Dr. Oliver J. Morgan

Professor of Counseling and Human Services
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Oliver J. Morgan, PhD

I am a National Certified Counselor (NCC), licensed marital & family therapist (LMFT) in Pennsylvania, And a Master Addiction Counselor (MAC).
I founded the Supportive Oncology Service (SOS) at Hematology & Oncology Associates of Northeast Pennsylvania and served as director from 2007-2017. We provided psychosocial counseling for patient and families suffering with a variety of cancers.
I was Chair of the Department of Counseling and Human Services (University of Scranton) from 1997-2006, and a Full Professor in that Department.  Published over 30 articles and book chapters, as well as 6 books, three of which are in addictions and recovery.
Editorial Board of Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly.

Featured Articles

Dr. Oliver Morgan is a regular contributor to The Science of Psychotherapy:

Like Clockwork.

Like Clockwork.

It is no secret that the United States has a drug overdose epidemic. More than 700,000 people have died by overdose in the U.S. since 1999. Much of this problem can be attributed to the rising use of opioids, the diversion of opioids for medical and non-medical pain conditions, and the adulteration of opioids with other potent psychoactive drugs such as fentanyl. This problem continues.

Auto-Immune & Adverse Childhood Experiences

Auto-Immune & Adverse Childhood Experiences

Primary and auto-immune diseases are a great and ongoing epidemic in our Western societies. We often don’t see these illnesses  because the symptoms aren’t always obvious and those affected have learned extraordinary ways to cope and keep going. It is also true that...

The Foundational Work of John Bowlby

The Foundational Work of John Bowlby

Barely a month ago, I turned 70 years old, and on this first day of a new year and new decade, I want to reflect on milestones of my clinical and academic professional life. So much has happened during my life time; so much has profound impacts on my life now. [avatar...

Books by Oliver J. Morgan:

Addiction, Attachment, Trauma and Recovery: The Power of Connection


Family Interventions in Substance Abuse: Current Best Practices

Addiction and Spirituality: A Multidisciplinary Approach

Interview with Oliver

Dr. Oliver Morgan talks about his latest book on addiction and attachment.

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