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MEET OUR DIRECTOR

 

GIZEM ERDEM, PHD, LMFT

Lab Director & Associate Professor of Psychology

Contact: gizemerdem@ku.edu.tr

Education

Post-doc. Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois-Chicago (2015)

Ph.D. Couple and Family Therapy, The Ohio State University (2014)

M.A. Human Development & Family Science, The Ohio State University (2008)

B.A. Psychology, Boğaziçi University (2006)

Current Positions 

Faculty Member, Koç University 

Associate Member, National Mentoring Resource Center Research Board (Chicago, IL)

Associate Editor, Journal of Child and Family Studies 

Member, Young Academy Turkey

Treasurer & Board Member, Association of Couple and Family Therapy (Turkey)

Society for Research on Adolescence, International Committee Member 

Past Positions 

Visiting Scholar, Harvard University (USA)

Erasmus Mundus Visiting Scholar, ISCHTE University Lisbon (Portugal)

Secretary & Treasurer, NCFR Family Therapy Section (USA)

New Professional Representative, NCFR International Section (USA)

Consultant, US Department of Justice

Consultant, UNICEF Turkey

Research interests: Prevention of adolescent substance abuse & juvenile delinquency, youth mentoring and positive youth development, family-focused interventions, protective roles of relationships with peers, parents, non-parental adults, and romantic partners.