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Christine E. Murray University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA

Dr. Christine E. Murray is an Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Couple and Family Counseling Track in the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) Department of Counseling and Educational Development. Dr. Murray received her Ph.D. in Counselor Education, with a specialization in Marriage and Family Counseling, from the University of Florida. She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Sociology at Duke University. She teaches graduate-level courses in family counseling, family violence, sexuality counseling, and counseling research. Dr. Murray is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in North Carolina. She has worked as a therapist in the adult outpatient department in a community mental health agency, where she worked primarily with adults who experienced chronic mental health disorders. She also has provided counseling in a variety of other settings, including a school for at-risk adolescents, a children’s outpatient mental health treatment department, a juvenile delinquency diversion program, and churches.

Dr. Murray’s primary research interest relates to the bridging the gap between research and practice in the area of domestic violence. In addition, she has published in the areas of sexuality counseling, counselor education, premarital counseling and the role of resources in couple relationships. Dr. Murray has authored over 45 published or “in press” articles in peer-reviewed scholarly journals. Dr. Murray is the lead author of Responding to Family Violence, a book on conducting psychotherapy with clients impacted by various forms of family violence, which was released in September 2012 by Routledge Mental Health. In addition, Dr. Murray wrote a popular press book, Just engaged: Prepare for your marriage before you say “I do,” which was based on her dissertation research and was published by Adams Media in 2008. She is also the co-founder of the See the Triumph campaign (, which aims to end the stigma surrounding intimate partner violence.