Christopher Murray '03

Chris Murray ’03

After completing his MSW in 2010, Christopher started as a field therapist for a wilderness therapy program. There he did 24 day backpacking trips with teens that promoted skill building and provided daily individual and group therapy. From there he moved on to a mobile mental health crisis job for almost 5 years at Project Respond. Christopher now works in the psychiatric emergency department at Unity Center for Behavioral health in Portland. At both Project Respond and at Unity, he meets with people who are in crisis to assess risk and provide resources regarding suicidality, psychosis, substance use disorders, and all kinds of lack of access to stability and support. In addition to his primary job, Christopher provides clinical supervision for both LCSW and LPC track clinicians, and is a river guide in the summer (again working with wilderness therapy programs on multi-day trips).