Ozan Bahçivan

Ozan BAHCIVAN PhD., MSc., BSc.

Ozan Bahcivan completed his Master of Science in Health Psychology in the United Kingdom at the University of West of England-Bristol. Later he successfully defended his Doctoral thesis with excellent “cum laude” in Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Barcelona in Spain. His thesis topic is “Efficacy of Mindfulness Based Swinging Technique (MBST) for Improving Anxiety, Stress, Hopelessness and Self Efficacy among Breast Cancer Patients in Treatment”. He graduated from Bachelor of Psychology at the Western Sydney University in Australia. Ozan won a scholarship and completed part of his university education at the University of Central Lancashire in England as an exchange student and in Turkiye at the University of Izmir Economics as a visiting student.


Psychologist Dr. Ozan Bahcivan has received training and supervision from the leading experts in the field of mental health in Australia, England, Scotland, Spain and Turkiye. He has received advanced training in 3rd wave/generation therapies such as Mindfulness, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), and Clinical Hypnotherapy. He is also a board member of the International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS) and serves as the director of Europe. Yet, he is the liaison person of IPOS in Turkiye. In fact he is the Founder and President of the Turkish Psycho-Oncological Association and the Head of the Health Psychology Division at the Turkish Psychological Association (TPD), where he engages and provides in professional development activities.


Psychologist Dr. Ozan Bahcivan has received training and supervision from the leading experts in the field of mental health in Australia, England, Scotland, Spain and Turkiye. He has received advanced training in 3rd wave/generation therapies such as Mindfulness, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), and Clinical Hypnotherapy. He is also a board member of the International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS) and serves as the director of Europe. Yet, he is the liaison person of IPOS in Turkiye. In fact he is the Founder and President of the Turkish Psycho-Oncological Association and the Head of the Health Psychology Division at the Turkish Psychological Association (TPD), where he engages and provides in professional development activities.


He has experience working with children, families, adolescents, and adults from diverse cultures (CALD) in schools, hospitals, clinics, and community health settings in various cities in Australia, the United Kingdom, and Turkiye.

Dr. Ozan Bahcivan has conducted seminars on psycho-social oncology (cancer), aggression, mental health awareness, cancer care, anger and stress management strategies for students, healthcare professionals, teachers, parents, and police teams in various cities in Australia, Europe, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, and Turkiye, and has participated as a guest speaker in various international and local academic conferences and symposiums.


Furthermore, Dr. Ozan Bahçivan is involved in research on oncological psycho-social care and mental health. He has international academic publications and has appeared as a guest speaker on national and international radio and television channels discussing, mental health, and psycho-oncology.


Despite holding Australian citizenship, Dr. Ozan Bahçivan works against brain drain and operates as a fully licensed Health Psychologist / Psycho-Oncologist and Family Counselor at the private OZ Psychology Family Counseling Center he established in Izmir, Turkiye under full licensing from the Ministry of Family and Social Services. Additionally, he continues his connections as a remote supervisor at Family Haven/South Australian Pregnancy and Parenting Counseling Services in Australia.