Nancy Murdock

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.).  New York, NY: Pearson.

Connery, A.L., & Murdock, N.L. (In press).  An interactive view of countertransference:  Differentiation of self and client presentation.  Psychotherapy. 

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

Ross, A. S., Hinshaw, A. B., & Murdock, N. L. (2016). Integrating the relational matrix: Attachment style, differentiation of self, triangulation, and experiential avoidance.   Contemporary Family Therapy, 38, 400–411.  

Drake, J.R., Murdock, N.L., Marszalek, J., & Barber, C.E. (2015).  Differentiation of Self Inventory – Short Form: Development and preliminary validation.  Contemporary Family Therapy, 37, 101-112.

Curriculum Vitae
216 Education