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Teachers College, Columbia University
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Defne Koraman

Professional Background

Educational Background

Ph.D., Counseling Psychology (2005)
New York University

M.A., Organizational Psychology (1996)
Teachers College Columbia University

B.A., Psychology (1994)
Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

Scholarly Interests

Substance Use Disorders
Eating Disorders
Effects of mental and physical illness on families
Professional identity development

Selected Publications

biographical information

Dr. Koraman earned her M.A. from Columbia University and her Ph.D. from New York University. She has completed her APA-accredited clinical internship at the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. She has also completed her post-graduate training, earning her Certificate in Family Therapy from the Ackerman Institute.

Dr. Koraman is licensed as a psychologist in NY State. She has worked in a weight management clinic and a substance abuse agency before establishing her private practice in NYC. She works with adolescents and adults as well as families and couples. Prior to Teachers College, she has taught at New York University and Adelphi University.

CCPJ 4165: Consultation in community agencies and resources

Community services and programs in family and personal counseling, health and child care, mental health, career counseling, job placement, and service to the aged.

CCPJ 5062: Career Counseling and Development

General concepts of career development and methods of assessment in career counseling. This course also highlights various issues related to the career development of diverse client populations in light of contemporary socio-political phenomena. Materials fee: $40.

CCPJ 5371: Foundations of counseling

Permission required. Limited enrollment. Prerequisite: For majors section, admission into the Ed.M. program in Psychological Counseling or Ph.D. program in Counseling Psychology, CCPJ 4064 completed or taken concurrently; for non-majors section, CCPJ 4064 recommended but not required. A laboratory experience for counselors and others in the helping professions. Practice in clarifying, understanding, and responding to personal communications. Graduated exercises and videotapes are used to develop counseling and interviewing skills and desirable counselor attitudes. Special fee: $30.