Sue E. Morris, PsyD

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Director of Bereavement Services, Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center

Educational and professional experience
1985 B.Sc. (Psychology) Hons. University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia
1986-1988 Professional Officer, UNSW, School of Psychology
1990 M. Psychology (Clinical) Hons. UNSW
1990-1992 Clinical Psychologist, Department of Health (New South Wales), Adult Mental Health Team, St George Hospital, Sydney, Australia
1992 Lecturer City Polytechnic, Department of Humanities, Hong Kong
1992-1993 Clinical Psychologist, St John’s Counseling Center, Hong Kong (volunteer)
1994-2000 Clinical Psychologist, Private Practice, Sydney, Australia
2004-2007 Bereavement Coordinator, Old Colony Hospice, Boston
2008-2009 Clinical Psychologist, Private Practice (Grief and Loss), Sydney, Australia
2009 Lecturer (Grief and Loss), The Jansen Newman Institute, Sydney, Australia
2010- Director of Bereavement Services, Dana-Farber and Brigham Women’s Cancer Center, Boston
2015 Doctor of Psychology, William James College, Newton, MA
2016- Co-Director of Bereavement, Robert’s Program for Sudden Unexpected Death in Pediatrics, Boston Children’s Hospital


Current teaching and research interests

Sue E. Morris, PsyD, began her career as a clinical psychologist in Sydney, Australia on a community-based adult mental health team. From day one she was interested in the area of grief and loss and was surprised by how little formal education and training she received at University around working with the bereaved.

Dr. Morris has always been interested in being an educator and began to write self-help books in the late 1990s. To date, she has had six books published—four have been co-authored with an Australian colleague and two have been written independently, which are about dealing with grief.

Working at Dana-Farber has allowed her to combine her interests—of writing about grief, working with the bereaved, and educating health professionals about the nature of grief and how to take care of themselves. Her particular areas of interest include program development, bereavement risk screening, self-care for clinicians, and medical education.