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Vamık D. Volkan, M.D., DLFAPA, FACPsa.

  
 
  
 
 
 
Vamık Djemal Volkan, MD, DLFAPA, FACPsa., 
is an Emeritus Professor of  Psychiatry at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia;
an Emeritus Training and Supervising Analyst at the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute, Washington, DC.
and the Senior Erik Erikson Scholar at the Institute of Education and Research of the Austen Riggs Center, Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
He holds Honorary Doctoral Degrees from Kuopio University, Finland (2005) and from Ankara University, Turkey (2006).
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
1961-1963:         Staff Member, Cherry Hospital, Goldsboro, North Carolina and Dorothea Dix Hospital, Raleigh, North Carolina.  
 
 
 
 
1961-1963:         Clinical Instructor of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  
 
 
 
 
1963-2002:         Staff Psychiatrist, University of Virginia School of Medical Center, Charlottesville, Virginia.  
 
 
 
 
1968-1972:         Associate Professor of  Psychiatry, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia.  
 
 
 
 
1970-1976:         Director of the Gender Identity Clinic, University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, Virginia. 
 
 
 
 
1971-1977:         Member of the Task Force on Psychiatry and Foreign Affairs, the American Psychiatric Association.
 
 
 
1971-2002:         Professor of Psychiatry, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia. 
 
 
 
 
1973-1978:         Professor of Psychiatry, University of Virginia School of Nursing, Graduate Program, Charlottesville, Virginia. 
 
 
 
 
1974:                  Instructor, Washington Psychoanalytic Institute, Washington, DC.  
 
 
 
 
1974-1975:         Visiting Professor of Psychiatry, University of Ankara, Ankara, Turkey.
 
 
 
1974-1981:         Teaching Analyst, Washington Psychoanalytic Institute, Washington, DC.
 
 
 
1975-1980:         Secretary of the Virginia Psychoanalytic Society.
 
 
 
 
1977:                  President of the Turkish-American Neuropsychiatric Society.
 
 
 
 
1977-1978:         Acting Chairperson of the Department of Psychiatry, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia.  
 
 
 
1977-1982:        Consultant to the United States Agency for International Development's Cyprus Mental Health Project for the design and construction of an one hundred bed Community Mental Health Center in Nicosia, Northern Cyprus.
 
 
 
 
1978-1994:         Medical Director of the Blue Ridge Hospital Division, University of  Virginia Health Sciences Center, Charlottesville, Virginia.
 
 
 
 
1978-1985:         Member of the Committee on Psychiatry and Foreign Affairs, American Psychiatric Association

 

 
1980s-2002:       (Until his retirement) Listed yearly in Best Doctors in America.  
 
 
 
 
1981-1983:         Chairman of the Advisory Committee, Division of Social Work, University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, Charlottesville, Virginia.
 
 
 
                                                                                
1981-1984:         President of the Virginia Psychoanalytic Society.
 
 
 
 
1981-1988:         Director of the Division of Psychoanalytic Studies, Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry,
University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia. 
 
 
 
 
1981-2002:         Training and Supervising Analyst, Washington Psychoanalytic Institute, Washington, DC.  
 
 
 
 
1982:                   Lecturer on Psychoanalytic Theory in Political Decision Making (ten seminars), the USA Department of State, Washington, DC.  
 
 
 
 
1982-1983:          Participant, Executive Management Training Program, conducted by the McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia.
 
 
 
1982-1992:          Co-chair of the Sexual Deviations Study Group, American Psychoanalytic Association, New YorkNew York. 
 
 
 
 
 
1983-1984:          President of the International Society of Political Psychology. 
 
 
 
1983-1985:          Chairperson of the Committee on Psychiatry and Foreign Affairs, American Psychiatric Association. 
 
 
 

1984-1991:          Consultant, Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Administration Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia.  
 
 
 

1986-1996:          Chairperson of the Committee on International Relations, Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry
 
 
 

1988-1991:          Member of the International Advisory Board, The Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations,
The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.
 
 
 
 
1988-2002:          Director of the Center for the Study of Mind and Human Interaction, University of Virginia School of Medicine,
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia. 
 
 
 
1989-1992:          Member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Psychological Studies in the Nuclear Age, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts. 
 
 
 
1989-1993:          Member of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Victims of Trauma, Washington, DC.
 
 
 
 
1989-1999:          Member of the Carter Center’s International Negotiation Network directed by the former USA President Jimmy Carter-Atlanta, Georgia
 
 
 

1991-1994:          Member of the Board of Regents, American College of Psychoanalysts.
 
 
 
1992-2005:          Member of the Advisory Board of the Margaret S. Mahler Research Foundation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  
 
 
 
1993:                   Lecturer, the Alumni Council of Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 
 
 
1994:                   Recipient of the International Society of Political Psychology's Nevitt Sanford Award for his psychopolitical activities.
 
