Murney Clinic

Murney Clinic Providers

Our providers include licensed clinical psychologists, provisionally licensed counselors, interns and graduate trainees in psychology and marriage and family therapy.

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Continuing Education

Fridays @ Forest offers continuing education opportunities

throughout the year.

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Operation Us

The Operation Us project has joined forces with The Murney Clinic.

All our relationship education is now under a single banner.

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Lunch & Learns at Murney

The Murney Clinic  offers community “Lunch & Learn” opportunities

on Fridays from 12:00-1:00 p.m.

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Our Mission: To increase effective engagement in Springfield and Greene County by creating a more welcoming and respectful environment where all people's views are encouraged and heard.

Be Attentive
Live with awareness toward others and your surroundings.

Acknowledge Others
Greet people, ideas and values with respect.

Be Inclusive
Recognize and welcome all people every day.

Seek to understand by concentrating on what people say.

Respect Other Views
Respond to different opinions with a fair and open mind.

Speak Out With Courage
Express yourself with honor and conviction.

Act with Compassion
Treat others with kindness and honesty.

Give and Accept Constructive Feedback
Consider criticism thoughtfully and factually.

Treat Your Environment with Respect
Show regard for nature, resources and shared spaces.

Be Accountable
Acknowledge mistakes and take responsibility for your actions.


How the Civility Project came about, and why … A backgrounder

Just as a nation of voices appeal for a return to civility, citizens across Springfield and Greene
County have begun calling for greater civility in public discourse about politics, diversity, even local
planning and development. They have witnessed growing schisms and malaise as a result of frequent
verbal attacks at public meetings and in editorial commentary. 

More than a year ago, the Good Community Committee, an informal cross-section of
community leaders, began discussing and learning how this growing trend of incivility had turned so
ugly, it stifled community participation. The committee’s goal became one of restoring civic engagement to the democratic process.

It would appear support for that is growing across the community, based on responses to the
2010 Ozarks Regional Social Capital Survey conducted among Springfield-Greene County residents.
Some 88.9 percent of people responded that they strongly agree or agree with the statement that
“Civility in politics is important for a healthy democracy.”

Since then, committee members and others including educators and employers with vested
interests in civility began preparing a project to keep Springfield-Greene County a good community, and one that fosters an atmosphere in which people can freely speak their minds.

With the hope of renewing our energy for local civic engagement, the group will kick off The
Civility Project at 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 13. The Good Community Committee is hosting a free, public event at The Gillioz featuring Dr. P.M. Forni, a founder of The Civility Initiative at Johns Hopkins University and author of “Choosing Civility: The Twenty-Five Rules of Considerate Conduct” and “The Civility Solution.”

Forni’s lead in the movement toward civility has been adopted by cities across the United States
and by private and public institutions. As their expression of commitment to civility, many have adopted Forni’s tenets of civility and posted them in public areas.

The Springfield-Greene County Civility Project focuses on 10 main tenets of civility, and
encourage private businesses, public agencies and government entities to adopt and display them in
their buildings. The Greene County commissioners took the first step on Feb. 28 by formally adopting a resolution that called for “spirited public discourse” while maintaining “mutual respect for all opinions.”

As the Civility Project rolls out, educators, the faith community, athletic, government, social
service and business leaders have already committed to adapt the civility tenets in ways that will help
Springfield-Greene County achieve the goal of fostering an atmosphere of free speech, civil discourse
and courageous civic engagement.


Murney Clinic Waiting RoomThe Robert J. Murney Clinic at Forest Institute is a teaching clinic committed to meeting the needs of the citizens of southwest Missouri that lack access to mental health services. This is accomplished through community partnerships, an income-based fee structure, individual, couples, family and group therapies, as well as psycho-educational courses.

As a not-for-profit training facility for behavioral health professionals, Murney Clinic is staffed by a variety of skilled providers. Clinical services are provided by supervised psychological trainees, marriage and family trainees, and interns, as well as licensed psychologists, marital and family therapists and professional counselors.

Need to refer a client? Download our Referral Form.


Question markDoes our list of workshops leave you wondering where to start? Answer the questions in the box below, and we'll give you our suggestions of where you might like to begin.

These are our best guesses based on your answers to the question, and they certainly don't mean that you can't take other workshops as appropriate.

Just click on your answer to the first question to begin.


If you have an immediate need for assistance, please call one of the numbers below.
Immediate Emergency 911
Mental Health Crisis 417-862-6555 or 1-800-494-7355
Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-392-3738
Domestic Violence Crisis Hotline 1-866-383-3733
Elderly Abuse Hotline 1-800-392-0210
Family Violence 1-800-831-6863
The Victim Center 24 hour hotline 1-800-743-5265


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Murney Clinic Hours

10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Please note that holiday hours may vary.

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The Murney Clinic is pleased to say that friends and family members of satisfied former clients refer the vast majority of our new clients. In an effort to meet the continually changing needs of the community, we welcome feedback on how we can improve.

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