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CPsychol, DCounsPsy, Clinical Supervisor
Assist. Prof. Dr. Zehra ERŞAHİN

CPsychol, DCounsPsy, Clinical Supervisor

SSUA Assistant Professor of Psychology

SSUA Head of Spiritual Care and Counselling Department

  • HCPC Accredited & BPS Chartered Clinical Psychologist
  • Research Practitioner
  • Clinical Supervisor


Dr Zehra Ersahin is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the UK’s Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC); completing her professional doctoral studies at the University of Manchester. She is the director of Spiritual Care and Counselling Department based at the Social Sciences University of Ankara, working as an assistant professor in the Psychology department; experienced in clinical research with a demonstrated history of working in the mental health care industry. She is skilled in clinical research, online therapeutic work, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, mindfulness, and creative ways of therapeutic work. Her current clinical work involves improving mental health services in Turkey, with a focus on psycho-social growth, spirituality and wellbeing.

Research Interests
Online Psychology and Therapy 
Childhood Trauma and Family Dynamics 
Trauma Intervention and Treatment 
Pluralistic Therapy 
Psychosocial Adjustment and Post-traumatic Growth 
Social Cognition 
Spiritual Counselling 
Psychological Well-Being

Courses Taught
Supervised Spiritual Care and Counselling Practices 
Psychological Counseling Skills I-II 
Psychiatric and Spiritual Crisis Intervention 
Selected Topics in Psychology 
Readings in Psychology 
Spirituality and Mental Health 
Psychology and Religion