Foundation Identity

Egeden Foundation Board of Trustees

Z. Kısmet BAKİOĞLU

Autobiography

Z.Kısmet Bakioglu was born in 1972 in Istanbul, Turkey. She studied International Business Economics in Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. Along with experience she gained in family business while studying for a degree, Mrs. Bakioglu got the chance to work at Fako Pharmaceutical Factory by Arthur Andersen Consultancy.

She participated first aid trainings by Red Cross, Mrs.Bakioglu attended the 7th Child Protection Congress on October, 2014 and International Psychological Trauma Meetings. Upon successfully completed “Forensic Medicinal and Psychological Approach to Child Abuse and Neglect” certification program by Istanbul University, Continuing Education Centre and Institute of Forensic Sciences, she’s been granted t “The Certificate of Achievement”.  

Apart from being a certified Amateur Seaman and Open Water Diver, Mrs.Bakioglu is also interested in photography and reiki. She has good knowledge of English and intermediate level knowledge of German. She’s married and a mother of two. 

E.Nur Furtun SÖKMEN

Autobiography

Mrs. Nur Sökmen was born in 1974 at Samsun, Turkey where she attended primary and middle school. After she received her B.S. in Psychology at Ankara University, she worked as a school counselor at Urfa Regional Primary Boarding School for 2 years and at Samsun Private Ar College for 2 years as well. Then, she was appointed to Konak Guidance and Research Centre and worked there in total of 14 years, of which 5 years as a head of department. She’s been carrying out her duty as psychological counselor in Seferihisar Atatürk Secondary School for 2 years.

She’s been attending courses on “Intervention to Trauma and Crisis”, “Neglect and Abuse” since 2001, and she’s pioneered to create “Trauma and Crisis Response Team” in İzmir. Apart from responding to various cases of trauma and crisis, she’s actively participated in training trauma response teams. She was also a program trainer, supervisor, and master trainer between 2007 and 2014.

Mrs .Nur Sökmen is currently attending trainings on Gestalt Therapy, Transactional Analysis in Schools and Psychological Counselling, 1st level EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and Child & Adolescence. 

Prof. Dr. Figen ÇOK

Autobiography

Upon receiving her B.S. in Psychology at METU (Middle East Technical University) in 1984, Prof. Dr. Figen Çok started her M.A. in the department of Psychological Services in Education at Ankara University, and joined the faculty of Educational Sciences as a full-time research assistant in 1987. She got her Ph.D. in 1993 and was appointed as an assistant professor same year. She was previously a visiting scholar at Oregon State University, USA hosted by Dr. Liz Gray from the department of Psychological Counselling of Faculty of Educational Sciences and carried out the operations in Turkey as a part of an international project on “Sexual Behaviours of College Students and HIV/AIDS” between 1994 and 1995. She got her associate professorship on Educational Psychology in 1997 and she became professor while she was working at the Faculty of Educational Sciences at Ankara University. She retired from Ankara University in 2010 where she worked in various positions including the head of department of Educational Psychology, head of Psychological Services in Education, Member of Institute of Educational Sciences and Executive Board and assistant director of Centre for Research on Child Culture and started working at Başkent University, Faculty of Educational Sciences. She worked as the head of Educational Sciences in the Faculty of Educational Sciences and faculty member in the department of Guidance and Psychological Counselling. She worked as the head of Educational Sciences department in Educational Sciences Faculty of TED University between 2012 and 2017. She is currently working at Başkent University, Faculty of Education as a full professor of psychological Counseling and Guidabce program and chairing the Department of Educational Sciences

Prof. Dr. Figen Cok has many projects and publications on psychosocial development in adolescence, sexual development and education, transition to adulthood, youth and participation. Her research interests are as follows: psychosocial development in adolescence, self-construal, self-concealing, risk-taking behavior of adolescence, coping with stress in adolescence, romantic relationships, emerging adulthood, identity development, HIV/AIDS and adolescents, sexulaity education, body image, adolescents and media, youth and participation. Along with writing essays in both Turkish and English essays, she also translated a textbook titled “Book and Adolescence” and it was granted University Textbooks award by TÜBA in 2009.  She’s taken part in various projects within the scope of 7TH European Commission Framework Program, TÜBİTAK, Ankara University BAP (Scientific Research Projects), EU Life-long Learning, mostly as a coordinator, on LDV and IP levels. She’s also involved in a project titled ERDEP conducted by Turkish Ministry of National Education and “Raising Health Awareness among Adolescents” by İKGV (Human Resources Development Foundation) and YÖK (Council of Higher Education). Prof. Dr. Çok is member of several academic institutions and has participated in scientific councils of various national and international meetings. Furthermore, she is the president of European Association for Research on Adolescence (EARA). Prof. Dr. Çok is also married and has two children. 

