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Joining Forces Joining Families, September 2008

Featured Interview:

"Domestic Violence and Alcohol Misuse An interview"

Christopher Murphy, PhD

Christopher Murphy, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He also directs the New Behaviors Program at the Domestic Violence Center of Howard County, Maryland. This Center consists of comprehensive clinical training, service, and research programs focusing on perpetrators of intimate partner violence. Dr. Murphy’s research focuses on cognitive-behavioral and motivational interventions for abusive behavior in intimate adult relationships, factors that predict successful response to partner violence treatment, emotional abuse in relationships, and the links between intimate partner violence and the use of alcohol and drugs. His work has been supported by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Dr. Murphy has authored more than 50 articles and book chapters on the topic of intimate partner violence.