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Dr. Orson Morrison, Psy.D. (he/him) is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and has worked in a variety of clinical settings including college counseling centers, community mental health centers, inpatient and outpatient medical settings, private practice, and in academic-clinical research units. Dr. Morrison has also taught graduate-level coursework in Psychology and offers trainings to the community on a variety of mental health topics.
Dr. Morrison’s approach to clinical leadership and practice is under-pinned by a commitment to social justice, multi-culturalism, inclusivity, and anti-racism. He has spent his career working towards improving access to quality mental health services for all. He brings these values to his work with clients, colleagues, and supervisees alike.
Prior to joining DePaul University’s Counseling & Psychological Services, Dr. Morrison served as the Director of DePaul Family and Community Services, a university-based community mental health center, for 10 years. Prior to that, Dr. Morrison held roles as Vice President for Clinical Services/Child and Family Services at Lawrence Hall Youth Services and other roles such Clinical Director and Director of Psychological Training at Hartgrove Hospital and Riveredge Hospital respectively. Dr. Morrison completed an APA-accredited internship at Napa State Hospital and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of California Berkeley’s Counseling and Psychological Services. Dr. Morrison maintains a private practice in Oak Park.
Dr. Morrison’s professional interests and areas of expertise include psychotherapy with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families, psychological assessment, mindfulness and contemplative practices, culture and identity, trauma and multi-generational trauma. He’s also worked extensively with clients who present with issues related to depression, anxiety, and attentional difficulties. Dr. Morrison also enjoys providing clinical supervision and mentorship to staff and students. Dr. Morrison draws on a variety of clinical approaches in his work including cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, psychodynamic approaches, and family-systems theory.
Dr. Morrison grew up in Toronto, Canada to immigrant parents from South-Africa and Guyana. He is a husband and a father. He loves cooking, gardening, traveling, and spending time with his family. Dr. Morrison is also very interested in genealogy and learning about his diverse ancestry.