Dr. Murat Paker, Ph.D, M.D.
 
 
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Publications

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Scientific Presentations
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Birikim Articles
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Books

Paker, M. (2007). Psiko-politik Yüzleşmeler [Psycho-political confrontations]. Istanbul: Birikim Yayınları.

Paker, M. (in preparation). İşkencenin Psikolojik Etkileri, Öznel Anlamı ve Tanıklıklar [Psychological Effects of and Subjective Meaning of Torture and Testimonials – PhD Dissertation Project]. Istanbul: Istanbul Bilgi University Press.

Paker, M. (editor-in preparation). İlişkisel Psikanaliz [Relational Psychoanalysis]. Istanbul: Istanbul: Bilgi University Press.

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Professional/Scientific Articles

Paker, M. (2000). Subjective Meaning of Torture as a Predictor in Post-Torture Psychological Response. Dissertation Project. New York: New School for Social Research. [Abstract]

Paker, M. (1997). Klasik ve yorumsamacı psikanalizlerin “geçmişe bakışları açısından karşılaştırılması [Comparison of classical and hermeneutical psychoanalyses on their views of the past]. Toplum & Bilim [Society & Science], 72, 102-127 [In Turkish with English Abstract].

Basoglu, M., Mineka, S., Paker, M., Aker, T., Livanou, M., & Gok, S. (1997). Psychological preparedness for trauma as a protective factor in survivors of torture. Psychological Medicine, 27, 1421-1433. [Abstract]

Basoglu, M., Paker, M., Ozmen, E., Tasdemir, O., Sahin, D., Ceyhanli, A., Incesu, C., & Sarimurat, N. (1996). Appraisal of self, social environment, and the state authority as a possible mediator of posttraumatic stress disorder in tortured political activists. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 105:2, 232-236. [Abstract]

Basoglu, M. & Paker, M. (1995). Severity of trauma as predictor of long-term psychological status in survivors of torture. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 9:4, 339-350. [Abstract]

Basoglu, M., Paker, M., Ozmen, E., Tasdemir, O, Sahin, D. (1994). Factors related to long-term traumatic stress responses in survivors of torture in Turkey. Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA), 272:5, 357-363. [Abstract]

Basoglu, M., Paker, M., Paker, O., Ozmen, E., Marx, I., Incesu, C., Sahin, D., & Sarìmurat, N. (1994). Psychological effects of torture: A comparison of tortured with non-tortured political activists in Turkey. American Journal of Psychiatry, 151, 76-81. [Abstract]

Paker, M. (1992). A controlled study on the predictors of torture-related chronic post-traumatic stress disorder among political torture survivors. Unpublished MA thesis. Istanbul, Turkey: Bogazici University. [Abstract]

Paker, M., Paker, O., & Yüksel, S. (1992). Psychological effects of torture: An empirical study on tortured and non-tortured non-political prisoners. In M. Basoglu (Ed.), Torture and Its Consequences: Current Treatment Approaches. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
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Scientific Presentations

Paker, M. (2007). The Case of Multi-Layered Dissociation: Dominant Political Culture in Turkey. Paper presented at the International Association of Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy Conference, July, 2007, Athens, Greece.

Paker, M. (2007). Dünyadaki Örnekleri Bağlamında Psikiyatri ve Klinik Psikoloji: Eğitim ve Pratik Alanlarındaki Konumları / Etkileşimleri [Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology Practices in the World: Their Positions / Interactions in Educational and Practical Domains]. Işık Savaşır Klinik Psikoloji Sempozyumu [Işık Savaşır Clinical Psycholog Symposium], May 14-15, 2007, Ankara, Turkey.

Paker, M. (2006). İlişkisel Psikanalizde Terapötik Dönüşüm [Therapeutic Change in Relational Psychoanalysis]. Ulusal Psikoloji Kongresi [National Psychology Conference]. September 6-8, 2006, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey.

Paker, M. (2006). Psiko-Politik Açıdan Şiddet ve Terör [Violence and Terror from a Psycho-Political Perspective]. Ulusal Psikoloji Kongresi [National Psychology Conference]. September 6-8, 2006, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey.

Paker, M. (2006). Dünyadaki Örnekleri Bağlamında Psikiyatri ve Klinik Psikoloji: Eğitim ve Pratik Alanlarındaki Konumları / Etkileşimleri [Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology Practices in the World: Their Positions / Interactions in Educational and Practical Domains]. 42. Ulusal Psikiyatri Kongresi [42th National Psychiatry Conference], November 2, 2006, Istanbul, Turkey.

