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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  • 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 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,...
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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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  • In Turkey, the wall of denial of the Armenian Genocide is becoming cracked

    [This interview was originally published in REPAIR, an Armeno-Turkish web platform on October 8, 2015. Link] In this article, Murat Paker comes back on the notion of trauma, including the one called “social trauma” that is suited to the armenian victims of the Genocide in...
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  • Psycho-political knots of the Turkish-Armenian conflict

    Presentation made at the International Congress of Psychology, Berlin, July 21, 2008. . * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
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  • The Case of Multi-layered Dissociation: Dominant Political Culture in Turkey – A Psycho-political Analysis

    A paper presented at the APCS 2004 Annual Conference “Psychoanalysis and Democracy” Columbia University. October 15 – 17, 2004 Video of the presentation
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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...
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