Christine Murray, Ph.D., LCMHC, LMFT, works at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She has served as the Director of the Center for Youth, Family, and Community Partnerships at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, as well as has been a Professor in the UNCG Department of Counseling and Educational Development.
Christine received her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and her Master of Education and Education Specialist degrees in Marriage and Family Counseling from the University of Florida. She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Sociology at Duke University.
Christine directs the Healthy Relationships Initiative, a grant-funded initiative with a mission of promoting happy, healthy, and safe relationships of all kinds and preventing the negative consequences of relationship distress. She is also the Co-Founder, with Allison Crowe, of See the Triumph, a social media campaign to end the stigma surrounding intimate partner violence and offer supportive resources for survivors of past abuse. Most recently, Christine is the Founder of The Source for Survivors, a resource to support survivors in the journey of recovering from past abuse and help community support resources become more survivor-centered.
Christine is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in North Carolina. She has provided counseling in a variety of settings, including an adult outpatient department in a community mental health agency, a school for at-risk adolescents, a children’s outpatient mental health treatment department, a juvenile delinquency diversion program, and churches. Across all of these settings, she worked frequently with clients impacted by various forms of family violence, including current and past intimate partner violence, childhood physical and sexual abuse, and emotional and verbal abuse.
Christine's primary research interest relates to the bridging the gap between research and practice in the area of domestic violence. In addition, the family violence-related topics she has addressed through her research and scholarship include the following: the stigma surrounding intimate partner violence, coping strategies used by women who have been battered, community-based approaches to domestic violence programming, dating violence among college students, applications of family systems theory to family violence, and intimate partner violence prevention research.
The full-text of many of her publications can be found through NC DOCKS. Christine is the lead author of Sexuality Counseling: Theory, Research, and Practice, which was published by Sage Publications, as well as Responding to Family Violence, Overcoming the Stigma of Intimate Partner Abuse, and Triumph Over Abuse, which were both published by Routledge Mental Health. Her latest book, The Verbal Abuse Recovery Workbook, was published by Rockridge Press in September 2021.