Prof. Dr. B. Müge Tamar KARAOĞLU

Autobiography

Prof. Dr. Muge Tamar was born in 1962 in Ankara. She was graduated from Ege University Faculty of Medicine.  In 1991, she got her specialty in psychiatry, and in 1996 got her specialty in child psychiatry from the same University. She became an assistant professor in 1996, associate professor in 1997, and professor in 2006. Until December 2011, she served as a lecturer in Ege University Faculty of Medicine at the Department of Child Psychiatry and as a member of the Youth Mental Health Counseling and Treatment Unit and assistant director of EGEBAM (Ege University Medical Faculty Child and Adolescent Dependency Research and Treatment Center). Currently, she has been a member of the association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Besides, she has trained in the areas of psychodrama and psychoanalytic group psychotherapy, and in 2004 she was entitled to the title of psychotherapist.

Muge Tamar conducted various studies and published articles on psychological characteristics of youth in youth detention centers, psychopathology in children at risk, individualization in adolescents, adolescent depression and suicide, self- injurious behavior in adolescents, approach to family in adolescents, identity problems, alcoholism and substance use in adolescents.

Prof. Dr. Ümran KORKMAZLAR

Autobiography

Ümran Korkmazlar completed her undergraduate studies at İstanbul University, in the department of Pedagogy, in 1977 and she received her master degrees at Boğaziçi University on “Guidance and Psychological Counselling” and in İstanbul University Child Health Institute on “Developmental Neurology”. She received her Ph.D. from İstanbul University, Institute of Medical Sciences upon submitting her doctoral thesis on “Specific Learning Disability and Diagnostic Procedures for Children aged 6-11” and she was granted Turkish Psychiatry Society Mualla Öztürk Research Award for her thesis. Korkmazlar became associate professor at İstanbul University Faculty of Medicine, department of Child Psychiatry in 1998. She assumed the title of professor in 2004. Korkmazlar chose to retire voluntarily on 2007 from Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine, department of Child Psychiatry. She made contributions for the establishment of department of Psychology at Bilim University and she became the head of department and the dean of Faculty of Arts and Sciences on 2008-2009. Later she transferred to the head of department of Psychology at Beykent University and she left this position voluntarily on 2009. She is currently working at Fide Consultancy Centre, which she founded.

Korkmazlar has been working with children, adolescents and families for 41 years. She uses Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Family Therapy, Play Therapy, EMDR (Eye Movement Desentization and Reprocessing) Therapy and special education methods while working on learning, development and trauma. She has many national and international publications on child and adolescent mental health, developmental neurology, learning disability, special education, family therapy, adolescent psychology, post-traumatic crisis intervention, EMDR therapy. She’s taken the lead in many volunteer works related to disaster and crisis. Korkmazlar has been the representative of Turkey for EMDR Europe Child & Adolescent Section since 2000. She’s one of the founding members of Turkey EMDR Association. She has supported the training and development of new EMDR therapists. She’s been qualified to be “Child & Adolescent EMDR Europe accredited Trainer” in 2015. 

A. Müge ÖSEN

Autobiography

She was born on October 15, 1974 in İzmir. She attended primary and secondary school in İzmir. She received her B.A. in Labour Economics and Industrial Relations at Dokuz Eylül University in 1997. She started her career at Bilginoğlu Industrial Materials Industry and Trade Inc. in 1998. She’s also attended trainings on personal development coaching. She has a good knowledge of English as well.

She’s currently Executive Board member at Bilginoğlu Industrial Materials Industry and Trade Inc. and she’s married and has two children.

