EDUCATION

1983    Bachelor of Political Sciences, Department of Public Administration, Istanbul University

1986    Medical Doctor, Erciyes University

1996    Ph.D., Department of Public Health, Erciyes University

1998    Residence, Psychiatry, Azerbaijan School of Medicine

2000    Residency Equivalence, Mental Health and Illnesses, Cerrahpaşa School of Medicine, Istanbul University

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

1986-88          Practitioner, İncesu Health Center, Kayseri

1988-93          On-site Doctor/ TAKSAN Machine Tools Co.

1994-98          Faculty Member / Azerbaijan School of Medicine, Psychiatry Department

1993-present   Executive Editor / Özak Publishing (Psychotherapy Institute Publications)

2005-present   Founding President-Psychiatrist / Psychotherapy Institute

2007-present   President / Psychotherapy Institute Association

2008-2011      President / Hypnosis Association

PUBLICATIONS

Articles

Özakkaş, T., & Varol, N. (2009). Integrative Psychotherapies (Common Factors, Theoretical Integration, Eclectic, Assimilative). Turkiye Klinikleri Journal of Psychiatry Special Topics, 2(2), 26–34.

Özakkaş, T. (2006). Sensual and perceptive disorders (General symptomatology of mental disorders). International Journal of Human Sciences.

Özakkaş, T. (2006). Brief history of psychiatry (Psychiatry in Azerbaijan Medical Training). International Journal of Human Sciences.

Özakkaş, T., & Hacıyev, T. (2000). Impaired Consciousness in Forensic Psychiatry and Influencing Factors. Azerbaycan Psihiatriya Jurnalı, 1(2), 54–57.

Özakkaş, T., & Hacıyev, T. (1999). On the Biological Mechanism of Anxiety Neurosis. Azerbaycan Psihiatriya Jurnalı, 1(1), 77-83.

Özakkaş, T., & İsmayilov, N. V. (1997). Practical Implementation of Hypnosis for Psychiatric Problems. Psikonevrologiya Meseleleri, (17), 27–34.

Özakkaş, T. (1997). Hypnosis in Psychiatry, General Treatment Approaches and Principles. Psikonevrologiya Meseleleri, (17), 151–159.

Özakkaş, T. (1997). Group Psychotherapies. Psikonevrologiya Meseleleri, (17), 159–164.

 Chapters

Özakkaş, T. (2011). An Overview of Masterson Approach. Psikanalitik Psikoterapiler [Psychoanalytic Psychotherapies]. Ankara: Türkiye Psikiyatri Derneği Yayınları.

Özakkaş, T., Çorak A. (2007). Hypnosis. Psikiyatri Temel Kitabı [Psychiatry Deskbook]. Ankara: Hekimler Yayın Birliği.

Books

Özakkaş, T. (2014). Anksiyete Bozuklukları ve Tedavisi [Anxiety Disorders and Treatment]. İstanbul: Psikoterapi Enstitüsü Yayınları.

Özakkaş, T. (2011). Bütüncül Psikoterapi [Integrative Psychotherapy] (5th edition). İstanbul: Litera Yayıncılık.

Özakkaş, T. (1995). Hipnoz II [Hypnosis II]. Kayseri: Özak Yayıncılık.

Özakkaş, T. (1993). Hipnoz I [Hypnosis I]. Kayseri: Özak Yayıncılık.

Özakkaş, T. (1993). Allerji ve Deri Hastalıklarında Hipnoterapi [Hypnotherapy for Allergy and Dermatological Diseases]. Kayseri: Özak Yayıncılık.

Özakkaş, T. (1993). Cinsel Problemlerde Hipnoterapi [Hypnotherapy for Sexual Problems]. Özak Yayıncılık.

PRESENTATIONS

International Conferences

Özakkaş, T. (2015). Application of Transference-Focused Psychotherapy in Turkey & Evaluation of Cultural Differences. The 31st Annual Conference of Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration, Maryland, ABD, June 18-21.

Özakkaş, T. (2013). An Integrative Model: Relative Psychotherapy. The 29th Annual Conference of Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration, Barselona, İspanya, June 7-9.

