Dr. Chad Morris is a licensed psychologist and Vice President of Spark Inspiration. He graduated from Colorado State University with his doctorate in Counseling Psychology in 1998 and went on to complete a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Public Psychiatry at the University of Colorado, School of Medicine. For over 20 years, he has provided behavior change expertise to individuals and organizations in private practice as well as outpatient, inpatient, and residential treatment settings. Using evidence-based strategies, he partners with clients to realize their inherent capacity for creating a healthy, meaningful life. He assists individuals to define their values, envision the life they desire, define goals, and realize positive change. Chad has also worked in the areas of affective disorders and addictions for many years. He is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), an international organization committed to promoting high-quality Motivational Interviewing (MI) practice and training.
At the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Anschutz Campus, Chad is a Professor of Psychiatry where he directs the Behavioral Health & Wellness Program (BHWP). BHWP is a multidisciplinary center of excellence for public policy, healthcare transformation, translational research, interdisciplinary provider training, and clinical care. Using a utilization-focused approach, Chad has worked with state and federal government, academia, and the private sector across more than 40 states and internationally. His focus is on reducing unnecessary health disparities and fostering sustainable wellness initiatives for patients, students, employees, and communities. Chad has also been the principal investigator for over 20 psychosocial and pharmacological wellness studies across the lifespan. He has served on a number of boards including the American Psychological Association, Colorado Psychological Association, North American Quitline Consortium, and Global Initiative on Psychiatry.