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Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

Dr Darra J Murphy  MB, BCh, BAO, MICGP (Ire), FRACGP, MFamMed, FASPM (Aus)

EMDR Therapy 


2018-           EMDRAA Accredited Trainer 

2015-           EMDR Institute Faculty Instructor 
2013-15       EMDR Institute Trainer training
2012-           EMDRAA Approved Consultant

2011-           EMDR Institute Facilitator

2010-11       EMDR Association of Australia (EMDRAA) Board member           

2004-           EMDR Institute Supervision / Case Consultation

1999-00       EMDR Institute Basic Training (Parts 1 & 2)

Academic & Institutional appointments 


2017-19       Chair, Psychological Medicine Network, RACGP, Australia
2014-16       President, Australian Society for Psychological Medicine, Australia
2007-11       Board Member (RACGP), Mental Health Professionals Network (MHPN), Australia

2001-04       Intern & HMO Accreditation Committee, Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria, Australia 

2001-04       Medical Education Committee, Austin Health, Melbourne, Australia

1994-96       Board of Graduate Studies, Monash Medical Centre, Clayton, Australia
1993-02       Honorary Senior Lecturer, Monash University Centre for Rural Health, Moe/Traralgon, Australia

1992-98       Board of Graduate Studies, Latrobe Regional Hospital, Victoria, Australia 

1992-93       Senior Lecturer, Monash University Centre for Rural Health, Moe/Traralgon, Australia

1988-95       Area Co-ordinator, FMP Gippsland, RACGP Training Program, Victoria, Australia 

1988-01       Clinical tutor, Dept. of General Practice & Community Medicine, Monash University, Australia  

1985-01       Accredited GP Supervisor / Training Practice, RACGP Training Program, Victoria, Australia 

General Practice & Community Appointments

2004-           Associate, The Western Medical Centre (TWMC), Yarraville, Australia

1987-95       Medical Officer of Health, Narracan Shire, Gippsland, Australia

1993-94       Executive Director, Central-West Gippsland Division of General Practice, Moe, Australia

1984-01       Founder & Principal, Trafalgar Medical Centre (TMC), Trafalgar, Australia

1982-84       Medical Director, Central Gippsland Aboriginal Health Service, Morwell, Australia

Hospital Appointments 

2004-13       Senior Medical Officer (Sessional), Djerriwarrh Health Services, Bacchus Marsh, Australia
2001-04       Director of Medical Services & Primary Care, Echuca Regional Health, Echuca, Australia
1997-01       Visiting Medical Officer (VMO), West Gippsland Hospital, Warragul, Australia

1992-98       VMO, Latrobe Regional Hospital, (Moe/Traralgon), Australia

1989-91       Casualty Director (Part-time), Latrobe Valley Hospital, Moe, Australia

1986-87       Casualty Director/Deputy Director of Medical Services, Warrnambool & District Base Hospital

1984-91       VMO - Latrobe Valley Hospital, Moe, Australia

1980-84       VMO - Central Gippsland Hospital, Traralgon, Australia

Postgraduate Medical Training


1981-82       Associate, Benevenagh Medical Centre (RACGP Training Program), Morwell, Australia

1980-81       GP Registrar (RACGP Training Program), Deakin Street Clinic, Traralgon, Australia

1979-80       RMO / Registrar, Rotating Residency Program (RACGP Training Program), Victoria, Australia

1978-79       RMO, Alfred Hospital (RACGP Training Program), Prahran, Australia

1977-78       Intern / RMO, Repatriation General Hospital, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia.

1976-77       Intern, Royal Brisbane Hospital, Brisbane, Australia  

Degrees, Diplomas & Certificates

2001    FASPM                        Fellow, Australian Society for (former College of) Psychological Medicine (ASPM)
2000    EMDR (cert)                Eye Movement Desensitisation and Re-processing, EMDR Institute, CA, USA 
1996    EMST (cert)                 Emergency Management of Surgical Trauma, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons 1996    MFamMed                  Master of Family Medicine, Monash University 

1986    MICGP                        Member, Irish College of General Practitioners (MICGP)

1983    FRACGP                     Fellow, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) 

1976    MB, BCh, BAO           National University of Ireland (University College Dublin), Ireland 



2014    EMDR therapy: Evidence-based and Quality Information for Psychologists (EQIP)

                  - Australian Psychological Society website

1997    Extended Latrobe Valley Injury Surveillance (ELVIS) project. 

                  - Monash University Accident Research Centre, Melbourne, Australia

1996    Doctor and patient perceptions of the role of general practitioners as gatekeepers/resource managers

                  - General Practice Evaluation Program, National Information Service, Flinders University, SA

1995    Resource Allocation. Session 5 - Ethics, Diploma/Master of Family Medicine Degree,

                  - Monash University Department of General Practice & Community Medicine, Melbourne, Australia 

1995    Constructing an instrument to measure GP and patient perceptions of the GP as a Gatekeeper

                  - Master’s Degree Thesis, Monash University Library, Melbourne, Australia 

1994    General Practice: an 'Oznostic' view. 

                  - Tenth Anniversary, ICGP, Ireland

1991    Health Promotion in General Practice using Information Technology. Demonstration Grants Program, 

                  - General Practice Evaluation Program, Commonwealth Department of Health, Australia 

Conference presentations, posters & workshops  


2017    EMDR therapy: integrating psychology and physiology (workshop).

                  - EMDRIA Conference, Seattle, WA, USA.

2016    EMDR therapy (presentation).

                  - Pre-conference Master Class, RACGP / ASPM Unconference, Melbourne, Australia (presentation).

2013    EMDR therapy in general practice (presentation).

                  - EMDR Association of Australia Conference, Sydney, Australia.

2013    Introduction to EMDR therapy (presentation).

                  - Connecting Minds: RACGP/ASPM Conference, Melbourne, Australia  

2011    Psychotherapy in General Practice (presentation).

                  - World Dreaming: 6th World Congress for Psychotherapy, Sydney, Australia.  

2000    1. The patient-centred method in general medical practice (workshop)

            2. Establishing a GP research network (poster). 

                  - International Society for Quality in Health, Dublin, Ireland 

1998    1. Perceptions of the GP as a Gatekeeper / Resource Manager” (presentation).

            2. Establishing a GP research network (poster). 

                  - World Organisation of National Colleges & Academies of General Practice, Dublin, Ireland 

1996    Conducting a GP research network collecting injury data (presentation). 

                  - Third International Conference on Injury Prevention and Control, Melbourne, Australia 

1995    ELVIS (the Extended Latrobe Valley Injury Study): collecting injury data in general practice (presentation).

                  - First National Conference on Injury Prevention, Sydney, Australia, Ireland 

1994    GP and patient perceptions of the GP as a Gatekeeper / Resource Manager (presentation)

                  - Annual Scientific Meeting, Australian Association of Academic General Practitioners, Adelaide,

1993     General Practice in Australia (presentation).

                  - Annual General Meeting, ICGP, Galway, Ireland

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