Özakkaş, T. (2012). Characteristics of Psychotherapy Clients in Turkey. The 28th Annual Conference of Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration, Evanston/ Chicago, ABD, May 17-20.

Özakkaş, T. (2012). Intersection in transition from individual therapy to social life: Integrative Group Psychotherapy Approach. The 28th Annual Conference of Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration, Evanston/ Chicago, ABD, May 17-20.

Özakkaş, T. (2011). Attack Therapy. The 27th Annual Conference of Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration, Washington DC, ABD, May 19-22.

Özakkaş, T. (2011). Case Presentation: Trauma. Masterson Days V, Psychotherapy Institute, İstanbul, May 5-8.

Özakkaş, T. (2009). Masterson Approach. Masterson Days III, Psychotherapy Institute, İstanbul, December 18-19.

Özakkaş, T. (2008). Masterson Approach in Clinical Practice in Turkey. Masterson Days I, Psychotherapy Institute, İstanbul, December 9-10.

Özakkaş, T., Kiper C. (2008). Psychotherapy and Hypnosis in Turkey. Hypnosis in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Panic Disorder. 11th Congress of the European Society of Hypnosis, Vienna, September 17-21.

National Conferences

Özakkaş, T. (2014). Öznellik ve Nörobiyoloji Açısından Psikanalitik Kuramcıların Zihin Yapıları [Psychoanalytic Theoreticians’ Minds from a Perspective of Subjectivity and Neurobiology]. Mind Symposium, TED University, Ankara, May 24-25.

Özakkaş, T. (2011). Bireysel Psikoterapiden Sosyal Hayata Geçişte Ara Kesit: Bütüncül Grup Psikoterapisi Yaklaşımı [Intersection in transition from individual therapy to social life. Integrative Group Psychotherapy Approach]. 47th National Psychiatry Congress, Psychiatric Association of Turkey, Antalya, 26-30 October.

Özakkaş, T. (2011). Kendilik Bozukluklarında Psikanalitik Psikoterapi: Masterson Yaklaşımı [Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy for Disorders of the Self: Masterson Approach]. 47th National Psychiatry Congress, Psychiatric Association of Turkey, Antalya, 26-30 October.

Özakkaş, T. (2011). Yeme bozuklukları, Borderline Kişilik Bozukluğu, Travma ve Çoğul Kişilik Bozukluklarının Masterson Yaklaşımlı Psikanalitik Psikoterapisini Olgu Üzerinden Değerlendirme [Case Presentation to View Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Masterson Approach for Eating Disorders, Borderline Personality Disorder, Trauma, and Multiple Personality Disorder]. 20th Psychiatry Days in Anatolia, Psychiatric Association of Turkey, Hatay, 14-17 June.

Özakkaş, T. (2011). Borderline Kişilik Bozukluklarında Masterson Yaklaşımlı Grup Psikoterapisi Dinamikleri ve Uygulaması [Dynamics and Application of Masterson Approach Group Psychotherapy for Borderline Personality Disorders]. 15th Spring Symposium, Psychiatric Association of Turkey, Antalya, 12-16 April.

Özakkaş, T. (2009). Psikoloji Öğrencilerinin Eğitimi için Psikohipnoterapi [Psychohypnotherapy in the Training of Psychology Students]. The 16th National Congress of Turkish Psychology Students Work Group, İstanbul University, İstanbul, July 27.

Özakkaş, T. (2006). İnsan ve Hipnoz [Human and Hypnosis]. 3rd National Medical Hypnosis Congress, Yeditepe University, İstanbul, November 2.

Özakkaş, T. (2005). Panik Bozukluk Atölye Çalışması [Panic Disorder Workshop]. 2nd National Medical Hypnosis Congress, Yeditepe University, İstanbul, October 15.

Özakkaş, T. (2005). Obsesif Kompulsif Bozuklukta Hipnoterapi [Hypnotherapy in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder]. 2nd National Medical Hypnosis Congress, Yeditepe University, İstanbul, October 15.

