College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Cresia D. Murphy, EdD, is a Contributing Faculty member in the School of Counseling at Walden University. She began her career in teaching and counseling/mental health in 2005 and 2008 respectively. Dr. Murphy has worked in elementary, high school, and collegiate settings. She also has experience working in outpatient/inpatient facilities and state/community corrections with juveniles and adults.
Dr. Murphy uses her clinical and educational skills to cultivate optimism and improve the mental and emotional well-being of clients and students so they can live happier, healthier, and more productive lives. Her treatment approach is Eclectic and includes client centered, reality, and cognitive behavioral therapies from a strength-based perspective. Dr. Murphy’s teaching approach is rooted in the ability to create a welcoming and productive learning environment, accommodate various learning styles, and teach students the skills to effectively communicate and work with others.
Dr. Murphy's research interest include, Burnout Among Mental Health Professionals, Social Emotional Intelligence in Academic Settings, Effectiveness of School-Based Mental Health Services, and Developmental and Mental Health Issues in the Juvenile Justice System.