Heather Murphy, MA, LPC, NCC

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School Safety Specialist, National Center for School Safety (NCSS)

Heather Murphy has worked with the Prevention Research Collaborative since 2021. She has experience in clinical counseling, social-emotional learning development and implementation, mental health crisis prevention and stabilization, child welfare, and trauma-informed care.  Her areas of interest also include mental health in schools, social-emotional curriculum, education and mental health equity in schools, expanding access to care, and trauma-informed practices. Prior to joining the PRC, Heather was a Licensed Professional Counselor in a variety of settings including schools, partial hospitalization, community mental health, and private practice, as well as completed research related to child welfare with the University of Michigan School of Social Work. Heather holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Michigan State University and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Adler University.