I was born in 1969, in Ankara, TURKEY. I have earned her BSN from Gulhane Military Medical Academy School of Nursing, my MSN and PhD in Psychiatric Nursing at Institute of Health Sciences, Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Ankara. I have worked as a staff nurse, a nurse education coordinator, a nurse manager, a researcher and a faculty member in the Turkish Armed Forces since 1991. I have 6-month clinical experience in The Methodist Hospital, the inpatient psychiatric unit between 2005 and 2006. I have been as an observer at the Cognitive Behavioral therapy Center for a one-year internship to learn Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA in the years between 2010 and 2011.
In 2012, I was accepted as assistant professor to the Department of Psychiatric Nursing of GMMA. In 2012, I was awarded as associated professor of Psychiatric Nursing and continued to work at the same department.
I have taught psychiatric-mental health nursing in a baccalaureate program, and a master’s and a doctorate program that prepared clinical specialists in psychiatric- mental health nursing, psychosocial nursing and nursing concepts and theories. I am an author, translator and translation editor to 1 nursing book, 1 communication book, and 2 family consultation books. I am member of Turkish Psychiatric Nurses Association. I’m married and have a daughter and two sons.
I retired in September 2016. I worked at Yeniyüzyıl University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Nursing for a year as head of department. Since March 2018, I have been a part-time lecturer in the Department of Clinical Psychology at Esenyurt University. In addition to my cognitive psychotherapy, family counseling and counseling services, I have been serving as the founder of Meditravelist Health Tourism Training and Consultancy since June 2018.
My master thesis: The Comparison of the empathic skills and tendencies of parents and the family functions for the children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and co-occurrence of oppositional defiant disorder
My PhD thesis: Effects of the Teaching an Interpersonal Cognitive Problem-Solving Strategy on Oppositional Defiant Problems in Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
She has published 18 papers in some journals and has been serving as an editorial board member.
HONORS OR OTHER FORMS OF RECOGNITION
RN., Ph.D, retired Colonel in Turkish Armed Forces
A. ARTICLES (INTERNATIONAL)
Akbayrak, N, Oflaz, F, Aslan, O, Ozcan, CT, Tastan, S, Cicek, H. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms among Military Health Professionals in Turkey. Military Medicine, 2005;170 (2):125-130.
Ozcan, CT, Oflaz, F, Durukan I. Contribution of teaching an interpersonal cognitive problem-solving strategy to children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder treated with a psychostimulant drug. Bulletin of Clinical Psychopharmacology, 2010;20(2): 125-131.
Ozcan, CT, Oflaz, F, Cicek H. Empathy: the effects of undergraduate nursing education in Turkey. International Nursing Review, 2010;57(4):493-9.
Ozdemir, B, Doruk, A, Celik, C, Amasyalı, B, Ciyiltepe, M, Ozcan, C. Evaluation of Autonomic Nervous System Function with Tilt Table Testing in Young Adults with Persistent Developmental Stuttering. Bulletin of Clinical Psychopharmacology, 2010; 20 (1): 45-49.
Bakir B, Ozer M, Ozcan CT, Cetin M, Fedai T. The Association Between Burnout, and Depressive Symptoms in a Turkish Military Nurse Sample. Bulletin of Clinical Psychopharmacology, 2010;20:160-163.
Oflaz, F, Meric, M, Yuksel, C, Ozcan, CT. Psychodrama: an innovative way of improving self-awareness of nurses. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 2011;18 (7):569–575.
Ozcan CT, Oflaz F. and Bakir B. The effect of a structured empathy course on the students of a medical and a nursing school. International Nursing Review, 2012;59(4):532-538.
Çiçek SH, Yava A, Demirtaş A, Tosun N, Özcan CT, Akbayrak N. The experiences of intensive care nurses caring for patients in vegetative state. Anatolian Journal of Clinical Investigation 2012; 6(3): 162–168.
