Dr. Kate Murphy received her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling in 2008 from Johnson State College (now Northern Vermont University-Johnson) and subsequently has worked as a Master’s Level clinician since 2008 with adults, adolescents, children, and couples. In 2012, Dr. Murphy was accepted to Rivier University’s Doctorate of Education Program in Leadership and Learning before changing to the Combined Doctoral in Counseling and School Psychology in 2013. As part of her training, she completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Counseling Center at Keene State College working with transitional aged youth.
Dr. Murphy’s dissertation research focused on the relationship between mindfulness, cravings, and severity of mental health symptoms due to her interest and experience working with individuals with substance abuse and severe and persistent mental illness. She also has additional research interests in disabilities, social justice, and school-based interventions for students with emotional difficulties.
Following her graduation in 2017, Dr. Murphy worked full-time as a school psychologist in a local school district while serving as an adjunct faculty member in the Counseling and School Psychology Master’s program. She joined the faculty full-time in the fall of 2020 and continues to work part-time as a school psychologist.
Dr. Murphy is passionate about teaching and the connections that are made in the classroom. She often utilizes her previous professional experiences to highlight concepts being discussed and deepen discussions. Dr. Murphy teaches a variety of graduate and doctoral level courses at Rivier, with a focus on collaboration, techniques, and assessment.
- Psy.D., Rivier University
- M.A., Johnson State College
- B.A., University of Southern Maine
- ED 530 Assessment of Reading and Learning Disabilities
- ED 538 Cognitive Assessment I
- ED 613 Collaboration and Intervention in Schools
- ED 615 Clinical Counseling Techniques
- ED 616 Group Counseling
- ED 629 Addictive Behavior
- ED 650/651 Internship Seminar-Community Mental Health
- ED 704 Personality Assessment I
- ED 792-794 Initial Practicum I-III
- ED 812 Personality Assessment II
- ED 814 Seminar in Group Psychotherapy
- ED 816 Evidence-Based Treatment of Adults
- ED 830 School-Based Consultation
- ED 832 Community Based Consultation
- ED 833 Supervision and Consultation
- ED 840-845 PsyD Practicum/Advanced Practicum
Recent Publications and Proceedings
- Murphy, K.R., Bassi, J.C., & Bowser, J (2019, August). ALSUP and Plan B with CPS. Presented half day staff trainings at SAU 67, Bow, NH.
- Murphy, K.R. & Bassi, J.C. (2018, August). Collaborative Proactive Solutions for SAU 67. Presented all day staff training at SAU 67, Bow, NH.
- Murphy, K.R. (2017, January). Suicide Risk Assessment: PAIR. Presented all day staff training at Greater Nashua Mental Health Center, Nashua, NH. (Revised)
- Murphy, K.R. (2016, November). Counseling LGBTQ+ Individuals. Presented half day staff training at Greater Nashua Mental Health Center, Nashua, NH.
- Murphy, K.R. & Whitaker, C. L. (2016, January). Running DBT Skills Groups. Presented all day staff training at Greater Nashua Mental Health Center, Nashua, NH
- Murphy, K.R. (2016, January). Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT): The Basics. Presented all day staff training at Greater Nashua Mental Health Center, Nashua, NH.
- Lewis, B., Murphy, K.R., & Whitaker, C.L. (2015, March). Advanced Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Presented all day staff training at Greater Nashua Mental Health Center, Nashua, NH.
- Langley-Turnbaugh, S. J., Murphy, K., & Levin, E. (2004). Accommodating Students with Disabilities in Soil Science Activities. Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education, 33155-160.
- Murphy, K.R and Young, S.R. (2003, November). Advocacy and Access: Tales from the Northeast Region. Paper presentation to the National Collegiate Honors Council for 2003 conference proceedings. Chicago, IL.