Asena Yurtsever, MA, clinical psychologist and psychodramatist. Asena received her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and Master of Arts degree in the field of clinical psychology from İstanbul University. She uses psychodynamic therapy, EMDR therapy, family therapy, expressive arts therapy, and psychodrama in her private practice. She is also specialized in working with individuals with psychological traumas, attachment problems, neglect and abuse, anxiety disorders, dissociative identity disorders.
Asena is an EMDR Europe Accredited Trainer, Consultant and Supervisor. She is one of the founders and has been the vice president of EMDR Turkish Association, which has established a strong EMDR community in Turkey and become one of the largest communities in Europe, for 11 years. Besides, she has been supporting EMDR Association Azerbaijan, delivering basic trainings and supervision there since 2019.
She supports EMDR Trauma Aid locally and internationally and works with patients experiencing various mass traumas such as Marmara Earthquake survivors (1999), Syrian refugees (2014), families of people died at Soma Mine explosion (2015), Istanbul Ataturk Airport attack survivors (2016), Elazığ Earthquake survivors (2020), Covid-19 patients, their families and health care workers (2020).
As an EMDR R-TEP and EMDR G-TEP trainer, she provided trainings in Lebanon (2015), Germany (2016), Iraq (2017), Hungary (2018 & 2021) England (2018), and Bosnia Herzegovina (2019).
Asena is the founder of AY EMDR and Psychology Institute (2020), where she offers EMDR therapy trainings as she is specialized in nurturing and developing new EMDR therapists and conducts seminars to mental health professionals as well as her private practice. As a psychologist, she builds projects to prevent domestic violence.
She edited and wrote the chapters of many books and published articles on EMDR both in Turkey and around the world.
With two children’s stories (LİYO series), she has written three books.