Dr. Michelle Morrissey, Public SpeakerMichelle has been a licensed marriage and family therapist since 2010.  She received her Master of Counseling in Marriage/Family/Child therapy from UoP Reno campus and received her PhD in general family studies with an emphasis in the military from Northcentral University.  She is an EMDR International Association Approved Basic Training Provider, an EMDR International Association Advanced Trainer.  She has developed 2 programs for extra credit, with a 3rd waiting for approval.  She is also an Approved Consultant with EMDRIA and with the EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Program. In 2016, Michelle was awarded a grant from the EMDR Research Foundation to complete her dissertation on EMDR Group Therapy for the treatment of vicarious trauma among first responders.  In 2013, she was published in the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research for the utilization of EMDR therapy on a child with severe Separation Anxiety Disorder.  She is the co-owner of The Morrissey Institute, LLC where she provides therapeutic services for children and adults and provides EMDR advanced trainings, EMDR basic trainings, and consultation services throughout the United States.  She has trained and consulted with local agencies such as Crossroads, El Pueblo Boys and Girls Ranch, Sol Vista, Health Solutions, and Private Therapists throughout CO and around the United States.  Michelle has been a guest speaker for Mental Health of America-Pueblo, for Veterans, and other mental health agencies on topics of Traumatic Brain Injuries, PTSD, and EMDR therapy.  She was a licensed teacher in CO for 6 years teaching in the public schools, DA’s juvenile diversion program, and training staff in the State Prison system. She is an expert in the field of trauma, specializing in EMDR therapy to treat TBI’s, Depression/Anxiety, PTSD, and Sexual trauma.  She has worked with several counties DA’s Offices to help victims of crimes receive treatment prior to testifying.  She spends any free time she has reading about advancements in neurobiology, advancements in EMDR therapy, and the neurobiological impact of trauma.

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