Özakkaş, T. (2005). Psikoterapide Hipnoz [Hypnosis in Psychiatry]. Continuing Education in Psychiatry Congress, MESTED, Bodrum, November 9-13.

Özakkaş, T. (2004). Opening Speech. 1st National Medical Hypnosis Congress, Yeditepe University, İstanbul, May 7.

Özakkaş, T. (2004). Anksiyete Bozukluklarında Hipnoterapi [Hypnotherapy in Anxiety Disorders]. 1st National Medical Hypnosis Congress, Yeditepe University, İstanbul, May 8.

Özakkaş, T. (2002). Hipnozun Kullanım Alanları [Areas of Use of Hypnosis]. Naturel Festival on Body&Mind Health, Festiva A.Ş., İstanbul, November 21-24.

Özakkaş, T. (2000). Azerbaycan’da Psikohijyen ve Psikoprafilaksi [Psychohygiene and Psychoprophylaxis in Azerbaijan]. 36th National Psychiatry Congress, Psychiatric Association of Turkey, Antalya, October 3-7.

Özakkaş, T. (2000). Azerbaycan’da Psikiyatrik Yardımın Tarihçesi ve Yasal Zemini [History and Legal Basis of Psychiatric Help in Azerbaijan]. 36th National Psychiatry Congress, Psychiatric Association of Turkey, Antalya, October 3-7.

Özakkaş, T. (2000). Anksiyete Bozukluklarında Yoğunlaştırılmış Psikoterapi Sürecinin Sonuçlarının Değerlendirilmesi [Evaluation of the Results of Intense Psychotherapy in Anxiety Disorders]. 36th National Psychiatry Congress, Psychiatric Association of Turkey, Antalya, October 3-7.

Özakkaş, T. (1999). Azerbaycan Tıbbında Psikiyatri Eğitimi [Psychiatric Education in Azerbaijan Medicine]. National Psychiatry Congress and International Cross-Cultural Psychiatry Satellite Symposium, Trabzon, September 6-12.

Özakkaş, T. (1999). Anksiyete Bozukluklarının Klinik Tipleri, Farmako, Psiko ve Kombine Terapiye Cevap Özellikleri [Clinical Types of Anxiety Disorders, and Responsiveness to Pharmaco, Psycho, and Combined Treatment]. National Psychiatry Congress and International Cross-Cultural Psychiatry Satellite Symposium, Trabzon, September 6-12.

Özakkaş, T. (1998). Psikiyatri ve Hipnoz [Psychiatry and Hypnosis]. 4th Medical Congress of Gureba Foundation, İstanbul, March 4.

Özakkaş, T. (1997). Homoseksüalitenin Oluşumunda Sosyal Faktörlerin Rolü [The Role of Social Factors in the Formation of Homosexuality]. 6th Psychiatry Days in Anatolia, Erzurum, December 10-14.

Özakkaş, T. (1997). Haşhaş Alımında Şuurluluk ve Ceza Ehliyeti Durumu [Consciousness and Criminal Capacity in Hashish Intake]. 6th Psychiatry Days in Anatolia, Erzurum, December 10-14.

Özakkaş, T. (1996). Hipnozun Tarifi ve Genel Bilgiler [Description of Hypnosis and General Information]. Hypnosis and Dentistry Panel, İstanbul Society of Solidarity and Friendship of Dentists, İstanbul, October 24.

Özakkaş, T. (1995). Hipnozun Tarihçesi ve Hipnotik Fenomenler [History of Hypnosis and Hypnotic Phenomena]. Hypnosis and Psychotherapy Conference, İnönü University, Malatya, December 16.

TEACHING & SUPERVISION EXPERIENCE

Regular Supervising

2005-present   Supervisor

Psychotherapy Institute
Weekly individual supervision to a team of ten psychotherapists

-240 hours a year-

Regular Post-Graduate Trainings

2005-present   Integrative Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy Institute

Three-year post-graduate training provided in three levels: theory, formulation, and supervision. The first year of theoretical training consists of 25 different theories and psychotherapy approaches from object relations to behavioral-cognitive theories, neurobiology, and relational self psychology. The second year of formulation phase focuses on the application of theoretical knowledge on actual consented case materials. In the third year of supervision, trainees bring video records of their own sessions to be discussed and supervised in a group format.

