Dr. M. Ritchie's Story


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Dr. Marietta Ritchie
R.N., B.Sc.N., M.Sc.N., M.A. (Psych), Ph.D. (Psych)

I was born in Europe, educated in North American, and work and maintain homes on both continents. My home town is Ljubljana, the capital city of Slovenia, a picturesque country nestled in the heart of Europe, caught in the embrace of Italy, Hungary, Austria, and Croatia.

As I grew, I realized that Psychology and Nursing are an ideal partnership, so enrolled at the American Fielding Graduate University in California, earning my Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, and finally my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a specialty in clinical, organizational, and health psychology.

As a psychotherapist, I’ve helped people in Canada, the USA, and Slovenia, and I am currently engaged by the University of Phoenix to teach some of their Psychology courses.

In my management and consulting jobs my focus has been to resolve issues for staff and patients alike; dealing with all aspects of high quality patient care and staff morale, burnout, conflict resolution, and decision making. As a psychotherapist I have a history of helping individuals and families achieve significant therapeutic benefits, from building meaningful relationships to successfully coping with life's challenges.

In addition, I provide therapeutic services to clients and families who have physical disabilities or are recovering from illness or injury involving disfigurement. In addition, I teach, coach, consult and counsel individuals relative to their personal and career choices, job performance, personal and professional empowerment, development and growth.

In my private life I enjoy many hobbies which span from leisurely (collecting stamps) to active (cross country skiing) sports. I also like to travel as I find exploring different cultures very rejuvenating. My favorite activity; however, is when my doggies Teddy (Black Lab) and Puppy (Blue Heeler) take me for a walk.

Today my objective is to share my knowledge with individuals suffering physical or emotional pain, and to help them restore and improve their functioning level and life style.
Seize the opportunity to improve your life situation

I am looking forward to meet you and to get to know your better. I warmly welcome you to join me as we embark on this journey of self-discovery and goal attainment.

Curriculum Vitae
ACADEMIC PREPARATION:


Doctor in Clinical Psychology
THE FIELDING GRADUATE UNIVERSITY Santa Barbara, CA, USA

Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology
THE FIELDING GRADUATE UNIVERSITY Santa Barbara, CA, USA

Gestalt Therapy   
SANTA BARBARA GESTALT TRAINING CENTER Seattle, WA, USA

Masters of Science
UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA,Vancouver, BC, Canada

Bachelor of Science
UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA,Vancouver, BC, Canada

Registered Nurse   
ROYAL COLUMBIAN HOSPITAL, New Westminster, BC, Canada

CERTIFICATES:

* Functional Specialist Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC) MINISTERSTVO ZA OBRAMBO, SLOVENIA
* Crisis Intervention CANADIAN CRISIS INTERVENTION
* Holistic Counseling AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR COUNSELING AND DEVELOPMENT
* Community Emergency Planning (Health) HEALTH AND WELFARE CANADA

MEMBERSHIPS:

* Canadian Psychological Association, Canada
* American Psychological Association, USA
* Health Professions Quality Assurance Division, USA
* Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies, USA
* International Society for Mental Health Online
* Canadian Nurses Association, Canada
* Registered Nurses Association of British Columbia, Canada

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

* 2006 - Present UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX ONLINE, Arizona, USA Faculty - Psychology
* 1988 – Present VARIOUS PRIVATE CONTRACTS, Canada, USA, Slovenia Consultant, Counselor & Therapist
* 1997 – 2000 TRINITY WESTERN UNIVERSITY, Langley, BC, Canada Associate Professor
* 1989 – 1998 MINISTRY OF HEALTH (Mental Health Centre), BC, Canada Senior Mental Health
Specialist - Psychotherapist/Counselor
* 1982 - 1988     VANCOUVER GENERAL HOSPITAL Clinical Director for Psychiatry,
Orthopedics, Burns, ENT, Ophthalmology, Infectious Diseases,
Dentistry, Plastic & Hands, and Emergency Department
* 1984 – 1988 Director, Long Term and Extended Care
* 1982 – 1983 Assistant Director, Surgery
* 1979 – 1982 MISSION MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Director of Nursing; Acting Executive Director
* 1978 – 1979 VANCOUVER GENERAL HOSPITAL, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Instructor, School of Nursing
* 1977 QUEEN’S PARK HOSPITAL, New Westminster, BC, Canada
Director, In-Service Education
* 1973 – 1977 RIVERVIEW HOSPITAL, Coquitlam, BC, Canada
Nursing Supervisor

PROVIDER:

Crime Victims Compensation Program, Olympia, WA, USA

VOLUNTEER:

Vancouver Association for the Survivors of Torture, BC, Canada
 
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Dr. Marjeta Ritchie

+00 386 (0)31 799 595
drmarjeta@psiholog-slovenija.si

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