Nancy Murdock

Nancy  Murdock
Professor Emerita
Education, Social Work and Psychological Sciences

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How I Help Students

Dr. Murdock coordinates the couples/family and mental health emphasis areas of the Master of Arts in Counseling program.

Research Areas

Bowen Family Systems Theory; Professional Issues in Counseling Psychology; Interpersonal perspectives on counseling


Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University


Murdock, N.L. (2017).  Theories of counseling and psychotherapy: A case approach (4th ed.).  Pearson.

Rodríguez-González, M., Lampis, J, Murdock, N. L., Schweer-Collins, M., & Lyons, E. (in press). Couple adjustment and differentiation of self in U.S., Italy, and Spain: A cross-cultural Study. Family Process.

Stapley, L.S. & Murdock, N.L. (in press). Leisure in romantic relationships: An avenue for differentiation of self. Personal Relationships.

Connery, A.L., & Murdock, N.L. (2019).  An interactive view of countertransference:  Differentiation of self and client presentation.  Psychotherapy, 56, 181-192

Bresin, R.C., Murdock, N.L., Marszalek, J.M. & Stapley, L.S. (2017).  The Triangular Relationship Inventory: Development and validation.  Couple and Family Psychology, 6, 287-310.

Choi, S.-W., & Murdock, N.L. (2017). Differentiation of self, interpersonal conflict, and depression: The mediating role of anger expression.  Contemporary Family Therapy, 39, 21-30.