I have been practicing as a psychologist and psychotherapist for over twenty years, in several European countries and in the USA, and consequently gained a variety of international experience.
As an expat psychologist myself, I certainly understand the challenges of adjusting to a new country, relocation transition, challenges of multicultural couples, and how those challenges may impact your psychological well-being, family, other relationships, and work.
I am a Registered Psychologist with the Belgian Commission of Psychologists (registration number: 582211571). Additionally, I am a Registered EuroPsy Psychologist with EFPA (The European Federation of Psychologists’ Association). Moreover, I am a Licensed Psychologist in Norway and in Denmark, and New York State / USA Licensed Therapist (LMHC).
My experience also includes working in different fields of psychology and counseling, with culturally diverse clients. Some places where I have worked: Outpatient mental health clinic, primary care mental health team, NHS – UK National Health Service, university counseling center, EAP – employee assistance program, counseling program for active-duty service members and their families, and alcohol and substance abuse and addiction, both hospital inpatient and outpatient treatment.
About my education and training
I was raised in a Nordic country, Finland, and internationally educated: in Scandinavia, UK, and the USA. I graduated from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, in 2001, with a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology (Danish title “cand.psych”, which is protected by Danish state law), after having previously completed two Bachelor’s degrees: BA in Psychology at the University of Copenhagen, and BSc in Education, at Stockholm University.
Subsequently I completed a supplementary educational training of two-years’ duration, according to the Danish regulations, and I thereupon received the Authorization (License) as a Psychologist in Denmark.
Later, I completed my Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Practice Interventions for Mental Health – Primary Mental Health Care, in Evidence-Based Interventions (CBT – Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy) at the University of Manchester, the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences.
Ritva Morales, MSc, MBPsS, LMHC
Registered Psychologist, The Belgian Commission of Psychologists,
Registration number: 582211571.
Registered Psychologist, EFPA – The European Federation of Psychologists’ Association (European Certificate in Psychology – EuroPsy).
Licensed/Authorized Psychologist in Denmark.
Licensed/Authorized Psychologist in Norway.
Licensed Therapist (LMHC) in New York, USA.
Flemish Association of Clinical Psychologists (VVKP)
De Vlaamse Vereniging van Klinisch Psychologen.
The Belgian Federation of Psychologists (BFP).
The British Psychological Society (BPS).
Norwegian Psychological Association (NPF).
European Federation of Psychologists’ Association (EFPA).
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