Pat Morris

Patricia Morris, M.Ed MAC
Volunteers of America Western Washington
PO Box 839
Everett, WA 98206

Pat Morris is the Senior Director of Behavioral Health at Volunteers of America Western Washington She is responsible for administration of all behavioral health programs including an AAS and CONTACT USA accredited 24 hour Regional Crisis and Triage line, a Regional Utilization Management program; a centralized intake and referral call center for mental health services, a Chat online emotional support program and NorthSound 211 information and referral line. . The Crisis Line is a Lifeline affiliate, and Ms. Morris has been a member of the Lifeline Steering Committee since 2009. She is a member of a Washington State Regional Integrated Crisis Response System and sits on numerous regional committees and task forces. She provides regional and statewide trainings on Suicide Prevention/Intervention; Substance Abuse, Co occurring Disorders and related Mental Health topics. She is a certified ASIST and safeTALK training through Livingworks. She also provides regional Crisis Intervention training to law enforcement personnel. She has participated in FEMA sponsored training to include Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program, Psychological First Aide and Just in Time training models.

Prior to her work at Volunteers of America Western Washington, Ms. Morris was the Program Director for a Hospital-based Chemical Dependency Program in Coeur d’Alene. Idaho, with special emphasis on Co-occurring Disorders and Addictive Family systems.

Ms. Morris is a licensed professional counselor, a nationally certified mental health and and Master Addiction counselor with a Masters of Education Degree from the University of Idaho. During her thirty year career in the Mental Health and Chemical Dependency field, she has experience providing mental health case management, involuntary treatment evaluations, psychosocial and Clubhouse rehabilitation and outpatient therapy. She has worked in Mental Health emergency services and crisis lines in Washington, Idaho and Oregon. She has developed and administered inpatient and outpatient chemical dependency programs, specializing in co occurring disorders. She has also served as an Adjunct professor in Northwest Universities teaching graduate level coursework, and is currently an instructor at Western Washington University.