Professor and Chair
Clinical Psychology, State University New York, Stony Brook, NY
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Dr. Murphy's research
focuses on abuse and violence in intimate adult relationships. Current
topics of investigation include the efficacy of cognitive - behavioral
and motivational treatments for intimate partner abuse, the role
of alcohol and drugs in partner abuse, motivation to change abusive
behavior, and psychological abuse in dating and marital relationships.
Dr. Murphy directs the New Behaviors Program for partner violent
men at the Domestic Violence Center of Howard County, Maryland,
where he is actively involved in clinical training and supervision.
Graduate students working on Dr. Murphy's team are pursuing a variety
of research topics within the general area of adult relationship
C.M. & O'Leary, K.D. (1989). Psychological aggression predicts
physical aggression in early marriage. Journal of Consulting
and Clinical Psychology, 57, 579 582.
Murphy, C.M., Meyer, S.L., & O'Leary, K.D. (1994). Dependency
characteristics of partner assaultive men. Journal of Abnormal
Psychology, 103, 729 735.
O'Farrell, T.J., & Murphy, C.M. (1995). Marital violence before
and after alcoholism treatment. Journal of Consulting and Clinical
Psychology, 63, 256 262.
Murphy, C.M., & O'Farrell, T.J. (1996). Marital violence among
alcoholics. Current Directions in Psychological Science,
5, 183 186.
Murphy, C.M., & O'Farrell, T.J. (1997). Couple communication
patterns of maritally aggressive and nonaggressive male alcoholics.
Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 58, 83 90.
Murphy, C.M., & Baxter, V.A. (1997). Motivating batterers to
change in the treatment context. Journal of Interpersonal Violence,
12, 607 619.
Murphy, C.M., & Cascardi, M. (1999). Psychological abuse in
marriage and dating relationships. In R.L. Hampton (Ed.), Family
violence prevention and treatment (Second Edition) (pp. 198-226).
Beverly Hills, CA: Sage.
Murphy, C.M., & Blumenthal, D.R. (2000). The mediating influence
of interpersonal problems on the intergenerational transmission
of relationship aggression. Personal Relationships, 7, 203-218.
Simoneti, S., Scott, E.C., & Murphy, C. M. (2000). Dissociative
experiences in partner assaultive men. Journal of Interpersonal
Violence, 15, 1262-1283.
Taft, C.T., Murphy, C.M., Elliott, J.D., & Morrel, T.M. (2001).
Attendance enhancing procedures in group counseling for domestic
abusers. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 48, 51-60.
Murphy, C.M. (2001). Toward empirically-based standards for abuser
intervention: The Maryland model. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment,
and Trauma, 5, 249-264.
Murphy, C.M., O'Farrell, T.J., Fals-Stewart, W., & Feehan, M.
(2001). Correlates of intimate partner violence among male alcoholic
patients. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology,
69, 528 540.
Morrel, T.M., Elliott, J.D., Murphy, C.M., & Taft, C.T. (in
press; 2003). Cognitive behavioral and supportive group treatments
for partner violent men. Behavior Therapy.
Taft, C.T., Murphy, C.M., King, D.W., Musser, P.H., & DeDeyn,
J.M. (2003). Process and treatment adherence factors in group cognitive-behavioral
therapy for partner violent men. Journal of Consulting and Clinical
Psychology, 71, 812-820.
Murphy, C.M., Morrel, T.M., Elliott, J.D., & Neavins, T.M. (2003).
A prognostic indicator scale for the treatment of domestic abuse
perpetrators. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 18, 1087-1105.
2003-2008 MET for Alcohol Problems in Partner
Violent Men (PI). National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
Individual Behavior Therapy for Partner Violent Men (PI).
National Institute of Mental Health.
Readiness to Change and Desistance from Partner Violence
(Co-PI; Pamela Alexander, Albert Einstein Health Care Network,
PI), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Graduate Student Mentees
Fabio Van der Merwe
Laura Ting, Ph.D.
Some Recent Graduates From Our Team
Sharon Hoover, Ph.D. Program Director, University of Maryland School
of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, Center for School Mental Health
Casey Taft, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist, National Center for Posttraumatic
Stress Disorder, Boston VA Medical Center.
Nancy Remington, Ph.D., Psychologist, Foothills Medical Centre -
Addictions Centre, Calgary, Alberta.
Jeffrey Elliott, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology,
Villa Julie College, Stevenson, Maryland.
Tara Neavins, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow in Addictions, Yale University
School of Medicine.
Psyc 710: Research Methods in Psychology
Psyc 406: Advanced Behavior Pathology
Psyc 285: Abnormal Psychology