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Constance Morse

Associate Director of Counseling and Psychological Services
Appointed
1997
Connie Morse

Education

M.S.W. University of Connecticut

B.A. College of the Holy Cross

Biography

Connie Morse joined PEA’s Counseling and Psychological Services Department in 1997. Her graduate studies included an internship in the adolescent unit at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School. Ms. Morse is both state licensed and board certified in clinical social work.  Prior to joining PEA’s counseling staff, Ms. Morse was a co-founder and member of a group psychotherapy practice and had worked, as well, for seven years as a medical social worker at Exeter Hospital. She brought to the Academy experience from both a private mental health practice and years as a medical social worker.

Ms. Morse thoroughly enjoys the opportunity to help students maximize their strengths and well-being, and to understand and reduce anxiety and stress. Originally trained in a psychodynamic approach, she has augmented her training with additional education in such areas as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, trauma and mindfulness. Ms. Morse values the collaborative nature of her work in the CAPS department and in the larger PEA staff and faculty community. She trained in mind/body work at the Benson-Henry Institute in Boston, Massachusetts, and with Jon Kabat Zinn’s Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program. She has a particular interest in mind/body work and has brought this work to campus as well as been involved in bringing this work to other prep schools.

In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Ms. Morse serves as the coordinator of Student Listeners, a program involving more than 80 Exonians. In this role, she has creatively expanded and fortified the program to be an integral component of both student and community life.

In 2012, Ms. Morse was awarded the Rupert Radford Faculty Fellowship Award which recognizes faculty and administrative personnel for distinguished and faithful service. In her free time, Ms. Morse enjoys cooking, hiking, travel and time with her large, extended family, including her son (PEA class of ’03) and her new grandchild, born in 2018.