Marilyn Murray, M.A.
Recognized internationally as an educator, theorist, author, columnist and psychotherapist, Marilyn Murray is a well-known presenter at psychological conferences, universities, churches, to the general public and in the media. As an authority regarding abuse and its consequences, she has specialized in intensive therapy in private practice and has taught her Murray Method theory and treatment modalities since 1983.
She created and taught a specialty program using the Murray Method for Ottawa University graduate students in Phoenix, Arizona for seven years entitled, “The Treatment of Trauma, Abuse and Deprivation.” She also has taught her method for an international university in Hawaii, Ukraine and the Netherlands, and has students from 37 nations.
Since 2002, she has lived half-time in Moscow, Russia where she presents her method to health professionals and clergy regarding the treatment of trauma, abuse, deprivation, and their correlation with addictions. She was a guest professor at Moscow State University of Psychology and Education from 2004-2008. In addition to her regular training seminars, she now is a professor at the Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy in Moscow, where she teaches her full Murray Method program as part of their post-graduate curriculum for psychologists, psychiatrists and physicians. The Murray Method presently has participants from over 250 cities in the former USSR. Her column, “Time to Live” is a bi-weekly feature in Russia’s only English language daily newspaper, The Moscow Times.
She is the author of Prisoner of Another War (1991) and The Murray Method (2012) – both available in English and in Russian. She is the president and the primary instructor for The Murray Method, LLC which provides training for health professionals and workshops for the general public in the United States. Her two daughters and their families reside in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.
As a result of her own healing journey, Ms. Murray has been afforded insight and understanding into the long-term consequences of childhood trauma. This experience, coupled with her extensive work with victims and offenders, provides her with unique abilities as a clinician. She is one of the first rape victims to act as therapist to incarcerated rapists and child molesters and worked in the Arizona Prison system part time for six years on a pro bono basis.
She created and taught a specialty program for Ottawa University graduate students in Phoenix, Arizona entitled, "The Treatment of Trauma, Abuse and Deprivation". She also teaches for an international university in Hawaii, the Netherlands and the Ukraine and has had participants from 37 nations.
Ms. Murray retired from private practice in 2004 and became the founder and director of Health Restoration International, Ltd. which provides education and resources for emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual health. Since 2002, she has lived half-time in Russia where she presents her method to health professionals and to clergy regarding the treatment of trauma, abuse, deprivation, and their effects on addictions. In addition, she is a guest professor at Moscow State University of Psychology and Education where she offers post-graduate courses to professionals working with abused children and their families; she also gives regular trainings to the faculty, staff and students of a seminary in southern Russia. Ms. Murray now has participants from over 177 cities in the former USSR.
She is the author of "Prisoner of Another War" (1991), and her new book, "Wisdom for a Healing Journey." will be released in Russian by Piter Publishing, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Ms. Murray maintains offices in Scottsdale, Arizona and Moscow, Russia.