Ezgi Bozkurt Flatman Clinical Psychologist

Education

University of Sussex, MSc Foundations of Clinical Psychology and Mental Health – Brighton, England

2013-2014

Bogazici University, BA Psychology – Istanbul, Turkey

2008-2013

University of Kent, Psychology (Erasmus Student Exchange) – Brighton, England

2012-2012

University of Sussex, Psychology (International Summer School) – Brighton, England

2011-2011

Kabatas Erkek Lisesi (High School) – Istanbul, Turkey

2004-2008

Areas of Interest

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Obsession
  • Separation
  • Loss
  • Trauma
  • Divorce
  • Sibling jealousy
  • Anger management
  • Attention deficit
  • Hyperactivity
  • Behavioural problems

Methods Used

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Group Therapy

Professional Background

Ezgi Bozkurt Flatman graduated from Kabatas Erkek High School in 2008 and Bosphorus University Psychology Department with High Honours in 2013. She did her postgraduate studies and part of her undergraduate studies in the UK with a scholarship. She studied at the University of Kent via an Erasmus programme and at the University of Sussex via an International Summer School programme (2011-2012). She also obtained her Clinical Psychology Master’s Degree at the University of Sussex in 2014. The subject of her master’s thesis was the effects of music therapy and mindfulness therapy on different aspects of mood.

During her undergraduate studies she did internships at American Hospital, Erenkoy Psychiatric Hospital and NP İstanbul Neuropsychiatric Hospital. In the UK, she worked with children and adolescents with autism and Asperger’s syndrome within the ASpire Project at Brighton & Hove Impetus. She conducted therapy sessions with children and adolescents at Mill View Hospital, as well as with adults at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Then she came back to Istanbul and worked with children and parents at Istek Schools. 

After undertaking “Child Centered Play Therapy” training and supervision carried out by Nisan Psychological Counselling Center with the partnership of Family Enhancement and Play Therapy Center for 4 months, she assumed the title of “Play Therapist” recognised by the Association for Play Therapy. She also completed “Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Children and Young People” training that continued for 7 months and was carried out by Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapies Association with the contribution of Prof. Dr. Paul Stalard. She is certified by the Turkish Psychologists Association to apply the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children IV (WISC-4) and by the Developmental Child Neurology Association to apply the Denver 2 Developmental Screening Test. She is certified to apply many more psychological assessment tests and inventories to children and adolescents listed as the Moxo ADHD Test, Children’s Apperception Test (CAT), Bender Visual Motor Gestalt Test, Frostig Developmental Test of Visual Perception, Louisa Duss Psychoanalytic Storytelling Test, Metropolitan Readiness Test, School Readiness Test, Draw-a-Person Test, Kinetic Family Drawing Test, Benton Visual Retention Test, Beier Sentence Completion Test, Gesell’s Developmental Assessment and Ankara Developmental Screening Inventory. 

She provides individuals between the ages of 2 and 25 with cognitive behavioural therapy, play therapy and group therapy in addition to counselling for parents. She specialises in depression, anxiety, phobias, obsession, separation, loss, trauma, divorce, sibling jealousy, anger management, attention deficit, hyperactivity and behavioural problems. She has native fluency in English and provides psychotherapy in English. She is a member of Turkish Psychologists Association and British Psychological Society.

Work Experience

2018-… Children Special Development Center, Istanbul – Clinical Psychologist 

2017-2018 Therapia Garden Psychology, Istanbul – Clinical Psychologist  

2015-2017 Istek Schools, Istanbul – Clinical Psychologist 

2014-2014 Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Brighton, England – Clinical Psychologist 

