He is a consultant in adult (Turkey) and child & adolescent psychiatry (UK). He is also, adult (Halime Odag Psychoanalytic Foundation – Turkey) and child and adolescent (Tavistock Clinic – London) psychoanalytic psychotherapist.
Special interests in; youth mental health assessment and treatment models, therapeutic community implications in CAMHS, school and institutional consultation, Tavistock Model infant observation seminars and psychoanalytic psychotherapy training.
Author of the books; “Bullying” (2005) and “Adolescence” (2006), translation editor of the books; “Being Human – Tavistock Model Infant Observation Seminar Series” (2004) and “Learning From Experience – Wilfred Bion” (2016) .
UNICEF National Consultant between 2008-2011 in the project; “Remodelling of Safeguarding System in Turkey.
Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) International Trainer and coordinator in Turkey.
During his academic career over 25 years, he was responsible from conducting and taking part in research projects, authoring of numerous scientific papers, teaching medical students and child psychiatry trainees, responsible for assessment and psychiatric treatment of children, adolescents and families, leading service improvement and working as the medical director of CAMHS inpatient unit which was one of the few foreign members of QNIC (Quality Network for Inpatient Units – Royal College of Psychiatrists)
Recently retired from his academic role as an associate professor in Dokuz Eylul University Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department of Izmir, Turkey and currently working as a part-time consultant in Lewes CAMHS Sussex Partnership NHS Trust since 2019, seeing private patients in Berkeley Psychiatrists Clinic in London and in his private practice in Izmir, Turkey.
Currently, in his consultant psychiatrist role as a member of multidisciplinary Tier 3 Generic CAMHS, he has been conducting and taking part in assessments including ADHD, ASD and other mental health problems and providing psychiatric treatment of children, adolescents and families.