Expired I am because We are (Ubuntu): Ancestral Relationships in the Service of Healing

In this workshop we will explore the role of the ancestors in the service of promoting healing in various common presenting concerns such as multi-generational trauma and the patterns that persist in families across time. If left unhealed, these wounds will continue to be passed on epigenetically and re-enacted across generations. We will also discuss frameworks such as Ancestral Lineage Healing and ancestrally-resourced psychotherapy as pathways for healing. The workshop will also include time to reflect upon one’s own relationships with ancestors.

Learning Objectives:

  • To reflect upon one’s own experience or lack of experience relating to one’s ancestors and have an awareness of the biases and values you bring to this topic
  • To learn learn about at least one ancestrally-resourced healing framework, such as Ancestral Lineage Healing
  • To explore how ancestral relationships might be helpful in working with at least 3 common presenting concerns


Orson MorrisonOrson Morrison, PsyD (he/him) is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Certified Practitioner of Ancestral Lineage Healing, consultant, educator and the co-owner of LifeSpan Counseling & Psychological Services, a group psychological services practice. He is also the Associate Director of the DePaul University Counseling & Psychological Services. Dr. Morrison has worked in a variety of clinical settings including college counseling centers, community mental health centers, inpatient and outpatient medical settings, private practice, and in academic-clinical research units. Dr. Morrison has also taught graduate-level coursework in Psychology and offers trainings to the community on a variety of mental health topics. Dr. Morrison’s professional interests and areas of expertise include psychotherapy with children, adolescents, adults and families, racial and intergenerational trauma, psychological assessment, and contemplative practices. Dr. Morrison’s approach to clinical leadership and practice is under-pinned by a commitment to social justice, multi-culturalism, inclusivity, and anti-racism.

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  • April 26, 2024
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Orson Morrison, PsyD

3 CE Contact Hours


Location:   Online Event


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