Paker, M. (2005). İşkence ve İltica Mağdurları için Çok Boyutlu Psiko-Sosyal Destek ve Bütünleşik Psikoterapi [Multi-dimentional Psycho-Social Support and Integrative Psychotherapy for Victims of Torture and Refuge]. Paper presented at the Ruhsal Travma Toplantıları-4 [Psychic Trauma Meetings-4], December, 2005, Istanbul, Turkey.

Paker, M. (2005). Turkish-Armenian Problem in the Context of a Psychoanalytic Understanding of Dominant Political Culture in Turkey. Paper presented at the 'Armenians of the Late-Ottoman Period' Conference, Istanbul Bilgi University, September 23-24, 2005, Istanbul, Turkey.

Paker, M. (2004). The case of Multi-Layered Dissociation: Dominant Political Culture in Turkey. Paper presented at the 'Psychoanalysis and Democracy' Conference of The Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society, October 15-17, 2004, New York.

Paker, M. (2004). Türkiye'de Travma ve Toplumsal Barış: Psikolojinin İmkanları [Trauma and Social Accord in Turkey: Possibilities of Psychology]. Ulusal Psikoloji Kongresi [National Psychology Conference], September 7-11, 2004, Istanbul Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Paker, M. (2001). Psychological Care Services of the New York Metro Area Consortium for Survivors of Torture. Paper presented at the 17th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, December, 2001, New Orleans.

Paker, M. (2001). Relational Psychoanalytic Understanding of the Dominant Political Culture in Turkey (Panel on Armenian-Turkish Reconciliation). Paper presented at the 17th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, December, 2001, New Orleans.

Paker, M. (1999). Subjective Meaning of Trauma: A Conceptual Inquiry. Paper presented at the 6th European Conference of Traumatic Stress, June 5-8, 1999, Istanbul, Turkey.

Paker, M. & Sahin, D. (1999). Contextual Subjective Meaning of Torture as a Mediator in Post-torture psychological Response: An Empirical Inquiry. Paper presented at the 6th European Conference of Traumatic Stress, June 5-8, 1999, Istanbul, Turkey.

Sahin, D. & Paker, M. (1999). Mental Health Workers' Ethical Duties and Responsibilities Against Violence and Infringement of Human Rights. Paper presented at the 6th European Conference of Traumatic Stress, June 5-8, 1999, Istanbul, Turkey.

Paker, M. (1998). Subjective Meaning of Torture as a Mediator in Post-Torture Psychological Response: A Conceptual and Empirical Inquiry. Paper presented at the 14th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, November 20-23, 1998, Washington, DC, USA.

Paker, M., Sahin, D. et al. (1997). Impact of torture and political activism on post-torture psychological response. Paper presented at the 13th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, November 6-10, 1997, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Paker, M., Sahin, D. et al. (1997). Impact of torture and political activism on DSM-III-R Axis I and II diagnoses. Paper presented at the 13th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, November 6-10, 1997, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Paker, M., Sahin, D. et al. (1997). Political activism mediates post-torture psychological profile: An MMPI study. Paper presented at the 13th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, November 6-10, 1997, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Paker, O., Basoglu, M., Paker, M., Ozmen, E., Incesu, C., Sahin, D., & Sarimurat, N. (1992). Gender differences in the psychological consequences of torture with and without a sexual component. Paper presented at the 5th International Symposium on Torture and the Medical Profession. October 1992, Istanbul, Turkey.

Paker, M., Basoglu, M., Paker, O., Ozmen, E., Incesu, C., Sahin, D., & Sarimurat, N. (1992). A controlled study on the predictors of torture related chronic post-traumatic stress disorder among political torture survivors. Paper presented at the 5th International Symposium on Torture and the Medical Profession. October 1992, Istanbul, Turkey.

Paker, M., Paker, O., & Yuksel, S. (1990). Does PTSD develop after being exposed to torture? Paper presented at the 2nd European Conference on Traumatic Stress. September 1990, Noordwijkerhaut, the Netherlands.

Paker, M., Paker, O., & Yuksel, S. (1989). Effects of traumatizing conditions on the psychological profiles of prisoners. Paper presented at the 8th World Congress of Psychiatry. October 1989, Athens, Greece.

