Fred Millán

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Job title: 

Professor
Director Mental Health Counseling
Ethics & Cross-cultural Psychology

Phone: 

(516)876-3315

E-mail: 

millanf@oldwestbury.edu

Building: 

New Academic Building

Room: 

2073

Education: 

Degrees:

  • 1990 Ph.D. Counseling Psychology (APA-approved) - Teachers College/Columbia University, New York, NY
  • Specialization: Counseling adults and adolescents from diverse ethnic, social and economic backgrounds.
  • 1983 Ed.M. Psychological Counseling - Teachers College/Columbia University, New York, NY
  • 1983 M.A. Psychological Counseling - Teachers College/Columbia University, New York, NY
  • 1981 B.A. Psychology & Sociology - New York University, New York, NY

Certifications/Credentials:

  • 2013 Certificate of Professional Qualification in Psychology, Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards
  • 2012 National Certified Counselor, National Board for Certified Counselors
  • 2011 New York State Mental Health Counselor License
  • 2007 National Provider Identification
  • 2006 Certification in The Counsel for Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH)
  • 2001 Certification in National Register of Health Service Psychologists
  • 1999 Certification - William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis & Psychology. New York, NY
  • 1997 Bilingual Extension Certificate NYS Education Dept.
  • 1991 New York State Psychologist's License

Additional Training:

  • 2001 American Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Training
  • 1993 Forensic Training Program Seminar, New York State Family Court Mental Health Services.

Diplomate:

  • 2007 Diplomate in Psychoanalysis, American Board of Professional Psychology

Professional Service:

  • President, National Latino/a Psychological Association www.nlpa.ws
  • Chair Ethics Committee, American Psychological Association
  • Former President, Association of State & Provincial Psychology Boards www.asppb.net
  • Former Chair, New York State Board for Psychology

Research interests: 

Dr. Fred Millán is a bilingual Latinx Counseling Psychologist, licensed in New York State and board certified in psychoanalysis by the American Board of Professional Psychology. He is the director of the Graduate Mental Health Counseling Program and Professor of Psychology at SUNY Old Westbury. He maintains a part time private practice in Spanish and English, as well as providing clinical supervision to psychology doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows and psychiatric residents. He received his doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Teachers College/ Columbia University. Dr. Millán currently serves as the chair of the American Psychological Association Ethics Committee, president of the National Latino/a Psychological Association and member of the New York State Board for Licensure/Discipline. He is a former president of the Association of State & Provincial Psychology Boards, former chair of the New York State Board for Psychology and former co-chair, of the APA/ASPPB/Trust Joint Task Force on Telepsychology. He is the co-editor of A Telepsychology Casebook: Using Technology Ethically and Effectively in Your Professional Practice (2017).

Select publications & presentations: 

Publications:

[13] Millán, F., Mejia, B.X. & Bratini, L. (in process). Professional and multicultural identity development: Interpersonal supervision with two Latina Counseling Psychology doctoral students.

[12] Clauss-Ehlers, C.S., Millán, F., & Zhao, J. (forthcoming book chapter). Understanding domestic violence within a Latino context: A call to the profession. To be published in Understanding domestic violence: Theories, challenges, remedies. Washington, DC: Rowan & Littlefield.

[11] Campbell, L., Millán, F., & Martin, J. (eds.) (2017). A telepsychology casebook: Using technology ethically and effectively in your professional practice. Wash, DC: American Psychological Association Press.

[10] American Psychological Association (2013). Guidelines for the Practice of Telepsychology, American Psychologist, 68(9), 791–800. Please note: This article was the product of the APA/ASPPB/APAIT Joint Task Force for the Development of Telepsychology Guidelines for Psychologists that I co-chaired.

[9] Millán, F. (2012). Guidelines for telepsychology: What’s on the horizon? The California Psychologist, 45 (1), 23-25.

[8] Millán, F. (2010). On supervision: Reflections of a Latino psychologist. Training and Education of Professional Psychology, 4 (1), 7-10.

