Dr. Colleen Murphy
Registered Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Colleen Murphy is a registered clinical psychologist with training and experience in cognitive behaviour therapy and mindfulness-based approaches. She has experience working with adults with depression, anxiety and anxiety-related disorders (including social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder), as well as adjustment difficulties. She has also worked with adults preparing to undergo bariatric surgery. She is a Certified Craving Change Facilitator, a program that uses cognitive behavior therapy principles to help individuals better understand the “why” of their eating, including identifying the environmental and emotional triggers that can play a role, as well as behavioural and cognitive strategies to change problematic eating habits. Dr. Murphy is also trained in adult cognitive assessments.
Dr. Murphy received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (behavioural stream) from the University of Manitoba and completed her clinical internship at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto, Ontario. She is an assistant professor with the Department of Clinical Health Psychology, in the College of Medicine in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba. In this capacity, Dr. Murphy provides assessment, treatment, and consultation services to adults experiencing various mental health issues, including young adults experiencing their first episode of psychosis. Her clinical interests include cognitive remediation training and cognitive behaviour therapy for psychosis.