Bediha Ipekci, PhD Hear my name
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

PhD, University of Massachusetts Boston

Dr. Ipekci is a licensed psychologist and assistant professor of psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine & Boston Medical Center. She is also a MILO (Motivational interviewing for Loved Ones) trainer. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts Boston, her doctoral internship at Boston Medical Center’s Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology, and a post-doctoral fellowship on complex PTSD and psychosis at BMC. Dr. Ipekci provides individual and family-focused clinical services at Wellness and Recovery after Psychosis Program (WRAP) at BMC. She provides skills-based coaching and consultation intervention for caregivers of early psychosis patients at the MILO clinic. Dr. Ipekci’s research and clinical expertise are in early intervention in psychosis, trauma, and refugee mental health. Dr. Ipekci completed One-Year Adult Fellowship Programs at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society & Institute (BPSI) and the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis (MIP).

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  1. Ipekci B, Thibeau H, Barnard E, Keshavan MS, Bye AV, Kline ER. First episode psychosis caregiver perspectives on motivational interviewing for loved ones training: A qualitative study. Early Interv Psychiatry. 2024 Feb 07.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38323386
  2. Davis BJ, Fenley A, Sanders A, Ipekci B, Thibeau H, Khan T, Shashidhar G, Keshavan M, Kline E. Development of the motivational interviewing for loved ones skills assessment (MILO-SA). Early Interv Psychiatry. 2023 Aug; 17(8):792-797.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36638835; PMCID: PMC10627348; DOI: 10.1111/eip.13376;
  3. Ipekci B. Predicting PTSD and Complex PTSD among Iraqi and Syrian Refugees. Community Ment Health J. 2023 Jul; 59(5):834-843. PMID: 36517701; DOI: 10.1007/s10597-022-01066-x;
  4. Kline ER, Thibeau H, Davis BJ, Fenley A, Sanders AS, Ipekci B, Oblath R, Yen S, Keshavan MS. Motivational interviewing for loved ones: Randomized controlled trial of brief training for first episode psychosis caregivers. Schizophr Res. 2022 Dec; 250:43-49.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36279833; PMCID: PMC10593126; DOI: 10.1016/j.schres.2022.10.005;
  5. Turan N, Ipekci B, Cinalioglu EA, Yilmaz MY. Post-migration adaptation and self-determination in Syrian asylum seekers: Teachers’ perspectives. Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research. 2022; 17(1):8-27.
  6. Levitt HM, Collins KM, Morrill Z, Gorman KR, Ipekci B, Grabowski L, Karch J, Kurtz K, Orduña Picón R, Reyes A,Vaswani-Bye A. Learning clinical and cultural empathy: A call for a multidimensional approach to empathy-focused psychotherapy training. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy. 2022; 1-13.
  7. Mattar, S., Ipekci, B., Louis, E., Taknint, J. . Clinical supervision and training: Implications for refugee serving public healthcare settings. International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation. 2022; 1-10.
  8. Levitt MH, Ipekci B, Morrill Z, Rizo JL. Intersubjective recognition as the methodological enactment of epistemic privilege: A critical basis for consensus and intersubjective confirmation procedures. Journal of Qualitative Psychology. 2021; 8(3):407-427.
  9. Ipekci B, Turan N. Dysfunctional relationship beliefs as gendered predictors of alexithymia in Turkish cultural context. British Journal of Counseling Guidance and Counseling. 2020; 1-14.
  10. Turan N, Ipekci B, Yilmaz MY. Self-determination and psychological adaptation in refugees and asylum seekers. New England Journal of Public Policy. 2019; 31(2):1-14.
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2021 University of Massachusetts Boston: Exemplary Commitment to Social Justice Award
2019 Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis: Scholarship Award
2019 APA Division 39: Multicultural Concerns Committee Scholar Award
2018 Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute: Scholarship Award
2018 American Psychological Association: Advanced Training Institute Award: Research Methods with Diverse & Ethnic Groups, MSU
2010 Turkish Ministry of National Education: Scholarship Award
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