Doc Murdock

Doc Murdock

Assistant Professor in Residence

    Off Campus
    (224) 565-1161


Ph.D. Counselor Education and Supervision Adler University 2021
M.A. Counseling Northwestern University 2017
B.A. Indiana University 2005


Doc (ze,hir,hirs) holds a Doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision from Adler University and a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northwestern University. Doc’s counseling experiences have included urban schools, private practice, and community behavioral health centers. Doc is also the owner of a private practice that focuses on providing services to members of the LGBT community and other marginalized voices.

Professional Experience

  • Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
  • Group Counseling
  • Research Methods
  • Career Counseling
  • Practicum/Internship


  • Factors Leading to Achievement for Black Women in Post-Secondary-NW Chapter of the Illinois Counseling Association 2022
  • Factors Leading to Achievement for Black Women in Master’s Counseling Programs Indiana Counseling Association 2020
  • Social Justice in Supervision WorkshopIMHCA (In Progress)


  • Black Women: Identity Reformation and the Commodification of the Black Body (In-Progress)
  • Black Women Striving for Success: Post-Secondary Experiences-Journal of Counseling in Illinois2022 (Under Review)
  • A Black AFAB Spiritual Journey-IMHCA News Update, Spring 2023 (Accepted)
  • The Oppositional Gaze, CONTACT An Illinois Counseling Association Publication, Summer/Fall 2022, vol. 98
  • Black Women in the Workplace, IMHCA News Update, Fall/Winter 2022


  • Reviewer-ICA 2022 Conference Proposal Review Subcommittee
  • Treasurer of the Illinois Mental Health Counseling Association
  • President Elect of the North West Chapter of the Illinois Counseling Association

Licensures and Certifications

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)