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Heather Terhorst-Miller

Assistant Professor


Student Health Center 220

Mailing Address

Department of Psychology & Communication
University of Idaho MS 3043
Moscow, Idaho 83844-3043

Assistant Professor Terhorst-Miller teaches courses related to clinical and counseling psychology and is a licensed psychologist.

  • Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, New Mexico State University, 2018
  • M.S. Clinical-Counseling Psychology, Illinois State University, 2012
  • B.S. Psychology and Sociology, Olivet Nazarene University, 2010

Terhorst-Miller is a lifelong learner. After discovering her love of psychology, especially learning about what causes human suffering and brings about positive change, she pursued training in the helping professions. During this time, Terhorst-Miller developed an interest in investigating factors that help trainees (e.g. counselors and psychologist in training) develop into competent practitioners. Specifically, Terhorst-Miller is interested in investigating how to develop and assess cultural competence in trainees. In addition to researching these topics, Terhorst-Miller is an educator and a clinician. She is a licensed psychologist who particularly enjoys providing clinical supervision to trainees. In her spare time, Terhorst-Miller like to be creative and enjoy life. She appreciates music (singing, playing piano, dancing, listening, etc.), creative writing, and playing card/board games with family and friends.

  • Cultural competence training in the helping and healthcare professions
  • Therapist cultural competence and client outcomes

  • Hanson, B.L., Porter, R.R., Zold, A.L., & Terhorst-Miller, H. (2020). Preventing opioid overdose with peer-administered naloxone: Findings from a rural state. Harm Reduction Journal, 17 (4). doi: 10.1186/s12954-019-0352-0
  • Cheng, H-L., Lopez, A. Rislin, J.L. Kim, H.Y., Turner, J., Terhorst-Miller, H., Lopez, J., & Cha, C.H. (2018). Latino/Hispanic community adults' healthcare experience in a New Mexico borderland region. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice, 11. Available at

Psychology & Communication

Physical Address:
206 Student Health Center

Mailing Address:
Psychology & Communication
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3043
Moscow, ID 83844-3043

Phone: 208-885-6324

Fax: 208-885-7710


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