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    Ruth FitzGerald, Ph.D.

    Director of Counseling Services

    Ruth is from Ireland and completed her studies at Kingston University, UK.  She joined UMHS in November 2021 as Director of Counseling Services.

    Prior to joining UMHS she worked as Director of the Centre for Therapeutic & Reflective Writing in Ireland where she trained Counselors in Therapeutic Writing.

    Ruth has a deep interest in Cross Cultural Psychology and has worked with international students throughout her career.

    Her previous posts include Head of Wellbeing & Counseling at Aiglon College, Switzerland; Assistant Professor Education Enhancement & Counselor at American University of Antigua School of Medicine and Director of The Coaching Psychology Unit at Bahrain Polytechnic University.

    Her interest in Cross Cultural Psychology led her to conducting a long-term research project on Culturally Sensitive Counseling in Education. Ruth also has an interest in Humanistic, Jungian, Evolutionary and Existential Psychology.