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Michael V. Ellis
Education 217
(518) 442-5048

Bio  -  Courses Taught  -  Research Interests  -  Representative Publications  

MICHAEL V. ELLIS (Ph.D. Ohio State University). 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, Dr. Ellis has expertise working with eating disorders, trauma, and medically related disorders.

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Representative Publications

Falender, C. A., Burnes, T. R., & Ellis, M. V. (Eds.). (2013). Multicultural clinical supervision and Benchmarks: Empirical support informing supervision practice and supervisor training [Major Contribution]. The Counseling Psychologist, 41, 8-151.

Son, E. J., Ellis, M. V., & Yoo, S. K. (2013). Clinical supervision in South Korea and the US: A comparative descriptive study. The Counseling Psychologist, 41, 48-65.

Luke, M., Ellis, M. V., & Bernard, J. M. (2011). School counselor supervisors' perceptions of the Discrimination Model. Counselor Education and Supervision, 50, 328-343.

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). Examining 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.

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]

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