-900 hours a year-

2006-present   Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy

Psychotherapy Institute

-96 hours a year-

2010-present   Masterson Approach

Psychotherapy Institute

-96 hours a year-

2015-present   Dream Work

Psychotherapy Institute

-96 hours a year-

Occasional Post-Graduate Trainings

2003-2006      Medical Hypnosis

Yeditepe University

-55 hours-

2007-2011      Integrative Psychotherapy / Brief Introduction Module

Gün Psychological Counseling, Ankara        -28 hours-

Empati Psychological Services, Adana         -14 hours-

Workshops for Mental Health Professionals

Sexuality and Psychological Life within the Context of Integrative Psychotherapy

Institute of Sex Therapy Educational Sciences, Ankara, 2 February 2014

How to Conduct the First Interview? An Integrative Model

Melikşah University, Kayseri, 8 January 2014

Integrative Counseling in Guidance Services

Ümraniye Guidance and Research Center, İstanbul, 26 December 2013

Understanding and Helping the Handicapped and Their Caregivers

Giresun Provincial Directorate of Family and Social Policies, Tirebolu, 8 December 2013

Integrative Psychotherapy

GENODER-Development Point Association, 7 December 2013

First Interview from a Psychosocial Model View

Ataşehir Guidance and Research Center, İstanbul, 27 November 2013

Communication Techniques in Guidance Training

Maltepe Guidance and Research Center, İstanbul, 10 January 2013

Family Counseling with an Integrative Approach

Erciyes University, Kayseri, 31 December 2011-1 January 2012

Patient-Doctor Relationships: Personality Structures

İstanbul Chamber of Dentists, İstanbul, 22 November 2011

Communication Skills

Yeditepe University, İstanbul, 21 September 2011

Psychological Guidance and Counseling Training: Adolescence

Ministry of Education Guidance and Research Center, Adana, 21 January 2011

Clinical Hypnosis Applied Training

Hypnosis Association, İstanbul, 10-11 November 2012

Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy

Işık University, İstanbul, 14 October 2010

Psychotherapy and Hypnosis

19 Mayıs University, Samsun, 6 January 2010

Patient-Doctor Relationships

İstanbul Chamber of Dentists, İstanbul, 4 April 2009

Our Psychological Structure in the Social Transition from Traditional to Modern

Ümraniye Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, 24 December 2008

Patient-Doctor Relationships in Dentistry

İstanbul Chamber of Dentists, İstanbul, 20 November 2008

Client-Doctor Relationships in Veterinary Practice

İstanbul Chamber of Veterinarians, İstanbul, 19 July 2008

Hypnosis in Psychotherapy

Sexual Medicine Association, Ankara, 8 April 2007

Hypnosis in Psychiatry

Ankara Sexual Medicine Association, Ankara, 4 March 2007

Hypnotherapy in Substance Abuse and Sexual Identity Disorders

Ankara Hypnosis Association, Ankara, 3 March 2007

Hypnodrama in Psychotherapy

Ankara Hypnosis Association, Ankara, 3 January 2007

Hypnotherapy Theory and Practical Applications

Ankara Hypnosis Association, Ankara, 3-4 September 2005

Psychotherapy Process and Psychic Apparatus Two-Stage Workshop

Fatih University Continuing Education Center, İstanbul, 12-21 December 2004

Psychotherapy and Hypnosis

Sakarya University, Sakarya, 25 December 2003

Hypnotherapy for Acupuncture Trainees

Gazi University School of Medicine, Ankara, 18 December 2003

Hypnosis in General Medicine

Health Employees Association, İstanbul, 18 August 1998

Workshops for Public & Private Employees

Personality Typologies in Psychology

Maltepe Penitentiary, İstanbul, 14 May 2014

Communication and Boundary-Setting according to Personality Structures in Penitentiary