Özcan CT, Oflaz F, Türkbay T, Morgillo Freeman S. The Effectiveness of an Interpersonal Cognitive Problem-Solving Strategy on Behavior and Emotional Problems in Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity. Archives of Neuropsychiatry, 2013;50(3):244-251.
Yava A, Çicek H, Tosun N, Özcan C, Yildiz D and Dizer B. Knowledge and attitudes of nurses about pain management in Turkey. International Journal of Caring Sciences, 2013; 6(3): 494-505.
Sarikoc G, Ozcan CT, Elcin M. The impact of using standardized patients in psychiatric cases on the levels of motivation and perceived learning of the nursing students. Nurse Educ Today. 2017;51:15-22.
Ozcan CT, Öksüz E, Oflaz F. Improving Empathy in Nursing Students: A Comparative Longitudinal Study of Two Curricula. J Korean Acad Nurs. 2018 Oct;48(5):497-505.
Neşe Mercan, Celale Tangül Özcan, Mehmet Sinan Aydın. Simulated Patient Practices in Psychiatry and Communication Training. Current Approaches in, 2018; 10(3):292-301.
B. ARTICLES (NATIONAL)
Özcan CT, Oflaz F, Türkbay T. Dikkat Eksikliği Aşırı Hareketlilik Bozukluğu ve Binişik Karşıt Olma-Karşı Gelme Bozukluğu Olan Çocukların Anne-Babalarının Empati Düzeylerinin Karşılaştırılması. Çocuk ve Gençlik Ruh Sağlığı Dergisi, 10(3):108-114, 2003
Türkbay T, Özcan CT, Doruk A., Sekmen K. Ergenlerdeki Kimlik Bocalaması Üzerine Cinsiyetin Etkisi. Çocuk ve Gençlik Ruh Sağlığı Dergisi,12(2): 69-74, 2005
Türkbay T, Özcan CT, Doruk A, Uzun Ö. Consequences of Identity Confusion on Adolescents’ Psychiatric Symptoms and Self-Esteem. Psychiatry in Türkiye, 7(3):92-97, 2005
Oflaz F, Özcan CT, Taştan S, Çiçek H, Aslan Ö, Vural H. Hemşirelerin travma sonrası stres bozukluğu belirtilerini tanıma durumları. Psikiyatri Hemşireliği Dergisi, 2010;1(1):1-6.
Özcan C, Öğülmüş S. “Dikkat Eksikliği Hiperaktivite Bozukluğu Olan Çocuklara Bilişsel Yaklaşıma Dayalı Kişilerarası Sorun Çözme Eğitiminin Katkıları”, TAF Preventive Medicine Bulletin, 9(4): 391-398, 2010.
Özcan CT. “Dikkat Eksikliği ve Hiperaktivite Bozukluğu ve Tedavi Yaklaşımları”, Hastane ve Yaşam Dergisi, 2010: 6(56): 79-85.
Bağcivan G, Çiçek H, Özcan CT. Yoğun Bakımda Yatan Hasta ve Yakınlarıyla İletişim. İç Hastalıkları Dergisi 2011;18(2);117-122.
Özcan CT, Durukan I. “Erkek Ergenlerde Kimlik Duygusu Gelişimini Etkileyen Faktörlerin İncelenmesi”. TAF Preventive Medicine Bulletin, 10(2):131-138, 2011.
Bakır B, Koçak N, Özcan CT, Kır T, Çetin M, Fedai T. Türk Hemşirelik Öğrencilerinde Purdue Pegboard Beceriklilik Testi İle Sınıf Başarı Sıralamasının Korelâsyonu [Correlation of Purdue Pegboard Dexterity Test Scores with Class Rank of Turkish Nursing Students]. TAF Prev Med Bull, 2013; 12(6): 619-624.
Özcan CT., YÜKSEL Ç. Çocuk ve Ergenlerde Bilişsel Davranışçı Terapi. Türkiye Türkiye Klinikleri Psikiyatri Hemşireliği Özel Dergisi 2015;1(2):67-74.