 
 
1995:                  Chairperson of the Select Advisory Commission of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Critical Incident Response Group that examined the 1993 Waco, Texas incident and suggested ways to prevent similar tragedies.

 

 
1995:                  Recipient of the American Orthopsychiatric Association's Max Hyman Award for outstanding contributions to the psychology of racism and genocide.
 
 
 
1996:                   Recipient of the Society of Political Anthropology's L. Bryce Boyer Award for his work on the post-Ceauşescu Romania.
 
 
 
 
1999:                  Recipient of the Margaret Mahler Foundation’s Margaret Mahler Literature Prize.
 
 
2000-2001:         Inaugural Yitzhak Rabin Fellow at the Yitzhak Rabin Center for Israeli Studies, Tel Aviv, Israel
 
 
2000:                  Temporary Consultant to the World Health Organization in Albania and Macedonia.
 
 
 
2001(February): Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts.
 
 
 
2002-present:    Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia.
 
 
 
2002-2004:         Member of the Working Group on Terror and Terrorism, International Psychoanalytic Association. 
 
 
 
 
2003:                  Recipient of the Sigmund Freud Award given by the city of Vienna, Austria, in collaboration with  the World Council of Psychotherapy.
 
 
2003:                 Establishment of the Annual Volkan Lectures, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia.
 
 
2003-2009:         Board Member of the Freud Foundation, Vienna, Austria.
 
 
 
2003-present:     Senior Erik Erikson Scholar, the Erikson Institute of Education and Research of the Austen Riggs Center, Stockbridge, Massachusetts.  
 
 
 
 
2004:                   Visiting Professor of Psychiatry, Ege University, İzmir, Turkey.
 
 
 
2004:                   Recipient of the Best Teaching Award of the American College of Psychoanalysts.
 
 
 
2005:                   Recipient of an Honorary Doctoral Degree, Kuopio University, Kuopio, Finland.
 
 
 
 
2005:                   Visiting Professor of Psychiatry, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey.
 
 
 
2006:                   Recipient of the Austrian–American Educational Commission (Fulbright Commission) and Sigmund-Freud-Society Award.
 
 
 
2006:                   Fulbright/Sigmund-Freud-Privatstiftung Visiting Scholar of Psychoanalysis, Vienna, Austria.
 
 
 
2006:                   Visiting Professor of Political Science, the University of Vienna, Austria.
 
 
 
2006:                   Recipient of an Honorary Doctoral Degree, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey.
 
 
 
2006:                   Recognition by Natur och Kultur, Stockholm, Sweden for Outstanding Contributions to the Psychoanalytic Study of Societies,
Stockholm, Sweden.
 
 
 
2006:                   Awarded the Lifelong Achievement Award, the Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
 
 
 
2007:                   Guest Instructor, Berkshires Psychoanalytic Institute, Stockbridge, Massachusetts.  
 
 
 
2007:                  Visiting Professor of Psychiatry, Cerrahpaşa Medical School, İstanbul University, İstanbul, Turkey.
 
 
 
2007:                  Visiting Professor of Political Psychology, Bahçeşehir University, İstanbul, Turkey.
 
 
 
2007:                  Establishment of forty Vamık Volkan Scholarships for students, Bahçeşehir University, İstanbul, Turkey.
 
 
 
 
2007:                  Honorary Director, Center for Sustainable Peace (CSP), Faculty of Law, Bahçeşehir University, İstanbul, Turkey.
 
 
 
2007:                  Honorary Supervisor and Consultant, Society for the Study of Personality Disorders, Milan, Italy.
 
 
 
2008-2009:         Vamık Volkan Lecture Series, Sigmund Freud University, Vienna, Austria.
 
 
 
2005-2008:         Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for four times, supported by letters from 27 countries, for carrying out projects in various troubled spots in the world for 30 years and examining conflicts between opposing large groups, and for developing psychopolitical theories.
 
 
 
2008-present:     He established IDI (International Dialogue Initiative), with the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, Massachusetts as its administrative home. Dr Volkan is  Co-chair (with Lord John Alderdice and Robi Freidman), International Dialogue series attended by people representing Arab Emirates, Germany, Jordan, India, Iran, Israel, Russia, Turkey, United Kingdom and USA.  
 
 
 
 
2008-present:     Chair, series of meeting called "The Big Tent" on Turkish social/political issues, Istanbul, Turkey. 
 
 
 
2009:                   Honorary Membership, Cyprus Turkish Physicians Association, Nicosia, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
 
 
 
2009:                   Recipient of the Appalachian Psychoanalytic Society's the Hans H. Strupp Award
 
 
 
2009-2010:          President of the American College of Psychoanalysts.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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