Metris Penitentiary, İstanbul, 23 November 2013

Psychological Training to Law Enforcement Officers

Ministry of Justice Personnel Training Center, İstanbul, 6 November 2013

Human Relationships and Personality Structures

Police College, Ankara, 3 September 2012

Conflict and Consensus at Work

Competition Authority, Ankara, 11 April 2012

Communication between Penitentiary Personnel and Inmates

Metris Penitentiary, İstanbul, 23 November 2011

Psychological Aspects of Human Relationships in Project Management

Dynamics 2011, İstanbul, 1 April 2011

Personal and Psychological Aspects in the Project

Dynamics 2010, İstanbul, 2 April 2010

 “Project and Person” in Project Management and Administration

Unilever, İstanbul, 1 February 2010

“Project and Person” in Project Management and Administration

Siemens, İstanbul, 1 December 2010

Workshops for General Public

Human Psychological Structure and Hypnosis

Erdem Culture and Solidarity Association, İstanbul, 23 November 2011

Mental and Psychological Illnesses

Darıca Office of District Governor and Mufti, Darıca, 24 November 2010

Our Psychological Structure from Traditional to Modern

Malatya Municipality, Malatya, 25 August 2008

Adolescence

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Cultural Activities Directorate, İstanbul, 21 May 2007

Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Cultural Activities Directorate, İstanbul, 26 December 2006

Borderline Personality Disorder

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Cultural Activities Directorate, İstanbul, 28 November 2006

Brainwashing and Social Mass Psychology

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Cultural Activities Directorate, İstanbul, 16 May 2006

Existentialism

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Cultural Activities Directorate, İstanbul, 17 April 2007

Self-Defeating Personality Structure

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Cultural Activities Directorate, İstanbul, 20 March 2007

Perfectionist Personality

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Cultural Activities Directorate, İstanbul, 13 February 2007

What is Psychotherapy?

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Cultural Activities Directorate, İstanbul, 21 March 2006

Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Cultural Activities Directorate, İstanbul, 18 April 2006

Being Yourself

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Cultural Activities Directorate, İstanbul, 21 February 2006

Identity and Personality

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Cultural Activities Directorate, İstanbul, 20 December 2005

Personality Formation

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Cultural Activities Directorate, İstanbul, 22 November 2005

Psychiatry and Culture

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Cultural Activities Directorate, İstanbul, 18 October 2005

Identity and Adolescence

Lions Youth Club, İstanbul, 14 February 2004

Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy

Beşiktaş Municipality Book Fair, İstanbul, 28 October 2001

CERTIFICATES

Trainings Attended

Transference-Focused Psychotherapy

by Otto Kernberg et al. / Personality Disorders Institute, New York

Didactic Training                          2010-2015 (72 hours)

Intensified Clinical Training                      June 2012 (35 hours)

Weekly Supervision                                   2012-2015 (230 hours)

Emotion-Focused Therapy

by Leslie Greenberg / Emotion-Focused Therapy Clinic, Toronto

Skill Training                                 2013 (48 hours)

Weekly Supervision                                   2014-2015 (24 hours)

Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy

by Leslie Greenberg / Emotion-Focused Therapy Clinic, Toronto

Skill Training                                 2012 (54 hours)

Weekly Supervision                                   2013-2014 (24 hours)

Time-Limited Dynamic Psychotherapy

by Hanna Levenson / Levenson Institute for Training, San Francisco

Didactic Training                          2011 (24 hours)

Weekly Supervision                                   2012 (40 hours)

Masterson Approach to Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

by James Masterson et al. / International Masterson Institute, New York

Didactic Training                          2008-2011 (96 hours)

Intensified Clinical Training                      2013-2014 (192 hours)

Weekly Supervision                                   2009-2014 (320 hours)

Workshops Attended

Semi-Structured Interview of Personality Organization (STIPO)

Eve Caligor, M.D., John Clarkin, Ph.D., Barry Stern, Ph.D., New York, 14 October 2016.

Psychoanalytic Listening

Salman Akhtar, M.D., İstanbul, 5 October 2015.