Sarıkoç G, Özcan, CT, Elçin, M. Psikiyatri Hemşireliği Eğitiminde Yenilikçi Bir Uygulama: Standart Hastalar. Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi Hemşirelik Fakültesi Elektronik Dergisi, 2016; 9(2):61-66.
Özcan CT, Mercan N. Hemşirelerin Travma ile Karşılaşma Durumlarına ve Kişilik Özelliklerine göre Empati ve Tükenmişlik Düzeyleri [Empathy and Burnout Levels of Nurses Associated with Personality Traits and Trauma Exposure]. Gulhane Med J. 2016; 58(1): 11-17.
Sarıkoç G, Özcan, CT, Elçin, M. Psikiyatri hemşireliği eğitiminde standart hasta uygulamasının öğrencilerin klinik uygulamalarına etkisi: Öğrenci görüşleri. Gülhane Tıp Derg 2016;58:404-410.
Emine Öksüz, Sevinç Mersin, Celale Tangül Özcan. Childhood traumatic experiences, alexithymia, and resilience in patients with adjustment disorder. Gulhane Med J 2018;60: 97-102.
C. PRESENTATIONS (INTERNATIONAL)
Vural H, Oflaz F, Aslan Ö, Özcan CT, Taştan S, Cicek H. Determining The Levels of Knowledge and Strategies to Intervent Posttravmatik Stress Disorder of Nurses in Charge of Turkish Armed Forces, 6-10 Ekim 2002, VII. Balkan Askeri Tıp Kongresi, Yunanistan.
Ozcan CT, Vural H. The Effect of Vocational Training and Other Factors at The Nursing School on The Improvement Level of Emphatic Skill, Poster presentation, VII. Congress of Balkan Military Medical Committee, 6-10 October 2002, Athens, Greece.
Oflaz F, Ozcan CT. A Pilot Study of Starting a Change in a Psychiatry Inpatient Unit, Poster presentation, IX. Congress of Balkan Military Medical Committee, 21-24 June 2004, Antalya, Turkey.
Tosun N, Yava A, Çiçek H, Özcan C. “ICU Nurses’ Communication Experiences with Close Relatives”, Poster Presentation, 3rd EfCCNa Congress, Florence-Italy, 9-11 October 2008.
Ozcan CT, Oflaz F. Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Nursing Care, Poster presentation, XIII. Congress of Balkan Military Medical Committee, 1-5 June 2008, Kuşadası, Türkiye.
Çiçek H, Yava A, Tosun N, Özcan, C. Keeping ICU Nurses from Exhaustion, Poster Presentation, 10th Congress of the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine, 6th Annual Congress of the World Federation of Critical Care Nurses, Florence-Italy, 28 August-1 September 2009.
Demirtaş A, Çiçek H, Yava A, Tosun N, Akbayrak N, Özcan CT. Do Patients Demand Immediate Dismissal From the Cardiology ICU?, Poster Bildiri, V. Kardiyoloji ve Kardiyovasküler Cerrahide Yenilikler Kongresi, 24-28 Eylül 2009, Antalya, (Abstract, The Heart Surgery Forum-Supplement I,12; 83).
Çiçek H, Yava A, Demirtaş A, Çinar I, Fidanci Be, Özcan CT, Akbayrak N. Which patients intensive care nurses find difficult and how they cope, Poster Presentation, European Society of Intensive Care Medicine 23rd Annual Congress 9-13 October 2010, Barcelona, Spain. Intensive Care Medicine 36(2): 341, 2010.
Çiçek H, Özcan CT, Yava A, Aslan F. Difficult patient perceptions and coping strategies of nurses. Poster Presentation, European Society of Intensive Care Medicine 23rd Annual Congress 9-13 October 2010, Barcelona, Spain. Intensive Care Medicine 36(2): 341, 2010.
