Quillian D. Murphy, M.S., M.S.Ed.

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Quillian

Doctoral Psychology Intern
Indiana University Bloomington (M.S.Ed., anticipated Ph.D.), Indiana State University (M.S.), Ferris State University (B.S.)

Email: murphyq@gvsu.edu

StrengthsFinder Top 5: Empathy, Individualization, Arranger, Woo, Positivity

Approach to Therapy: My approach to therapy embodies humanistic and social justice advocacy perspectives. More specifically, liberation, intersectional feminism, person-centered, solution-focused and systemic theories inform the art and science of the therapeutic approach I employ. Depending on the needs of others within the therapeutic alliance, I integrate cognitive and behavioral frameworks with the consideration of diverse cultural factors. In therapy, I seek to create a space that best meets the needs of the individual or group I am working with. Together we will foster a collaborative relationship of empowerment, honesty, support, and unconditional positive regard.   

Campus and Community Involvement:

  • APA Division 44:  Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity
  • Peer Education Team

Areas of Clinical Interest:

  • LGBTQIA+ Communities
  • TGNC Supports
  • First-Generation Student Experiences
  • Relationships Issues
  • Persons w/Dual Diagnosis 
  • Health and Educational Disparities
  • Multicultural and Diversity Concerns 
  • Identity Exploration/Development
  • Sexual Health   
  • Family of Origin Issues 
  • Career/Academic Concerns 
  • Trauma
  • Grief
  • Assessments

Self-Care:

  • Reading/ Audio Books 
  • Spending time by the lake
  • Cooking
  • Catching up on my shows 
  • Playing racquetball, tennis, or bowling
  • Spending time with family

Fun Fact/s:

  • I’m a first-generation college student.
  • I have participated in several theatrical productions.
  • I created and advised an undergraduate organization for Students of Color interested in pursuing careers in mental healthcare.