School of Health in Social Science

Nini Fang

Nini has recently returned to Edinburgh to teach as a lecturer in Counselling, Psychotherapy, and Applied Social Science and undertake research activities at the Centre for Creative-Relational Inquiry

I was originally trained, and practiced as, a Medical Social Worker following the completion of a BSc (Hon) in Medical Sociology and Social Work, with a sub-major in Psychology, in Taiwan. In 2012 I joined the University of Edinburgh to undertake counselling training and begin my doctoral studies. My doctoral thesis explored psychoanalytic knowledge of depression, with a focus on Ronald Fairbairn's object-relations theory, through a creative-relational method of imaginal dialogue with Virginia Woolf. During this time, I practiced at a range of local counselling services and served as the deputy manager at Hope Park Counselling Centre. Following the completion of my doctorate, I took up a lecturer post at the University of Derby, teaching and training students in counselling and psychotherapy whilst also embarking on a post-graduate teaching qualification in higher education. I have recently returned to Edinburgh to teach as a lecturer in Counselling, Psychotherapy, and Applied Social Sciences and undertake research activities at the Centre for Creative-Relational Inquiry.

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