Özcan CT, Oflaz F, İnci F, Johnson J. Türkiye ve Amerika’da Psikiyatri Kliniğinde Çalışan Hemşirelerin Kendi Rol ve İşlevlerini Algılama Durumları: Kültürlerarası Karşılaştırmalı Bir Çalışma, Poster Bildiri, I Uluslararası, V. Ulusal Psikiyatri Hemşireliği Kongresi (Kuramdan Uygulamaya), İstanbul, 22-24 Eylül 2011.
Özcan CT, Oflaz F, Bakir B. Yapılandırılmış Bir Empati Dersinin Hemşire ve Tıp Fakültesi Öğrencileri Üzerine Etkisinin İncelenmesi, Poster Bildiri, I Uluslararası, V. Ulusal Psikiyatri Hemşireliği Kongresi (Kuramdan Uygulamaya), İstanbul, 22-24 Eylül 2011.
Ozcan CT, Meric M. Empathy in Medical and Nursing Students-Evaluation of The Turkish Forms of Jefferson Scale of Empathy (P-045). Horatio European Psychiatric Nursing Congress 2013, 31 October-2 November 2013, Istanbul Turkey.
Ozcan CT, Ozdemir B. Illness Perceptions, Perceived Expressed Emotion and the Levels of Psychopathology in Turkish Psychiatric Patients, Poster Presentation, Jubilee Congress of World Association of Social Psychiatry, 13-15 November 2014, London, England
Sarıkoç G, Özcan CT, Yüksel Ç, Mercan N. Safety Enviroment and Psychiatric Nursing (PP-036). 6th International Nursing Management Conference, 27-29 October, 2014, Bodrum, Turkey.
Mercan N, Özcan CT, Yüksel Ç, Sarıkoç G. The theorist-practitioner gap (PP-044). 6th International Nursing Management Conference, 27-29 October, 2014, Bodrum, Turkey.
Sarikoc G, Ozcan CT. Use Of Standardized Patient Method In Psychosocial Nursing Education. ASPE (Association of Standardized Patient Educators) 14th Annual Conference, June 14-17, Denver, Colorado, USA.
Akbayrak, N, Oflaz, F, Aslan, Ö, Özcan, CT, Taştan, S, Cicek, H. Determining The Symptoms of post-traumatic Stress Disorder on The Army Health Professionals, 6-10 Ekim 2002, VII. Balkan Askeri Tıp Kongresi, Yunanistan.
Özcan CT, Oflaz F. The Comparison of Emphatic Skills and Tendency of The Students Trained in Classical and Integrated Programs at GMMA School of Nursing: A Longitudinal Study, 12th Congress of Balkan Military Medical Committee, June 24-28 2007, Poiana Brasov, Romania.
Çiçek H, Özcan C, Tosun N, Yava A. “Experiences of ICU Patients’ Relatives in ICU: Don’t Forget Us”, Oral Presentation, 3rd EfCCNa Congress, Florence-Italy, 9-11 October 2008.
Özcan CT, Oflaz F, Türkbay T. Effects of the teaching an interpersonal cognitive problem-solving strategy on oppositional defiant problems in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Oral presentation, Horatio Festival of Psychiatric Nursing – the age of dialogue, 5th – 9th November 2008, MALTA, Abstract book, S10
Çiçek H, Demirtaş A, Tosun N, Yava A, Özcan CT. Being the Nurse for a Decerebrate Patient: A Phenomenological Study, Oral Presentation, 10th Congress of the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine, 6th Annual Congress of the World Federation of Critical Care Nurses, Florence-Italy, 28 August-1 September 2009.
Ozcan CT, Guvenc G. The comparison of problem solving skills of the military nursing students trained in classical and integrated programs at GMMA: A longitudinal study (OP 39). 18th Congress of Balkan Military Medical Committee, Istanbul, Turkey. Balkan Military Medical Review 2013; 16(Suppl):132.
