University of London, U.K.
M.Sc. in Pastoral Psychology
University of Loyola, MD, USA,
PHD in Psychology (2003)
The Complex Impact of Childhood Trauma among Maltese Students.
During his studies in the US, Dr. Galea pursued supervised clinical internships at: Taylor Manor Psychiatric Hospital, Frederick House for the Homeless, and at Lighthouse Family Services Centre, MD.
Michael joined the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Malta, in 2010. Being also a clinical psychologist and family therapist, Dr. Galea has contributed psychological services to Kana Movement, Appogg, and MEG movement, for needy causes.
He has participated in various conferences, both locally and abroad. He has published a book on Grief in Maltese, which is presently out of print. A more comprehensive and updated version is in print. He has contributed chapters in a number of edited handbooks published by NOVA Publishers. His latest publication due is a contribution on positive psychology in the peer-reviewed journal Psychology, which is carrying a special section with the same title. He also contributes regularly in the local mass media.
His current research interests focus on the value of spirituality in mental health as a construct to further explain holistically the human experience, in light of positive psychology.