Esra Ummak

Academic interests

I am a visiting researcher at the psychology department of the Oslo university. My master studies was about the attitudes of Mersin University students' towards lesbian and gay individuals in Psychological Counselling and Guidance Department (PCG) at the Mersin University.

My PhD project was an experimental study regarding the group guidance on dealing with homophobia in PCG Department at the Çukurova University. My first post-doc project was a cross-cultural comparative study of lesbian and bisexual women’s internalized heterosexism, and life satisfaction in Belgium and Turkey in Psychology Department at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. My second post-doc project was about intimate partner violence and internalized heterosexism among lesbian and bisexual women in Denmark and Turkey in Psychology Department at the Copenhagen University.

My current project is about intimate partner violence among LGBs in Norway in Psychology Department at the Oslo University. My current research interests include social cure approach to social identity, intimate partner violence, queer of colour and queers` mental health.

Background

Work Experience

  • Visiting Scholar in Psychology, Oslo University, Norway, 2020—

  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Psychology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 2018—2019

  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Psychology, Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, 2017—2018

  • National Ministry of Education Çanakoluk Huzurlu Primary School, Psychological Counsellor and Guidance, 2011—2017

  • ZİÇEV School for the Mentally Disabled, Psychological Counsellor and Guidance, 2009—2011

Education and Training

  • PhD in Psychological Counselling and Guidance, Çukurova University, Turkey, 2012—2016

  • Master in Psychological Counselling and Guidance, Mersin University, Turkey, 2009—2011

  • Bachelor in Guidance and Psychological Counseling, Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus,2004—2009

Appointments

  • European Association of Social Psychology (EASP)

  • International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP)

  • Turkish Psychological Counseling and Guidance Association

  • Skeiv Verden Oslo & Viken (Board Member)

  • Kaos Gay and Lesbian Cultural Researchers and Solidarity Association

Tags: Social Psychology, Cultural and Community Psychology
Published June 17, 2021 8:45 AM - Last modified June 17, 2021 12:45 PM