Ozcan CT. An interpersonal cognitive problem-solving strategy on children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: A one-year follow-up. 21st World Congress Social Psychiatry, 29 June- 3 July 2013 Lisbon, Portugal.
Ozcan CT, Oflaz F. Empathy in nursing students: related socio-demographic characteristics and family functioning. 21st World Congress Social Psychiatry, 29 June- 3 July 2013 Lisbon, Portugal.
Ugurlu N, Ozcan CT. Traumatic/Secondary Traumatic Experiences, Empathy and Burnout Levels among Turkish Military Nurses (OP-045). Horatio European Psychiatric Nursing Congress 2013, 31 October-2 November 2013, Istanbul Turkey.
Ozcan CT, Erdem, M, Yanmış N. The relationship of perceived expressed emotion of the psychiatric patients and expressed emotion and the personal characteristics of their caregivers (OP 120). 19th Congress of Balkan Military Medical Committee, 7-10 May 2014, Plovdiv, BULGARIA. Balkan Military Medical Review 2014; 17(5):e1-e321.
Ozcan, CT, Erdem M.The Relationship Between Patients’ Perceived Expressed Emotion and The Level of Psychopathology in Turkish Psychiatric Patients (OP19). XVI World Congress of Psychiatry, September 14-18, 2014, Madrid, Spain.
Sarikoc G, Ozcan CT. Evaluation the Use of Standardized Patients in Psychiatric Nursing Education (SS C4). ASPE (Association of Standardized Patient Educators) 14th Annual Conference, June 14-17, 2015, Denver, Colorado, USA.
Sarikoc G, Ozcan CT, Elcin M. An Innovation: Standardized Patient in Psychiatric Nursing Education (276). 2015 International Academic Business Conference & 2015 International Education Conference, October 11-14, 2015, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Ozcan CT. Nurses’ Perceptions of Ward Environment After Reorganization of Nurse Role Components-to Improve Quality of Patient Care in A Psychiatric Unit (TS-5). 12th Congress of World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation (WAPR), 2-5 November 2015, Seoul, Korea.
Özcan C, Oflaz F, Cöngöloğlu A, Türkbay T, Söhmen T. “DEHB Tanısı Konan Çocukların Anne-Babalarının Empati Düzeyi ve Aile İşlevlerinin İncelenmesi”, 13. Ulusal Çocuk ve Ergen Ruh Sağlığı ve Hastalıkları Kongresi, 7-9 Mart 2003, Ankara.
Çiçek H, Yava A, Özcan CT, Tosun N, Dizer B. Hemşirelerin Ağrıya Yönelik Bilgi ve Tutumlarının Belirlenmesi. Poster bildiri, 12. Ulusal İç Hastalıkları Kongresi, 6-10 Ekim 2010, Antalya. İç Hastalıkları Dergisi 2010; 17(Ek 1): 312.
Özcan CT Oflaz F, Çiçek H. Hemşirelik Yüksekokulunda Verilen Klasik ve Entegre Eğitimin Empatik Beceri ve Eğilimi Geliştirme Düzeyine Etkilerinin Karşılaştırılması, 3.Uluslararası- 10. Ulusal Hemşirelik Kongresi 7-10 Eylül 2005 İzmir.
Çiçek H, Demirtaş A, Tosun N, Yava A, Özcan CT, Akbayrak N. Beyin Ölümü Gerçekleşen Hastanın Yoğun Bakımda Hemşiresi Olmak: Fenomonolojik Bir Çalışma. Sözel bildiri, 10. Ulusal İç Hastalıkları Kongresi, 15-19 Ekim 2008, Antalya. (s.342).
E. INTERNATIONAL BOOKS OR BOOK CHAPTERS
Book: Ruh Sağlığı ve Psikiyatri Hemşireliğinin Temelleri: Kanıta Dayalı Uygulamada Bakım Kavramları (Essentials of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: Concepts of Care in Evidence Based Practice)
Editors: Celale Tangül Özcan, Nermin Gürhan (Ed: Mary C. Townsend)