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About the Director

Kevin Murphy, Ed.D, LCSWR is a New York State Licensed clinician with over two decades of professional experience as a therapist, consultant, trainer, and professional educator. Kevin has been affiliated with Elmira College since August of 2008, and has served in his present role of Director since August of 2015.

Kevin began his professional experiences as a counselor in 1996 working in group homes in the foster care system. Since that time he has worked in a wide variety of settings and with diverse client systems. His primary clinical expertise is in the provision of trauma recovery.

Beyond his clinical work, Kevin serves as a consultant and trainer for non-for profit human service organizations and K-12 school districts across the U.S. and in Western Europe. He has provided thousands of hours of trainings on trauma informed care, team building, leadership, and integrating Cognitive Behavioral theory into classroom and treatment settings.

Kevin has been involved with higher education since 2005 and has served as both an adjunct and full time professor at various institutions in both New York state and Pennsylvania. He has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate level and in a number of delivery systems. Beyond his work at Elmira College he currently serves as an Assistant Professor for Keuka College’s School of Social Work in their accelerated evening program.

Kevin holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology, a Master’s of Social Work degree, and a Doctorate in Leadership and Administration.