Douglas C. Murphy has been a faculty member of the Georgetown Family Center since 1992. Mr. Murphy received his graduate degree from Antioch College in Human Communication Theory. He trained in the Postgraduate Program at the Georgetown University Family Center from 1977 to 1981 and was a clinical intern at the Family Center from 1982 to 1984.

Since 1984 he has served as a family therapist in the Georgetown Family Center Clinic. He became the Clinic Director in 2009. In June 2015, he became Director of the Postgraduate Training Program. Mr. Murphy is on the editorial board of Family Systems and serves as the book review editor.

His primary clinical interest is in the area of family conflict and violence, and he has presented nationally on this topic.