Petek Batum Akgun

Sabanci University, Turkey
Petek Batum Akgun

My name is Petek Batum Akgun and I am working for the Psychotherapy and Psychological Services Unit at Sabanci University, Istanbul. I have been working in my current position since 2010, providing psychological services to international students. I was introduced to the EAIE as a Resource person in the Expert Community Guidance and Counselling in 2014. With this position, I had the chance to get involved in several meetings, shared information, and also participated in the annual conference as a speaker. I became a board member in 2015 and expanded my work with the EAIE. I would like to continue to be involved as a Steering group member of the Expert Community Guidance and Counselling in 2018. The increasing number of international students at Sabanci University every year results in a need to evolve the current ways of interventions as well as exploring and implementing new cross-cultural elements. In this sense, I would like to share and expand my knowledge with respect to internationalisation of higher education. I also believe that I have much to contribute with respect to new applications and interventions based on my current experiences. I would also like to contribute to the Expert Community’s actions and future plans with respect to international psychological counseling and guidance practices as well as incorporating this knowledge into other fields of expertise within the EAIE.