The Healer Within: A Travel in the Magic World of Hypnosis

Giuseppe De Benedittis, M.D., Ph.D., İstanbul, 3-4 October 2015.

Introduction to Relational Psychoanalysis

Lewis Aron, Ph.D., İstanbul, 8-9 August 2015.

Hypnotic Brain: Neurobiological Basis of Hypnosis

Giuseppe De Benedittis, M.D., Ph.D., İstanbul, 20-21 September 2014.

In-Depth Exploration of Object Relations in Narcissistic and Borderline Cases

Vamık Volkan, İstanbul, 20-22 June 2014.

Family Therapies: Integration and Research

William M. Pinsof, PhD, LMFT, ABPP, İstanbul, 29 November-1 December 2013.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy of Anxiety Disorders

Arthur Freeman, M.D., İstanbul, 20-22 September 2013.

Evidence-Based Cognitive Hypnotherapy for Emotional Disorders

Assen Alladin, Ph.D., R. Psych., İstanbul, 22-23 June 2013.

Violence from the Perspective of Cognitive-Behavioral Theory

48th National Psychiatry Congress, Psychiatric Association of Turkey, Bursa, 9-13 October 2012.

Cognitive-Behavioral Couple and Family Therapy

Frank M. Dattilio, Ph.D., ABPP, İstanbul, 1-2 September 2012.

Integrative Relational Psychotherapy

Paul L. Wachtel, Ph.D., İstanbul, 16-17 June 2012.

Social Mind

Assc. Prof. Dr. Hakan Atalay, Psychiatric Association of Turkey, İstanbul, 7 March 2012.

Developmental Neurobiology and Attachment Theory

Prof. Dr. Allan Schore, İstanbul, 1-2 October 2011.

Psychotherapy Integration

John C. Norcross, Ph.D., ABPP, İstanbul, 3 July 2011.

Unified Psychotherapy

Jeffrey Magnavita, Ph.D., İstanbul, 4-5 June 2011.

Cognitive-Behavioral Strategies in Couple and Family Therapy

Frank M. Dattilio, Ph.D., 7th International Cognitive Psychotherapy Congress, İstanbul, 2-5 June 2011.

Lifelong Treatment of Personality Disorders

Arthur Freeman, M.D., 7th International Cognitive Psychotherapy Congress, İstanbul, 2-5 June 2011.

New Hypnosis in Sex Therapy

Prof. Dr. Daniel L. Araoz, Sexual Health Institute Association, Bursa, 16-17 April 2011.

Medical Hypnosis

Dr. Assen Alladin, İstanbul, 30-31 May 2009.

Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapies: Cognitive-Affective Behavior Therapy

Ertuğrul Köroğlu, 43rd National Psychiatry Congress, İstanbul, 23-27 October 2007.

Self Psychology Basics

11th Spring Symposium, Psychiatric Association of Turkey, İzmir, 25-28 April 2007.

Listening, Understanding and Explaining: Three Levels of Psychotherapeutic Work

Salman Akhtar, İzmir, 29 September-1 October 2006.

Evolutional Psychiatry Course

41st National Psychiatry Congress, Psychiatric Association of Turkey, Erzurum, 15-20 November 2005.

Transference-Countertransference, Psychoanalytic Glances Symposium

Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapies Association, İstanbul, 22-23 October 2005.

Introduction to Psychoanalytic Psychotherapies

9th Spring Symposium, Psychiatric Association of Turkey, Antalya, 13-17 April 2005.

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Techniques

39th National Psychiatry Congress, Psychiatric Association of Turkey, Antalya, 14-19 October 2003

Cognitive-Behavioral Treatments

6th National Social Psychiatry Congress, Kapadokya, 28-31 October 1999.

Therapeutic Approaches to PTSD

6th National Social Psychiatry Congress, Kapadokya, 28-31 October 1999.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: Elementary and Intermediate Skills (5 hours)

11th World Psychiatry Congress, Hamburg, Germany, 9 August 1999.

