The award-winning Counselling and Health Communication Team includes Dr Paula Brogan, Dr Noreen Giffney, Dr Maggie Long and Dr Anne Moorhead. We are based in the School of Communication and Media at Ulster University on the Jordanstown Campus.
The Counselling and Health Communication Team comprises highly-experienced, internationally-recognised experts in our respective fields of study: Counselling and Health Communication, Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, Mental Health, Ethics, and Psychosocial Studies. The Team includes practitioner and researcher members of a range of professional clinical and scholarly bodies, including the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, the Irish Council for Psychotherapy, the Northern Ireland Institute of Human Relations, the British Psychological Society, the Association for Healthcare Communications and Marketing, the Irish Forum for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, the UK Council for Psychotherapy, the Association for Nutrition, the College for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis, the Institute of Clinical Research, the Association for Psychosocial Studies, the Science Council, the Higher Education Academy, and the British Psychoanalytic Council. The Team also includes the Vice-Chair of the NHS Research Ethics Committee, Office of Research Ethics Committees for Northern Ireland. We won the Team of the Year Award at Ulster University Students' Union Teaching and Learning Awards in 2018.
The Counselling and Health Communication Team offers teaching (BSc Hons, MSc, PhD), research, consultancy and CPD opportunities. Study can be undertaken on a full-time or part-time basis. The Team directs and manages a number of undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses, including the BSc Hons Communication and Counselling Studies, the BSc Hons Professional Development in Counselling, and the MSc Counselling Studies and Health Communication. The Counselling and Health Communication Supervisory Team offers supervision to PhD and postdoctoral researchers. Ulster University validates the Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling Practice, which is delivered by partnering Further Education Colleges across six regional sites.
The Counselling and Health Communication Team has a strong commitment to providing civic engagement activities, including consultancy to individuals and professional organisations, as well as CPD for counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists, social workers and other professionals. The Team co-directs the Mental Health and the Arts interdisciplinary, cross-border initiative. Information about upcoming events is available on our Facebook page. Podcasts from previous events can be accessed via our SoundCloud page. The Team also has an active Twitter account (@UlsterCHC) account connecting with organisations, professional bodies, practitioners, students and alumni.
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