Marcia Stoll is a teaching fellow with the Department of Mental Health Nursing and Counselling at Abertay. Her undergraduate degree was in Psychology at the University of Dundee, and she has since completed further training obtaining an MSc in Health Psychology from Stirling University, and an MSc in Counselling from Abertay University.
Her research interests are focused on Education, Youth and Childhood Therapy, and Counselling in Schools. She is also interested in cultural resources, eating disorders, self-harm, complimentary therapies and a holistic approach to therapy.
She is also a practicing counsellor with Insight and St Andrews University.
She has submitted her first paper for publication: "Teacher and support staff experience of working with pupils with mental health difficulties in two secondary schools: an IPA study" to the British Journal of Guidance and Counselling.
Marcia delivers the MHN023 Critical Thinking in Mental Health module on the undergraduate Psychology and Counselling course, which allows psychology students to develop an understanding of counselling theory and therapeutic techniques as they progress through their BPS accredited degree.
She also delivers content on the Counselling MSc, which teaches a pluralistic approach to counselling and psychotherapy. Her areas of focus are youth and childhood, creative therapies, cultural perspectives and politics in counselling. She also facilitates personal development groups and professional practice groups.
She is currently working with Fiona Striling to develop teaching around youth and childhood for both the MSc and undergraduate courses.
Works in progress include therapeutic cultural resources for young people, and the experience of counselling students within a university.