Ruth Grant, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor
Dr. Grant received her Ph.D. in Social/Clinical Psychology from Columbia University in l978. Prior to that she was a research assistant at Yale University Department of Psychiatry in the research and evaluation unit. She became licensed to practice psychology in the State of Connecticut after spending a year interning at the West Haven Veterans Hospital Post Traumatic Stress Disorder clinic.
In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Grant has previously taught at Albertus Magnus College, the University of Bridgeport, Southern Connecticut State University, and Western Connecticut State University. She is a consultant for the Department of Disability Services and the Department of Children and Families where she has conducted numerous case studies. She is recognized by the State of Connecticut Superior Court as an expert in childhood disorders of attachment and mood, sexual abuse, and in adolescent behavior disorders.
While at Sacred Heart University, she has developed methods to teach the principles of Introductory Psychology to students with learning challenges. She has also adapted several courses including Social, Personality, Adolescent Development, and Child Development to the Distance Learning format. She has developed 3 new courses including Developmental Disorders and Autism, Social Psychological Perspectives on Love and Romance, and Positive Psychology: Strategies for Success.
General Psychology I and II, Sports Psychology, Social and Personality Psychology
Research Interests and Grants
Grieving and loss issues in special needs populations; multi-disciplinary approaches to behavior management in geriatric populations; burnout and injury in college sports. Her research interests also include the etiology of autism from a genetic and biohazard perspective and methods of addressing the needs of the learning challenged college student.