Dr. Michael Murphy has been practicing as a psychologist in Massachusetts since 1985. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, the National Academy of Neuropsychologists, and the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Offenders. Over the course of 25 years, Dr. Murphy has functioned as a director of a large community mental health center has supervised mental health services in correctional and community-based facilities, and has practiced widely as a neuropsychologist and forensic psychologist. He has completed many hundreds of forensic evaluations in secure hospital settings as well as independently as a practicing forensic psychologist. He is a Qualified Examiner in Massachusetts and has completed many hundreds of sex offender evaluations and has testified as an expert witness in trials related to sexual dangerousness. In addition, Dr. Murphy has published widely for the popular press in the areas of family, political and psychological issues as a newspaper columnist and book author. In 2005 he was awarded the National Newspaper Columnists Award.