- Individual-centered and confidential approach with respect for and acceptance of every individual's unique personal preferences, belief systems, life-style, world-view, values, and goals. One thing every patient should feel confident about when meeting with Dr. Duzyurek is that they will not be treated judgmentally about any issue brought to him, and that his therapeutic input will be tailored to their unique characteristics.
- Transparent style in therapeutic suggestions or recommendations, drawn from science- and evidence-based and experience-informed and personalized treatment approaches.
- Emphasis on staying up-to-date with advances through independent and scientifically critical reading of the literature, academic participation at the George Washington University (GWU) Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (including teaching medical students and psychiatry residents) and actively attending local, national, and international professional meetings.
- Orientation toward Translational Medicine and Translational Psychiatry, which represent a deliberate and thoughtful transformation and integration of basic scientific findings and insights into new ways to understand and treat illnesses in a way that facilitates the utilization of new scientific insights in patient care without an undue delay.
- Integration of biomedical treatment with psychotherapy by constructively interweaving both perspectives in individual treatment sessions, or by a collaborative arrangement with other psychotherapists. Sinan Duzyurek, MD, FAPA offers the totality of his clinical background toward an integrated assessment and care, applying different aspects of his professional formation tailored to problems, tasks, or issues at hand, starting with first being a general physician, and then engaging his specialization and experience in behavioral medicine / psychiatry as a diagnostician, advanced clinical psychopharmacologist, individual and group psychotherapist, and rTMS specialist.
DR. DUZYUREK'S PRACTICE PHILOSOPHY
- Integration between biomedical, psychological, and social dimensions in assessment and treatment.
- Integrationist orientation in psychotherapy: Dr. Duzyurek has been trained in various specific forms of individual and group psychotherapies in a ten-year span of formal training, including psychodynamic (or psychoanalytical) psychotherapies, cognitive and behavioral therapies, interpersonal psychotherapy, supportive psychotherapy, experiential and here-and-now based therapies (such as Gestalt therapy), existential psychotherapy approaches, psychodrama, guided imagery, various relaxation techniques, couple therapy, sex therapy, and various formats of group psychotherapies. Over the years, he has recognized that these particular therapeutic approaches all have strengths and weaknesses, and has appreciated the value of an integrationist understanding of therapeutic phenomena and processes at work. He believes in a dynamically flowing integration of various modalities and orientations in the course of psychotherapy tailored to particular situations, issues, and individuals.
- Integration within one's self and within one's relational matrix. Growth toward self-acceptance and peace with one's self by becoming a more harmonious whole, by removing road-blocks toward self integration and cohesion, and by achieving growth-promoting and tangible solutions for challenges and problems.
A Core Theme: INTEGRATION