Academics at Prescott College
Janys M. Murphy, Ph.D, LMHC, CDP
Associate Faculty for the Counseling Program
Dr. Janys M. Murphy has been in the counseling field for more than 15 years and in addition to being a faculty member, has a private counseling practice in Olympia, WA. She earned a BA Social Psychology from The Evergreen State College in 1998, and an MA Counseling Psychology Saint Martin’s University in 2003. She obtained her license as a mental health counselor (LMHC) in 2006, and her chemical dependency professional certification CDP) also in 2006. Prior to private practice, she developed and led a co-occurring family based outpatient treatment program at Behavioral Health Resources. She earned her PhD in Counselor Education Oregon State University in 2013.
Dr. Murphy has more than 8 years of teaching experience, her subjects of primary interest are addiction and human development. She is currently the lead for the Addiction Emphasis in the MS in Counseling Program. In her private practice she specializes in working with LBGTQ clients, adolescents, addiction and trauma. She is considered a child mental health specialist, and primarily works with infants, teens, and pre-teens. She also provides clinical supervision and consultation for clinicians with a specialized interest in co- occurring disorders, trauma, and applying yoga and mindfulness practices in a mental health setting. She is also a certified hatha yoga instructor, and a yoga therapist. Dr. Murphy is the past chair and professional member of the Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, & Social Workers Advisory Committee for the State of Washington.
B.A., Social Work and Social Psychology¸ The Evergreen State College
M.A., Counseling Psychology, Community Mental Health, Saint Martin’s University
Ph.D., Counselor Education (CACREP accredited), Oregon State University
Carrillo, S., Murphy J. (2017, March). Self -Care and Counselor Identity: Recognizing the Inherent Relationship. Presented at American Counseling Association Conference and Expo, San Francisco, CA.
Melton, R., Murphy, J. (2016, December). DSM-5 Training for Early Intervention for Psychosis. Department of Social and Health Services, Olympia, WA
Murphy, J. (2016, August). Embodying Ally Skills for Counselors. Presented at the Diversity and Counseling study abroad program for Old Dominion University, Trinity University, Dublin, Ireland.
Murphy, J. (2016, March). Trauma and the Brain. Presented at The Evergreen State College, training for the Board of Sexual Misconduct. Olympia, WA
Murphy, J. (2015, September). Compassion Fatigue for Veterinary Professionals. Presented at Tumwater Veterinary Hospital, Olympia, WA.
Murphy, J. (2014, July). Review of a yoga intervention for counselors with compassion fatigue. Education session presented at American Mental Health Counselor’s Association (AMHCA) annual conference, Seattle, WA.
Murphy, J. (February-May 2014) Yoga for Clinical Skills. A six-week series supporting counseling professionals in increasing yoga tools for the counseling relationship. Olympia, WA.
Jorgensen, L., Murphy, J. (2013, October). Engaging in compassion fatigue awareness and skill building in supervision and education. Round table discussion presented at the Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors (ACES) convention, Denver, CO.
Capuzzi, D., Murphy, J., Stauffer, M. (2012, November). Using online education platforms and videoconferencing tools for student advising, mentorship and supervision. Education session presented at the Western Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors (WACES) convention, Portland, OR.
Jorgensen, L., Murphy, J., Stauffer, M. (2012, November). Engaging in compassion fatigue awareness and skill building in supervision and education. Round table discussion presented at the Western Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors (WACES) convention, Portland, OR.
Murphy, J. (2012, February). Self-Care and Self-Compassion for the Telephone Crisis Volunteer. Guest speaker for Crisis Clinic of Thurston County.