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Professional Qualifications and Experience

Lawrence J. Murphy

Guelph, Ontario

519-831-9141



Employment History

1994 to present Founder and Director, Eastern Region, Worldwide Therapy Online Inc.

Responsibilities: pioneering an innovative form of psychotherapeutic service delivery via the internet, delivery of cybercounselling services, counsellor education, eSupervision, business management, and web site development.. My business partner and I have developed policies and procedures for highly ethical and professional delivery of online counselling.

1998 to present Substance Abuse Prevention Promoter,
Hamilton Public Health Services, Hamilton ON.

Responsibilities: design, implementation, and evaluation of social marketing campaigns; media relations and media advocacy; school-based program design and evaluation; project resource allocation and budget tracking; consultation and training.

1996 to 1998 Senior Therapist and Corporate Consultant, Cardwell Human Resources, Saskatoon, SK.

Responsibilities: individual, couple, family, and group therapy, case management (intake, comprehensive assessment, referral, treatment planning); developing solutions for corporate clients, consulting on management issues; strategy development.

1996 to 1998 Computer Consultant, Cardwell Human Resources, Saskatoon, SK.

Responsibilities: troubleshooting; developing network and internet solutions including website development.

1992 to 1996 Counsellor, B.C. Addictions Services, Surrey, B.C.

Responsibilities: individual, couple, family, and group therapy, case management (intake, comprehensive assessment, referral, treatment planning), consultation with and educational training for community organizations, development of comprehensive range of services, clinical supervision, internet training, report writing, program design.

1992 to 1996 Prevention Coordinator, B.C. Addictions Services, Surrey, B.C.

Responsibilities: public education, community development, prevention and health promotion


Education

1989 - 1995 University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.

M.A., Counselling Psychology

  • Specializing in marriage and family therapy
  • Program approved by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Program
  • Thesis title: The Construction of Masculinity: Interviews into the Experiences of Men.
1988 to 1989 Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, B.C.

Post-Baccalaureal Diploma, clinical psychology.

1981 - 1986 Trinity College, University of Toronto

Honours Bachelor of Science Degree, psychology and physiology


Additional Training

Therapies of Power vs. Therapies of Empowerment. David Epston; Vancouver Family Services. 14 hours. 1992.

Working With Your Client Who is Dually Diagnosed. Jeanne Haris, Dr. Paul Cassola; David Berman Memorial Workshop. 14 hours, 1992.

Fifth International Congress on Eriksonian Approaches to Hypnosis and Psychotherapy. Workshops and instructors included E. Rossi, Dr. Watzlawick, Steve DeShazer; The Milton Erikson Foundation. 28 hours, 1992.

Experiential Systemic Therapy and Supported Feedback Therapy (Supervision). Drs. Friesen, Grigg, and Newman; Surrey Addictions Services. 75 hours, 1992 through 1993.

Level I Supervisor Training. B.C. Ministry of Health. 35 hours, 1993.

Narrative Therapy With Clients Who Have Been Sexually Abused. Amanda Kamsler; Vancouver Family Services. 14 hours, 1993.

Summer Institute on Health Promotion and Planning. Dr. Larry Green and others; UBC Institute for Health Promotion. 35 hours, 1995.

Provincial Prevention Symposium. Workshops and instructors included Dr. Larry Green, Robert Simpson; B.C. Min. of Health. 28 hours, 1995.

Narrative Therapy Conference. Workshops and instructors included David Epston, Michael White; Yaletown Family Therapy. 24 hours, 1995.

Essentials of Collaborative Planning. B.C. Min. of Health. 14 hours, 1996.

Narrative Therapy Conference. Workshops and instructors included David Epston, Steve Madigan; Yaletown Family Therapy. 24 hours, 1996.

International Counselling Congress. Various workshops and instructors; Canadian Guidance and Counselling Association. 8 hours, 1996.

Brief Solution Focussed Therapy. Joan Duncan, MSW; Cardwell Human Resources. 6 hours, 1997.

Canadian Guidance and Counselling Association National Conference. Various workshops and instructors included William Glasser and Albert Ellis; 24 hours, 1998.

Seventh National and Fifth International Conference on Information Technology and Community Health. University of Victoria; 24 hours, 1998.

