Michael V. Ellis

Professor

Ph.D. Ohio State University

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

Professor Ellis joined the Department in 1984. Viewed through the lens of diversity, oppression, and privilege, his teaching and research interests include clinical supervision, therapist and supervisor training, psychometrics, research methodology, and statistical issues, and clinical judgment. He has co-authored with students book chapters, monographs, and articles on these topics in the Journal of Counseling Psychology, The Counseling Psychologist, Training and Education in Professional Psychology, Psychotherapy, and The Clinical Supervisor. 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 and, along with his co-authors, the Outstanding Publication of the Year Award (2015 and 2016) from the Supervision and Training Section of the Society of Counseling Psychology (Division 17, American Psychological Association).

Dr. Ellis is a licensed psychologist (NY), a NY OASAS Approved Provider of Clinical Screening and Assessment Services for Impaired Driver Offenders, and an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS). As a scientist-practitioner, he has over 30 years of experience as a practitioner, clinical supervisor, and supervisor trainer. He maintains a private practice, working with clients from early adolescents through the elderly representing a diverse array of ethno-cultural backgrounds and identities with a wide variety of presenting issues. Although his practice is a general one, Dr. Ellis has expertise working with trauma, eating disorders, and medically related disorders. He conducts workshops for clinical supervisors nationally and internationally.

Recent Courses Taught

  • ECPY 767 Research Design in Counseling Psychology
  • ECPY 806 Advanced Practicum in Counseling Psychology II
  • ECPY 820 Proseminar in Research in Counseling Psychology
  • ECPY 840 Clinical Supervision and Consultation: Theory, Research, & Practice
  • ECPY 606 Internship in Mental Health Counseling Practices
  • ECPY 724 Regression Analysis
  • ECPY 601 Theories of Counseling
  • ECPY 706 Psychological Measurement and Assessment

Selected Editorships

Ellis, M. V., Corp, D. A., Taylor, E. J., & Kangos, K. A. (Eds.). (2017). Narratives of harmful clinical supervision: An unacknowledged truth [Special Issue]. The Clinical Supervisor, 36, 4-159.

Selected Publications in Refereed Journals

Ayala, E., Ellis, M. V., Grudev, N., & Cole, J. (2017). Women in health service psychology programs: Stress, self-care, and quality of life. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 11, 18-25.

Ellis, M. V. (2017). Clinical supervision consent and contract statement. The Clinical Supervisor, 36, 145-159.

Ellis, M. V. (2017). Narratives of harmful clinical supervision. The Clinical Supervisor, 36, 20-87.

Ellis, M. V., Taylor, E. J., Corp, D. A., Hutman, H., & Kangos, K. A. (2017). Narratives of harmful clinical supervision: Introduction to the Special Issue. The Clinical Supervisor, 36, 4-19.

McNamara, M. L., Kangos, K. A., Corp, D. A., Ellis, M. V., & Taylor, E. J. (2017). Narratives of harmful clinical supervision: Synthesis and recommendations. The Clinical Supervisor, 36, 124-144.

Swords, B. A., & Ellis, M. V. (2017). Burnout and vigor among health service psychology doctoral students. The Counseling Psychologist, 45, 1141-1161.

Ellis, M. V., Creaner, M., Hutman, H. B., & Timulak, L. (2015). A comparative study of clinical supervision in the Republic of Ireland and the US. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 62, 621-631.

Ellis, M. V., Hutman, H., & Chapin, J. (2015). Reducing supervisee anxiety: A role induction intervention for clinical supervision. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 62, 608-620. [Supervision and Training Section, Society of Counseling Psychology Outstanding Publication of the Year Award]

Ellis, M. V., Berger, L., Hanus, A., Alaya, E. E., Siembor, M. J., & Swords, B. A. (2014). Inadequate and harmful clinical supervision: Revising the framework and assessing occurrence. The Counseling Psychologist, 42, 434 - 472. [Supervision and Training Section, Society of Counseling Psychology Outstanding Publication of the Year Award]

Ellis, M. V., Hutman, H., & Deihl, L. (2013). Chalkboard case conceptualization: Integrating clinical data for treatment. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 7, 246-256.

*Rousmaniere, T. G., & Ellis, M. V. (2013). Developing the construct and measure of collaborative clinical supervision: The supervisee’s perspective. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 7, 300-308.

Son, E. J., & Ellis, M. V. (2013). A cross-cultural comparison of clinical supervision in South Korea and the US. Psychotherapy, 50, 189-205.
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* Co-principal investigator
Underlined names are student co-authors