Dr Ece Gokmenoglu



Education Department


Ece joined the Education Department as an Assistant Professor in Guidance Counselling in July 2023. Her experience in Guidance and Counselling includes teaching, counselling supervision, individual and group counselling practice. Before joining Maynooth University, Ece was Adjunct Lecturer in Bahcesehir University since 2018. She also worked as a school guidance counsellor in various educational institutions at high school level for nine years. She had experience in psychosocial intervention studies after the pandemic and earthquake disasters. She attended various trainings such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Addiction Prevention and Crisis Counselling.



Research Interests

Supervision in counsellor education

Individual counselling practice

Group counselling practice


Conference Contribution

Year Publication
2022 Gokmenoglu, E. & Karairmak, O. (2022) 23rd International Counseling and Guidance Congress The effect of Systems Approach Supervision model on professional self-efficacy, psychological mindedness and working alliance Istanbul, Turkey, 13/06/2022-15/06/2022.
2021 Gokmenoglu, E. & Karairmak, O. (2021) 10th University Counseling Symposium (Bogazici University) Qualitative examination of the online supervision relationship through journals Istanbul, Turkey, 20/05/2021-21/05/2021.
2021 Gokmenoglu, E. & Karairmak, O. (2021) 22nd International Counseling and Guidance Congress Online supervision experiences of counselor candidates: Facilitating/complicating factors and effective supervision strategies Mus, Turkey, 07/10/2021-10/10/2021.
2019 Karairmak, O. & Gokmenoglu, E. (2019) 21st International Counseling and Guidance Congress Using journals to investigate experiential group process in counselor education at postgraduate level Antalya, Turkey, 24/10/2019-27/10/2019.
2019 Karairmak, O. & Gokmenoglu, E. (2019) 21st International Counseling and Guidance Congress Experiential group experience in counselor education at postgraduate level: A qualitative review Antalya, Turkey, 24/10/2019-27/10/2019.

Book Chapter

Year Publication
2021 Karairmak, O. & Gokmenoglu, E. (2021) 'Trauma-sensitive school and teacher' In: New generation teacher. Ankara : Vizetek.
2020 Karairmak, O. & Gokmenoglu, E. (2020) 'Crisis counseling in schools' In: Counseling and guidance at schools. Ankara : Pegem.
2018 Karairmak, O. & Gokmenoglu, E. (2018) 'Existential therapy' In: Psychotherapy and counseling theories. Ankara : Pegem.


Year Publication
2022 Ece Gokmenoglu (2022) Structuring and evaluation of the supervision process with systems approach model: A mixed methods research. [Thesis]
2012 Ece Gokmenoglu (2012) The relationship between the shyness level and the perceived parental attitudes of university students. [Thesis]
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Professional Associations

Description Function From / To
Turkish Counselling and Guidance Association Member 01/09/2009 -


Employer Position From / To
Maynooth University Assistant Professor 05/07/2023 -
Bahcesehir University Adjunct Lecturer 17/09/2018 - 30/06/2023
Medipol University Adjunct Lecturer 24/04/2023 - 23/06/2023
Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School School Guidance Counsellor 19/09/2017 - 30/09/2021
Anatolian High School School Guidance Counsellor 17/06/2014 - 19/09/2017
Vocational and Technical Anatolian Health High School School Guidance Counsellor 14/11/2012 - 17/06/2014
High School School Guidance Counsellor 06/09/2011 - 04/11/2012


Start date Institution Qualification Subject
Bahcesehir University PhD Guidance and Counselling
Maltepe University Master of Arts Developmental Psychology
Yeditepe University Bachelor of Education Guidance and Counselling

Teaching Interests

Individual counselling practice (Counselling supervision)

Group counselling theory and practice

Counselling theories

Counselling skills

Ethics in Counselling

Guidance and counselling at schools

Mental health at schools