2014-2014 Mill View Hospital, Brighton, England – Clinical Psychologist 

2013-2014 Brighton & Hove Impetus, Brighton, England – Psychologist 

2011-2012 NP ISTANBUL Neupsychiatric Hospital,  Istanbul – Intern Psychologist 

2011-2011 Erenkoy Psychiatric Hospital, Istanbul – Intern Psychologist 

2011-2011 American Hospital,  Istanbul –Intern Psychologist  

Certifications

  • Moxo ADHD Test – Moxo Turkey, 2018
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Children and Young People – Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapies Association, 2017
  • Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children IV (WISC-4) – Turkish Psychological Association, 2017
  • Child Centered Play Therapy – Nisan Psychological Counseling Center & Family Enhancement and Play Therapy Center, 2016
  • Children’s Apperception Test (CAT) – PADEM Psychology, 2015
  • Bender Visual Motor Gestalt Test – PADEM Psychology, 2015
  • Frostig Developmental Test of Visual Perception – PADEM Psychology, 2015
  • Louisa Duss Psychoanalytic Storytelling Test – PADEM Psychology, 2015
  • Metropolitan Readiness Test – PADEM Psychology, 2015
  • Gesell’s Developmental Assessment Test – PADEM Psychology, 2015
  • Benton Visual Retention Test – PADEM Psychology, 2015
  • Beier Sentence Completion Test  – PADEM Psychology, 2015
  • School Readiness Test  – PADEM Psychology, 2015
  • Draw-a-Person Test – PADEM Psychology, 2015
  • Kinetic Family Drawing Test – PADEM Psychology, 2015
  • Ankara Developmental Screening Inventory  – PADEM Psychology, 2015
  • Denver 2 Developmental Screening Test – Developmental Child Neurology Association, 2014

Our Services

Emotional-Behavioral Assessment and Counseling

How is the Process Progressing?

Fırst Stage-Phone Call

We arrange a common time for you to make a phone call, and make an appointment for our first session.

Second Stage-FamIly IntervIew

In our family interview, we listen to your story in detail, we are trying to recognize your child from your eyes. We talk about your child’s strengths and aspects to be supported, the type of counseling and therapy that can best suit her. At the same time, we offer suggestions for family problems.

ThIrd Stage-EvaluatIon SessIons

Afterwards, we evaluate your child with the emotional-behavioral methods appropriate to his needs in such a way that he will take 2-3 sessions and start the therapy process. If necessary, we apply developmental and cognitive tests and inventories.

Fourth Stage-SharIng the Results wIth the FamIly

After the evaluation sessions, we organize a family interview and share the results with you. We convey our observations on whether your child needs support or not, and we make the necessary guidance. If you think that your child needs to continue the therapy, we will prepare a special plan by sharing our fields and targets with you.

FInal Stage-Therapy Process

While your child is regularly attending sessions, we continue our family interviews whenever you need support at regular intervals to share developments.

Our family...

Deniz's Family - December 2018

My son was born in August 2015. He started talking at 18 months and the conversation process developed incredibly fast. He was able to make sentences far ahead of his peers until July 2018. As of this period, his speeches started to halt and stutter, and in the next process he began to repeat the words. The busy and tiring process seemed to have begun for us. Because this situation exhausted my son more and being aware of this situation forced him extra. We had an improvement in a process called for us to meet with Ms. Ezgi, her approach to our son, and her feedback to us. Her ability to cope, to cope with her emotions in an incredibly dramatic way and to express her emotions emotionally, was the result of Ezgi and I am sure that her love and devotion to her profession was critical.

We continue to play therapies and we always say let’s come to the end of the benefits. Infinite thank you.

Başar's Family - June 2018

Başar has made very positive developments after Ezgi Hanım. It grew big, increased confidence. He goes home alone with his friends, he comes home from school. They’re always the first to her. I did not believe that the game therapy would give such positive results, but now we are sending Ezgi with lots of thanks.

Efe's Family - March 2018

Efe helped us better understand and understand this therapy process. She contributed to our analysis of the underlying causes of his needs and behavior. Efe always befriended her because she was like a friend. And we really like Ezgi very much.

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