Prof. Dr Sahika Yüksel, Curriculum Vitae | Dr Sahika Yuksel

Prof. Dr Sahika Yüksel, Curriculum Vitae

SAHIKA YÜK­SEL, MD

Professor in  Psychiatry

Hakkı Yeten cad No 17.  K 7. Aşçıoğlu Plaza, Fulya, Beşiktaş - Is­tan­bul

Pho­ne: 0212- 2193535

Fax: 0212-2193104

E-mail : sy4650@gmail.com

Professional Training and Qualifications

1964: graduated from Istanbul Kiz Lisesi

1971: MD from IstanbulMedicalSchool, IstanbulUniversity

1972-1976: Internship in Psychiatry and Neurology, Residency in Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, MedicalSchool, University of Istanbul

1978-1980: Behavioural Psychotherapy Training in LondonInstitute of Psychiatry, Department of Experimental Psychopathology

1979:Institute of Group Analysis in London

1982: Promoted to Associate Professor in Psychiatry.

1983: Visiting lecturer in Dicle University, Medical Faculty in Diyarbakır

1984: Research Assistant Institute of Psychiatry, Department of Experimental Psychopathology, London.

1984: Women Therapy Center: Feminist Therapy Workshop

1989: Promoted to Professor in Psychiatry

1989-2013: Director of Unit on Psychotherapy and Psychonerosis in Psychiatry Outpatient Department, Medical School, University of Istanbul

1994-2013: Director of Istanbul Psychosocial Trauma Program

1998-2001: Chairperson of Psychiatry Department, Medical School, University of Istanbul

Areas of clinical specialization and service since 1986: Transgender people individually and in group settings (created first transsexual service for teaching and clinical work in Turkey); Post-traumatic problems, particularly in women exposed to sexual violence at home and during detention; Work with NGO’s on rehabilitation centers for torture victims and shelters for women exposed to sexual and physical violence; Treatment and forensic evaluation of torture survivors.

1999-2002 Project coordinator of  a  treatment and follow-up project in the most underserved earthquake region, Adapazari.

2003-2005 Exacutive Committee Member of  Psychiatric Association of Turkey

2005-2007 President of Psychiatric Association of Turkey

2012-2013: ITSP- Istanbul (International Traumatic  Studies Certificate Program)

2013: Member of WPATH ICD-11 Consensus Committee  Transgender and Transsexual- Related Diagnoses

 2013 April in present: in private practice

Professional Society Memberships
  • Founder and consultant of Purple Roof Foundation for Women’s Shelter (independent feminist NGO)
  • Founder of TIHV (Turkish Human Rights Foundation) (independent torture rehabilitation NGO) and 1990-1994 representative of Istanbul Branch of TIHV
  • Turkish Medical Association, Istanbul Branch Disaster Group
  • PAT Coordinator  of Disaster and Mental Health Task Group (2000-2004)
  • Founder of CETAD (Association of Education, and Treatment of Sexual Issues) CETAD Board member between (1998-2004)

Ethical Committee  Member  (2004-2013)

  • Member of British Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy Association
  • Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association
  • International Association of Forensic Psychotherapy
  • International Academia of Sex Research
  • European Society of Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS): Founder and Board Member (between 1992-2001)
  • International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS):Board Member (2001 -2004)

Coordinator of ISTSS SIG Social Policy and Human Rights (2003-2008)

  • 1995-2001: Co-editor in “Turkish Archieves of Neuropsychiatry”
  • Editorial Board of Journal of Transgenderism,
  • Editorial Board of Turkish several profesional journals
  • Exacutive Committee Member of Turkish Psychiatric Association (2003-2005)
  • President of Turkish Psychiatric Association (2005-2007)
  • Cooridinator of  Violence against Women  Task Force (2012-present)
  • Coordinator of PAT SIG Women Mental Health (2010-present)
  • Member of  Scientific Advisory Committee  KAOS-GL

Organized and served on Scientific Committees of Various Conferences in Turkey and internationally

-Scientific Committee member of 5th European Congress of Traumatic Stress-Maastrich  (1997)

-President of 6th European Congress of Traumatic Stress (6ECOTS)- Istanbul  (1999)

-Secretary of Satellite Symposium. IV. Spring Symposium Turkish Psychiatric Association and European Society of Traumatic Stress Studies, Antalya (26th April 2000)

-President of National Congress of Turkish Psychiatry Istanbul (2001)

-Scientific Committee member of 8th European Congress of Traumatic Stress- Berlin  (2003)

-Secretary: The 5th National Congress of Sexuality and Sexual Treatment Istanbul (2004)

-Secretary: The III. Psychological Trauma Meeting, Psychological Health -after Natural Disasters; Prevention, Treatment ve Organization Istanbul (2004)

President The 6th National Congress of Sexuality and Sexual Treatment in Istanbul (2006)

President The IV. Psychological Trauma Meeting, Psychological Health -after Natural Disasters; Prevention, Treatment ve Organization Istanbul (2005)

President : The V. Psychological Trauma Meeting, Psychological Health -after Natural Disasters; Prevention, Treatment ve Organization Istanbul (2007)

President : The V. Psychological Trauma Meeting,  Trauma of Daily Life Istanbul (2009)

President : The VI. Psychological Trauma Meeting,  Community Trauma Istanbul (2012)

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