Laura Bennett Murphy portrait
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Psychology Department
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Psychiatry
  • Associate Professor (Clinical), Pediatrics
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Presentations

  • Bennett-Murphy L. Healing parents. Symposium with Dr. Daniel Siegel for the Utah Foster Care Foundation, Heber, UT. , , 2014.
  • Bennett-Murphy L. Promoting secure attachment in children who are adopted and fostered. Utah Foster Care Foundation annual conference. , , 2014.
  • Bennett-Murphy L. Trauma informed care: Working with homeless young men in transition. Volunteers of America, Salt Lake City, UT. , , 2014.
  • Bennett-Murphy L. A history of violence: The impact on parent/child and doctor/patient relationships in medical care. Cultural Competency in Healthcare Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT. , , 2013.
  • Bennett-Murphy L. Healing parents. An invited training for staff and parents, Division of Child and Family Services, Ogden, UT. , , 2013.
  • Bennett-Murphy L. Contact, connection, and community: Religion and peacemaking. Barbara L. and Norman C. Tanner Center for Nonviolent Human Rights Advocacy Forum: Religion, Conflict, and Peacemaking, Salt Lake City, UT. , , 2013.
  • Bennett-Murphy L. Working with refugee and immigrant children. Invited training for school psychologists and special educators, Jordan School District, West Jordan, UT. , , 2013.
  • Bennett-Murphy L. Refugee children and families: The lasting impact of trauma. Lt. Governor’s Summit on Community Violence, Salt Lake City, UT. , , 2012.
  • Bennett-Murphy L. Child-Parent psychotherapy in the treatment of trauma. Center for Victims of Torture. , , 2012.
  • Bennett-Murphy L. Healing Parents. Utah Foster Care Foundation, Murray, UT. , , 2012.
  • Bennett-Murphy L. Therapeutic strategies when working with refugee children. Troubled Youth Conference, Snowbird, UT. , , 2012.
  • Bennett-Murphy L, Choi SI. Cross-cultural distress and trauma. Generations 2012 Conference and Utah Veterans and Families Summit, Salt Lake City, UT. , , 2012.
  • Bennett-Murphy L. Trauma and transnational adoption. Critical Issues Facing Children and Adolescents conference, Salt Lake City, UT. , , 2011.
  • Bennett-Murphy L. Cross-cultural issues in attachment: Working with refugee families. Infant/Toddler Mental Health Coalition From Risk to Resiliency Annual Training Institute, Phoenix, AZ. , , 2011.
  • Bennett-Murphy L, Romano J, Ameen A. Women surviving war and torture. “The Role of NGOs in Promoting Global Women’s Issues” conference sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership program in conjunction with the Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy, Salt Lake City, UT. , , 2011.
  • Bennett-Murphy L. Rape as a tool of war: Girls in Sierra Leone. Salt Lake Main Library as part of World Refugee Day. , , 2011.
  • Bennett-Murphy L. Treating Child Victims of Torture and Human Trafficking. Speaking of Children Conference, Project Harmony, Omaha, NE. , , 2011.
  • Bennett-Murphy L. Shared Trauma in Refugee Families: The Stories of Secondary Survivors of Torture. Symposium for the Master of Public Health Program, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT. , , 2011.
  • Bennett-Murphy L. Attachment-Based Treatment and Services for Children of Refugees. The Children’s Center, Salt Lake City, UT. , , 2011.
  • Bennett-Murphy L. A “Springy Tornado”: Transference and Counter-Transference in the Treatment of Children with Disorganized Attachment. International Psychotherapy Institute Couple, Child, and Family Summer Institute, Salt Lake City, UT. , , 2010.
  • Bennett-Murphy L. When ghosts have guns: Intergenerational trauma among refugee families. International Psychotherapy Institute Couple, Child, and Family Summer Institute, Salt Lake City, UT. , , 2009.
  • Bennett-Murphy L. Parent-Child Relationships in Families Surviving Torture. Center for Victims of Torture National Capacity Building Conference, Raleigh, NC. , , 2012.
  • Bennett-Murphy L. Working effectively in our kinetic ethnic and cultural landscape. Critical Issues Facing Children and Adolescents conference, Salt Lake City, UT. , , 2011.
  • L. Bennett Murphy (Moderator). T. Clemens, P. Kerig, & J. Burrows-Sanchez (Presenters). Cultural and systemic sources of childhood traumatic stress and resilience. Tanner Human Rights Conference: Conflict, Health, & Healing. Salt Lake City, UT. , , 2015.
  • Bennett-Murphy, L. Psychosocial and Health Sequelae in Child Refugees. Issues in Pediatric Care, Salt Lake City, UT. , , 2014.
  • Bennett-Murphy L, Ameen A, Requadt M. Women of war: Resilience, Recovery, and Resources among Women Refugees. Association of Women in Psychology annual conference, Salt Lake City, UT. , , 2013.
  • Bennett-Murphy L, Klein T. Normative and traumatic attachment. International Conference of Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, London, UK. , , 2012.
