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Kate Murphy

Assistant Professor
Phone: (603) 535-2229
Office: PSU H&HE Human Services, Samuel Read Hall, MSC 58, Plymouth, NH 03264
Pronouns: They/them/their and She/her/hers

Psy.D., Rivier University (Combined Doctorate in Counseling and School Psychology)
M.A., Johnson State College (Mental Health Counseling)
B.A., University of Southern Maine (Media Studies)

Dr. Kate Murphy received her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling in 2008 from Johnson State College (now Vermont State University) 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 the severity of mental health symptoms due to her interest in 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.

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. She maintains an active academic agenda and has a small telehealth private practice.

When not engaged in teaching or other academic interests, she may be found hiking, camping, or spending time with her dogs.