[7] Millán, F. & Elia, N., (1997). The model of multiple oppression in psychotherapy with HIV-infected injecting drug users. Journal of Chemical Dependency Treatment, 7 (1/2), 97-117.

[6] Millán, F. & Caban, M. (1996). Issues in psychotherapy with HIV-infected Latinos in New York City. Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless, 5(1), 83-98.

[5] Millán, F. & Ivory, L. I. (1994). Group therapy with the multiply oppressed: Treating Latino, HIV-infected injecting drug users. Group, 18 (3), 154-166.

[4] Millán, F. & Spence Rabiner, S. (1992). Towards a culturally sensitive child sexual abuse prevention program for Latinos. Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless, 1 (3/4), 311-320.

[3] Millán, F. & Chan, J. Y. (1991). Group therapy with inner-city Hispanic acting-out adolescent males: Some theoretical observations. Group, 15 (2), 109-115. 

[2] Millán, F. & Chan, J. Y. (1991). A developmental approach to group therapy with acting-out Hispanic males. The 1991 Teachers College Winter Roundtable Edited Conference Proceedings, 58-62.

[1] Cancelmo, J., Millán, F., & Vasquez, C.I. (1990). Culture and symptomatology - The role of personal meaning in diagnosis and treatment: A case study. American Journal of Psychoanalysis, 50, 137-149.

Presentations/Workshops:

[64] Watson, P., Millán, F., Adelman, J.R., Bloom, D.A., Brown, C.A., Gock, T.S., Haynes, J.P., Najar, N.R., Presser, N.R. Sullivan, M.J., Nordal, K.C., Childress-Beatty, L.,, & Kelly, J.F. (2017, August). The Ethics Committee presents hot topics in ethics. Symposium presented at the 125th Annual American Psychological Association Convention, Washington DC.

[63] Millán, F., Watson, P., Adelman, J.R., Bloom, D.A., Brown, C.A., Gock, T.S., Haynes, J.P., Najar, N.R., Presser, N.R. Sullivan, M.J., Nordal, K.C., Childress-Beatty, L., & Kelly, J.F. (2017, August). Diversity hot topics in ethics- A vignette-based discussion. Symposium presented at the 125th Annual American Psychological Association Convention, Washington DC.

[62] Campbell, L.F., Millán, F. & Martin, J., & Baker, D. (2017, August). Telepsychology in practice: Case scenarios for practitioners, standards of care and ethical aspects. Symposium presented at the 125th Annual American Psychological Association Convention, Washington DC.

[61] Gormanous, G.K., El-Ghoroury, N., Lowe, W.C., Alphonso, K., Siegel, A.M., Warner, K., Hancock, S.L., Stark, K.S., Cox, D.R., Crowder, D., Lightfoot, S., Meck, D.S., Millán, F., Obrien, C.G., Young, S., Lowman, R.L., & Nordal K.C. (2017, August). Social media and anti-Islam/anti/Arab ethical violations- mock licensing board hearing. Symposium presented at the 125th Annual American Psychological Association Convention, Washington DC.

[60] Adelman, J.R., Knauss, L.K., Millán, F., Najar, N.R., Niesenbaum, S., Presser, N.R., Stagner, B.H., Suzuki, L.A., & Watson, P. (2016, August). The APA Ethics Committee presents: Hot topics in ethics. Symposium presented at the 124th Annual American Psychological Association Convention, Denver, CO.

[59] Baker, D., Campbell, L.F., Millán, F., & Martin, J. (2016, August). Telepsychology-Practical applications and useful tips for practitioners. Symposium presented at the 124rd Annual American Psychological Association Convention, Denver, CO.

[58] Millán, F. & Siegel, A.M. (2016, May). Telepsychology and ethical practice. Invited full day workshop presented at the 7th Annual American Board of Professional Psychology Workshop Series, Chicago, IL.

[57] Campbell, L.F., Millán, F., Martin, J., & Baker, D. (2015, August). Developing a road map for telepsychological practice: APA guidelines and regulatory developments. Symposium presented at the 123rd Annual American Psychological Association Convention, Toronto, Ontario.

