Mehmet Sungur is professor of psychiatry at the Istanbul Kent University. He received training in cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), sexual and marital therapies at the Institute of Psychiatry, London. He is accredited as a ‘cognitive behaviour therapist’ by the Europoean Association of Behaviour and Cognitive Therapy (EABCT). He is a founding fellow member and a certified cognitive therapist/supervisor of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT). He is the president of the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy (IACP) and has been a past president of the EABCT and the president elect of the European Federation of Sexology (EFS).
His clinical practice covers a wide range of clinical syndromes with a special emphasis on cognitive behavioural treatment of anxiety disorders and sexual and marital problems. He has presented workshops and keynotes in many international congresses and he has published more than 100 papers mainly about CBT and sexual disorders and written books and book chapters on CBT. He played a leading role in the dissemination of the practice of CBT and sex-couple therapy . He is the president of Turkish Association of Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy (TACBT) since its establishment.