Kathleen Murphy

Coordinator and Professor of Music Therapy

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Office Location
204E Communications/ Music Building
Mailing Address
6363 St. Charles Ave., Box 8 New Orleans, LA 70188
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Ph.D., M.M.T., Temple University; B.M.Ed. with concentration in Music Therapy, Duquesne University

Short Bio

Kathleen M. Murphy, PhD, MT-BC is the Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Music Therapy.  She received her undergraduate degree in Music Education with a concentration in Music Therapy from Duquesne University.  She received her master’s degree and doctoral degree in music therapy from Temple University. She is an active clinician, supervisor and researcher with over 30 years of clinical experience in healthcare and educational institutions. She has authored book chapters and journal articles and is the associate editor of Music Therapy Research, (3rd Edition).  Dr. Murphy has presented nationally and internationally on a variety of topics related to music therapy clinical practice and issues related to education and professional well-being. Her research interests are focused on music therapy in substance dependence treatment across the life span and post-traumatic stress disorder. Dr. Murphy is a member of the American Music Therapy Association where she has served in leadership positions on the state, regional and national levels.

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