[56] Millán, F. (2014, September). Adelantos en el desarrollo y regulación en la psicología profesional. Presentation to the Counseling Psychology Graduate Program, Universidad del Turabo, Puerto Rico.

[55] Millán, F. (2014, August). Practicing across state and international boundaries: Recommendations to states & provinces. Presented as part of the workshop Telepsychology Best Practices: Maximizing Opportunities in Healthcare Reform at the 122nd Annual American Psychological Association Convention, Washington, DC.

[54] Siegel, A.M., Campbell, L.F., DeMers, S., Grossman, L.R., Millán, F., Stagner, B.H., Storie, M., & Behnke, S.H. (2014, August). Collaborative approaches- APA and ASPPB working together where ethics and licensure converge. Symposium presented at the 122nd Annual American Psychological Association Convention, Washington, DC.

[53] Baker, D.C., Campbell, L.F. Martin, J.N., & Millán, F. (2014, August). APA guidelines for the practice of telepsychology and future regulatory developments. Symposium presented at the 122nd Annual American Psychological Association Convention, Washington, DC.

[52] DeMers, S., Messer-Engle, K., & Millán, F. (2014, June). Helpful hints for students and interns/residents on obtaining initial registration. Symposium presented at the 75th Annual Canadian Psychological Association Convention, Vancouver, BC.

[51] Campbell, L.F., Millán, F., Martin, J.N., & Baker, D. (2014, March). Developing a roadmap for telepsychological practice: APA guidelines for the practice of telepsychology & future regulatory developments. Workshop presented at the 2014 APA State Leadership Conference, Washington, DC.

[50] Palomares, R., Campbell, L.F., Millán, F., & Martin, J.N. (2013, August). Psychology for the future- APA/ASPPB/APAIT Telepsychology Task Force guidelines and relevant policies. Symposium presented at the 121st Annual American Psychological Association Convention, Honolulu, HI.

[49] Siegel, A.M., DeMers, S., Grossman, L.R., Stagner, B., Campbell, L.F., Horn, J., Millán, F., Behnke, S.T., & Thomas, J.T. (2013, August). Colleagues thinking together: APA and ASPPB explore where ethics and licensure converge. Symposium presented at the 121st Annual American Psychological Association Convention, Honolulu, HI.

[48] Hall, T.A., Pearce, M.W., Barnes, A.M., Puente, A., Childress-Beatty, L., Campbell, L.F., Harris, E.A., & Millán, F. (2013, August). Legal and ethical issues in telepsychology and interjurisdictional practice. Symposium presented at the 121st Annual American Psychological Association Convention, Honolulu, HI.

[47] Millán, F & Campbell, L. (2013, April). Telepsychology Guidelines: Development and Implementation. Paper presented at the ASPPB Mid-Year Meeting, Halifax, Nova Scotia. 

[46] Millán, F. (2013, January). Issues and challenges in becoming a Latino leader. Invited panel participation at the Leadership Diversity Summit. Houston, TX.

[45] Millán, F. (2011, April). Wake up and smell the chicory: An overview of the work of the ASPPB Telepsychology Task Force. Paper presented at the ASPPB Mid-Year Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

[44] Millán, F. (2010, April). Distance learning and supervision in New York State psychology licensure. Paper presented at the ASPPB Mid-Year Meeting, Seattle, WA.

[43] Millán, F. (2009, June). Cultural issues in working with Latino college students. Workshop presented at the SPS093 End of Year Program, Nassau Community College, Hempstead, NY.

[42] Bratini, L., Mejia, B.X., & Millán, F. (2009, February). Integrating professional and cultural identity in clinical supervision. Panel presented at the Teachers College Winter Roundtable, New York, NY.

[41] Millán, F., Mejia, B.X., & Bratini, L. (2009, January). Locating self through supervision: Using countertransference to develop professional and cultural identity. Panel presented at the Cultural Diversity in the Consulting Room, Part V: Countertransference: The Therapist’s Use of the Cultural Self at the White Institute, New York, NY.

[40] Mejia, B.X., Bratini, L., & Millán, F. (2008, October). Integrating professional and cultural identity through clinical supervision. Symposium presented at the National Latino Psychological Association Conference, Costa Mesa, CA.

