Names in Publications: Gökler Danışman Ilgın, Gökler Danışman I., Gökler-Danışman I.
BiographyGraduating from TED Ankara College, Ilgın Gökler Danışman got her Bachelor degree from Middle East Technical University Department of Psychology in 1998 and then received her Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from the same university in 2001. In 2008 she completed her PhD in the Clinical Psychology Program at Ankara University.
She has started her academic career as a research assistant in Ankara University and then moved to Istanbul and continued working as an assistant professor. Prior to moving back to her hometown, Ankara, she was the Clinical Psychology Graduate Program coordinator at Bahçeşehir University. In March 2015 she joined the faculty in TED University.
She has completed the family therapy training and supervision program in Ackerman Institute for the Family, New York in 2007. In 2010, she received a scholarship from the LINC Foundation to attend a training on working with addicted individuals and their families (Invitational Intervention: The ARISE Model) in New York. During her training on family therapy, she had the opportunity to be tutored and supervised by well-recognized family therapists such as Evan Imberblack, Peggy Papp, Micheal White, Pauline Boss, Judith Landau, Ayşe Yalın and Hürol Fışıloğlu. Besides her academic interest in family systems and family therapy, she has been working as a family therapist and giving training and supervision on Systemic Family Therapy.
Ilgın Gökler Danışman has also been working extensively in relation to psychological trauma, ranging from natural disasters to human-caused traumas and life-threatening illnesses, since 1998. She has been an active member of Turkish Psychological Association Trauma Task Force and among the founder members of Union of Disaster Psychosocial Services. In 2007, she has completed the International Trauma Studies Program in Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. She has been participating in trauma field work; and providing psychological trauma related supervision, consultation and training to various governmental and non-governmental organizations such as Turkish Red Crescent Society, Turkish Psychological Association, Doctors Without Borders, Social Services and Child Protection Institute (SHÇEK), and Ministry of Education; and taught Trauma Psychology courses in undergradute and graduate levels.
She worked as a member of the executive committe of Turkish Psychological Association (TPA) in between the years 2000 and 2006. She has served as the editor of the Turkish Psychological Bulletin, a periodical of TPA, between 2001 and 2006. She was a founder member and executive committe member of Ankara Psychodrama Institute.
She has been participating in national and international research, training and social responsibility projects as a researcher, consultant or trainer. She has several national and international publications and received the Publication Award of the Turkish Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health in 2004.
Her recent research interests are, but not limited to, family systems, family life cycle and crisis, psychotraumatology, transgenerational transmisson of trauma, traumatic loss and grief, psychosocial effects of life-threatening illnesses, psychopathology in children and adolescents, and early mother-infant relationship and prenatal attachment.