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Emily Murphy, Student Representative

Emily Murphy (she/her) is a PhD student in the University of Kentucky’s Counseling Psychology program. She completed her undergraduate degree with a BS in Psychology at Indiana University and a MS in Counseling Psychology at the University of Kentucky. Clinically, she has worked within Transylvania University Athletics, the University of Kentucky’s Counseling Center, and for Dr. Alison Arnold — a leading sport psychology consultant for USA Gymnastics. During the upcoming year, Emily will complete her practicum rotation at the Robley Rex VA Medical Center within the Substance Use Disorders Treatment Program to supplement the generalist training she received at the Lexington VA Health Care System Outpatient Clinic.

Emily has experience instructing several undergraduate psychology courses, including The Psychology of Coaching and Motor Performance and Social Psychology and Cultural Processes. She is a member of the Help-Seeking and Multicultural Measurement Evaluation Research Lab and the University of Kentucky Sport and Counseling Psychology Research Lab. Her research primarily focuses on the integration of sport psychology and psychotherapy, athlete activism, and multicultural training of sport psychology practitioners. Furthermore, Emily served as a 2021 AASP Student Delegate, volunteering as a member of the Social Connections Initiative and a co-chair of the Science and Practice Initiative (SPI). Currently, she serves as a University of Kentucky Second Year Mentorship Coach as well as a member of AASP’s Web Presence Committee.