David E.  Morrison, III

David E. Morrison, III

Dr. David (Daven) E. Morrison is a board-certified consulting psychiatrist. His practice concentrates on leadership and executive functioning, especially to deepen the capacity of senior executives to be self-aware. With a refined process of individual and senior management team consultation, he works successfully with many industries and within multiple levels of management and corporate structures. He is a member of Behavioral Forensics Group™LLC where he brings his expertise in psychiatry to bear on the emerging field of behavioral forensics. He has presented on the psychology of fraud to private industry and to local, state, and nationwide government groups. Dr. Morrison was recruited to serve as a subject matter expert by the Institute for Fraud Prevention in 2008, noting his extensive experience in working with senior executives. With two B4G™ colleagues, Dr. Koletar and Dr. Ramamoorti, he co-authored a white paper Bringing Freud to Fraud: Understanding the Mind of the White-Collar/C-Suite Offender Through A.B.C. Analysis, published in 2014 in the Journal of Forensics and Investigative Accounting (JFIA), a journal of the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA). His specialty is in understanding and explaining the emotions of executives committing fraud, and the paper has been expanded into a prize-winning book, A.B.C.’s of Behavioral Forensics (Wiley). He is also a regular contributor to the B4G™ blog, www.behavioralforensicsgroup.com.

Beyond the subject of fraud, Dr. Morrison is a member of the team producing CAREERS: A Brainwise Guide to Managing Your Career (ebook on Amazon) and has written on the basics of judgment in leadership, how senior executives derail, and workplace violence. He also wrote a yearlong series on balancing the demands of work and family–all of this as a member of Morrison Associates Ltd. Morrison Associates, Ltd. has been working with financial service firms since 1976. The organization has assessed more than 1,500 leaders. The Morrison Team has consulted to Abbott, Accenture, Amoco, Ashta Chemical, AT&T, Arthur Andersen, Bank of America, Baker‐Hughes, BP, CF Industries, Chicago Tribune, Continental Bank, Conseco, Elizabeth Arden, Exxon, Food Lion, Hospira, Illinois Tool Works (ITW), Johnson & Higgins, Loyola University Medical Center, Motorola, Nabisco, Northern Trust, Schneider International, Unilever, Wachovia, The Williams Companies, and others. Concepts and experiences with these organizations resulted in the creation of a variety of educational programs. The work at Morrison Associates has led to research assessing judgment in leaders, accounting partners who put the firm at risk, and measuring transformation in leadership programs. Dr. Morrison obtained an undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and an active member of the following professional groups: Academy of Organizational and Occupational Psychiatry (AOOP), where he has been a past President; the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry (GAP)–Committee on Work & Organizations; Institute for Fraud Prevention (IFP); Tomkins Institute of Applied Studies of Motivation, Emotion and Cognition. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Rosalind Franklin University’s Chicago School of Medicine.