I’m Dr. Ben Morsa, a licensed clinical psychologist (PSY 29349), in private practice, in Berkeley, CA.
Training and Experience
My doctoral and postdoctoral training included work with people between 2 and 91 years of age in a variety of community and agency settings (clinic, retirement community, therapeutic nursery program, elementary school, and community-based services). I completed the APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at WestCoast Children’s Clinic where I provided psychotherapy and psychological assessment services in English and Spanish and received supervision and training in childhood trauma, psychological assessment, acculturation, bilingual development, family / community systems, and involvement in the foster care system. My professional experience includes work in individual, family, group, school, and milieu settings and modalities.
I received my Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) from the, APA-accredited, Professional Psychology Program at The George Washington University.
Writing and Research
My writing and research interests include: queer identity / activism, psychodynamic practice in community settings, complex trauma, the role of play in child development and therapeutic change, psychological assessment of bilingual children, and the intersection of therapeutic and social justice practices.