Marita Morahan

Marita Morahan

Lecturer

Counselling, Mental Health and Social Change

Department of Professional Psychology , School of Psychology

Marita is a lecturer in counselling and psychotherapy, and independent psychotherapy practitioner. She is a co founder of Cambridge Coaching and Counselling. Maria's previous career was as a research psychologist until Marita retraining in counselling and psychotherapy. Research interests include counselling young adults and quarter life crisis, teaching students with unseen disabilities, and intergenerational trauma. 

She has combined her research expertise and psychotherapy and  now teaches research methods in counselling and psychotherapy on the MSc in Counselling and Coaching.

Marita also uses her expert knowledge as an external examiner for the Open University.

Qualifications

  • MA Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • MSc Child Development
  • BA Psychology
  • PGDip Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • PGCert Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Areas Of Interest

  • Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Research Methods
  • Developmental Psychology
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OVERVIEW

Marita is a lecturer in counselling and psychotherapy and is additionally an independent psychotherapy practitioner. Following a career as an academic psychologist involved in research,   Marita retrained as a counsellor and psychotherapist. 

Marita's current research interests include counselling young adults and quarter life crisis, teaching students with unseen disabilities, trauma and intergenerational trauma. Her previous experience as an academic psychologist involved working on projects examining early child development, children's mental health and domestic abuse.

She has combined her previous research career and her current psychotherapy career and now teaches research methods in counselling and psychotherapy in addition to other teaching on the MSc in Counselling  and Coaching.

Marita has an interest in ecotherapy, walking and nature. In her spare time she is walking the European Long Distance Route (ELDR) 2.

CURRENT RESEARCH

  • An interpretive phenomenological analysis of the reported experiences of a quarter life crisis by young adults who have experienced counselling or psychotherapy.

PUBLICATIONS

Publications

  • Bishop G, Morahan M. (July 2019) Unseen disabilities in undergraduates: An invisible opportunity for collaborative group learning? ADVANCE HE Conference, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne. 
  • Bishop G, Morahan M. (June, 2019) Working with students with unseen disabilities University of Northampton Research Conference. Northampton.
  • Bishop G, Morahan M. (March 2016) The development of inclusive group work practices for students with unseen disabilities. Festival of Learning, Teesside University. 
  • Bishop G, Morahan M. (March 2015) "Skills gap, what skills gap?" Making employability and professional skills development relevant to part time students .The regional annual Three Rivers Learning and Teaching Conference on Student Engagement with learning in higher education. Sunderland University.

MODULES

  • Research methods and Dissertation 1 and 2
  • Clinical supervision