Dr. Raymond M. Morris received his Bachelor of Arts from Sir Wilfred Laurier University in May 1966. He completed a Master of Applied Science Degree from the University of Waterloo, specializing in Counselling Psychology in May, 1971. Dr. Morris was awarded his Doctorate Degree in Psychology from the University of Toronto in 1973.
Dr. Morris was employed as a Staff Psychologist at the Family Court Clinic of the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry from July 1972 to 1978, and assumed the position of Associate Chief Psychologist until September of 1986. During his 14-year tenure at the Family Court Clinic, Dr. Morris gained extensive experience in the assessment and mediation of custody and access disputes, as well as child welfare matters, prior to a full-time private practice begun in August of 1986. Dr. Morris has been a part-time faculty member of York University, teaching in the Department of Psychology as a Course Director. Prior to this faculty position, Dr. Morris has acted as liaison and had been responsible for the training and supervision of psychology interns primarily from York University and the University of Toronto. Additional teaching consisted of lectures and workshop experiences, such as serving as Faculty Member for the Family Law Practice Skills Course, sponsored by the Law Society of Upper Canada.
Dr. Morris’ current practice specializes in the area of providing services to families in transition and breakdown, such as marital dysfunction, separation and divorce. Specific services provided in this regard include marital and separation counselling, family mediation and arbitration, and comprehensive custody and access assessments focused on post-separation parenting plans designed to meet the needs and best interests of children. Dr. Morris also maintains a general practice providing consultation, psycho-diagnostic assessment of individuals, parenting capacity evaluation, individual marital, family and play therapy, and clinical hypnotherapy when appropriate.
Dr. Morris is a member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario, having been licensed to practice in the province since 1973. He is a member of the Canadian Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, the Ontario Canadian and American Psychological Associations, the Ontario Association of Family Mediators, Family Mediation Canada, and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.
Dr. Morris has been qualified as an expert witness in the Ontario Courts.
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