Prof. Irvin David Yalom
Dr.Irvin David Yalom born 13 June 1931 is an American existential psychiatrist who is emeritus professor of psychiatryat Stanford University, as well as author of both fiction and nonfiction.
Dr. Yalom is one of the most important living representatives of existential psychotherapy. He is also the recipient of the International Sigmund Freud - Psychotherapy 2009 award
Dr.Yalom, who retired from Stanford University, has pioneered the development of psychoanalysis, which is constantly criticizing within psychoanalyst.
Through long, yet impressive new methods of rehabilitation in psychoanalysis, novels filled with contents that are specific to the methods that people use to reestablish and better understand their psychological disturbances have helped him to take place in the world of literature.
His most lasting contributions by teaching about group psychotherapy and developing his model of existential psychotherapy.
His writing on existential psychology centers on what he refers to as the four "givens" of the human condition: isolation, meaninglessness, mortality and freedom, and discusses ways in which the human person can respond to these concerns either in a functional or dysfunctional fashion.
There are a total of 21 works translated into Turkish. Some of her works are: Treating Alcoholism, Love's Executioner, And Other Tales Of Psychotherapy, Schopenhauer Cure, Sex Therapy, Religion and Psychiatry, Treating Adolescents, Marriage Therapy, In Every Day Gets a Little Closer.
Prof. Dr. Gerald Nosich
Dr. Nosich is Professor Emeritus at Buffalo State College in NY, and Professor Emeritus at the University of New Orleans. Dr. Gerald Nosich is a noted authority on critical thinking and has given more than 250 workshops on all aspects of teaching critical thinking. Since the mid-1980s he has become committed to teaching critical thinking across the curriculum. He is convinced that the only way for students to learn a subject matter is to think their way through it. He is the author of Reasons and Arguments (Wadsworth, 1982). His second book, Learning to Think Things Through: A Guide to Critical Thinking Across the Curriculum, has been translated into Spanish, Chinese, and Arabic.
Dr. Nosich has worked with the U.S. Department of Education on a project for National Assessment of Higher Order Thinking Skills; given teleconferences sponsored by PBS and Starlink on teaching critical thinking within subject-matter courses; served as a consultant/evaluator for SACS Accreditation of programs at various colleges and universities emphasizing critical thinking; He is the author of numerous articles, audio and video tapes on critical thinking. He has been Assistant Director at the Center for Critical Thinking at Sonoma State University, and is an associate of the Center and the Foundation for Critical Thinking.
Prof. Antonio De Puente
President of American Psychological Association Antonio Puente, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW), is the 2017 president of the 125,000-member American Psychological Association (founded in 1892). The American Psychological Association (APA) is the leading and largest scientific and professional organization that represents psychologists in the United States.
Dr. Puente has lectured in 15 foreign countries and holds appointments as a visiting professor at the Universidad de Granada (Spain) and the University of California Los Angeles.
He has taught at UNCW since 1981 and prior to that at St. George’s University School of Medicine (neuroanatomy). His primary teaching activities include Brain and Behavior, Clinical Neuropsychology and History of Psychology. Puente is founding director of UNCW’s Centro Hispano.
Dr. Puente founded and edited the journals Neuropsychology Review and Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice as well as a book series (33 books) in neuropsychology. He is the author of 8 books, 79 book chapters and 107 journal articles (in English, Spanish and Russian).
Prof. Joel Spring
Joel Spring (born in San Diego, California on September 24, 1940) is an American academic. He writes on American and global educational policy with over twenty books on these topics. He received his Ph.D. in educational policy studies from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Spring’s major research interests are history of education, globalization and education, multicultural education, Native American culture, the politics of education, and human rights education.
As of 2008, and A New Paradigm for Global School Systems: Education for a Long and Happy Life. Some of Spring's other books are Pedagogies of Globalization: The Rise of the Educational Security State; How Educational Ideologies are Shaping Global Society and Education and the Rise of the Global Economy and A Primer of Libertarian Education was recently translated into Turkish.
Prof. Şenel Poyrazlı
Keynote Topic:Psychological Consulting through E-Education: Implementations in America
Professor of Counseling Psychology, Behavioral Sciences and Education, Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg. Dr. Poyrazli received her Ph.D. in counseling psychology from University of Houston. Her clinical background includes working with adolescents, college students, adults, married/unmarried couples, and war veterans, and dealing with issues primarily related to relationships, psychosocial adjustment, decision making, depression, and trauma. Her research primarily involves college students’ and immigrants’ psychosocial adjustment processes; with cross-cultural competency and multicultural education being an additional research interest. Prof. Poyrazli teaches counseling skills, small groups counseling, theories of counseling, family therapy, internship, research methods, multicultural psychology, and multicultural competency. She was awarded a Teaching Excellence Award by Penn State Harrisburg in 2007 and a Faculty Diversity Award in 2010. Dr. Poyrazli is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and is actively involved within the organization. Within APA Division 52 (International Psychology), she just got elected as president (2014). She served as the editor of the division’s official publication International Psychology Bulletin for a 5-year term and chaired the division’s Long-Range Planning Committee. She also chaired the division’s APA conference program for 2010 that was held in San Diego, CA. For APA Division 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology), she chaired chairs the International Student Mentoring and Orientation Committee (IMOC) and served as a reviewer for the division's APA 2008, 2009, and 2010 conference program. Within Division 1 (General Psychology), Dr. Poyrazli served as an associate editor for the division’s newsletter, The General Psychologist. Dr. Poyrazli also serves as a co-editor of the Eurasian Journal of Educational Research and as a consulting editor for International Perspectives in Psychology. Her research has been published in well-known journals such as Journal of College Student Development, Psychological Reports, Journal of College Counseling, Journal of Humanistic Counseling Education and Development, International Journal of Stress Management, Adolescence, Journal of Psychology, and Journal of Counseling and Development.