Robert A. Murray MD is a Board Certified Psychiatrist with over 30 years experience in the field. Trained in Pennsylvania, he completed his psychiatric residency at the Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital and his M.D. at Hahnemann Medical College. Dr. Murray has focused throughout his career on the treatment of severe mental illnesses and has training in both intensive psychotherapy and psychopharmacology. He has worked at Riverbend  for over fifteen years and has served as our Medical Director for over five of those years. Dr. Murray has extensive experience teaching and working with multidisciplinary teams. His approach to understanding mental illness includes psychodynamic, social, and biological perspectives.  He firmly believes that effective treatment occurs in the context of respectful and growth-oriented therapeutic relationships.