The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

School of Education - Counseling and Educational Development

Dr. Christine Murray

phone: 336-334-3426
office: 221 Curry Building

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Title: Associate Professor


  • PhD, Counselor Education, University of Florida
  • EdS, Marriage and Family Counseling, University of Florida
  • MEd, Marriage and Family Counseling, University of Florida
  • BA, Sociology and Psychology, Duke University

Faculty member at UNCG since: 2005

Achievements and Awards (selected):

  • Recipient of a 2014 Chief’s Award from the Greensboro Police Department
  • Recipient of the 2013 Don Dinkmeyer Social Interest Award from the American Counseling Association
  • 2006 and 2008 UNCG Summer Excellence Research Award Recipient
  • 2006-2007 UNCG New Faculty Research Grant Recipient
  • 2008-2009 UNCG Regular Faculty Research Grant Recipient
  • Presidential Fellowship Recipient, University of Florida

Ongoing and Recent Research, Teaching, and Clinical Projects (selected):

  • The “See the Triumph” Campaign: See the Triumph is based on a series of research studies with participants who had been out of abusive relationships for at least two years.  The goals of the campaign are (1) to share empowering messages that people can overcome their abuse and create positive, nonviolent lives, (2) to describe strategies that have worked for other survivors to help them overcome their abuse and the stigma related to it, and (3) to promote a new view of battering survivors that shows them as triumphant, courageous, and resourceful. Learn more about See the Triumph at the following web-site, Facebook page, and Twitter feed:

Research Interests (selected):

  • The process of overcoming past abuse
  • The links between research and practice in domestic violence prevention and intervention
  • Interdisciplinary approaches to addressing domestic violence
  • Preventive interventions in couple and family counseling

Professional Service (selected):

  • Faculty Advisor, Upsilon Nu Chi chapter of Chi Sigma Iota
  • Member, Editorial Review Board, The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families
  • Dissemination Action Team Member, National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence (NPEIV, 2013 – present)
  • Mental Health and Domestic Violence Task Force Member, North Carolina Governor’s Crime Commission, October 2011-present

Teaching Responsibilities:

  • Counselors Working with Families
  • Advanced Clinical Topics in Couple and Family Counseling: Family Violence
  • Advanced Clinical Topics in Couple and Family Counseling: Sexuality Counseling
  • Counselor as Scientist-Practitioner
  • Coordinates the Couple and Family Counseling track in the program
  • Chairs and serves on dissertation committees

Counseling Experience (selected):

Has worked as a counselor in the following settings:

  • Adult outpatient program in a community mental health agency
  • School for at-risk adolescent girls
  • Children’s outpatient program in a community mental health agency
  • Churches
  • Juvenile delinquency diversion program

Clinical Experience and Interests:

  • Family counseling
  • Solution-focused counseling
  • Family violence
  • Survivors of childhood abuse
  • Chronic mental health disorders
  • Children and adolescents
  • Clinical supervision


  • Licensed Professional Counselor, North Carolina
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, North Carolina
  • National Certified Counselor (NCC)
  • Member, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
  • Member, International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors

Recent Publications

For a list of selected publications, along with access to the full-text of these articles, see Dr. Murray’s profile in NC DOCKS:




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