  • Bennett-Murphy L, Klein T. Attachment, separation, and loss in toddlers and preschool aged children. 26th annual National Training Institute, Zero to Three's, Washington, DC. , , 2011.
  • Merino C, Bennett-Murphy L. The Relationship Between Attachment Theory as Manifested in Current Close Relationships and Strategies of Coping with Weight-Related Guilt and Shame in the Clinically Obese. Rocky Mountain Psychological Association annual meeting, Salt Lake City, UT. , , 2011.
  • MacWilliams E, Hamoudi M, Bennett-Murphy L. Speaking the Unspeakable: Shared Trauma in Families. 2011 Refugee Conference, Utah Refugee Services, Salt Lake City, UT. , , 2011.
  • Bennett-Murphy L. Attachment and the Development of Very Young Children of Refugees. 25th annual National Training Institute, Zero to Three's, Phoenix, AZ. , , 2010.
  • Bennett Murphy L. Haunted: Silence, secrets, and self. International Psychotherapy Institute Family, Child, and Couple Therapy Conference, Salt Lake City, UT. , , 2010.
  • Griswold H, Bennett Murphy L. Assessing maternal attitudes and behaviors toward injury prevention. Annual conference of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL. , , 1999.
  • Bennett Murphy L, Thompson RJ, Jr, Morris MA. Adherence Behavior among Adolescents with Type I Insulin Dependent Diabetes: The Role of Psychological Processes. Great Lakes Pediatric Psychology Conference, Toronto. , , 1996.
  • Bennett Murphy L, Thompson RJ, Jr. Psychological Adjustment among Chronically Ill Adolescents: A Goodness of Fit Model. Great Lakes Pediatric Psychology Conference, Toronto. , , 1996.
  • Thompson RJ, Jr, Bennett Murphy L. Program Evaluation: Identifying Characteristics of Students who Benefit Most from the Instructional Program at the Hill Learning Center. Annual North Carolina Orton Dyslexia Society Conference, Durham, NC. , , 1992.
  • Bennett Murphy L. Gender differences in children's coping. Women's Studies Convention, Duke University, Durham, NC. , , 1992.
  • Bennett Murphy, L, Van Ausdal, A., & Power, C.. Meeting the Needs of the Marginalized: Health, Mental Health and Service Utilization among Young Homeless Women. Poster session presented at 2015 Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, San Diego, CA. Poster, Presented, 2015.
  • Laurie-Rose C, Bennett-Murphy L, Curtindale L. Joel Warm and children: Applying Warm’s research to early developmental stages. Poster session presented at Conference on the Science and Applications of Perception Psychology, Cincinnati, OH. Poster, Presented, 2008.
  • Curtindale L, Laurie-Rose C, Bennett Murphy L. The role of cognitive style in vigilance performance and workload in children. Poster session presented at Association for Psychological Science 20th Annual Convention, Chicago, IL. Poster, Presented, 2008.
  • McNamara K, Brinkman T, Bennett Murphy L, Laurie-Rose C. Sustained attention and social competence in typically developing preschool-aged children. Poster session presented at Kansas Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Lawrence, KS. Poster, Presented, 2004.
  • Laurie Rose C, Bennett Murphy L, Schickedantz B, Tucci J. Vigilance in children. Poster session presented at Midwestern Psychological Association annual conference, Chicago, IL. Poster, Presented, 2000.
  • Tucci J, Laurie Rose C, Bennett Murphy L. A test of the reverse-event rate effect in children. Poster session presented at Midwestern Psychological Association annual conference, Chicago, IL. Poster, Presented, 2000.
  • Gilliland K, Bennett Murphy L. Social support for adolescent mothers and the prevention of childhood injuries. Poster session presented at Millennium Conference of the Great Lakes Society of Pediatric Psychology, Cleveland, OH. Poster, Presented, 2000.
  • Murphy CE, Bennett Murphy L, Laurie Rose C. Visual attention as a predictor of unintentional injury in preschool-aged children. Poster session presented at Millennium Conference of the Great Lakes Society of Pediatric Psychology, Cleveland, OH. Poster, Presented, 2000.
  • Wenger K, Bennett Murphy L. A creative behavioral intervention for patients with Alzheimer’s Disease. Poster session presented at Midwestern Psychological Association annual conference, Chicago, IL. Poster, Presented, 1998.
  • Bennett Murphy L, Koranyi K, Whited S, Crim L, BettlerT. Mothers Living with HIV: Patterns of Adjustment and Disclosure. Poster session presented at Child Health Psychology Conference, Gainesville, FL. Poster, Presented, 1997.
  • Whited S, Bennett Murphy L, Koranyi K, Gwilliam L, Schultz J. AIDS knowledge among women living with HIV. Poster session presented at Child Health Psychology Conference, Gainesville, FL. Poster, Presented, 1997.
  • Bennett Murphy L, Merritt K, Thompson RJ, Jr, Keith B, Johndrow D. Screening for Behavioral & Emotional Problems in Primary Care Pediatrics. Poster session presented at American Psychological Association annual convention, Toronto. Poster, Presented, 1993.

Languages

  • English, Fluent.