Rev. Prof. Paul Galea

Academic Qualifications

Ph.D. in Pastoral Counseling, Loyola College, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.


Following his Master’s degree in Pastoral Theology in 1979, he pursued further studies at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, Italy. He obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 1981 and a Licentiate in Psychology in 1982, presenting a thesis titled: “Treating Husband and Wife: Analysis of Contemporary Approaches in Marital Therapy.”

In 1992, he embarked on a Ph.D. degree program in Pastoral Counseling at Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. During this period, he completed a two-year internship at the Towson State University Counseling Center in Baltimore, Maryland, and a one-year training program at the Sexual Behavior Consultation Unit in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, also in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. In 1996, he graduated with a dissertation titled: “Development and Validation of the Commitment to Partnership Scale: Applying Psychological Constructs to Pastoral Issues in Marriage.”

Since 1996, he has held the position of Senior Lecturer in Pastoral Counseling in the Faculty of Theology at the University of Malta. Additionally, he serves as a Lecturer specializing in psychometrics and psychological assessment within the Department of Psychology. Over the years, he has taken on various leadership roles, including being the Head of the Department of Pastoral Theology, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Theology, and a member of the University Senate.

In 2013, he was appointed as an Associate Professor, and in 2019, he attained the rank of full Professor. His areas of specialization encompass personality assessment, clinical psychology, and marriage counseling.