Anthony R. Morris is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), who has a sincere passion for and commitment to providing clinical supervision to the next generation of psychotherapists. Anthony obtained his Master's of Science of Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin (2001) and obtained a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology and Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from Prairie View A&M (1999). He completed his postgraduate training in psychodynamic psychotherapy at the Houston Galveston Psychoanalytic Institute, obtained his certification as a group psychotherapist from the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA), and achieved his Certification as a Cognitive Therapist Diplomate from the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, and completed a yearlong training program in dialectical behavioral therapy with Behavioral Tech, LLC.
From 2004-2009, Anthony served as an item writer for the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB): the governing board for social work practice responsible for public protection, establishing social work standards of practice, and evaluating minimum competence for social work practice. In 2006, he was appointed as an ASWB examination committee co-chair: a 16-member committee responsible for reviewing, editing and approving questions for all social work licensing examinations administered in 49 states, Washington, D.C., the Virgin Islands, and Alberta, Canada. Anthony strongly believes in adult learning theory and believes that formal and informal education is necessary for professional growth. Clinical social work supervisees have commented that his style of supervision is unique because he consistently fosters a strong learning alliance that enables them to learn therapeutic skills while developing self-awareness.
Anthony currently serves as the Domiciliary Chief for a Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Facility where he provides supervision to an interdisciplinary team consisting of psychiatrist, registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, clinical social workers, recreational therapist, vocational rehabilitation specialist, physician assistant, clinical pharmacist, psychologist, licensed chemical dependent counselor, program support specialist, pastoral care, nutrition, peer specialist, and health technicians. The Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Facility's mission is to provide individuals who are recovering from mental illness or substance abuse disorders with state-of-the-art, high quality residential rehabilitation and treatment services.
Anthony maintains a part-time private psychotherapy and consultation practice in Bellaire, Texas where he provides individual, couples, and group psychotherapy for adults utilizing psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral approaches. He specializes in treating adults with depression, anxiety, marital conflict, substance abuse, affect dysregulation and a myriad of mental disorders that affect one's quality of life. In addition to providing psychotherapy, Anthony also provides consultation and training to agencies seeking to enhance program services and comply with county and state grants and regulatory bodies such as Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JACHO) and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).