Board of Directors

Z. Kısmet BAKİOĞLU

Autobiography

Z.Kısmet Bakioglu was born in 1972 in Istanbul, Turkey. She studied International Business Economics in Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. Along with experience she gained in family business while studying for a degree, Mrs. Bakioglu got the chance to work at Fako Pharmaceutical Factory by Arthur Andersen Consultancy.

She participated first aid trainings by Red Cross, Mrs.Bakioglu attended the 7th Child Protection Congress on October, 2014 and International Psychological Trauma Meetings. Upon successfully completed “Forensic Medicinal and Psychological Approach to Child Abuse and Neglect” certification program by Istanbul University, Continuing Education Centre and Institute of Forensic Sciences, she’s been granted t “The Certificate of Achievement”.  

Apart from being a certified Amateur Seaman and Open Water Diver, Mrs.Bakioglu is also interested in photography and reiki. She has good knowledge of English and intermediate level knowledge of German. She’s married and a mother of two. 

E.Nur Furtun SÖKMEN

Autobiography

Mrs. Nur Sökmen was born in 1974 at Samsun, Turkey where she attended primary and middle school. After she received her B.S. in Psychology at Ankara University, she worked as a school counselor at Urfa Regional Primary Boarding School for 2 years and at Samsun Private Ar College for 2 years as well. Then, she was appointed to Konak Guidance and Research Centre and worked there in total of 14 years, of which 5 years as a head of department. She’s been carrying out her duty as psychological counselor in Seferihisar Atatürk Secondary School for 2 years.

She’s been attending courses on “Intervention to Trauma and Crisis”, “Neglect and Abuse” since 2001, and she’s pioneered to create “Trauma and Crisis Response Team” in İzmir. Apart from responding to various cases of trauma and crisis, she’s actively participated in training trauma response teams. She was also a program trainer, supervisor, and master trainer between 2007 and 2014.

Mrs .Nur Sökmen is currently attending trainings on Gestalt Therapy, Transactional Analysis in Schools and Psychological Counselling, 1st level EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and Child & Adolescence. 

Deniz ERYILMAZ

Autobiography

Deniz Eryılmaz was born in İstanbul in 1965. She received her B.S. in Psychology at İstanbul University and her master’s degree in Executive MBA at the same university. She started off her career as training specialist in Arçelik Inc. Industrial Relations department and over the years, she became manager in human resources and marketing departments. Later, she worked as mid-level and senior manager at the largest private companies including Star TV, Hürriyet Newspaper, Cine 5.

Eryılmaz has been offering professional counselling services at Yaşam Atölyesi (Life Atelier) which she founded in 2000 and she has taken part in disaster and crisis response teams as a volunteer. She also offers seminars and trainings for parents, teachers, psychologists, psychological counsellors, managers, doctors, nurses, students and public in general.

NGOs Eryılmaz worked with:
Turkish Psychological Association İzmir Branch (2000-2004) Executive Board Member
Turkish Psychological Association- İzmir Branch (2004-2005) – Chairman of the Executive Board
Turkish Psychological Association – HQ (2005-2007) – Executive Board Member
Turkish Psychological Association – İzmir Branch (2008-2010) – Chairman of the Executive Board
Family Consulting Centres Association – (2011) - Vice Chairman
Turkish Psychological Association – İzmir Branch (2016-to present)

Prof. Dr. Figen ÇOK

Autobiography

Upon receiving her B.S. in Psychology at METU (Middle East Technical University) in 1984, Prof. Dr. Figen Çok started her M.A. in the department of Psychological Services in Education at Ankara University, and joined the faculty of Educational Sciences as a full-time research assistant in 1987. She got her Ph.D. in 1993 and was appointed as an assistant professor same year. She was previously a visiting scholar at Oregon State University, USA hosted by Dr. Liz Gray from the department of Psychological Counselling of Faculty of Educational Sciences and carried out the operations in Turkey as a part of an international project on “Sexual Behaviours of College Students and HIV/AIDS” between 1994 and 1995. She got her associate professorship on Educational Psychology in 1997 and she became professor while she was working at the Faculty of Educational Sciences at Ankara University. She retired from Ankara University in 2010 where she worked in various positions including the head of department of Educational Psychology, head of Psychological Services in Education, Member of Institute of Educational Sciences and Executive Board and assistant director of Centre for Research on Child Culture and started working at Başkent University, Faculty of Educational Sciences. She worked as the head of Educational Sciences in the Faculty of Educational Sciences and faculty member in the department of Guidance and Psychological Counselling. She worked as the head of Educational Sciences department in Educational Sciences Faculty of TED University between 2012 and 2017. She is currently working at Başkent University, Faculty of Education as a full professor of psychological Counseling and Guidabce program and chairing the Department of Educational Sciences

