Lecturer in Counselling
- Mary Seacole MS3.17
- T: 0161 295 2376
- E: P.Marrington-Mir@salford.ac.uk
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I have been teaching in both Further and Higher Education since 1989 and have been a trainer for Counselling/psychotherapy programmes since 1996. I have worked at the University of Salford as a full time Lecturer in Counselling since 2003 and have been involved in managing post graduate and undergraduate counselling training programmes/modules since then.
I have had a small counselling/psychotherapy and supervision practice since 2004 and receive EAP and private referrals which provide “real life” practitioner experience to enhance my role as a counselling/psychotherapy trainer.
I am a British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) accredited Person Centred Counsellor, a qualified EMDR psychotherapist and have a year’s training in Transactional Analysis psychotherapy. I have 16 years experience of working as a counsellor/psychotherapist within Education, NHS, and the private Sector.
I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy; a member of the Inter-University Consortium for International Social Development; a Board member of the European Branch of the Inter-University Consortium for International Social Development and External Examiner for Huddersfield University Counselling programmes.
My academic interest is in all aspects of Counselling/Psychotherapy theory, practice and supervision and my main teaching responsibility lies in these areas as I teach on a range of modules within post graduate and undergraduate counselling/psychotherapy programmes within the Directorate. I have a specific academic interest in the area of race inequality and oppression and Black and Minority Ethnic Mental Health and provide some specialist teaching inputs on these topics.
MSc in Counselling & Psychotherapy (Professional Training) programme:
- Introduction to Person Centred theory and Practice module
- Mental Health & Person Centred Practice module
- Contemporary & Comparative Theory & Practice Module:
- Research Methods in Counselling & Psychotherapy:
- Graduate Certificate in Counselling programme:
- Counselling Skills & Theory 1 module
- Counselling Skills & Theory 2 module
- Psychology & Self Awareness module
- BSc (Hons) Counselling Studies programme:
- Introduction to Psychodynamic & Person Centred Approaches module
- Therapeutic Approaches module
- Bereavement and Loss module
- Dissertation module
My professional background is in Counselling and Psychotherapy practice. The focus for my research is in the area of race inequality for Black and Minority Ethnic groups within society. I am specifically interested in errors in perception linked to prejudice and the subsequent influence on communication and I am currently researching counselling trainee’s perceptions of anti-discriminatory practice.
Qualifications and Memberships
- EMDR Psychotherapy
- Institute of Leadership and Management -Executive Development for Diverse Leaders in Higher Education
- HE Social Psychological Foundations in Counselling Psychology module
- HE Counselling skills module
- Certificate in Transactional Analysis
- Introductory Certificate in Transactional Analysis
- HE Diploma in Counselling
- Diploma in Casework Supervision
- Certificate in Counselling skills level 2
- HE Certificate in Education
- Certificate in Counselling skills – level 1
- 7307 Adult Education Teaching Certificate
- Community Education Teaching Certificate
- Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
- Individual member of the Inter-University Consortium for International Social Development
- Board member of the European Branch of the Inter-University Consortium for International Social Development
Marrington-Mir, P, Megson, D., & Rimmer, A., Conference paper: “Education for empowerment: the development of a programme designed to improve BME aspirations and improve mental health services”, 4th Education in a Changing Environment: Meeting the challenges, International Learning and Teaching Research Conference, 12-14 September 2007
Marrington-Mir, P., & Rimmer, A., “Black and Minority Ethnic People and Mental Health in Britain: An Holistic approach”, Journal of Integrative Care 15 (6) Dec 2007, pp37-41
Marrington-Mir, P., Megson, D., & Rimmer, A., Conference paper: “Promoting Racial Equality: A Strategy for the Education of Community Development Workers (Black and Minority Ethnic Mental Health) in Britain”, The 15th ICSD Symposium 16-20 July 2007, Hong Kong, SAR, China, “Seeking Harmony and promoting social development in a world of conflict”
Marrington-Mir, P., & Rimmer, A.,“Black people and mental health in Britain: Social exclusion and a strategy for inclusion”, International Journal for Social Development, (2006), Vol 28: No 3
Marrington-Mir, P., & Rimmer, A., Conference Paper: “Black people and mental health in Britain: Social exclusion and a strategy for inclusion”, (2005), The 14th ICSD Symposium, 16-20th July, 2005, Receife, Brazil, “Social needs, global solutions: creative approaches for social development”
Nayak, S., Harrison, P., & Marrington-Mir, P., “The Personal, the Professional and the Political: Reflections on delivering a Black and Asian summer school”, Innovative Learning in Action: Issue Two: Sept 2004, “Enhancing Student diversity, progression and achievement, University of Salford