Sena Aycan

Research and Content Development Fellow


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Sena Aycan received her undergraduate degree from Istanbul University in Psychology of Faculty of Social Sciences as a high honor student. She completed her Pedagogical Formation Training at Istanbul University the same year and started working as a school counselor. Over the years, she has worked in different non-governmental organizations with orphans and children with cancer. Sena continues her graduate education in the Clinical Psychology program at Ibn Haldun University. Her therapeutic approach involves Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Traditionally Islamically Integrated Psychotherapy, and Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT). She believes knowledge is the most profound inheritance a Muslim can leave behind and continuously seeks opportunities to learn, teach and inspire others in this route.

research interests/ specialities

  • Islamic Psychotherapies
  • Psycho-spiritual model construction
  • Islamic models of psycho-spiritual well-being
  • Islamic spiritualities in Contemporary Turkey
  • Palliative care and psycho-oncology
  • Emotional development in early childhood
  • Adverse early life experiences
  • Intergenerational trauma
  • Homeopathic psychology