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Institutional Information: Eğitim Fakültesi, Eğitim Bilimleri, Rehberlik Ve Psikolojik Danışmanlık
Research Areas: Social Sciences and Humanities, Education, Educational Sciences, Guidance and Psychologicial Counseling

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Biography

    Dr. Defne Yılmaz graduated from the psychological counselling program of Hacettepe University, Turkey in 1994. She got  her master's degree from master of education program at Primary Teacher Education Program of University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. in 1998 with a dissertation on the emotional development of gifted children at educational environments. She got her Ph.D. degree from Hacettepe University in 2004 with a thesis on the comparison of an anger management program and a group counselling for adolescents.

    Her research interest and publications are mainly on counselling gifted and lifelong development of gifted, life skills and early prevention studies, stress and trauma counselling, counselling on addictions. The first edition of her book “Üstün Yetenekliler İçin Psikolojik Danışma ve Rehberlik Uygulamaları: Gereksinimler, Sorunlar ve Müdahaleler” (Counselling and Guidance for Gifted: Needs, Issues and Interventions) was published in 2015.

    She had been a visiting scholar at the North Carolina State University College of Education Counselor Education and Supervision Pogram for a year in 2012. She joined several  ERASMUS projects and faculty exchange programs  in Europe from 2007 until 2022. 

    She has been teaching at universities in Turkey since she started her master’s education at Hacettepe University in 1994. She worked as a university research assistant and also as a counselling center coordinator of a private college in Ankara during her studies.  She worked for the UNICEF Turkey Earthquake Recovery Psychosocial and Educational Projects on psychological support services on trauma, crisis, and classroom based interventions in 1999-2000. She established the Research Center on Gifted and Talented at COMU in 2019. She also worked as a counsellor at Antalya State Conservatoire of Akdeniz University between 2005-2010.

    She has taught on  counselling gifted, trauma and crisis counselling, addiction counselling, principles and techniques of psychological counselling, counselling practicum, personality and adjustment, ethical issues in counselling, behaviour disorders, psychological health and adjustment disorders in children, group counselling with children, sexual health education.

    She is a member of Turkish Psychological Counselling and Guidance Association and Stress, Trauma, Anxiety and Resilience Society (STAR).

    She speaks English fluently, and French and Italian at intermediate level. 

Contact

Email
defney@comu.edu.tr
Web Page
https://avesis.comu.edu.tr/defney
Office Phone
+90 286 217 4763 Extension: 3700
Fax Phone
+90 286 212 0751
Office
B1 Blok, Kat.2, Ofis No:4
Address
Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart Üniversitesi Eğitim Fakültesi Anafartalar Yerleşkesi 2. kat, Ofis:B1/4 Çanakkale