SCOTT MORRISON, B.A., B.S.W., M.S.W., R.S.W.
Registered Clinical Social Worker
B.A. (University of Saskatchewan)
B.S.W. (University of Regina, Saskatoon Campus)
M.S.W. (Ryerson University, Toronto)
R.S.W. (Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers)
To contact Scott, please telephone: (306) 653-3232 or email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
PREFERRED AREAS OF PRACTICE:
- Anxiety and Stress Management: Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Panic Attacks, Social Anxiety, Performance Anxiety, Chronic Worry
- Anger Management
- Compulsive/Addictive Behaviors
- Cultivating Healthy Habits
- Family of Origin Issues
- Grief and Loss
- Intergenerational Trauma
- Mindfulness/Meditation Practice
- Mindful and Wise Use of Technology
- Non-Violent Communication
- Relationship Issues
- Workplace Stress and Conflict
- Existential psychology
- Transpersonal psychology
- In-depth analysis
- Dream analysis
- Imaginative exploration
- Gestalt therapy
- Jungian/Archetypal analysis
WORKSHOP FACILITATION EXPERIENCE:
- Calming The Anxious Mind
- Communication in Relationships
- How to Work with the Train and Body to Reverse the Effects of PTSD. On-line course. Presenters: Ruth Lanius, MD, PHD; Ruth Buczynski, PhD; Ron Siegel, PsyD; Joan Borysenko, PhD; Bill O’Hanlon, LMFT; Rick Hanson, PhD.; May-June, 2017.
- Treatment of Trauma Series. On-line course: Presenters: How to Target Treatment to Help Patients Reclaim Their Lives After Trauma, Bessel van de Kolk, MD; How to Work with the Part of Trauma That Can’t be Verbalized, Peter Lavine, PhD.; The Body’s Critical Role in the Treatment of Trauma, Pat Ogden, PhD.; The Power of EMDR to Treat Trauma: Identifying, Reprocessing, and Integrating Traumatic Memories, Francine Shapiro, PhD.; The Neurobiology of Trauma — What is Happening in the Brain of Someone With Unresolved Trauma, Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD; Tiring Trauma Out: How to Activate the Body’s Natural Defense Mechanisms Against Trauma, David Berceli, PhD.; An Unexpedted Culprit: How the Body’s Incomplete Response to Trauma Can Aggravate Symptoms, Robert Scaer, MD; Finding Meaningful Change After Trauma: The Unique Strengths of the Affect-Based Approach, Diana Fosha, PhD.; How to Help Clients Take Back their Aliveness from Trauma and Depression, May-June, 2017.
- Healing Trauma With The Body. 6-week on-line course. Presenters: Michael Stone + Molly Boeder Harris, May-June, 2017 (see www.michaelstoneteaching.com).
- Power of Intimacy: Terry Real and Esther Perel - Webinar
- Couples Institute Therapist Training, Developmental Model of Couples Therapy: Ellen Bader, Ph.D. and Peter Pearson, Ph.D.; The Couples Institute California
- Mindfulness-Integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Training, April 25 & 26, 2016, Saskatoon, Presented by Bruno Cayoun, D. Psych.
- Meditation and Mindfulness Practice
- Working with children in school settings to learn meditation
- Trauma and Relationships: Terry Real - Webinar
- Mindfulness Practice: Tara Brach - Webinar
- Mindfulness Inside and Outside the Therapy Office: Ron Siegal - Webinar
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
- Narrative Therapy
- Transactional Analysis
- Attachment Theory
- Yoga and Meditation Practice
- Yogic Philosophy
- Anti-Oppressive Practice
- Jungian Psychology
- Secular Buddhist Psychology (Teachers: Pema Chodron, Jack Kornfield, Thich Nhat Hanh, Tara Brach, Michael Stone, Dōgen Zenji, Roshi Enkyo O'Hara)
- Non-Violent Communication
- Koan Study
“Cultivating an attitude of non-violence creates an atmosphere where others can let go of their hostility.” –Patanjali
Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut
A FEW WORDS:
Of all the possible constructions and potential deviations, in a universe filled with billions of galaxies, stars, and worlds, we have arrived at this moment, now ---Now---
I am curious about this life. I am curious as to what it means to be human. How do we take care of the people we love? How do we take care of our own anger, hurt, and discontentment? How can we sit still right in the middle of boredom, loss, or anger?
I work with individuals to understand the relationship between the body and mind, noticing how both influence the other. Throughout our lives we have developed many patterns of thinking and behaving. Some of these habits may be helpful and healthy, however most of us suffer from ruminating negative thought patterns that cause us to act in ways we later regret.
I work alongside clients to empower change of old habits and ways of thinking. Through meditation and breathing exercises I describe how one can become less reactive in their mind and body. The work we do together is to provide relief and support to the internal and external struggles of everyday life, and to strategize manageable, attainable plans of how to cope with these struggles.