Action Team 4

Research & Dissemination
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Christopher M. Murphy, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and clinical supervisor for the New Behaviors Program for intimate partner violence at HopeWorks, a community-based non-profit agency in Howard County, Maryland.

Senior Co-Chair

Christopher Murphy

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Bio Coming Soon!

Junior Co-Chair

Tamara Hamai

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Christine Murray is an Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Couple and Family Counseling Track in the UNCG Department of Counseling and Educational Development

Chair Elect

Christine Murray

About Us

The Research and Dissemination Action Team has two main goals.  Our first goal is to encourage the generation of rigorous and useful research to further our understanding of the etiology, prevention, and treatment of interpersonal violence.  Our second goal is to reduce interpersonal violence and its effects by disseminating important research findings to practitioners and policy makers and promoting the translation of research into practice. We value partnerships between researchers and practitioners that drive the field of knowledge, program design, practice, advocacy, and policy.

Current Projects

  • Domestic violence special issues in the Journal of Child Custody, which recruited a number of leaders in the field to contribute empirical and theoretical pieces

  • Development of continuing-education research tracks at the IVAT and other conferences

  • Participation in the writing and editing of the Handbook on Interpersonal Violence

Future Projects

  • Continued organization of special issues in journals

  • Further participation in the writing and editing of the Handbook on Interpersonal Violence

  • Consultation on the development of research informed entertainment media.


Acton Team 4 will hold regular meetings. More information on when these meetings will be schedules will be coming soon. 


If you would like to join Action Team 4 please send your membership form to Chris Murphy:

The Family Violence and Sexual Assault Institute/The Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT) serves as the fiscal and logistical agents of NPEIV and are a Non-Profit 501(C)(3) Corporation. 

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​Telephone : ​858-527-1860 ext. 4042