Pen Name: Kathleen Whalen FitzGerald
Born: 1938 in Cleveland, Ohio
Fitzgerald resides in Lake Forest, IL.
Biographical and Professional Information
Fitzgerald was born in Shaker Heights, Ohio. The oldest of four children in an Irish Catholic Family, FitzGerald attended local public and parochial schools. Shortly after completing high school, she joined the convent and taught elementary school in the Chicago and Fort Wayne area. AFter thirteen years, she decided to leave religious life in 1969.
Fitzgerald is now a professional counselor and specializes in addictions and codependency issues. She has treated both men and women who have been sexually abused by clergy. In 1988 she founded the Institute for Recovery. Located in Lake Forest, Illinois, the Institute provides professional therapy for abuse, dysfunction, addictions, family trauma, sexual trauma and co-dependency.
A popular public speaker at workshops and seminars, Fitzgerald has published several books, including Brass: Jane Byrne and the Pursuit of Power, The Good Sisters and Alcoholism: The Genertic Inheritence. Her articles and essays have appeared in a variety of publications, including Newsweek, Men's Health, The Chicago Tribune, and Professional Counselor.
Fitzgerald holds an M.A. in Classics form DePaul University and a Ph.D. in Education and Social Policy from Northwestern University.
- Brass, Jane Byrne and the Pursuit of Power, Contemporary Books, 1981
- The Good Sisters, Contemporary Books, 1981
- Alcoholism, The Genetic Inheritance, Doubleday, 1988
- Jellinek's Disease: The New Face of Alcoholism, Whales Tale Press, 203
Titles for Purchase and at Your Library
Brass, Jane Byrne and the pursuit of power
Release Date: 1981
Alcoholism: The Genetic Inheritance
Release Date: 2002-08-01
Jellinek's Disease: The New Face of Alcoholism
Release Date: 2003-06
Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances
Speaking Engagement Availability: (No)
Agent, Jane Rotrosen
226 East 32nd Street
New York, New York 10016
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