Prof. Dr. Figen Cok has many projects and publications on psychosocial development in adolescence, sexual development and education, transition to adulthood, youth and participation. Her research interests are as follows: psychosocial development in adolescence, self-construal, self-concealing, risk-taking behavior of adolescence, coping with stress in adolescence, romantic relationships, emerging adulthood, identity development, HIV/AIDS and adolescents, sexulaity education, body image, adolescents and media, youth and participation. Along with writing essays in both Turkish and English essays, she also translated a textbook titled “Book and Adolescence” and it was granted University Textbooks award by TÜBA in 2009.  She’s taken part in various projects within the scope of 7TH European Commission Framework Program, TÜBİTAK, Ankara University BAP (Scientific Research Projects), EU Life-long Learning, mostly as a coordinator, on LDV and IP levels. She’s also involved in a project titled ERDEP conducted by Turkish Ministry of National Education and “Raising Health Awareness among Adolescents” by İKGV (Human Resources Development Foundation) and YÖK (Council of Higher Education). Prof. Dr. Çok is member of several academic institutions and has participated in scientific councils of various national and international meetings. Furthermore, she is the president of European Association for Research on Adolescence (EARA). Prof. Dr. Çok is also married and has two children. 

Prof. Dr. Özgür Erdur BAKER

Autobiography

Prof. Dr. Özgür Erdur-Baker is a faculty member at Middle East Technical University,   Faculty of Education, department of Educational Sciences, Psychological Counselling and Guidance program. She received her M.A. in Educational Psychology, and her Ph.D. in Counselling Psychology at University of Texas, Austin, TX, USA. She completed her professional internship at Duke University, NC. USA.

Her main research interests are trauma and disaster psychology, emotion regulation, rumination, crisis management and counselling, school violence and bullying, the effects of internet technologies on children and adolescents (especially cyber violence), gender, and culture sensitive counselling processes and outcomes. She is the author and editor of three books, “Crisis Counselling”, “Disasters, Crises, Trauma, and Psychological Support”, and “Grief Counseling”. She also published numerous national and international articles, conference proceedings on cyber bullying and trauma/disaster psychology, emotion regulation and school violence. She has conference proceedings and essays on same issues as well. She has been implementing national and international projects on ensuring gender equality in schools, fear in children and adolescents, school violence, grief and grief reactions, trauma/disaster psychology and disaster education. 

Prof. Dr. Ümran KORKMAZLAR

Autobiography

Ümran Korkmazlar completed her undergraduate studies at İstanbul University, in the department of Pedagogy, in 1977 and she received her master degrees at Boğaziçi University on “Guidance and Psychological Counselling” and in İstanbul University Child Health Institute on “Developmental Neurology”. She received her Ph.D. from İstanbul University, Institute of Medical Sciences upon submitting her doctoral thesis on “Specific Learning Disability and Diagnostic Procedures for Children aged 6-11” and she was granted Turkish Psychiatry Society Mualla Öztürk Research Award for her thesis. Korkmazlar became associate professor at İstanbul University Faculty of Medicine, department of Child Psychiatry in 1998. She assumed the title of professor in 2004. Korkmazlar chose to retire voluntarily on 2007 from Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine, department of Child Psychiatry. She made contributions for the establishment of department of Psychology at Bilim University and she became the head of department and the dean of Faculty of Arts and Sciences on 2008-2009. Later she transferred to the head of department of Psychology at Beykent University and she left this position voluntarily on 2009. She is currently working at Fide Consultancy Centre, which she founded.

