Michael V. Ellis, Ph.D.

Michael V. Ellis

Professor

Ph.D. Ohio State University

Email: mvellis@albany.edu
Phone: (518) 442-5048

Professor Ellis joined the Department in 1984. His teaching and research interests include clinical supervision, supervisor training, clinical judgment, and psychometrics, research methodology, and statistical issues. He has authored book chapters, monographs, and articles on these topics in the Journal of Counseling Psychology, The Counseling Psychologist, Counselor Education and Supervision, The Clinical Supervisor, and the Journal of Counseling and Development. He also presents regularly with students at national and international conferences. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. In 1993, Dr. Ellis was a Fulbright Scholar in Trinidad and Tobago. He received the 2010 Distinguished Professional Achievement Award from the Supervision and Training Section of the Society of Counseling Psychology (Division 17, American Psychological Association).

Dr. Ellis is a licensed psychologist (NY) and an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS). He conducts workshops for clinical supervisors nationally and internationally. As a scientist-practitioner, he maintains a private practice, working with clients from early adolescents through the elderly representing a diverse array of ethno-cultural backgrounds with a wide variety of presenting issues. Although his practice is a general one, D. Ells has expertise working with eating disorders, trauma, and medically related disorders.

Courses Taught

  • Regression analysis
  • Research design in counseling psychology
  • Clinical supervision and consultation
  • Counseling practicum and internship
  • Theories of counseling
  • Psychological measurement and assessment

Research Interests

  • Clinical supervision process and outcomes; supervisor training
  • Statistics, research methodology, and psychometrics
  • Clinical judgment
  • Career development

Representative Publications

Ellis, M. V.  (2010).  Bridging the science and practice of clinical supervision:  Some discoveries, some misconceptions.  The Clinical Supervisor, 29, 95-116.

Friedlander, M. L., Friedman, M., Miller, M., Ellis, M. V., Friedlander, L., & Mikhaylov, J.  (2010).  Introducing a brief measure of cultural and religious identification in American Jewish identity.  Journal of Counseling Psychology 57, 345-360.

Ellis, M. V., D'luso, N., & Ladany, N.  (2008).  State of the art in the assessment, measurement, and evaluation of clinical supervision.  In A. K. Hess, K. D. Hess, & T. H. Hess, (Eds.), Psychotherapy supervision:  Theory, research, and practice (2nd ed., pp. 473-499).  New York:  Wiley.

Milne, D., Aylott, H., Fitzpatrick, H., & Ellis, M. V.  (2008).  How does clinical supervision work? Using a 'best evidence synthesis' approach to construct a basic model of supervision.  The Clinical Supervisor, 27, 170-190.

Son, E. J., Ellis, M. V., & Yoo, S. K.  (2007).  The relations among supervisory working alliance, role difficulties, and supervision satisfaction: A cross-cultural comparison.  Korean Journal of Psychology, 26, 161-182.

Dennin, M. K., & Ellis, M. V.  (2003).  Effects of a method of self-supervision for counselor trainees.  Journal of Counseling Psychology, 51, 69-83.  [1998; Society of Counseling Psychology (APA) Barbara A. Kirk Outstanding Student Initiated Research Award]

Swagler, M. A., & Ellis, M. V.  (2003).  The adaptation of Taiwanese graduate students in the U.S.: Impact of language ability, communication apprehension, social contact, and cultural differences.  Journal of Counseling Psychology, 51, 420-437.  [2003 Society of Counseling Psychology (APA) Barbara A. Kirk Outstanding Student Initiated Research Award]
Ellis, M. V.  (2001).  Harmful supervision, a cause for alarm: Commentary on Nelson & Friedlander (2001) and Gray et al. (2001).  Journal of Counseling Psychology, 48, 401-406.

Ellis, M. V.  (1999).  Repeated measures designs. The Counseling Psychologist, 27, 552-578.

Ellis, M. V., & Chartrand, J. M. (Eds.)  (1999).  Advanced quantitative methods in counseling psychology, part 2 [Special Issue].  The Counseling Psychologist, 27, 483-588.