Dr. Lynn D. Miller


Lynn D. Miller, Ph. D., R. Psych., is an Associate Professor in the Education and Counseling Psychology and Special Education department at UBC. She started her career as a classroom teacher, and then worked as a school counselor K-12. She has several research grants, including a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) grant, examining the effects of empirically supported approaches to child anxiety in the public school system. She is a consultant to the FRIENDS program, an evidence-based curriculum based on cognitive behaviour principles, targeting anxiety available to all grade 4-5 students in BC. She has conducted research on other models of anxiety prevention programs in schools, including Taming Worry Dragons, Skills for Social and Academic Success, Cool Little Kids, as well as an enhanced program for Aboriginal children. As the Myrne Nevison Prevention Research Professor, she is currently investigating anxiety at the entry to school in grades kindergarten and one. She is President of the Anxiety Disorders Assoc. of Canada, 2010-2013, and recently completed her term serving as the President of the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors (2004-2006).



CNPS 545                   EPSE 507

CNPS 504                   CNPS 514

CNPS 588                   CNPS 598

CNPS 579                   CNPS 678


Peer Reviewed Journals

Miller, L.D., Laye-Gindhu, A., Liu, Y.*, March, J. S., Thordardsen, D., & Garland, J. E. (2011). Evaluation of a preventive intervention for child anxiety in two randomized attention-control school trials. Behaviour and Research Therapy, 49(5), 315-323. doi:10.1016/j.brat.2011.02.006

Miller, L. D., Gold, S., Laye-Gindhu, A.*, Martinez, Y. J.*, Yu, C. M.*, & Waechtler, V*. (2011). Transporting a School-Based Intervention for Social Anxiety in Canadian Adolescents. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science/Revue canadienne des sciences du comportement, 43(4), 287-296. doi: 10.1037/a0023174

Miller, L. D., Laye-Gindhu, A., Bennett, J. L.*, Liu, Y.*, Gold, S., March, J., Olson, B. F.*, & Waechtler, V*. (2011). An effectiveness study of a culturally enriched school-based CBT anxiety precention program. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 40(4), 618–629. doi:10.1080/15374416.2011.581619

Miller, L.D., Laye-Gindhu*, A., March, J., Liu, Y*., Thordardson, D., & Garland, J. (2011). Evaluation of a preventive intervention for child anxiety in two randomized attention-control school trials. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 49, 315-323.

Yoo, C.* & Miller, L.D. (2011). Perceptions of parental warmth, control, and psychological adjustment among Chinese Canadian adolescents. Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 45(1), 34-52.

Miller, L.D., Short, C*. , Garland, J., & Clark, S. (2010). The ABCs of CBT: Evidence-based approaches to child anxiety in public school settings. Journal of Counseling and Development, 88, 432-439.

Rose, H*., Miller, L.D. , & Martinez, Y.* (2009). FRIENDS For Life: The results of a resilience building, anxiety prevention program in a Canadian elementary school. The Professional School Counselor, 12(6), 400 – 407.

Miller, L.D. (2008). Facing fears: The feasibility of anxiety universal prevention efforts with children and adolescents. Journal of Cognitive and Behavior Practice, 15(1), 25 – 28.

Miller, L.D. (2007). Fear and worry in children: Preventive approaches. Child and Family Journal, 10(2),12 – 18.

Hymel, S., Schonert-Reichl, K., & Miller, L.D. (2006). Reading, ‘Riting, ‘Rithmetic and Relationships: Considering the social side of education. Exceptionality Education Canada, 16, 149 – 192.

McLean, P., Miller, L.D., McLean, C., Chodkiewicz, A., & Whittal, M. (2006). Integrating psychological and biological approaches to anxiety disorders: Best practices within a family context. Journal of Family Psychotherapy, 17, 7 – 34.

Government Reports

Miller, L.D. (2010). Anxiety Disorders in Kindergarten Students. Partners in Innovation (report prepared by UBC for the B.C. Ministry of Children and Family Development). August 2010.

Miller, L. D. (2008). AP3: Aboriginal FRIENDS Program ((Anxiety Disorders Prevention in School Children).  Ministry of Child and Family Development. Victoria, British Columbia.

Miller, L. D. (2006).  VP3: Vancouver Primary Prevention Project (Anxiety Disorders Prevention in School Children). CIHR Report, ISRCTN72046738.  Vancouver, British Columbia.

Miller, L. D., (2005). LEAF for Teens (Living Effectively with Anxiety and Fear). Lionsgate Healthcare Research Foundation. N. Vancouver, British Columbia.

Book and Book Chapters

Miller, L. D., Silva, C., Bouchard, S., Bélanger, C., & Taucer-Samson, T. (in press). Using information technologies in the treatment of anxiety disorders in youth. In T. Davis, T. Ollendick, & L. Ost (Eds.) Intensive Treatment of Specific Phobias: One-Session Treatment. 29 pages.

Lucyshyn, J., Binnendyk, L. , Fossett, B., Cheremshynski, C., Lohrman, S., Elkinson L.,  & Miller, L. D. (2009). Toward an ecological unit of analysis in behavioral assessment and intervention with families of children with developmental disabilities: Conceptual and empirical foundations and implications for assessment and intervention. In W. Sailor, G. Dunlap, G. Sugai & R. Horner. (Eds). Handbook of Positive Behavior Support. New York, NY: Springer, pp. 73 – 106.

Miller, L.D.(2008). Integrating mental health services and schools. Battleground Schools: An Encyclopedia of Conflict and Controversy. Vol. 1 of 2. Ed. S. Mathison and E. W. Ross. Greenwood/Praeger, pp. 340 – 346.

Miller, L.D. (2002). Integrating school and family counseling: Practical approaches. The Family Psychology and Counseling Series. Alexandria, Virginia: American Counseling Association.

Miller, L.D. (2002). Overview of family systems counseling in a school setting. In L. D. Miller (Ed.), Integrating School and Family Counseling: Practical Approaches. The Family Psychology and Counseling Series. Alexandria, Virginia: American Counseling Association, pp. 3-30.

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