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Invited Lectures/Panels

Psiko-politik Açıdan Milliyetçilik, Irkçılık ve Linç [Nationalism, racism and lynching from a psycho-political perspective]. At Istanbul Bilgi University (for psychologists & general audience). February 12, 2007. Istanbul, Turkey.

• Psychology of torture survivors. At the Psychiatry Department of Bronx-Lebanon Hospital (for mental health professionals). June 8, 2004. New York.

• Reconciliation through democracy: Continuing challenges for Armenia and Turkey. Symposium co-chair. At Fordham University (for general audience). May 5, 2004. New York.

• Subjective meaning of torture. At Istanbul Bilgi University (for psychologists). April 12, 2004. Istanbul, Turkey.

• What and why can we not face with?: 23rd Anniversary of the Military Coup of September 12 (1980) in Turkey. At Bilgi University (for general audience). September 12, 2003. Istanbul, Turkey.

• Psychotraumatology. At Istanbul Chamber of Turkish Psychological Association (for Mental Health professionals). September 11, 2003. Istanbul, Turkey.

• Relations between Armenians and Turks. At Fordham University. Process group facilitator and discussant. May 18, 2003. New York.

• Prisons and Hunger Strikes in Turkey. At Cornell University (for the University community, as a part of the lecture series, 'Gender, Race, and Incarceration.' April 2, 2003. Ithaca, New York.

• Possibilities of Integration in Psychotraumatology, At Bogazici University (for Mental Health professionals), July 25, 2002. Istanbul, Turkey.

• Characteristics of Torture and Torture Survivors, and Clinical Considerations. At Stuyvesant Clinic, Queens (for Mental Health Professionals). April, 2002. New York.

• Psychotraumatology: Theoretical and Clinical Considerations. At the Icgoru Psychological Services (for Mental Health Professionals). August 5, 2001. Istanbul, Turkey.

• Characteristics of Torture and Torture Survivors, and Clinical Considerations. At the St. Lukes Hospital, Department of Psychiatry (for Psychiatry residents). June 7, 2001. New York.

• Characteristics of Torture and Torture Survivors, and Clinical Considerations. At the Elmhurst Hospital, Department of Psychology (for Psychologists). June 4, 2001. New York.

• A Psychospiritual & Educational DIALOGUE Between People of Armenian & Turkish Descent. Panel facilitator and presenter. April 5, 2001. Fordham University, New York.

• Human Rights situation in Turkey. At The Second Annual Event Honoring the Courage and Spirit of Survivors of Torture. June 24, 2000. New York.

• Assessing the needs of torture survivors in Turkey. At the International Trauma Studies Program of New York University. July 20, 2000. New York.

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Birikim Articles

• Paker, M. (2006). Lincin Psiko-politiği [Psycho-politics of lynching]. Birikim, 211.

• Paker, M. (2006). Devrim olmak [Being revolution]. Birikim, 205.

• Paker, M. (2005). Sayılarla Birikim [Birikim through numbers]. Birikim, 200.

• Paker, M. (2005). Hasta hakları - İnsan hakları [Patients' rights - Human Rights]. Birikim, 199.

• Paker, M. (2005). Türk-Ermeni meselesinin psiko-politik düğümleri [Psycho-political knots of the Turkish-Armenian problem]. Birikim, 193-194.

• Paker, M. (2005). Türkiye solunda AB tasavvurları: "Küçük olsun benim olsun" mu? [EU representaions in the Turkish left: 'May it be little and mine?']. Birikim, 190.

• Paker, M. (2004). Anti-semitizme karşı bildiri üzerine [On the declaration against anti-semitism]. Birikim, 187.

• Paker, M. (2004). Irkçı bir madalyonun iki yüzü: Siyonizm ve anti-semitizm [Two faces of a racist medallion: Zionism and anti-semitism]. Birikim, 186.

• Paker, M. (2004). Egemen politik kültürün dayanılmaz ağırlığı [Unbearable weight of dominant political culture]. Birikim, 184.

• Paker M. (2004). Reality show olarak işkence [Torture as a reality show]. Birikim, 182.

• Paker, M. (2004). Kadim bir ABD-İsrail sorusu: 'Neden bizden bu kadar nefret ediyorlar ki?' [A persistent question from the US-Israel: Why do they hate us this much?] , Birikim, 181.

