Alara Afife Ünlü

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About me

Alara Afife Ünlü graduated in 2021 from one of the top universities in Turkey, Sabancı University, Department of Psychology, completing her undergraduate education. Following her bachelor’s degree, she completed theoretical and practical part of her journey to obtain her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from İstanbul Rumeli University in 2022 and is currently working on her thesis. Her thesis topic is Mediating Factor of Self-Consciousness in the Relation Between Personality Factors and Psychopathology.

She completed her internship at Moodist Psychiatry and Neurology Hospital where she had a chance to observe many different psychiatric and psychological disorders such as Schizophrenia, OCD, Depression, Bipolar disorder. She also had a chance to help psychologists conduct therapy for foreign patients. After her internship at Moodist Hospital she started her internship at Masterson Institute,Turkey where she had a chance to learn about Personality Disorders and Masterson Approach.

Since 2022, she has been professionally working in the field of individual/adult counselling. She focuses on Clinical Applications of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies, Schema Therapy and Psychodynamic Therapy specifically in areas such as Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Social Anxiety Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Major Depression, Personality Disorders, Grief and Psychological Crisis.She has been under supervision by psychiatrists and clinical psychologists while completing her training in Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy and Schema Therapy practice and completed her practice with success. To enhance her expertise in her practice she has completed the theoretical and practical training module also in Masterson Approach for Personality Disorders which is and is still under supervision by the Director of Masterson Institute of Turkey.

Alara Afife Ünlü is pleased to provide services under Hypoworry and looking forward to meeting you.

Professional experience

Panic Disorder,Agoraphobia, Social Anxiety Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Major Depression, Adjustment issues and Traumatic Stress Reactions, Personality Disorders, Grief and Psychological Crisis.

Clinical Approaches

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Schema Therapy and Psychodynamic Therapy

Diplomas and Certificates

Diplomas: American Collegiate Institute-İzmir (2016) Sabancı University-Bacholer Degree of Psychology (2021) İstanbul Rumeli University- Master’s Degree of Clinical Psychology (2022-2024)(Thesis in progress)

Certificates: MMPI operator, SCL 90-R Symptom Checklist-90 Revised operator, Beck Anxiety Inventory and Beck Depression Inventory operator, Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI) operator, Hamilton Depression (HAM-D) and Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HAM-A) operator, Kent E-G-Y Test operator, Porteus Maze Test operator, Standardized Mini-Mental State Test operator. Schema Therapy Practitioner-Under Supervision Behavioral-Cognitive Therapy Practitioner- Under Supervision Rational-Emotive Cognitive Behavior Therapy- Albert Ellis Institute by Murat Artıran, Masterson Approach Training by Meral Aydın (Currently in training)

Educational Background

Graduated from American Collegiate Institute in 2016. She attended University of Texas at Austin and participated in Abnormal Psychology classes held by Kristen E. Bradbury in 2014. Received Bachelor Degree of Psychology from Sabancı University (Full-time English training). Completed theoretical and practical parts of her Master’s classes in Clinical Psychology and is working on her thesis. Currently in training and under supervision.

Languages Known And Proficiency Levels

English- Native or Bilingual Proficiency

French-Elementary Proficiency

Turkish-Native Speaker

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