At the start of her therapy career Dee Morrison had visions of working within the Black Community and offering her services. This has rung true for her today in the various therapeutic and creative initiatives she’s been and continues to be involved in.
She delivered her very first webinar presentation last year for the British Association of Play Therapists Annual Conference. She spoke on the challenges of talking about race and racism, bringing to the fore Dr Isha Mckenzie-Mavinga’s concepts and in particular a ‘Black Empathic Approach’.
Her personal and professional journey organically led to Dee completing Dr Isha’s Masters training programme. Now a graduate she co-facilitates these workshops.
Dee trained and qualified as an art psychotherapist but has since acquired a number of therapeutic skills using different models and approaches. From working in schools with children and adolescents, her practice also extends to supporting young people and adults in different settings. She currently works in the Psychological Therapies Team within Centrepoint’s Health & Wellbeing Service supporting homeless young people.
A visual artist, poet and writer. Dee uses her creativity in her therapeutic practice and also within the ‘Challenge’ workshops. Poetry has given voice to her personal experience of racism and that of the Black Community. Dee is involved in several community initiatives, she is a Trustee for The Wilde Foundation supporting women and girls affected by domestic violence. An active member of The Mind Café, an organisation that uses a Christian cognitive approach to managing the mind where she runs therapeutic art sessions. She was also one of BAATN’s early ‘Each One Teach One’ mentors which she did for two consecutive years. Dee is passionate about helping others find their voice.
Dee facilitates “The Challenge of Racism in Therapeutic Practice” workshops run by BAATN