Deniz Altinay, M.A. in Psych.
Psychodrama Trainer, Pschotherapist, President of Institute
He was born in Ankara in 1960, completed his school days in Ankara. He started his BA degree in Psychology in Ankara University DTCF Psychology Department and finished his degree in Gazi University Psychological Counselling Department. He continued his psychodrama journey till today which he started in those years. He completed his master degree in Psychological Counselling from Hacettepe University Social Science Institute. He was interested in spontaneity theatre which is a base for psychodrama and introduced “Psychodrama in Traditional Theatre” to state & private theatre companies.
He has been general secretary in Turkish Group Psychotherapy Association. Abdülkadir Ozbek, G.Leutz, H.Barz, E.Franzke were his basic trainers. In 1994 he was one of the founders of Ankara Group Psychotherapy Institute and became a president. In 1997 he was one of the founders of Istanbul Psychodrama Institute and Psychological Counselling Centre ( IPI).
He wrote his thesis about ‘ Comparison among the social atoms of individuals in psychotic, neurotic and normal groups’ and developed “Social Atom Scale”
He wrote book of “Psychodrama 400 Warming up Games’ in 1998 ‘ Handbook of Psychodrama Group Psychotherapy’ in 2000, ‘Spontaneity Theatre and Psychodrama Applications in Theatre’ in 2001. He wrote the book of “Child Psychodrama” in 2007. He participated into different international and national conferences as a leader and presenter. In 1999 he established Istanbul Playback Theatre . He is also editör and writer of the two multiwriter psychodrama boks called “Selected Issues in Psychodrama” and “ Contamporary Applications of Psychodrama.
In 2013 he have started to run an international e- journal named “ International Group Psychotherapies and Psychodrama E-Journal”.
He also started child psychodrama trainings in I.P.I. in Istanbul. He still coordinates Child Psychodrama Section in the Institute and continues to train new child psychodramatrists. Mr. Altinay who continues to be the role of president of I.P.I., also runs Company Training Section, Psychodrama & Theatre Section and Child Psychodrama Section in IPI. Recently he started to develop an action method in couple therapy called as “Tangodrama”, which is a combination of Psychodrama and Tango. He also gives workshops on Axiodrama, Sociometry and Sociodrama , Philosophy of Moment and Role Pathalogies in Psychodrama. He is the member of IAGP, FEPTO and EAP as individuel and as organizational.