About Dr. Murphy

Dr. Courtney Murphy is a neuropsychologist and licensed psychologist who works in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has a private practice and is available to see patients from San Francisco, through the Peninsula, and to San Jose.  She also works at a major hospital on the Peninsula providing both in- and outpatient neuropsychological assessment, intervention, and consultation to patients, families, and providers.


Dr. Murphy has trained and worked in a variety of settings, including Stanford University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS), VA Maryland Health Care System (VAMHCS), Washington DC VA Medical Center, Palo Alto University, and Kaiser Permanente.


Dr. Murphy is trained in neuropsychological assessment of patients with complex neuropsychiatric comborobities. She is trained in medical neuropsychology (please see FAQ page for a list of diagnostic specialities and common referral questions). She also specializes in capacity evaluations to determine one’s ability to make medical, financial, and/or legal decisions. Finally, she also holds advanced training and specialty in assessing various learning disorders (e.g., Specific Learning Disorder, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) and providing recommendations based on strengths and weaknesses to inform their academic advancement.


In addition to providing comprehensive assessment, Dr. Murphy also is skilled at providing neuropsychological rehabilitation therapy focused on learning skills to compensate for cognitive difficulties.


She has worked with civilians, veterans, and service members, as well as adolescents, adults, and older adults (ranging from age 12 to 102).


Dr. Murphy has presented at national and international conferences, co-authored peer-reviewed journal articles, and has served as an ad hoc reviewer for well-respected journals.




California Clinical Psychologist License: PSY26630

Completed a Two-Year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at the

   War Related Illnesses and Injury Study Center (WRIISC), Washington D.C. VA

   Medical Center

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Palo Alto University

  Neuropsychological Assessment Certificate Program (Division 40 Houston guidelines)

M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Palo Alto University

B.A. in Psychology from University of San Francisco


Past & Present Professional Affiliations:


Northern California Neuropsychology Forum (NCNF)

California Psychological Association (CPA)

American Psychological Association (APA)

International Neuropsychological Society (INS)

National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN)

Courtney L. Murphy, Ph.D.


Licensed Psychologist



(650) 257-0595


© 2015 by Courtney L. Murphy, Ph.D.