- Ph.D., Northwestern University Medical School, Clincial Psychology, 1995
- B.S., University of Notre Dame, Chemistry, 1982
- Licensed as a psychologist in Illinois
E., & Cantu, C. (2012, May).
Increasing student persistence and
degree completion: Successful strategies from a Title V cooperative grant
project. Prepárate College Board
Conference, Miami, Florida.
- Ruiz, E. (2012,
April). Developing a community based
psychotherapy approach in China. Towards a Global Psychology Conference,
St. Francis College, Brooklyn Heights, New York.
- Markase, E.,
& Ruiz, E. (2011, June). Revising the Rosenberg self-ssteem scale.
Student Podium Presentation at GSU Student Research Conference, Governors State
University, University Park, Illinois.
- Ruiz, E. (2009, August). Trauma
symptoms in a diverse population of sexually abused children. APA Annual Convention, Toronto, Canada.
- Ruiz, E., &
Gaffney, S. (2009, August). Identifying
psychosocial needs of Peruvian immigrants in Madrid. APA Annual Convention, Toronto, Canada.
J.P., Berg, R., Ruiz, E., Sori, K., & Yang, J. (2004,
October). Helping your angry, hyperactive, and/or anxious child,” Panel presentation,
6th Annual Multidimensional/Multicultural
Conference, Governors State University, University Park, Illinois.
- Ruiz, E. (2004, March). Counseling
Latino families. Invited presentation
made YWCA RISE Children’s Center, Chicago, Illinois.
E. (2004, January). Dealing with differences using
Invited presentation made at Kankakee Community College, Faculty
Inservice on Diversity, Kankakee, Illinois.
E. (2003, May). The
role of culture in domestic violence: Rationalization or glaring omission. Presentation made at YWCA of Metropolitan
Chicago’s 6th Annual Sexual Assault Conference, Chicago, Illinois.
E. (2002, December). Hispanic
culture and personality. Paper
presented at 9th International Counseling Conference, Ho Chi Minh
L., Ruiz, E., & Tuskenis, A. (2002,
August). Varieties of nontraditional learning styles. Poster presented at the 2002 APA Annual
Convention, Chicago, IL.
- Ruiz, E.
(2012). Understanding Latina
immigrants using Relational Cultural Theory. In D.M. Kawahara & O.M. Espin
(Eds.), Feminist therapy with Latina women: Personal and social choices.
Philadelphia, PA: Routledge.
- Ruiz, E. (2012). Understanding Latina immigrants using
Relational Cultural Theory. Women and Therapy, 35, 68-79.
- Ruiz, E. (2005). Hispanic culture and relational cultural theory. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health,1,1, 33-55. New York: The Haworth Press.
- Carlson, J., Kurato, Y., Ruiz, E., Ng, K., & Yang, J. (2004). A multicultural discussion about personality development. The Family Journal, 12, 111-121.
- American Red Cross of Greater Chicago, 2001 to present
- Editorial Board, Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, Sage Publications
- YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago, Clinical Consultant
- Rainbow House, Chicago (domestic violence shelter), pro bono clinical service, 2008 - present
- American Red Cross of Greater Chicago – Disaster Mental Health Volunteer, 2001-present
- American Psychological Association
- American Psychological Association’s Division 45, Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues
- American Psychological Association’s Division 52, International Psychology
Psychological Association’s Division 56: Trauma Psychology
- National Latino/a Psychological Association
- Wellesley Centers for Women, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
- Early Tenure on Basis of Exceptional Teaching and Service
- Faculty Excellence Award in Teaching and Service
- Undergraduate courses include Abnormal Psychology, Personality Theories, Psychology of Women, Child Development, Introduction to Family Dynamics, Professional Standards in Human Services and Research, Introduction to Clinical Psychology
- Graduate courses include Topics in Multicultural Psychology, Human Development, and Psychopathology
- Developing handbook for clinical psychology master’s level students
- Developed new courses on play therapy with colleagues, Play and Expressive Arts in Therapy: Individual and Play and Expressive Arts in Therapy: Group