What kind of a psychotherapist am I?

I am a licensed clinical psychologist (Ph.D.), also with a medical background, working as a psychotherapist since 1991. In these almost 30 years, I have mostly worked around the issues of depression, anxiety, panic, stress, phobias, dissociation; trauma, violence, abuse (psychotraumatology); personality-related difficulties; relational difficulties;...

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What Services Do I Provide?

  PSYCHOTHERAPY Individual Psychotherapy (in office or online). Couples Therapy. Group Therapy. Short- & Long-term Psychotherapy.  I offer psychotherapeutic and other clinical services under the term Mutual Psychotherapy. Why “Mutual”? For two reasons: The psychotherapy method which I was taught, and myself teach and practice, primarily leans on the...

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Subjective Meaning of Torture as a Predictor in Post-Torture Psychological Response

Paker, M. (2000). Subjective Meaning of Torture as a Predictor in Post-Torture Psychological Response. Dissertation Project. New York: New School for Social Research. EXTENDED ABSTRACT Despite many efforts launched by international and national organizations, state-sponsored torture remains to be the most commonly used form of organized political...

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Comparison of Classical and Hermeneutical Psychoanalyses on Their Views of Past

Paker, M. (1997). Klasik ve yorumsamacı psikanalizlerin “geçmişe bakışları açısından karşılaştırılması [Comparison of classical and hermeneutical psychoanalyses on their views of the past]. Toplum & Bilim [Society & Science], 72, 102-127 [In Turkish with English Abstract]. Abstract The assumption that our past determines/shapes our current situation is generally accepted not only...

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Psychological preparedness for trauma as a protective factor in survivors of torture

Basoglu, M., Mineka, S., Paker, M., Aker, T., Livanou, M., & Gok, S. (1997). Psychological preparedness for trauma as a protective factor in survivors of torture. Psychological Medicine, 27, 1421-1433. ABSTRACT Examined the role of "psychological preparedness" for trauma in post-traumatic stress responses in survivors of torture. 34...

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Appraisal of self, social environment, and the state authority as a possible mediator of posttraumatic stress disorder in tortured political activists

Basoglu, M., Paker, M., Ozmen, E., Tasdemir, O., Sahin, D., Ceyhanli, A., Incesu, C., & Sarimurat, N. (1996). Appraisal of self, social environment, and the state authority as a possible mediator of posttraumatic stress disorder in tortured political activists. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 105:2, 232-236. ABSTRACT This study...

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