• Paker, M. (2004). İnkardan potansiyel suçlu unsuruna doğru 'farklı dil ve lehçeler.' [From denial to potential guilty, 'different languages']. Birikim. 178.

• Paker, M. (2003). Boğazımızdaki yumru: Türkiye'de İşkence [The lump in our throat: Torture in Turkey]. Birikim, 172.

• Paker, M. (2003). Solun Halet-i Ruhiyesi [Psychological State of the Left in Turkey]. Birikim, 165.

• Paker M. (2002). Bir dellenme/debelenme klasiği olarak Türkiye [Turkey as a classic example of getting mad and struggling desperately]. Birikim, 159.

• Paker, M. (2001). ABD'nin kudreti sarsılırken: Kısmen kişisel bir New York yazısı [Shattered power of the US: A partially personal account from New York about September 11, 2001]. Birikim, 150.

• Paker, M. (2001). Paranoyanın zaferi: Ölüm oruçları ve cezaevi operasyonu [Victory of paranoia: Death fasts and the prison operation]. Birikim, 142.

• Paker, M. (2000). Tüm işkenceciler, birleşin, örgütlenin [All torturers, unite and organize!] Birikim, 136.

• Balta, E. & Paker, M. (1999). Afet: Doğal mı, Toplumsal mı? [Disaster: Natural or Social?] Birikim, 125.

• Paker, M. (1997). Narsisizm sosyalizme karşı [Narcissism against socialism]. Birikim, 101. Also reprinted in T. Bora (Ed.), Yeni Bir Sol Tahayyül İçin [For A New Left Imagination]. Istanbul: Birikim Yayinlari.

• Paker, M. (1996). Şimdi utanmazsak ne zaman? Türkiye'de işkence, açlık grevleri, polis devleti [If we are not ashamed now, when? Torture, hunger strikes and the police state in Turkey]. Birikim, 88, 17-26.

• Paker, M. (1990). İstanbul Tabip Odası seçimleri [The election of the Istanbul Medical Chamber].Birikim, 13, 74-77.

• Paker, M. (1989). Demokratik kitle/meslek örgütlerinde doğrudan demokrasi [Direct democracy in democratic organizations and medical chambers]. Birikim, 8, 80-84.

• Paker (Taşdemir), M. (1989). Türkiye'de cezaevi [Prison in Turkey]. Birikim, 5, 59-66.

• Paker (Taşdemir), M. (1989). Bulgaristan'ın yaptığı [What Bulgaria did]. Birikim, 5, 79-80.

• Paker (Taşdemir), M. (1989). Hekim hareketi ve İstanbul Tabip Odası [The physicians' movement and the Istanbul Medical Chamber]. Birikim, 2, 74-76.

• Paker (Taşdemir), M., (1989). İşkence üzerine notlar [Notes on torture]. Birikim, 1, 64-68.

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Other Articles


• Paker, M. (2008). Korkunun yarattığı zihin tesettürü [Mental veil created by fear]. Birgün, February 17.

• Paker, M. (2007). Türkiye'nin yüzleþme meselesi: Neyle ve nasýl? [Facing up issue of Turkey: With what and how?] Geçmişin Yükünden Toplumsal Barış ve Demokrasiye içinde. İstanbul: Heinrich Böll Stiftung Derneği Publications.

• Paker, M. (2006). Kurtlar Vadisi neden bu kadar tuttu? [Why did 'Valley of Wolves' become so popular?] Yeni Hukuk, Şubat.

• Paker, M. (2005). New Orleans'ta patlayanlar [Exploded in New Orleans]. Radikal2, September 11.

• Paker, M. (2004). Antisemitizm-Siyonizm [Antisemitism-Zionism]. Radikal2, December 5.

• Paker, M. (2000). Turkey's Operation Return to Life. MERIP (The Middle East Research and Information Project) Press Information Note 42. December 29, 2000.

• Paker, M. (1999). Genetik Milliyetçilik [Genetic Nationalism]. Radikal2, July 4, 1999.

• Paker, M. (1991). Hakkari izlenimleri: Kürt Mülteciler [Notes from Hakkari: Kurdish refugees], Hekim Forumu, 65, 19-22.

• Paker, M. (1991). Prof. Engin Geçtan ile söyleşi [Interview with Prof. Engin Geçtan]. Hekim Forumu, 63, 41-45.