[39] Whitten, L. & Millán, F. (2007, February). Playing the race card. Paper presented at the Teachers College Winter Roundtable, New York, NY.

[38] Millán, F. (2007, January). Working with Intragroup difference: A case study of a Puerto Rican lesbian couple. Paper presented at the Cultural Diversity in the Consulting Room, Part III: Psychotherapeutic Considerations when Working with Hispanic/Latino Clients Conference at the White Institute, New York, NY.

[37] Millán, F. (2006, October). Psychotherapy with Latinos: Negotiating multiple group memberships. Paper presented at the National Latino Psychological Association conference, Milwaukee, WI.

[36] Millán, F. (2006, April). Authoritarian regimes: Psychological considerations. Paper presented at the Requiem for Trujillo: An Interdisciplinary Approach to “La Fiesta del Chivo” Conference, New York, NY.

[35] Millán, F. (2006, January). Latino identity: Negotiating multiple group memberships. Paper presented at the Cultural Diversity in the Consulting Room, Part II: Psychotherapeutic Considerations when Working with Hispanic/Latino Clients Conference at the White Institute, New York, NY.

[34] Millán, F. (2005, June). Culture, identity and supervision: Looking at Latinos. Paper presented at the Cultural Diversity in the Consulting Room: Psychotherapeutic Considerations when Working with Hispanic/Latino Clients Conference at the White Institute, New York, NY.

[33] Millán, F., Melendez, F., & Marrero, L. (2002, October). Psychotherapy supervision with Latinos: Toward cultural and clinical competence. Panel presented at the Latino Psychology Conference, Providence, Rhode Island.

[32] Millán, F. (2000, July). The disintegrative use of race and ethnicity in psychoanalysis. Paper presented at the Joint International Conference, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada.

[31] Millán, F. (1999, October). Beyond virginity: Psychoanalysis with a 32 year old man. Paper presented at the White Institute Clinical Case Conference, New York, NY.

[30] Millán, F. (1999, February). Reflections on being a Puerto Rican psychoanalytic candidate. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis, San Juan, PR.

[29] Millán, F. (1998, March). Psychotherapy with a 27 year old woman. Paper presented at the White Institute Clinical Case Conference, New York, NY.

[28] Elia, N. & Millán, F. (1995, October). Understanding the multi-oppressed person with AIDS: Clinical implications. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association of Social Workers, Philadelphia, PA.

[27] Ortiz, B., Caraballo, A., & Millán, F. (1995, August). Identity, context and AIDS in three Puerto Rican groups in New York. Round table presentation at the XXV Interamerican Congress of Psychology, San Juan, PR.

[26] Millán, F. (1995, April). Psychotherapy with HIV-infected Latino men who have sex with men. Paper presented at the 72nd Annual Meeting of the American Orthopsychiatric Association, Chicago, IL.

[25] Millán, F. (1995, April). Treatment of Latinos with HIV/AIDS. Paper presented at the 5th Annual Multicultural Conference, St. John's University, New York, NY.

[24] Millán, F. (1995, January). Group psychotherapy with HIV-infected injecting drug users: A video presentation. Presentation given at grand rounds of the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies of the NYS Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY.

[23] Millán, F. (1994, September). Group therapy with the multiply oppressed: Treating HIV-infected Latino injecting drug users. Video presentation at the Third Annual National AIDS Education and Training Center Workshop, San Juan, PR.

[22] Millán, F. (1994, August). Group therapy with the multiply oppressed: Treating HIV-infected Latino injecting drug users. Paper presented at the 102nd Annual American Psychological Association Convention, Los Angeles, CA.

[21] Elia, N. & Millán, F. (1994, June). Group psychotherapy with HIV-infected methadone patients. Paper presented at the 2nd International AIDS Impact Conference, Brighton, England.

[20] Millán, F. (1994, April). Mental health implications of racism for Latinos. Paper presented at the 71st Annual Meeting of the American Orthopsychiatric Association, Washington, D.C.

