Theodore Millon, PhD, DSc, leading personality theorist, received his PhD from the University of Connecticut in 1954. Renowned for his APA-award winning work, Dr. Millon’s evolutionary theory of personality and psychopathology led to the development of multiple widely-used measures that help to define how scientists and psychologists identify and think about personality disorders.
Dr. Millon was the founding editor of the Journal of Personality Disorders and the inaugural president of the International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders. He has held full professor roles at Harvard Medical School, the University of Illinois, and the University of Miami.
Principal author of the Millon® Inventories, Dr. Millon has written or edited more than 30 books, including The Millon Inventories: A Practitioner’s Guide to Personalized Clinical Assessment (2nd Edition), Personality-Guided Therapy, The Oxford Textbook of Psychopathology (2nd Edition), Contemporary Directions in Psychopathology (2nd Edition), and a 3-book series subtitled A Personalized Psychotherapy Approach.
Most recently, he completed the third edition of Disorders of Personality. Dr. Millon has contributed more than 250 chapters and articles to numerous books and journals in the field.
In the past decade, he has received psychology’s three highest commendations: the APA Presidential Citation, the APA’s distinguished Professional Contribution to Research, and the APF’s Gold Lifetime Achievement Award. With support from colleagues and Pearson, Dr. Millon established the Institute for Advanced Studies in Personology and Psychopathology.