Modern Electroconvulsive Therapy (5 hours)

11th World Psychiatry Congress, Hamburg, Germany, 10 August 1999.

Communication Analysis in Family and Couple Therapies

34th National Psychiatry Congress, Psychiatric Association of Turkey, İzmir, 29 Sept-3 Oct 1998.

SCAN / NPG Neuropsychiatric Interview (6 hours)

34th National Psychiatry Congress, Psychiatric Association of Turkey, İzmir, 29 Sept-3 Oct 1998.

Hypnotherapy Course

33rd National Psychiatry Congress, Psychiatric Association of Turkey, Antalya, 1-4 October 1997.

Psychosocial Approach to Children and Adolescent Illnesses

19th Pediatric Days, İstanbul University, 10-11 April 1997.

Cognitive Therapies for Interpersonal Relationships and Marital Problems

Dr. Keith Dobson, Turkish Psychologists Association, İstanbul, 16 October 1996.

Induction as a Therapeutic Intervention

  1. Trasarti Sponti, 7th ESH Congress, Budapest, Hungary, 17-23 August 1996.

Clinical Methods in Hypnosis

P.B. Bloom et al., 7th ESH Congress, Budapest, Hungary, 17-23 August 1996.

Current Situation in Psychopharmacology for Mood Disorders

ECNP Regional Meeting, İstanbul, 8-11 May 1996.

Modular Therapy

Dr. Francis Macnab, 3rd Social Psychiatry Symposium, Çanakkale, 17 April 1996.

International Conferences Attended

The 4th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Transference-Focused Psychotherapy

New York, USA, 14-16 October 2016.

38th Annual International Conference on the Psychology of the Self Conference (IAPSP)

Los Angeles, ABD, 15-18 October 2015.

International Society for Emotion-Focused Therapy, Trainers’ Meeting

Veldhoven, Hollanda, 8-9 October 2015.

International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (IARPP) Conference

Toronto, Canada, 25-28 June 2015.

The Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration XXXI Annual Meeting

Maryland, ABD, 18-21 June 2015.

American Psychological Association 121st Annual Convention

Honolulu, Hawaii, 31 July – 4 August, 2013.

SEPI XXIX Annual Meeting

Barcelona, Spain, 7-9 June 2013.

SEPI XXVIII Annual Meeting

Evanston/ Chicago, USA, 17-20 May 2012.

SEPI XXVII Annual Meeting

Washington DC, USA, 19-22 May 2011.

International Society of Transference-Focused Psychotherapy 3rd Biennial Conference

Italy, 14-15 October 2014.

SEPI XXVI Annual Meeting

Florence, Italy, 27-30 May 2010.

8th European Society of Hypnosis Congress

Netherlands, 14-19 August 1999.

11th World Psychiatry Congress

Hamburg, Germany, 6-11 August 1999.

14th International Congress of Hypnosis

San Diego, USA, 21-27 June 1997.

7th European Society of Hypnosis Congress

Budapest, Hungary, 17-23 August 1996.

AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS

  1. Turkish Medical Association
  2. Turkish Association of Psychiatry
    1. Sections of Personality Disorders, Eating Disorders, Group Psychotherapies, and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapies
  3. Psychotherapy Institute Association
  4. Hypnosis Association
  5. Scientific Hypnosis Association (Honorary Member)
  6. American Psychiatric Association
  7. American Psychological Association
    1. Divisions of Hypnosis, Clinical Neurophysiology, Psychotherapy, Psychotherapy Integration, Clinical Psychology
  8. American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry
  9. International Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology (IAPSP)
  10. International Masterson Institute
  11. Levenson Institute for Training
  12. International Society of Emotion Focused Therapy (IsEFT)
  13. The European Association for Integrative Psychotherapy (EAIP)
  14. The Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity (IPSS)
  15. The International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy (IACP)
  16. International Society of Transference-Focused Psychotherapy (ISTFP)
  17. International Family Therapy Association (IFTA)
  18. Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP)
  19. The European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS)
  20. Unified Psychotherapy and Clinical Science
  21. The International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (IARPP)