[19] Millán, F. & Elia, N. (1994, April). Group compliance with HIV-infected patients. Paper presented at the National Methadone Conference, Washington, D.C.

[18] Cherry, J. & Millán, F. (1993, September). Race and ethnicity in psychotherapy with people with AIDS. Workshop presented at the Teaching Day at the Brooklyn Veteran's Center, Brooklyn, NY.

[17] Millán, F. (1993, September). Cultural dynamics of male child sexual abuse. Paper presented at the Nassau Coalition on Child Abuse and Neglect, Hempstead, NY.

[16] Millán, F., Cherry, J., Elia, N., Romano, K., Winiarski, M., & Caban, M. (1993, June). Oppressed group membership and group therapy with HIV-infected, Latino injection drug users. Paper presented at the IXth International Conference on AIDS, Berlin, Germany.

[15] Millán, F. (1993, June). Mental health and HIV-infection. Guest lecture presented at Volkscochschule der Stadt Neuweid "Die Brucke", Neuweid, Germany.

[14] Millán, F. (1993, March). Culturally appropriate assessment with Puerto Rican children and families. Paper presented for the Cultural Diversity Training for Social Service Staff Program at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY.

[13] Millán, F. & Diaz, J. (1993, March). Cultural factors in therapy with Puerto Rican/Latino families. Paper presented at workshop entitled "Therapy with Puerto Rican/Latino Families: A Family Systems Approach" for the Office of Services to Special Populations - NYC Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Alcoholism Services, New York, NY.

[12] Cherry, J. & Millán, F. (1993, March). AIDS: Working with culturally diverse families. Workshop presented for the Human Services Workshops, New York, NY.

[11] Winiarski, M.G., Romano, K., Cherry, J., Millán, F., & Elia, N. (1992, December). Training for work with culturally diverse or disadvantaged clients: Application of principles already learned or a paradigm shift? Paper presented at the AIDS Education and Training Centers' Second National Workshop, Newark, NJ.

[10] Millán, F. (1992, November). User friendly service models for Latinos. Paper presented at the Queens Mental Health Council Multi-Cultural Committee Conference entitled "Beyond Sensitivity: Integrating Culture and Clinical Practice", Queens, NY.

[9] Millán, F. (1991, October). Sexually conduct disordered children: The assessment and treatment of child sex offenders. Brooklyn Coalition on Child Abuse and Neglect, 1991-1992 Clinical Series, Brooklyn, NY.

[8] Millán, F. (1991, August). Negotiating multi-system impact on the treatment of a severely physically abused Hispanic child: A case study. Paper presented at the Biennial Congress of the World Federation for Mental Health, Mexico City, Mexico.

[7] Millán, F. (1991, August). Child abuse: symptoms and treatment. Guest lecture presented at the Ibero-American University, Mexico City, Mexico.

[6] Millán, F. & Chan, J. Y. (1991, February). A developmental approach to group therapy with Hispanic adolescent acting-out males. Paper presented at the 8th Annual Teachers College Winter Roundtable on Cross-Cultural Counseling and Psychotherapy, New York, NY.

[5] Millán, F., Rivera, C., & Costantino, G. (1990, August). Perceptions of intrafamilial sexual abuse among Puerto Rican-Americans. Paper presented at the 98th American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Boston, MA.

[4] Millán, F. (1990, June). Working with high risk minority students: The conduct disordered aggressive child. Paper presented at the 5th Annual Conference of the Brooklyn Borough Office of the New York City Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Alcoholism Services, Brooklyn, NY.

[3] Rivera, C., Millán, F., & Costantino, G. (1989, August). The psychoeducational treatment model for chronic, psychiatric Hispanic patients. Paper presented at the 97th American Psychological Association Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA.

[2] Millán, F. (1989, March). The experience of being Hispanic during doctoral training. Paper presented at the American Orthopsychiatric Association Annual Convention, New York, NY.

[1] Rivera, C., Costantino, G., Bracero, W., Millán, F., Romero, M., & Malgady, R.G. (1988, August). Cuentos in the clinic: Developing Hispanic multi-family therapy. Paper presented at the 96th American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA.