Laura K. Murray, PhD
PhD , Western Michigan University , 2002
MA , Western Michigan University , 1999
A clinical psychologist by training, Dr. Murray has expertise in children, adolescents, and families. Dr. Murray is highly trained in numerous evidence-based treatments, with a particular specialty in researching and treating trauma and grief. Research interests include the treatment of HIV-affected children who have experienced trauma and/or grief, assessment of mental and behavioral health, as well as training on, adapting and testing evidence-based mental health interventions in low-resource environments. Two current projects include working with NGOs and government ministries in Zambia to integrate mental health assessment and treatment into existing HIV-care infrastructures and evaluate their effectiveness, and in Cambodia on the implementation of an evidence-based treatment for trafficked youth.
Dissemination and Implementation research, Child trauma/disasters, Evidence-based mental health assessment and treatment, Intersection of HIV and Mental Health, Cross-cultural
1) Bolton P & Murray LK. 2009 Evidence-Based Mental Health (Invited commentary)
2) Murray LK & Burnham G. 2009 Making childhood safe. Lancet. (Invited commentary).
3) Murray LK, Semrau K, McCurley E, Thea D, Scott N, Mwiya M, Kankasa C, Bass J, Bolton P. Barriers to Acceptance and Adherence of Antiretroviral Therapy in urban Zambian Women: A qualitative study. AIDS Care. 2009: 21:1,78-86.
4) Murray LK, Cohen JA, Mannarino A. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Refugee Youth for Symptoms of Trauma. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America. 2008: 17(3): 585-604.
5) Bolton P, Bass J, Betancourt T, Speelman L, Onyango G, Clougherty KF, Neugebauer R, Murray LK, & Verdeli H. Interventions for Depression Symptoms among Adolescent survivors of war and displacement in Northern Uganda: A randomized controlled trial. JAMA. 2007: 298 (5): 519 – 527.