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Morris Robert Morrison, American poetry therapist.


Morrison, Morris Robert was born on November 1, 1908 in Brooklyn. Son of Jacob and Sarah (Sverdlov) Morrison.


Bachelor of Arts, College City New York, 1931;Master of Arts, University Texas, 1933;postgraduate, New York University, 1968-1972;Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology, U. Humanistic Studies, 1981.


Social worker, New York City Department Social Service, 1935-1946;president, Morrison's Ltd., New York City, 1946-1960;correspondent, Mexico City Times, 196O-67;foreign correspondent, Mexico City Times, 1963-1967;columnist, Mexico City News, 1967-1970;New York correspondent, Nueva Vida, Mexico City, since 1972. Lecturer New School, College City New York, New York City, 1967-1970. Member of faculty department.psychology New School for Social Research, since 1970.

Co-director Poetry Therapy Center, New York City, since 1969. Teacher trainer professional development program New York City Board Education, since 1973. Founder, president American Academy for Poetry Therapy, Austin, Texas.

Member of faculty department behavioral science St. Edward's U., Austin.



President American Academy for Poetry Therapy, since 1977. Board directors National Educational Council Creative Arts Theatres, since 1980. Board directors, chairman advisory board Texas Circuit, since 1980.

Fellow American Society Social Psychiatry (governor Texas affiliate). Member National Association Poetry Therapy (president emeritus since 1977), Association Poetry Therapy (science associate, director 1971-1973, president emeritus), Writers' League American (president), New York Writers' League (president), Actors Equity, Poetry Society of America, Composers, Authors and Artists American (national director since 1975), Association Corresponsales Extranajeros en Mexico, Doctorate Association New York City Educators (vice president), Faculty Institute Life-Time Learning, American Academy for Psychoanalysis (science associate since 1987).


Married Theresa Gillman, June 6, 1936. Children: Nadine Markova, Felicia Morrison (Mistress de Ordaz), Chet.

Jacob Morrison

Sarah (Sverdlov) Morrison

Theresa Gillman

Nadine Markova Morrison

Felicia Morrison Morrison (Mistress de Ordaz)

Chet Morrison