Margaret Runge | Kent State University

Margaret Runge


Margaret Runge

Mags Runge earned her Ph.D. in Clinical-Community Psychology at the University of South Carolina in 2005 and became a licensed clinical psychologist in 2006. As a part of her doctorate, she completed a one-year internship at the Bay Pines Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Bay Pines, Florida, where she gained specialized experience in treating trauma related to combat and sexual assault. She also was the Chief of Psychology for approximately from 2003-2005 at the Morris Village Alcohol and Addiction Treatment Center in Columbia, South Carolina. Since moving to Florence, Italy in 2005, Mags has enjoyed teaching study abroad students while also providing psychotherapy services to a wide range of clients through her private practice. She is currently affiliated with the Italian Institute for Davanloo’s Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy, which is a therapeutic system developed by Habib Davanloo, MD, at McGill University, and the American Psychological Association. Mags is very active in research related to interpersonal violence and continues to work and pursue her interests in this area. Some of her publications include: An interplay between dispositional and situational factors: Intrapersonal models of relationship violence (2006); Lay persons' versus psychologists' judgments of psychologically aggressive actions by a husband and wife. Journal of Interpersonal Violence (with Follingstad, D. R., Helff, C. M., Binford, R., Runge, M. M., and White, J. D. (2004); Justifiability, sympathy level, and internal/external locus of reasons battered women remain in abusive relationships. Violence and Victims  (with Follingstad, D. R., Runge, M. M., Ace, A., Buzan, R, and Helff, C. (2001). Prof. Runge joined the Kent State University Florence community in 2015.

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