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Mehmet Sungur

Professor of Psychiatry & Sex therapist

Distinguished Guest

Mehmet Sungur is professor at Marmara University Medical Faculty, at the Psychiatry Department. He has worked in the training of the professionals in different countries and his contribution in the field of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and, specifically, in the intersection of CBT with sexology, is outstanding.

Currently, he is a member of the Executive Committee of the European Cognitive and Behavior Therapy Association, of the International Cognitive Therapies Association, and of the American Psychiatric Association. He is a founding member and a certified trainer and consultant of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. He is also the coordinator of the CBT Task Force and Couple Therapy Task Force of the Turkish Psychiatry Association.

He published numerous articles in national and international scientific journals and presented workshops and keynotes in hundreds of national and international congresses. Moreover, he is on the advisory and/or editorial board of many national and international journals. Prof. Sungur has received some national and international awards, among which the Gold Medal from the European Federation of Sexology in 2014; he is the current president of the European Federation of Sexology, and a member of the World Association for Sexual Health advisory board.

Mehmet Sungur’s clinical practice covers a wide range of clinical syndromes with a special emphasis on cognitive behavioural treatment of anxiety disorders, depression, schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder and sexual and marital problems. He played a leading role in the dissemination of the practice of CBT and sex therapy in Turkey and worldwide.

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