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Jon Mills is a Canadian philosopher, psychoanalyst, and clinical psychologist. His principle theoretical contributions have been in the philosophy of the unconscious, a critique of psychoanalysis, philosophical psychology, value inquiry, and the philosophy of culture. His clinical contributions are in the areas of attachment pathology, trauma, and psychic structure.


Academia and clinical credentials

Mills is Professor of Psychology & Psychoanalysis at the Adler Graduate Professional School in Toronto, and runs a mental health corporation in Ontario, Canada. He earned his Ph.D. in philosophy from Vanderbilt University, his Psy.D. in clinical psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology-Chicago, and was a Fulbright scholar in the Departments of Philosophy at the University of Toronto and York University. He is a Diplomate, Fellow, and is board certified in Psychoanalysis and Clinical Psychology with the American Board of Professional Psychology, and is a registered psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario.


Mills has been referred to as "a focused and iconoclastic scholar" and "one of the most scholarly psychoanalytic thinkers of our time." In 2008 he received a Significant Contribution to Canadian Psychology Award, won a Goethe Award in 2013 for best book, and was the 2015 recipient of the Otto Weininger Memorial Award for lifetime achievement from the Section on Psychoanalysis and Psychodynamic Psychology of the Canadian Psychological Association. In 2006, 2011, and 2013, Mills also won a Gradiva Award for his scholarship given by the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis in New York City, which has been in more categories than any other recipient in the history of the prize including best article, book, and TV series, The Talking Cure.

Books and reviews

  • Mills, Jon (2016). Inventing God: Psychology of Belief and the Rise of Secular Spirituality. London: Routledge.
  • Naso, Ronald C. & Jon Mills (Eds.) (2016). Ethics of Evil: Psychoanalytic Investigations. London: Karnac.
  • Naso, Ronald C. & Jon Mills (Eds.) (2016). Humanizing Evil: Psychoanalytic, Philosophical, & Clinical Perspectives. London: Routledge.
  • Mills, Jon (2014). Underworlds: Philosophies of the Unconscious from Psychoanalysis to Metaphysics. London: Routledge
  • Mills, Jon (2013). L'inconscient et son lieu. Genèse de la réalité psychique. Montreal: Éditions Liber
  • Mills, Jon (2012). When God Wept (a novel). Washington, DC: The Humanist Press.
  • Mills, Jon (2012). Conundrums: A Critique of Contemporary Psychoanalysis. New York: Routledge.
  • Mills, Jon (2010). Origins: On the Genesis of Psychic Reality. Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press.
  • Mills, Jon (Ed.) (2006). Other Banalities: Melanie Klein Revisited. London: Routledge.
  • Mills, Jon. (2005). Treating Attachment Pathology. Lanham, MD: Aronson/Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Mills, Jon (Ed.) (2005). Relational and Intersubjective Perspectives in Psychoanalysis: A Critique. Lanham, MD: Aronson/Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Mills, Jon (Ed.) (2004). Psychoanalysis at the Limit: Epistemology, Mind, and the Question of Science'. Albany: SUNY Press.
  • Mills, Jon (Ed.) (2004). Rereading Freud: Psychoanalysis through Philosophy. Albany: SUNY Press.
  • Mills, Jon (2002). The Unconscious Abyss: Hegel's Anticipation of Psychoanalysis. Albany: SUNY Press.
  • Mills, Jon, (Ed.) (2002). A Pedagogy of Becoming. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi.
  • Mills, Jon, (Ed.) (1999). The Human Aspect: Selected Works in Psychoanalysis, Behaviorism, and Existential Phenomenology. Long Beach, NY: Whittier.
  • Mills, Jon & Janusz A. Polanowski (1997). The Ontology of Prejudice. Amsterdam/Atlanta: Rodopi.
  • References

    Jon Mills (psychologist) Wikipedia

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