Graduate School of Education / Clinical Psychology Department


Short Biography

Dr Turkcapar graduated from Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine in 1990 and completed his psychiatry residency in 1995. After her specialisation, he received cognitive psychotherapy training at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research in the USA in 1997 in the field of Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapies. In 1999, he completed the Primary Certificate in REBT (Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy) at the Ellis Institute in New York and then the Advanced Certificate in 2008. 

In 2000, he became Associate Professor of Psychiatry and in 2012 he became Professor of Psychiatry. In addition to Psychiatry, Dr. Türkçapar completed his master's degree and doctorate in Social Anthropology and received the title of doctor of science in social anthropology in 2009. 

In 2003, he was certified as a Cognitive Therapist by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACTand became a Fellow member of the Academy for her contributions to the field. In 2013, he was certified as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy Trainer and Consultant by the Academy.

Dr. Türkçapar has 4 books on cognitive behavioural therapy, "Cognitive Therapy Basic Principles and Practice" (2007) and "Cognitive Therapy in Clinical Practice: Depression" (2009), "Aware, Think, feel, Live" (2019), A way out of Depression (2021), I would like to be “clean” (2022) and more than a hundred articles have been published, and since 1999, he has conducted training activities for professionals working in the field of cognitive behavioural therapy in various centres and congresses. He is also the founding editor of the Journal Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy and Research, which includes scientific studies in the same field. 

Dr. Türkçapar, who was the chief of the psychiatry clinic of Ankara Dışkapı Yıldırım Beyazıt Training and Research Hospital between 2005-2012, the founding chief of the psychiatry clinic of Etlik Residency Training Hospital between 2008-2011, and the Head of the Department of Psychology at Hasan Kalyoncu University between 2012-2019, is currently the President of the Association of Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapies and a faculty member and head of the Department of Psychology at Ankara Social Sciences University.