Aly Murphy, M.A.
- Currently accruing the post-graduate clinical hours required for licensure as a Mental Health Counselor, under supervision of a State of Hawaii licensed clinical Psychologist, Dr. Richard Kim.
- Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling – Hawaii Pacific University
- Bachelor of Arts in Psychology – California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
- Mental Health Worker at Po’ailani Inc., Kaneohe, HI (2012-2013)
- Practicum student at Queen’s Medical Center Day Treatment Services, Honolulu, HI (2013-2014)
- Behavior Technician providing ABA therapy to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder at Behavior Analysis No Ka Oi, Honolulu, HI (2014-current)
- Behavior Interventionist providing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder at Autism Comprehensive Educational Services (ACES), San Jose, CA (2011-2012)
- Research Associate in evaluating effectiveness of educational and behavioral health programs at The Catalyst Group, LLC., Honolulu, HI (2014-current)
- American Counseling Association
- Hawaiian Psychological Association
- Psi Chi (International psychology honors society)
- Experience in treatment of depression, anxiety/panic, stress, anger and addictions.
- Completed graduate level coursework in multicultural counseling and has worked with clients from varying backgrounds, socioeconomic status, and cultures
- Psychoeducation and support for clients and family members of those affected by severe mental illness.
- Experience in working with the local population in programs that implemented Native Hawaiian culture into the treatment.
Uses an eclectic approach that includes primarily Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) that incorporates Humanistic approach and emphasizes evidence-based treatments. An eclectic approach blends effective elements from the different approaches and tailors treatment according to each client needs. CBT is a short-term, goal-oriented treatment that takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving. CBT focuses on the way that a person's cognitions (i.e., thoughts), emotions, and behaviors are interconnected and therefore affect one another, while the Humanistic approach emphasizes people's capacity to make rational choices and develop to their maximum potential.
I grew up in the Bay Area in California, and completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology in Southern California (Cal Poly Pomona) before moving to Oahu for graduate school (HPU). I traveled as much as I possibly could while in college to explore the different cultures within the US and other countries. After graduating from Cal Poly Pomona, I came to Oahu to attend HPU. Although I’ve only been here a few years, it feels more like home than California and I have no plans to leave. Aside from exploring the island and eating shave ice whenever possible, I spend most of my free time hiking, baking, Skyping with friends on the mainland and spending time with my friends and family on the island.
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