Twenty-first Annual Conference of the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists, Mississauga, Ontario. 7 hours, 1999.

Twenty-Second Annual Conference of the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists, Scarborough, Ontario. 7 hours, 2000.

Going for Gold: International Career Development Conference, Vancouver, Canada. 21 hours, 2001.


Conference Presentations

Men and Therapy. Paper presented as part of Surrey Clinic In-House Training. B.C. Ministry of Health, Alcohol and Drug Services. 1995.

The Construction of Masculinity: Interviews into the Experiences of Men. Paper presented as part of a roundtable discussion on gender issues. International Counselling Congress, University of British Columbia. 1996.

Qualitative Research and the Construction of Masculinity. Paper presented at the McMaster Qualitative Research Conference. McMaster University Department of Sociology. 1996.

When Writing Helps to Heal: e-mail as Therapy. Paper presented at the Canadian Guidance and Counselling Association National Conference, University of Montreal. 1998.

Confronting the Challenges of Therapy Online: A Pilot Project. Paper presented at the Seventh National and Fifth International Conference on Information Technology and Community Health, University of Victoria. 1998.

TherapEmail. Crackerbarrel session co-presented at the Going for Gold: International Career Development Conference, Vancouver, B.C. 2001.

E-mail Counselling: Skills for Maximum Impact. Paper co-presented at the Going for Gold: International Career Development Conference, Vancouver, B.C. 2001.


Workshops Presented

Trainer, Educational Psychology 316, Communication Skills for Teachers. Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia. 1992.

Leader, Seminar entitled "Drugs, Alcohol and Other People's Problems". Youth for a Change Conference, Canadian Cancer Society. 1992

Co-facilitator, Workshops entitled "Parents As Preventers". Conducted in numerous schools throughout Surrey, B.C. 1994 through 1996.

Leader, Seminar entitled "Men Masculinity and Counselling". Graduate colloquium on counselling issues, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Saskatchewan. 1996.

Leader, Seminar entitled "Doing Therapy Online". Graduate colloquium on counselling issues, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Saskatchewan. 1997.

Co-facilitator, Workshop entitled "Internet-Based Counselling: Ethical and Practical Considerations". Canadian Guidance and Counselling Association National Conference, University of Montreal. 1998.

Co-facilitator, Workshop entitled "Cybercounselling: Outcomes, Achievements, Quandaries". 21st Annual OACCPP Conference. Mississauga, ON. 1999.

Leader, Seminar entitled "Questions and Solutions in Online Counselling". Graduate Course in Social Work and Technology. Department of Social Work, University of Toronto. 2000.

Leader, Seminar entitled "E-mail Counselling: Skills for Maximum Impact". 22nd Annual OACCPP Conference. Scarborough, ON. 2000.

Leader, Seminar entitled "Making Counselling Work Online". Graduate Course in Social Work and Technology. Department of Social Work, University of Toronto. 2001.


Publications

Mitchell, D. L. & Murphy, L. J. (2004) E-mail rules! Organizations and individuals creating ethical excellence in telemental-health. In J. Bloom & G. Walz (Eds.) Cybercounseling and Cyberlearning: An ENCORE. CAPS Press and American Counseling Association.

Mitchell, D. L. & Murphy, L. J. (2002). Ethics, e-mail, and the counselling profession. Cognica: the Canadian Counselling Association's Newsletter, 34 (2), 10-14.

Collie, K., Mitchell, D. L., and Murphy, L. J. (2000). E-mail Counseling: Skills for Maximum Impact. ERIC Digest.

Collie, K., Mitchell, D. L., and Murphy, L. J. (2000). Skills for Online Counseling: Maximum Impact at Minimum Bandwidth, in Walz, G. R. & Bloom, J. (Eds.), Cybercounseling and Cyberlearning: Strategies and Resources for the Millennium.

Mitchell, D. L. & Murphy, L. M. (1998). Confronting the challenges of therapy online: A pilot project. Proceedings of the Seventh National and Fifth International Conference on Information Technology and Community Health; Victoria, Canada.

Murphy, L. J. and Mitchell, D. L. (1998). When writing helps to heal: e-mail as therapy. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 26 (1), 21-32.