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Ozlem  Eylem

My primary interest is Clinical Psychology; encompassing both research and treatment. I am a PhD student at the Virje Universiteit Amsterdam at the Department of Clinical Psychology. My PhD topic is about assessing the effectiveness of an online self-help programme in reducing suicidal thoughts and self-harm among the Turkish speaking community living in the Netherlands and in the United Kingdom. I am also based in Queen Mary University of London as an honorary researcher and am running my research project in the UK in collaboration with Professor Kamaldeep Bhui. Most recently, I have been awarded with a personal grant to conduct this cross-cultural research by the European Commission. Currently, I am also working in a Youth in Action project as a researcher and as a group facilitator. I worked on developing the self-harm questionnaire for young people with self-harm in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and recently this research was published as a book by Lambert publishing house. I have experience with a range of research methods in academic settings and delivering CBT interventions to service-users based in National Health Services (NHS) in the UK and in various clinical settings in Cyprus. I have been recently awarded with the full tuition scholarship by the Beck CBT Institute Philadelphia and honored to present my work to Aeron T. Beck and Judith Beck. Overall, my research contributes to the evaluation of assessment techniques, development of novel assessment methods for self-harming adolescents and the delivery of CBT interventions to hard-to-reach communities.