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Ann A. Murphy, PHD

Department : Psychiatric Rehabilitation And Counseling Professions
Program/Division : Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Academic Title: Associate Professor

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Degree Degree Source Year Awarded
MA The College of William and Mary 2003
PHD Rutgers School of Health Related Professions 2013
Title Authors Where and When
Identifying challenges and benefits of online education for students with a psychiatric disability. Murphy, A. A., Malenczak, D., & Ghajar, M. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 32, 395-409, 2019.
Faculty mentorship in allied health schools: An evaluation of a mentorship initiative. Barrett, N., Murphy, A. A., Zechner, M., & Malenczak, D. Journal of Allied Health, 48(2), 134-139, 2019.
Jail diversion for persons with serious mental illness coordinated by a prosecutor’s office. Gill, K. J., & Murphy, A. A. BioMed Research International., 2017.
Evaluation of a cognitive remediation intervention for college students with psychiatric conditions. Mullen, M. G., Thompson, J. L., Murphy, A. A., Malenczak, D., Giacobbe, G., Karyczak, S., and Holloway, K.H. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 40(1), 103-107, 2017.
Wellness for Life: A pilot of an inter-professional intervention to address metabolic syndrome in adults with serious mental illness. Gill, K. J., Zechner, M., Anderson, E. Z., Swarbrick, M., & Murphy, A. A. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal. doi: 10.1037/prj0000172. 2016.
Persons in recovery, family members, and staff perspectives of psychiatric crisis needs. Burns-Lynch, B., Gill, K. J., Murphy, A. A., & Brice, G., Jr. American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 17, 114-127, 2014.
Psychiatric/Psychosocial rehabilitation (PSR) education: Academic and Professional. Gill, K. J., & Murphy, A. A. Current Psychiatry Reviews, 9, 260-269, 2013.
Selective provision of Illness Management and Recovery modules. Pratt, C., Lu, W., Murphy, A., & Swarbrick, M. American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 14, 245-258, 2011.
Wellness coaching: A new role for peers. Swarbrick, M., Murphy, A. A., Zechner, M., Spagnolo, A. B. & Gill, K. J. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 34, 328-331, 2011.
A study of the perceived barriers to the implementation of circles of support Spagnolo, A.B., Dolce, J., Roberts, M.M., Murphy, A.A., Gill, K.J., Librera, A., & Lu, W Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal. Vol. 34: 233-242 (2011 )
A study of the impact of social support development on job acquisition and retention among people with psychiatric disabilities. Roberts, M.M., Murphy, A., Dolce, J., Spagnolo, A., Gill, K.J., Lu, W., & Librera, L. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation. Vol. 33: 203-207 (2010 )
Delineation of the job role of peer support specialists in the Veterans Administration. Gill, K.J., Murphy, A.A., Burns-Lynch, W., & Swarbrick, M. Journal of Rehabilitation . Vol. 75: 23-31 (2009 )
Co-morbid psychiatric and medical disorders: Challenges and strategies. Gill, K.J., Murphy, A.A., Zechner, M.R., Swarbrick, M., & Spagnolo, A.B. Journal of Rehabilitation. Vol. 75: 32-40 (2009 )
Reducing stigma by meeting and learning from people with mental illness. Spagnolo, A.B., Murphy, A.A., & Librera, L.A Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal . Vol. 31: 186-193 (2008 )
Social cognition and symptom dimensions Shean, G., Murphy, A., & Meyer, J. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease. Vol. 193: 751-755 (2005 )
Developing an attitude: The role of psychiatric rehabilitation education Gill, K.J., Murphy, A.A., & Birkman, J. American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation. Vol. 8: 135-149 (2005 )
Enhancing individual placement and support: Promoting job tenure by integrating natural supports and supported education Murphy, A.A., Mullen, M.G., & Spagnolo, A.B. American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation . Vol. 8: 37-61 (2005 )
Performance Improvement. Spagnolo, A. B., Mullen, M. G., & Murphy, A. A. Psychiatric Rehabilitation in Practice: A CPRP Preparation and Skills Workbook. USPRA: Baltimore, MD; 2006.
Award Year
Faculty Gonfalonier Honoree - Rutgers, School of Health Professions 2019
Outstanding Academic Performance Award - University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, School of Health Related Professions, Ph.D. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program, 2013
Summa Cum Laude- Susquehanna University 1998
Susquehanna University Departmental Honors - Department of Psychology 1998
Susquehanna University Department Award- Department of Philosophy 1998
Research Interests
Mental Health Interventions: The overall goal of my research is to support individuals with mental illnesses to live fulfilling and complete lives. To this end my research interests focus on identifying the best interventions to help individuals achieve their personal goals. To date my research has focused on employment of individuals with mental illnesses, co-morbid health concerns and interventions, the integration of physical and behavioral health education, the effectiveness of anti-stigma campaigns, the role of peer providers in the mental health system, and the effective implementation of evidence-based practices in the field.
Research Grants
Title Sponsor Effective Dates Role
Northeast and Caribbean Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) August 2018 - August 2023 Co-Director
Title Details
Biographical Sketch  1/17/2020 Ann Murphy, Ph.D., CPRP is an Associate Professor and Director of the Northeast and Caribbean Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) in the Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation at Rutgers, School of Health Professions. Dr. Murphy completed an experimentally-focused Masters in Psychology at the College of William and Mary and a PhD in Psychiatric Rehabilitation from Rutgers. Dr. Murphy conducts research focused on interventions to improve the lives of people with mental illnesses, and previously provided psychiatric rehabilitation services. She has been a primary or contributing author on several federally funded grants. She also teaches within the MS in Rehabilitation Counseling and PhD in Psychiatric Rehabilitation programs at Rutgers. Dr. Murphy served as the Program Director for the PhD in Psychiatric Rehabilitation from 2016 to 2019, developing a new Counselor Education and Supervision track during that time. Currently, Dr. Murphy is the co-director of the MHTTC, a federally funded center to enhance the capacity of the behavioral health workforce to provide evidence-based mental health interventions. Dr. Murphy’s work is informed by her lived experience in recovery from mental illness.

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