Korkmazlar has been working with children, adolescents and families for 41 years. She uses Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Family Therapy, Play Therapy, EMDR (Eye Movement Desentization and Reprocessing) Therapy and special education methods while working on learning, development and trauma. She has many national and international publications on child and adolescent mental health, developmental neurology, learning disability, special education, family therapy, adolescent psychology, post-traumatic crisis intervention, EMDR therapy. She’s taken the lead in many volunteer works related to disaster and crisis. Korkmazlar has been the representative of Turkey for EMDR Europe Child & Adolescent Section since 2000. She’s one of the founding members of Turkey EMDR Association. She has supported the training and development of new EMDR therapists. She’s been qualified to be “Child & Adolescent EMDR Europe accredited Trainer” in 2015. 

Prof. Dr. B. Müge Tamar KARAOĞLU

Autobiography

Prof. Dr. Muge Tamar was born in 1962 in Ankara. She was graduated from Ege University Faculty of Medicine.  In 1991, she got her specialty in psychiatry, and in 1996 got her specialty in child psychiatry from the same University. She became an assistant professor in 1996, associate professor in 1997, and professor in 2006. Until December 2011, she served as a lecturer in Ege University Faculty of Medicine at the Department of Child Psychiatry and as a member of the Youth Mental Health Counseling and Treatment Unit and assistant director of EGEBAM (Ege University Medical Faculty Child and Adolescent Dependency Research and Treatment Center). Currently, she has been a member of the association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Besides, she has trained in the areas of psychodrama and psychoanalytic group psychotherapy, and in 2004 she was entitled to the title of psychotherapist.

Muge Tamar conducted various studies and published articles on psychological characteristics of youth in youth detention centers, psychopathology in children at risk, individualization in adolescents, adolescent depression and suicide, self- injurious behavior in adolescents, approach to family in adolescents, identity problems, alcoholism and substance use in adolescents.

A. Müge ÖSEN

Autobiography

She was born on October 15, 1974 in İzmir. She attended primary and secondary school in İzmir. She received her B.A. in Labour Economics and Industrial Relations at Dokuz Eylül University in 1997. She started her career at Bilginoğlu Industrial Materials Industry and Trade Inc. in 1998. She’s also attended trainings on personal development coaching. She has a good knowledge of English as well.

She’s currently Executive Board member at Bilginoğlu Industrial Materials Industry and Trade Inc. and she’s married and has two children.

Serkan KAHYAOĞLU

Board of Supervisors

Hatice Özge BAYRAM

Zeyni CEM

Yeşim HANCIOĞLU

Selen ÖZGÖRKEY

Bülent SÖNMEZ

Advisory Committee

Serkan KAHYAOĞLU

N.Banu DEMİREL

Project Development Specialist

Pınar Arslan DEMİRCİ

Autobiography

Pınar Arslan Demirci received her BS in Psychology at METU (Middle East Technical University) in 2009.

She did volunteer work at various nursery schools and associations while in university. She completed her master’s degree in Developmental Psychology at Koç University.  Her studies have been focused primarily on childhood and adulthood attitudes and skills. She has studied on understanding the interaction between early childhood children and close circles in her thesis and various projects.

Upon completion of her master’s degree, she worked on supporting children at risk, effective parenting, gender equality, respecting differences and child protection as education specialist at AÇEV for 7 years. She was also responsible for program and education content creation, supervision, training, project management, field coordination.  She majored in Clinical Psychology as a result of years of studies in psychology and education.

She’s currently working on her Clinical Psychology master’s thesis at Boğaziçi University. Apart from her clinical studies, she also has been developing programs for children and parents. 

Experts

Abdullah AYDIN

Hatice Özge BAYRAM

Serdal ÖZGÖZGÜ

Gönül SELEN

Sibel USTAEL

Gülay AYIŞIĞI YONTAR

Child Commission

Duru KOÇAK

Leyla ÖSEN

Can DEMİREL

Emre ÇINAR

Mehmet Uğur DÖNMEZ

Bade ERDEM

Efe ERDEM

Nuri ERTAN

Ali GİRGİNKARDEŞLER

Nil KARAKIZLI

Demir KOÇAK

İrem KURTDEMİR

Nevzat ONAY

Berke Ata ONUR

Yankı SARAÇOĞLU

Elvan SÖKMEN

Pelin PALA

Derin ZANBAK