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David Murphy

Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Biography

David Murphy, PhD., CPsychol., AFBPsS., is Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham and is the Course Director for the MA in Person-Centred Experiential Counselling and Psychotherapy. David is on the British Psychological Society's Register of Psychologists Specializing in Psychotherapy. Edited books include the official BPS-Wiley Counselling Psychology: A textbook for study and practice (2017). Co-editor of Relational Depth: New Perspective and Developments (2012, with Rosanne Knox, Sue Wiggins and Mick Cooper), Palgrave MacMillan, and Trauma and the therapeutic Relationship (2013, with Stephen Joseph) Palgrave MacMillan. He is editor of the international journal Person-Centered & Experiential Psychotherapies.

Teaching Summary

David is currently the Programme Leader for the MA Person-Centred Experiential Psychotherapy and Counselling course. His interests are in approaches to experiential learning and education in the… read more

Research Summary

My research interests are in the field of education and psychology and specifically focused on mental wellbeing and human flourishing. I am currently involved in a range of research projects that… read more

Selected Publications

David is currently the Programme Leader for the MA Person-Centred Experiential Psychotherapy and Counselling course. His interests are in approaches to experiential learning and education in the fields of psychology and psychotherapy and the psy professions.

Current Research

My research interests are in the field of education and psychology and specifically focused on mental wellbeing and human flourishing. I am currently involved in a range of research projects that focus on development of a new software system to support the development and learning of interpersonal helping skills by integrating technology with reflective and experiential learning methods. See here (http://www.m-path.org/).

I am also involved in researching the use of boarding schools for children that are looked after or are in need of a safe a secure environment. Together with other colleagues we are conducting a systematic review and meta-analysis of the educational and emotional benefits of using boarding schools for vulnerable children.

I am working with a number of PhD students on a range of topics including parental facilitation of children's motivation and autonomy for learning from home during the COVID19 pandemic in Saudi Arabia; relationship satisfaction, wellbeing and authenticity; teacher authenticity, person-centred experiential counselling for traumatised people, and the process of learning to become a person-centred counsellor.

Past Research

See my list of publications for past research.

Future Research

I am open to hearing from potential research students or practitioners with interests in psychology, education and wellbeing.

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