Dr. Salih Murat Paker works as a psychotherapist and clinical supervisor (New York, Istanbul, and online).

 

His professional background:

  • Clinical Psychologist (Ph.D.) (since 1992)
  • Psychotherapist (since 1992)
  • Medical doctor (M.D.) (between 1986-92; has not been working as an active physician since 1992)

 

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  • Five Essential Components of Psychotherapy Training and Personal Integration

    1.. Theoretical Education: Gaining in-depth theoretical knowledge in at least one school of therapy, preferably more, and maintaining ongoing engagement with evolving theories throughout one’s career. 2.. Clinical Experience: Completing at least one year, preferably more, of supervised internships in mental health clinics, working with...
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  • Trauma Vortex

    The image from 2016, in which I schematically summarized the vortex created by traumatic experiences and the subsequent effects of therapeutic relationships, can be distilled into simpler terms: 1. Trauma hampers our ability to mentally process events. During traumatic episodes, our capacity for verbal memory...
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  • Diagnosis in Psychoanalytic / Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

    Psychoanalytic / psychodynamic therapists also make diagnostic assessments for their clients, but their understanding of diagnosis is quite different than mainstream psychiatric diagnosis (ICD or DSM). Why diagnose? • For treatment planning• Prognostic implications• Client protection• The communication of empathy• Forestalling flights from therapy• Always...
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  • What are the Basic Principles of Trauma Therapy?

    Dr. Salih Murat Paker – Clinical Psychologist – Psychotherapist – December 2021 The subject of trauma has become very popular in the last few decades in the world. As a result, the number of people going to therapy for their traumatic experiences has been continuously...
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  • What is Trauma?

    Dr. Salih Murat Paker – Clinical Psychologist – Psychotherapist – December 2021 Traumatic Event and Traumatization What we generally call “traumatic events” are events that overwhelm the physical and mental integrity, balance, and coping capacity of the person in a sudden and harsh way. These...
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  • Psychology of Migration

    Dr. Salih Murat Paker – Clinical Psychologist – Psychotherapist – January 2022 In our age, migration movements have accelerated almost all over the world. Millions of people move every year, sometimes voluntarily for a better life, education, job, but in most cases to escape war,...
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  • How has the COVID Pandemic Affected our Mental Health?

    Dr. Salih Murat Paker – Clinical Psychologist – Psychotherapist – December 2021 COVID is a huge epidemic that shook the whole world. It has been going on for two years. Although it has been brought under some control thanks to vaccines, the danger has not...
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  • ONLINE PSYCHOTHERAPY: HOW?

    Dr. Salih Murat Paker – Clinical Psychologist – Psychotherapist – November 2021 During the pandemic, the use of online psychotherapy has increased unprecedently. Therefore, it is necessary to consider the differences between online therapy and in-office therapy and the main features of online therapy. Let...
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  • Online Psychotherapy: What is it and why?

    What is online psychotherapy? Why is it becoming more and more popular? Is it good for everybody? Does it work?
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  • 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 have been working as a psychotherapist since 1992. ONLINE THERAPY Due to the increased technological possibilities and geographic circulation of people brought by our era, the field of...
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  • Core Competencies of Relational Psychoanalysis

      Excerpted from Barsness, R.E. (Ed.) (2017). Core Competencies of Relational Psychoanalysis: A Guide to Practice, Study and Research (Relational Perspectives Book Series). New York: Routledge.   Therapeutic Intent   1.1. An analytic treatment is first established by a clear understanding of the intent or...
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