About Dr. Morris

Dr. Morris is a Clinical Psychology Resident under the supervision of Dr. David Young, Licensed Clinical Psychologist. Originally from Dallas, TX, Dr. Morris graduated from The Hockaday School and then completed her undergraduate degree at Vanderbilt University, double majoring in psychology and spanish. She then received her Masters of Arts in Clinical Counseling Psychology and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Southern Methodist University. Dr. Morris completed her predoctoral internship at the Vanderbilt University-VA Consortium in Nashville, TN. At Vanderbilt University, Dr. Morris worked in the Department of Psychiatry outpatient clinic a variety of mood, anxiety, and personality disorders. She also worked at the Psychological and Counseling Center for undergraduate and graduate students and their families. In addition, she did forensic assessments including Fitness for Duty and Competency to Stand Trial evaluations.

During her training, she has worked with individuals from a variety of backgrounds, with a variety of mental health difficulties, at sites including the Family Studies Center-UT Southwestern, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Vanderbilt University Psychological and Counseling Center, and at the Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Dallas, TX.She has experience treating mood and anxiety-related disorders (such as Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Social Anxiety, Panic Disorder, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) as well as eating disorders and substance abuse.  In addition, she has experience working with couples and families facing difficulties in their relationships, whether between partners or the parent-child dynamic.


CLINICAL EXPERIENCE
  • 2012-2013: Vanderbilt University-Department of Veterans Affairs Consortium, Predoctoral Internship: Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Department of Psychiatry), Vanderbilt University Psychological and Counseling Center, Forensic Psychiatry (Evaluator)
  • 2011-2012: VA North Texas Healthcare System, Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program
  • 2009-2012: Anxiety Research and Treatment Program, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Southern Methodist University
  • 2008-2012: Couples Research Lab, Southern Methodist University
  • 2009-2011: Stress, Anxiety, and Chronic Disease Research Program, Anxiety Disorders Treatment Program, Southern Methodist University
  • 2007-2008: University of Texas-Southwestern, Family Studies Center
  • 2007-2008: Dallas Independent School District, Youth & Family Centers
Workshops
  • 2011: Exposure with Ritual Prevention for OCD, Dallas, TX (1 day) Instructor: Mark Powers, Ph.D.
  • 2010: Cognitive Therapy, Capnometry-Assisted Respiratory Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Panic Disorder, Los Angeles, CA (3 days) Instructors: Michelle Craske, Ph.D. and Alicia Meuret, Ph.D.
  • 2010: Prolonged Exposure for PTSD, Dallas, TX (1 week) Instructor: Mark Powers, Ph.D.

Manuscripts

Rowe, L., & Morris, A. (2012). Patient and Partner Correlates of Couple Relationship Functioning in Bipolar Disorder. Journal of Family Psychology, 26(3), 328-337.

Presentations

Morris, A.M., & Simpson Rowe, L. (2011). The relative effects of types of social support in predicting bipolar depression. Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Convention, Toronto, Canada.

Miller, A.R., & Simpson, L. E. (2009). Perceived social support, symptomatology, and service utilization in bipolar disorder. Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Convention, New York, NY.

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