Orson Morrison, Psy.D. Clinical Psychology, always thought of himself as a nurturer and a caregiver. Having grown up in Toronto as the son of immigrant parents, Dr. Morrison developed an appreciation for diversity—which became a motivator in pursuing a graduate degree in psychology.
“I was looking for a program that emphasized diversity and social justice,” says Dr. Morrison.
At The Chicago School, Dr. Morrison was able to work on campus and develop new skills through a graduate assistantship—helping professors with curriculum development and teaching.
Currently, Dr. Morrison is the Director of DePaul Family and Community Services—directing staff on how to best provide clinical services including child/adolescent psychiatry, parent-child interaction therapy, and psychological testing and assessment.
Dr. Morrison is also leading the way to address community violence on a systemic level. Partnering with various organizations—including the education and child-welfare system—Dr. Morrison helps ensure that the mental-health needs are met within disenfranchised and underserved communities.
Although Dr. Morrison has already found a successful career with his degree from The Chicago School, he is also impressed by all of the professional options that have been opened to him.
“I’m amazed at all of the things I can do professionally. I can teach. I can work with children and families. There are so many ways in which you can apply the learning that you receive.”