
Lisa Miller
Professor of Clinical Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University
Spirituality and Depression: Two Sides of One Coin
Spirituality and Depression: Two Sides of One Coin
For centuries, spiritual awakening has been understood an essential part of the human journey, and is often seen as a voyage that is punctuated by transformative struggles. It seems that we become spritually aware by experiencing suffering: but what does this connection mean on a psychological level? Pain and spirituality seem to be inherently linked, and the latest clinical research suggests that both spirituality and depression share a common physiology. In this talk, Dr. Miller will answer these questions and go even further, exploring how we can change our perception of developmental depression as a struggle, and rather see it as a spiritual opportunity.
The Chipped Cup
3610 North Broadway
New York, NY 10031, USA
Bio
Lisa Miller, Ph.D. is an expert on spirituality and mental health. She is a Professor and Director of Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, Teachers College, where she also founded and directs the Spirituality Mind Body Institute, to innovate research and treatment for psychopathology and wellness. She edited the Oxford University Handbook of Psychology and Spirituality (2012) and has published over seventy articles and chapters on spirituality in mental health and wellness. She has also been Principle Investigator on several million dollars of grants from corporate and family foundations as well as NIMH. She has been elected Fellow of the American Psychological Association, was awarded the Virginia Sexton Mentoring Award, and is Editor-in-Chief of the American Psychological Assocation Journal, and several other important publications.