AB, Phillips University, 1949. Master of Divinity, Union Theological Seminary, 1952. Student program for clergy, William Alanson White Psychoanalytic Institute, 1953.
Doctor of Medicine, New York University, 1959.
Director religious education, Loncoln Terrace Christian Church, Oklahoma City, 1946-1947;
director religious education, Tappan (New York) Reformed Christian Church, 1947-1949;
pastor, area Christian Churches (Disciples of Christ), Oklahoma, 1947-1949;
pastor, area Methodist churches, New Jersey, 1950-1959;
chaplain-intern, Greystone Park Eastern State Hospital, Morris Plains, New Jersey, 1952-1954;
chaplain-intern, Psychiatry Unit Bellevue Hospital, New York City, 1952-1954;
chaplain-intern, Federal Detention Headquarters, New York City, 1952-1954;
chaplain-intern, Riker's Island Prison, New York City, 1952-1954;
intern in medicine, Mountainside Hospital, Montclair, New Jersey, 1959-1960;
resident in psychiatry, Manhattan Eastern State Hospital, Ward's Island, New York, 1960-1963;
residency fellow, Mount Sinai Hospital, 1962-1963;
teacher, supervisor various therapy and residency training programs, Blanton-Peale Graduate Institute, Institutions of Religion and Health, 1963-1968, 71-;
private practice independent, marriage, family and group therapy, New York City, since 1963. Dance therapy trainee Bronx (New York) Psychiatric Center, 1977-1979. Assistant supervisor chaplain's department Greystone Pk.
Eastern State Hospital, Morris Plains, New Jersey, 1954. Member of faculty Manhattan School Music, 1971. Adjunct associate professor grad.dept. guidance and counseling Long Island U., 1969-1973.
Adjunct Professor graduate dance therapy New York University, 1983-1991. President, member of faculty Frontiers Institute, since 1976. Infant-parent workshops, since 1974.
Teacher course on psychotherapy of schizophrenic patients Anding Psychiatric Hospital, Beijing, 1993. Lecturer Union Theological Seminary, since 1985. Presenter in field.
Fellow American Association Marriage and Family Therapy (approved supervisor since 1979). Member American Psychiatric Association, American Group Therapy Association, American Association Pastoral Counselors (diplomate), American Dance Therapy Association, American Psychosomatic Society, National Association Poetry Therapy.
Married Thelma F. Dixon-Murphy. Children: Thomas Edward, Paul Wallace.