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Kathleen Murphy-Eberenz, Ph.D.
Director of La Salle Community Center for Counseling and Psychological Services

Education:
Ph.D. – Clinical Psychology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
M.A. – Clinical Psychology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 
B.A. – Psychology, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ

Clinical and Research Interests:
My clinical background is broad based in adult psychopathology with my most recent work in the areas of mood and psychotic disorders.  My primary interests are specific to the epidemiology and nosology of psychiatric disorders with an overarching focus on the characterization of subgroups within defined diagnostic classifications.    In studying population subsets my goal is to better understand the heterogeneity that presents as part of larger diagnostic groupings in the context of etiology, assessment and treatment response.  My research interests include examination of DSM formulations of psychiatric illness, assessment of psychiatric disorders at the diagnostic as well as symptom level, and the identification of clinically relevant characteristics unique to subgroups represented within diagnostic groups.

Representative Publications:
Payne, J.L., Roy, P.S., Murphy-Eberenz, K.P., Weissman, M.M., Swartz, K.L., McInnis, M.G., Nwulia, E., Mondimore, F.M., MacKinnon, D.F., Miller, E.B., Nurnberger, J.I., Levinson, D.F., DePaulo, J.R., & Potash, J.B. (2007). Reproductive cycle-associated mood symptoms in women with major depression and bipolar disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders, 99, 221-229.

Mondimore, F.M., Zandi, P.P., MacKinnon, D.F., McInnis, M.G., Miller, E.B., Crowe,  R.P., Scheftner, W.A., Marta, D.H., Weissman, M.M., Levinson, D.F., Murphy-Eberenz, K.P., DePaulo, J.R., Potash, J.B. (2006). Familial aggregation of illness chronicity in recurrent, early-onset major depression pedigrees. American Journal of Psychiatry, 163, 1554-1560.

Murphy-Eberenz, K.P, Zandi, P.P., March, D., Crowe, R.R., Scheftner, W.A., Alexander,  M., McInnis, M.G., Coryell, W., Adams, P., DePaulo, J.R., Miller, E.B., Marta, D.H., Levinson, D.F. (2006).  Is perinatal depression familial? Journal of Affective Disorders, 90, 49-55.

Levinson, D.F., Zubenko, G.S., Crowe, R.R., DePaulo, J.R., Scheftner, W.S., Weissman,   M.M., Holmans, P., Zubenko, W.N., Boutelle, S., Murphy-Eberenz, K., MacKinnon, D., McInnis, M.G., Marta, D.H., Adams, P., Sassoon, S., Knowles, J.A., Thomas, J., Chellis, J. (2003).  Genetics of recurrent early-onset depression (GenRED): Design and preliminary clinical characteristics of a repository sample for genetic linkage studies. American Journal of Medical Genetics, 121B, 118-130.

Lowe, M.R., Gleaves, M.R., Murphy-Eberenz, K.P.  (1998).   On the relation of dieting and bingeing in bulimia nervosa.  Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 107, 263-271.
Gleaves, D.H., Eberenz, K.P., & May, M.C. (1998).  Scope and significance of posttraumatic symptomatology among women hospitalized for an eating disorder.  International Journal of Eating Disorders, 24, 147-156.

Lowe, M.R., Gleaves, M.R., Murphy-Eberenz, K.P.  (1998).   On the relation of dieting and bingeing in bulimia nervosa.  Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 107, 263-271.
Gleaves, D.H. & Eberenz, K.P. (1995).  Validating a multidimensional model of the psychopathology of bulimia nervosa.  Journal of Clinical Psychology, 51, 181-189.
Eberenz, K.P. & Gleaves, D.H. (1994).  Examination of the factor structure and reliability of the EDI-2 in a clinical sample.  International Journal of Eating Disorders, 16, 371-379.
Gleaves, D.H., Eberenz, K.P., & May, M.C. (1998).  Scope and significance of posttraumatic symptomatology among women hospitalized for an eating disorder.  International Journal of Eating Disorders, 24, 147-156.

Gleaves, D.H. & Eberenz, K.P. (1993).  The psychopathology of anorexia nervosa:  A factor analytic investigation.  Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 15, 227-231.
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