Counselor plans to use scholarship to enhance counseling profession in Turkey, Counseling Today(American Counseling Association-ACA)


Other, pp.1, 2013

  • Publication Type: Other Publication / Other
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Page Numbers: pp.1


Mehmet Akkurt’s overriding goal is to advance the profession of counseling in his home country of Turkey. Eventually, he also hopes to serve as a bridge between Turkish and American counselors and counseling techniques because he believes there are “great opportunities for mutual learning.”

Akkurt, a member of the American Counseling Association, is currently pursuing his doctorate in Duquesne University’s counselor education and supervision program thanks to a scholarship he received from Turkey’s Ministry of National Education. Upon graduating in 2014, he will return to Turkey and teach counseling students at Ege University in its department of psychological counseling and guidance.

Akkurt received the scholarship, known locally as the YLSY or the Graduate Study Abroad Program, in 2009. He began his master’s degree program at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) in 2010.