GİZEM eRDEM, phd, lmft
I am an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Koç University and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I obtained my Higher Education Council (YÖK) Associate Professorship in February 2018. I was a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute for Health Research and Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago (US) in 2014 and a visiting scholar at CMES and CeASAR at Harvard University (US) in Summer 2017 and in the Department of Social and Organizational Psychology at ISCTE University Institute Lisbon (Portugal) in Summer 2018. I completed my Ph.D. in the Department of Human Development and Family Science at the Ohio State University and my B.A. in the Department of Psychology at Boğaziçi University.
My research interests are program evaluation of preventive and treatment interventions targeting at-risk youth and their families. I am particularly interested in youth mentoring and evidence-based family therapy in the treatment of substance use, juvenile delinquency, and relational problems. I also explore applications of evidence-based practices in diverse cultural settings. My research can be traced at Academia, Researchgate, and Google Scholar.
I am an associate research board member of the National Mentoring Resource Center (Chicago, US) and a member of the family therapy expert group at the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (Vienna, Austria).
In addition to my work in academia, I do psychotherapy and provide clinical supervision for therapists-in-training. Please see clinical work page for more details.
I currently recruit graduate students for my research lab. I welcome students interested in program evaluation, relationship, mentoring research and culture. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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