Rebecca Murray, Ph.D.

Rebecca Murray, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology

rmurray@barry.edu
LIB 160
(305) 899-3478

Dr. Murray (formerly Terry) is a licensed clinical psychologist in Florida. She joined the faculty as an instructor in 2017 and became a full-time Associate Professor in 2018. Prior to coming to Barry, Dr. Murray was a member of the Psychology Clinical Faculty at Indiana State University (ISU) where she also directed the ISU Training Clinic. Before ISU, she was an Associate Professor of Psychology at Georgia Southern University and had a private practice for 15 years.

Research Interests

Dr. Murray's primary research interests are in Clinical Training and the Process of Psychotherapy. She is also interested in the treatment of trauma, contemplative practices in higher education, and disability inclusivity.

Professional Organizations

  • American Psychological Association

Selected Publications

McIntosh, W. D., Murray, J. D., Murray, R. M., & Manian, S. (2006). Sexual humor in Hollywood films: Influences of social and economic threat on the desirability of male and female characteristics. Mass Communication and Society, 9, 239-254.

Nielsen, M. and Murray, R. (2005). The spiritualistic tradition. T. Dowd & S. Nielsen (Eds.), Exploration of the psychologies of religion. Springer Publishing.

Bottoms, B., Nielson, M., Murray, R. & Filipas, H. (2004). Religion related child physical abuse: Characteristics and psychological outcome. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma, 8(1/2), 87-114.

Murray, R., & Nielsen, M.E. (2004). Religion-related child abuse. Applied developmental science encyclopedia. Sage Publication.

Murray, R.M., Pugh, J.L., & Clance, P.R. (2004). The ethics of touch and imagery in psychotherapy: A Gestalt resolution. R. Lee, (Ed.), The values of connection: A relational perspective on ethics. Cambridge, MA, Gestalt Press.

McIntosh, W.D., Murray, J.D., Murray R.M., & Manian, S. (2003). What's so funny about a poke in the eye? The prevalence of violence in comedy film and its relation to social and economic threat in the United States, 1951-2000. Mass Communication and Society, 6(14), 345-360.

McIntosh, W.D., Murray, R.M., Murray, J.D., & Sabia, D.(2003). Are the liberal good in Hollywood? Characteristics of political figures in popular films from 1945-1998. Communication Reports, 16, 57-67.

Murray, R.(2002). The phenomenon of psychotherapeutic change: Second-order change in one's experience of self. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 32(2/3), 167-177.

Selected Presentations

Nielsen, M., Bottoms, B.L., Murray, R, & Filipas, H. (2003). The negative effects of religion-related child abuse: A statistical summary. Presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Norfolk, VA.

McIntosh, W., Murray, R., Murray, J., & Sabia, D. (2002). Are the liberal good in Hollywood? An examination of politics in film: 1945-1998. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association. March, Orlando, FL.

Murray, R. (2000). Psychotherapeutic change: Second-order change in one's experience of self. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association. April, New Orleans, LA.

Terry, R. (1998). Maternal schemas, race, and the self-esteem of female adolescents. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association. March, Mobile, AL.

Selected Workshops

Murray, R. (2018). Contemplative Pedagogy: A Review for Beginners. A 1-hour presentation given at the Dominican Higher Education Colloquium, Providence College, Providence RI.

Murray, R. (2016). Cultivating Inspiration. A 2 hour invited keynote presentation to the Bayh College of Education at Indiana State University.

Murray, R. (2014). An introduction to Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. A 2-hour presentation given to the Psychology Department at Indiana State University.

Murray, R. (2013). Group dynamics: How you can contribute to an effective group experience in the workplace. A 2-hour presentation given to Leadership ISU at Indiana State University.

Terry, R. (1997). Group psychotherapy: An experiential afternoon exploring the foundations of "Here and Now" process groups. A 3-hour workshop presented at the Licensed Professional Counselor Association Coastal District, 6th Annual Fall Conference.

Professional Memberships

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Psychology of the Family
  • Careers in Psychology
  • Introduction to Applied Psychology
  • Introductory Psychology
  • Leadership and Group Dynamics
  • Personality Psychology

Graduate Courses (Taught at Barry)

  • Techniques of Therapy - CBT
  • Clinical Psychology Practicum Supervision
  • Clinical Psychology Internship
  • Psychological Disorders
  • Abnormal Psychology (for Sports Psychologists)
  • Advanced Directed Readings
  • Abnormal Psychology (for Sports Psychologists)
  • Child and Family Psychotherapy
  • Clinical Practicum Clinical Psychology Practicum Supervision
  • Clinical Psychology Internship Supervision
  • Clinical Supervision, Collaboration and Consultation
  • Ethics and Professional Issues
  • Foundations of Psychotherapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Intellectual Assessment
  • Psychotherapy Skills (level I and II)
  • Psychotherapy Practicum
  • Research Experience
  • Treatment Practices and Techniques in Corrections