• Paker, M. (1990). Hastane temsilcileri seçmek yetmez [It is not sufficient to elect representatives of the hospitals]. Journal of the Istanbul Medical Chamber.

• Paker, M. (1990). Cezaevi hekimlerinin yetkileri ve sorumlulukları [The authority and responsibility of prison physicians]. Saðlýk ve Toplum, 4; also presented at the 2nd Health Congress of Turkey, June, Ankara.

• Paker, M. (1990). Nasıl bir Türk Tabibler Birliği istiyoruz? [How a Turkish Medical Association do we want?]. Paper presented in the General Congress of Turkish Medical Association. June, Ankara.

• Paker, M. (1990). Demokratik kitle örgütlerinde demokrasi tarzları üzerine [On the forms of democracy in democratic organizations]. Demokrat Hekim, 2, 27-31.

• Paker, M. (1990). Mitoloji ve Tıp [Mythology and medicine]. Sağlık ve Toplum, 1, 75-76.

• Paker, M. (1990). Türkiye'de insan hakları ve hekimler: Bir traji komedi [Human rights in Turkey and the physicians: A tragic comedy]. Demokrat Hekim, 1, 25-29.

• Paker, M. (1987). Türkiye'de genç hekimler [Young physicians in Turkey]. YeniGündem, March.

• Paker, M. (1986). Öğrenci dernekleri: Neden ve nasıl? [Student organizations:Why and how?]. YeniGündem, February.

• Paker, M. (1985). Öğrenci dernekleri üzerine [On student organizations]. YeniGündem, November.

• Paker, M. (1985). Üniversitelerimizde festival salgını [Festival epidemic in our universities]. YeniGündem, November.

• Paker, M. (1984). Öğrenci klüplerinde demokrasi ve alternatif [Democracy in youth clubs and the alternative]. Gençlik ve Toplum, 9, 17-19.

• Paker, M. (1984). Bahçesaray neresi? [Where is Bahcesaray?]. Gençlik ve Toplum, 8, 25-29.

• Paker, M. (1984). Spor üzerine [On sport]. Gençlik ve Toplum, 5, 58-60.

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Media Interviews



> TV panel “Düşünce Kervaný,” moderated by Mehment Akkaya, on “Violence and lynching in Turkey” [Türkiye’de şiddet ve linç], aired on Dem TV on January 19, 2008.

> Interview titled “Fanatizm ilkelliktir” [Fanaticism is primitive]. Conducted by Mete Tunçay, published in Cogito, 53 (Winter 2007).

> Interview titled 'Öteki Korkusu' [Fear of Other]. Conducted by Tacim Açık, published on October 6, 2007 in Birgün, a Turkish daily newspaper.

> Interview titled 'Malatya'daki Vahşi Cinayetler' [Brutal Murders in Malatya]. Conducted by Þirin Sever, published on April 29, 2007 in Sunday addition of Sabah, a Turkish daily newspaper.

> Interview titled 'Türkiye'de En Önemli Bölücü Odak Türk Milliyetçiliğidir' [The Most Important Separatist Source in Turkey is Turkish nationalism]. Conducted by Latif Özdemir, aired on March 24, 2007 at Yaşam Radio.

> Interview titled 'Devletin Çürümüşlüğü ile Başetmek Zor' [It is Hard to Cope with the Corruption of the State]. Conducted by Gülşen Üşeri, published on March 24, 2007 in Birgün, a Turkish daily newspaper.

> Interview titled 'Tecrit Esaslı Hücre Düzeninden Vazgeçilmesi Gerekir' [It is Needed to Renounce the Isolation-based Prison System]. Conducted by Ulaş Tosun, published on November 23-29, 2006, in Nokta, a Turkish weekly journal.

> Interview titled 'Tehdit Algısı ve Omurilik Tepkisi' [Perception of Threat and Spinal Cord Response]. Conducted by Siren İdemen, published in October 2006 in Express, a Turkish monthly journal.

> Interview titled 'İktidarı Kaybedenin Şiddeti Artar' [One's Agression increases when s/he loses power]. Conducted by Neþe Düzel, published in April 3, 2006 in Radikal, a Turkish daily newspaper.

> Interview titled 'Psikolojik Açıdan Göç' [Migration from a psychological perspective]. Conducted by Ýrfan Kuzu, published in November 6, 2005 in Birgün, a Turkish daily newspaper.

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